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UK perovskite solar technology company Oxford PV secures a further £8.02m funding

UK based leader in perovskite solar technology, Oxford PV, announced on April 24 that it has secured a further £8.02 Million in funding from its existing investors including Statoil and Legal & General Capital, to continue the commercialisation of its disruptive perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell technology.

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Enviromena and TSK inaugurate Jordan’s largest solar plant

The Government of Jordan, along with Abu Dhabi’s Enviromena Power Systems and TSK of Spain,  inaugurated on April 28 the Quweira solar power plant. Located in the south near Aqaba, the 103 megawatt project is nearly double that of existing plants in the country and spans the size of nearly 300 football fields.

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U.S. doubled community solar capacity in 2017, SEPA report says

Community solar capacity in the United States more than doubled between 2016 and 2017, from 347 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2016, to 734 MW at the end of 2017, according to the “Community Solar Program Design Models” report released by the U.S.  Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). At present 228 utilities in 36 states have active community solar programs.

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California becomes first U.S. state to mandate solar PV systems on new homes

The California Energy Commission announced yesterday the  adoption of building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020. The building energy efficiency standards, which are the first in the nation to require solar, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 115,000 fossil fuel cars off the road.

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CleanCapital acquires over 14.23 MW of operating solar assets in the U.S. from X-Elio

U.S. based financial technology company CleanCapital announced yesterday its largest solar acquisition to date from X-Elio, a Spanish developer with U.S. operations based out of Reno, Nevada. The 14.23 MW portfolio leverages capital from CleanCapital’s new partnership with CarVal Investors. Read more