China will remain the world’s largest market for annual solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations with slightly over 17.6 Gigawatts (GW) in 2015, an increase of approximately 7 GW on the previous year, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
The Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Monday a major solar power venture has got underway in Jordan’s southern governorate of Ma’an with investments totaling $170 million and targeted electricity output of 52.5 megawatts.
Shams Ma’an Power Generation PSC, the company which will carry the project, launched the construction phase of the electricity generation venture which will use photovoltaic cells. The venture is the first of its kind in Jordan and the largest in the region.
According to the report solar power had another record year in 2014 with 40 GW being connected worldwide beating the previous year’s record of 38.4 GW.
Europe’s first solar concrete wall was inaugurated last week at Reckli’s headquarter in Herne, Germany. The façade, designed by Reckli to fit Heliatek‘s organic solar film (HeliaFilm), represents a novel approach to Building Integrated Organic PV (BIOPV) and the next step towards a sustainable, net-zero energy building.