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  1. World Bank plans ‘Scaling Solar and Storage’ program
    The World Bank plans to make energy storage an integral part of its ‘Scaling Solar’ program, that until now has been focused purely on facilitating large-scale solar tendering, predominantly in Africa.
  2. Hangzhou First Applied Materials provides profit shock for 2017
    Leading PV module encapsulation and backsheet material supplier Hangzhou First Applied Materials Co, formerly First Photovoltaics (PV) has reported a major collapse in its business profitability in 2017.
  3. France to create working group on solar PV
    Having successfully launched a working group on onshore wind, the French government plans to create a similar group covering solar.
  4. GIP closes record Equis Energy acquisition
    Fund manager Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and its co-investors have closed on their previously announced acquisition of 100% of the equity interest in renewable energy developer Equis Energy, in what is the largest renewable energy generation deal in history.
  5. Chinese firm plans 200MW solar cell manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh
    China's CETC Renewable Energy Technology Company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) to set up a PV cell manufacturing facility in the Indian state.
  6. Fotowatio secures financing for 342MW PV portfolio in Mexico
    Utility-scale PV project developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has reached financial close for the 342MW Potosí Solar Farm in Mexico.
  7. Grid-planning needs to value location, time-of-use of distributed resources, SEIA argues
    The US’ two leading states in solar and energy storage, New York and California, have taken steps towards valuing the locational and time-of-use value of distributed energy resources and other states should follow, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has said.
  8. ZSW and IPVF plan five year research project on next-gen flexible CIGS solar cells
    An initial five-year R&D program is starting between the German-based Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the Institut Photovoltaïque d'Île de France (IPVF) in Paris to develop next-generation flexible photovoltaics featuring copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS) solar cells.
  9. Spanish oil and gas firm partners Masdar on renewables ventures
    Spanish multinational oil and gas company Cespa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, to collaborate on renewable energy ventures, particularly in solar and wind.
  10. Saudi Arabia plans 3.3GW of solar tenders in 2018
    Saudi Arabia plans to tender seven solar projects with a combined capacity of 3.3GW during 2018, according to a statement from Turki Al Shehri, head of the country's Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), confirming news from Bloomberg earlier this week.