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SEPA US community solar doubled in 2017

A new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) noted that community solar within the United States doubled between 2016 and 2017 – surging from 347MW to 743MW. The new report, “Community Solar Program Design Models”, highlights the growth of community solar across the country. The report notes that …

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Solar panels mining water from the air trialled in Australia

Solar hydropanels that can produce clean drinking water from the air alone, using a combination of solar PV and solar thermal technology, are to be trialled across Australia. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide AU$420,000 in funding to US-based Zero Mass Water to deploy 150 of its solar-powered …

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Maharashtra Discom issues 1GW dispersed solar tender

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for 1GW of solar capacity separated into smaller projects of 2-10MW in size, to be spread across 218 talukas throughout the state. The 218 talukas, which are subdivisions of a district such as a group of villages, are themselves spread …

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