Off-grid solar reduces diesel reliance at 10 Australian indigenous communities

Ten indigenous communities in Australia are set to be powered by hybrid solar PV and diesel systems in the first phase of an AU$55 million (US$43.8 million) project.

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SECI cancels 950MW of solar tenders as tariff lows keep biting

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has cancelled 950MW worth of solar tenders as the extreme dive in solar tariffs across India continues to impact tenders, but it is expected to retender this capacity.

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India’s first major solar-plus-storage tenders cancelled

India’s first major large-scale solar-plus-storage tenders, tied with solar parks, have been cancelled by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

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Karnataka issues 200MW solar EPC tender at Pavagada

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDL) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for the EPC of a 200MW(AC) solar plant, along with 10 years of O&M, at the Pavagada Ultra Mega Solar Park.

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UN and EU fund Solarcentury to build solar mini-grid projects in rural East Africa

Solarcentury collaboration with the EU and UNDP on mini-grid hybrid solar system projects in East Africa.

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Sungrow supplies inverter and energy storage system to Bahamas C&I project

China-headquartered PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow has supplied a complete energy storage system to a commercial and industrial (C&I) solar-plus-storage project in the Bahamas.

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Auctions to award 9.6GW of solar in Q3 2017 – GTM

More than 80GW of solar PV will be installed just in 2017, despite a slowdown in annual demand growth, according to the latest ‘Global Solar Demand Monitor Q2 2017’ from GTM Research.

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BBOXX to provide Togo with 300,000 solar home solutions

UK-based renewable energy company BBOXX announced Monday that it met with Faure Gnassingbé, the President of the Republic of Togo, to discuss the “CIZO” presidential initiative.

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AfDB to help finance 32MW PV project in Chad

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced this week that it will fund the construction of Chad’s first large-scale solar project.

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STI Norland to provide solar trackers for 36.7MW PV project in Brazil

Spanish solar tracker provider STI Norland announced this week that it will provide and install 202 of its STI H1250 trackers at a large-scale PV installation in Brazil.

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Indian tax reform uncertainty beginning to impact solar and storage

A lack of clarity around India’s recently enforced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has caused a PV tender delay in the state of Gujarat and prompted the nation’s energy storage alliance to write a letter of appeal to the government.

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