Pay-to-own, off-grid, solar system launched in Zambia by MTN and Fentix international

A pay-to-own solar system will be developed in Zambia by MTN, Africa’s largest telecoms company, in partnership with Fenix International, who is extending ReadyPay Power.

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ROUND-UP: Delhi’s green Metro, Pacific PV map, Turkey plant, PG&E’s multi-family solar

Delhi becomes the first ever green Metro, World Bank launches Pacific PV map, IBC Solar completes Turkey plant, PG&E funds multi-family solar programme, ACC and Huali complete rooftop project.

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World Bank provides US$150 million credit for Kenyan off-grid solar

The World Bank is providing US$150 million in credit for off-grid solar energy in marginalised communities of Kenya.

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NTPC tenders 250MW of solar across India using fated DCR policy

Indian utility NTPC has tendered 250MW of grid-connected solar projects under local content rules that are due to be phased out by the end of the year.

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France awards 507MW in second large-scale solar tender

France has awarded 507.6MW of PV to 77 developers in its second major large-scale solar auction, for projects ranging between 500kW and 17MW capacity.

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Indian solar park off-taker rules change

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a document clarifying the rules for state government offtake of solar park capacity, while the World Bank plans to provide US$100 million for solar park infrastructure.

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Winners of Spain’s 5GW renewables auction announced

Spain’s energy ministry has released the full list of winners from its latest renewables auction, with several small-scale projects in amongst the large capacity winners.

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Go Electric bags 1MWh US Army contract

Energy storage manufacturer Go Electric has won a contract worth US$1.7 million to provide a 1MW/1MWh battery storage system for the US Army.

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Spain awards 4GW solar and 1GW wind in auction surprise

Spain has awarded 3,909MW of solar PV capacity and 1,128MW of wind capacity to 40 companies in its latest auction, which was originally set to be only a 3GW tender.

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Redavia commissions Tanzania’s largest PV project

Redavia has commissioned an eight-container solar farm at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in the Chunya district of Tanzania, which it claims to be the largest in the country.

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IFC works with Sri Lanka’s largest private bank to boost green financing

IFC is partnering with the Commercial Bank of Ceylon (CBC) to help the Sri Lankan bank invest more in local companies focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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