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Microsoft has made its first solar energy deal in India, by agreeing to purchase power generated from 3MW of solar capacity operated by Atria Power for the US tech giant’s new office building in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/microsoft-signs-its-first-indian-solar-deal

Almost two-thirds of consumption-based emissions from global cities are imported from other regions.

Read more: http://www.energylivenews.com/2018/03/07/two-thirds-of-urban-emissions-are-being-outsourced/

India is in the midst of a frantic large-scale solar tender bonanza that seeks to emulate China’s colossal PV deployment. Doubters say the plans are ill-timed given the Indian sector’s stuttering at the hands of various trade disputes and additional taxes, but the hunger for new capacity could be satiated through a promising new outlet.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/features/monsoon-rising-an-anchor-for-indias-floating-pv-dreams

China eliminated or suspended 65 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power capacity in 2017, exceeding the national target of 50GW, the state-owned Xinhua news agency has reported, citing the State Council.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/56986/china-beats-2017-coal-fired-power-capacity-reduction-target/

The first 600MW phase of the world’s largest solar park, standing at 2GW (AC) capacity at the Pavagada Solar Park in the Indian state of Karnataka, will be inaugurated today.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/worlds-largest-solar-park-to-be-inaugurated-today-in-karnataka-india

Microsoft has made its first clean energy deal in Asia by contracting Singapore-based clean energy firm Sunseap to set up the largest rooftop solar portfolio in Singapore to power the technology firm’s data centres.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/microsofts-singapore-data-centres-to-be-powered-by-60mw-sunseap-rooftop-sol