Expanded 15MWh German battery park demonstrates successful black start

Europe’s ‘first commercial battery park’, a 5MWh lithium-ion battery system that was recently tripled in size to 15MWh, has been used to successfully restart a disconnected power grid in Germany.

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Australia’s Northern Territory deploys 2MWh battery for indigenous community

The latest phase of a AUS$55 million (US$43.8 million) programme giving remote communities in Australia’s Northern Territory reliable and clean power will see a 2MWh battery installed and paired with more than 3,000 solar PV panels.

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Australia’s Northern Territory deploys 2MWh battery for indigenous community

The latest phase of a AUS$55 million (US$43.8 million) programme giving remote communities in Australia’s Northern Territory reliable and clean power will see a 2MWh battery installed and paired with more than 3,000 solar PV panels.

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French island tenders push down solar-plus-storage prices by 40%

Tenders for solar-plus-storage projects on French island territories including Corsica, Guadeloupe and Martinique have resulted in winning bids often 40% lower than the victors of previous reverse auctions.

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French island tenders push down solar-plus-storage prices by 40%

Tenders for solar-plus-storage projects on French island territories including Corsica, Guadeloupe and Martinique have resulted in winning bids often 40% lower than the victors of previous reverse auctions.

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EDF and Canadian Solar partner on 92.5MW project in Brazil

PV power company Canadian Solar and EDF Energies Nouvelles announced Thursday that both companies have partnered to develop the 92.5MW Pirapora III photovoltaic project in Brazil — through the sale of 80% interest in the site by Canadian Solar to EDF EN do Brasil, EDF Energies Nouvelles’ local subsidiary.

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NTPC’s ‘last of its kind’ 250MW DCR solar tender offers 3-month completion deadline

More details have emerged of what could be India’s last DCR tender, while NTPC is also tendering for another 22MW under EPC in Uttar Pradesh.

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Malaysia’s 460MW solar auction heavily over-subscribed

The opening bids in Malaysia’s 460MW large-scale solar auction have shown significant over-subscription with roughly 1,632MW of submissions.

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Cubico closes US$230 million finance for Solem plant in Mexico

Cubico Sustainable Investments has reached financial close for a 350MW solar plant in Mexico.

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Mercom revises India’s 2017 solar forecast to 10.5GW

Mercom has projected 10.5GW for 2017, well up from 9,812MW in its April quarterly report, and the 9,020MW projected in January.

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Brazil sets December energy auction with ‘breathing room’ for solar

Brazilian energy agency EPE will hold two energy auctions in December this year, in one of which solar will be able to compete.

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