Private home microgrids prove more cost-effective than poles, wires in New Zealand

One of New Zealand’s main gas and electric distribution companies has turned to distributed energy storage systems as a cost-effective alternative to long-distance wires and related infrastructure.

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Ethiopia launches RfQ for 250MW of solar

State-run utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has issued a request for qualification (RfQ) for two solar PV projects each with a capacity of 125MW.

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SECI tenders for EPC on 200MW of solar PV for Coal India under DCR

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for EPC services on two 100MW solar PV projects for state-owned mining corporate Coal India Limited (CIL) in Madhya Pradesh.

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AfDB to help finance 50MW PV portfolio in Burkina Faso

The president of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, arrived in Burkina Faso’s capital city of Ouagadougou and pledged to financially support a 50MW PV portfolio to electrify rural areas within the country, per AllAfrica.com.

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Scatec Solar taps Statoil for partial funding of 162MW project in Brazil

Independent solar power producer Scatec Solar ASA has teamed with Norway’s multinational oil and gas company, Statoil ASA to support the funding of a 162MW solar power plant project in Brazil.

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DNV GL updates GRIDSTOR best practice guide

Accreditation and certification house DNV GL has just published an updated version of GRIDSTOR, a best and recommended practice guide for stakeholders in the grid-connected energy storage sector.

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SECI planning two 10MW floating solar projects in India

The projects in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh will use crystalline silicon cells and the modules will be 310Wp output with the floating structure and anchoring designed by Arka.

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NTPC tenders 15MW of solar under DCR in Kerala, NSPCL tenders 7MW EPC in Chhattisgarh

India’s largest utility NTPC has issued a tender for the development of a 15MW ground-mount solar PV project at its own Kayamkulam thermal power plant in the state of Kerala using local content rules.

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Bids in 300MW Saudi solar tender breach two cents

UPDATED: Saudi Arabia’s 300MW solar tender has seen opening bids go lower than two US cents, setting the tone for a new global solar power tariff record if awarded.

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GCL-SI to supply 62MW of solar modules to Brazilian projects built by WEG

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) has secured a 62MW module supply deal with Brazil-based engineering company, WEG.

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NTPC tenders 225MW of solar under DCR in Uttar Pradesh

India’s largest utility NTPC has tendered 225MW of solar using local content rules at Billhaur in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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