Toronto based GP JOULE Canada Corp., a subsidiary of global renewable energy company GP JOULE GmbH headquartered in Germany, announced that the PHLEGON single-axis tracker has passed a series of accelerated life-cycle tests conducted by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary. The Institute’s Green Building Technology Lab and Demonstration Centre confirmed PHLEGON’s long-term reliability within a wide range of environmental conditions and proved its performance in extreme northern climates.
Sympa Solar Power Limited, a joint-venture company of Thailand based solar PV developer, Symbior Solar, and leading Agro based firm in Bangladesh, Paragon Group, announced this week that they signed an Implementation Agreement and Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) for their 8MWac solar power plant to be installed in Tetulia, Panchaghar in north-western Bangladesh.
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.
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.
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.