India ROUND-UP: Weather and low cost power portals, Maharashtra 2GW tenders, Tamil net metering cuts

Piyush Goyal launches lowest-cost power ‘Weather Portals’ for the industry, Maharashtra set for 2GW of solar tenders, Tamil Nadu proposes ‘drastic’ net metering cuts

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Brazil’s EPE studies PV potential in north Minas Gerais

Brazil’s energy agency EPE has conducted a study on the potential for solar PV installations in the north and northwest regions of Minas Gerais.

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Lyon plans another giant solar and storage plant in Australia with ground-breaking tender

Brisbane-based renewable energy investor Lyon Group has launched an innovative utility-scale solar-plus-storage market services tender to cover 640MWh of storage across three major projects in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

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EDF Energies Nouvelles acquires 80% interest in Canadian Solar’s Pirapora II project in Brazil

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has said that EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN)has acquired an 80% interest in its 115MW Pirapora II PV power plant project in Brazil.

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World Bank approves US$54.4 million project to develop first large-scale PV plant in Mongolia

The World Bank announced last week that its Board of Executive Directors approved the Second Energy Sector Project, which will help strengthen Mongolia’s electric grid and develop a 10MW installation within the country.

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Spain 3GW auction pencilled in for 18 July with price reduction changes

Spain’s energy ministry has earmarked its next 3GW renewable energy auction to take place on the 18 July and introduced a bidding parameter change that could give solar PV a stronger chance of succeeding than in the previous auction, under a draft regulation sent to the CNMC.

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India ROUNDUP: 500MW Gujarat tender, Azure World Bank rooftop loan, Military solar in Punjab

GUVNL tenders 500MW solar in Gujarat, Azure bags World Bank loan for rooftop solar. MES tenders 6MW for military stations.

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National Grid teases huge reforms to UK’s grid-balancing services market

The UK’s main electricity transmission network operator (TNO) National Grid has published a new consultation on its system needs and product strategy which paves the way for a number of new services tenders to be made available from next year.

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NTPC ROUND UP: World’s largest solar park nearly ready, India’s first PV canal, Microgrid

World’s largest solar park at Kurnool is nearly complete, NTPC installs India’s first PV canal, NTPC completes an AC microgrid test bed.

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Sungrow’s hybrid solar-storage microgrid powers five islands in the Maldives

Chinese PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow has installed a hybrid solar-diesel-storage system for five islands in the Maldives, consisting of 2.7MWp of solar and 700kW / 333kWh of energy storage.

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Azure Power commissions 100MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh

Azure Power, one of India’s largest independent power producers, has commissioned a 100MW solar park in Andhra Pradesh that was auctioned by the NTPC.

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