ENGIE to acquire Fenix International to spur development in African off-grid solar

ENGIE and Fenix have announced a transaction in which Engie will acquire 100% of Fenix International, an energy generation company offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.

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Ohio utility launches RfP for 400MW of solar

AEP Ohio, part of major US utility American Electric Power, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 400MW of solar capacity in Ohio.

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Fiji becomes first emerging market to issue Green Bond

Fiji has become the first emerging market to issue a green bond, according to the World Bank.

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SolarNow receives US$6 million syndicated off-grid solar financing facility for Uganda projects

Uganda-based off-grid and home PV firm SolarNow has received a US$6 million syndicated off-grid solar financing facility.

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Senegal launches RfP for 100MW of solar

Senegal’s Electricity Regulatory Commission (CRSE) has issued Request for Proposals (RFPs) for 100MW of solar projects to be built in three regions.

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Time running out to apply for 300MW of Thai hybrid PPAs with ‘continuous baseline’ requirements

Submissions for Thailand’s first 300MW hybrid PPA scheme, which encourages use of energy storage to supplement renewable energy generation, are due by 20 October.

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Mahindra wins India’s first large-scale solar-plus-storage auction

State-run coal mining and power firm NLC India has auctioned a 20MW solar PV project to be combined with 28MWh of energy storage capacity in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Energy storage, management algorithms at heart of Alfen’s ‘self-healing’ grid solution

A distributed smart grid that can “heal” itself in the event of system components failing has energy storage and energy management software at its core, grid-scale system integrator Alfen has said.

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10MW PV system up and running in Uganda

Building Energy celebrated the outset of production for a 10MWp capacity solar plant in Tororo town, its first PV system in Uganda and one of the largest solar plants in East Africa.

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Tender for demonstrating lithium-ion’s suitability in Indian mini grids launched

India-based promoter of decentralised power Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for lithium-ion technology providers to show how their solutions can aid mini grid and distributed renewable energy development in India.

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NSPCL invites bids for EPC on 25MW West Bengal solar project

NTPC-SAIL Power Company (NSPCL), a joint venture between Indian utility NTPC and the Steel Authority of India, have invited bids for EPC on a 25MW solar project in West Bengal, India.

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