ROUND-UP: IEA investment figures, Huntec’s 370MW in Mexico, Meeco in Guyana, Enel Africa startups

IEA finds renewables investment down 3%, Huntec to build 370MW in Mexico, Meeco to build 57 small-scale systems in Guyana, Enel and SeedWorld collaborate to find Africa energy startups.

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NLC India tenders for 709MW of solar in Tamil Nadu

UPDATED: Indian state-run mining and power firm NLC India is to invite bids for the EPC of 709MW(AC) of solar PV projects in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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Brazil to surpass 13GW of solar under government’s 10-year forecast

Brazil has released its long-awaited 10-Year Energy Expansion Plan proposition, PDE 2026, projecting the country to reach more than 13GW of solar PV deployment by 2026.

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Voltalia breaks ground on French utility-scale projects

Voltalia has started construction work on two utility-scale projects it was awarded in a French government tender in 2015.

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Spain approves expert committee for energy transition

The Spanish energy ministry has approved the creation of an expert committee to deliver a report on potential policies and ramifications of the energy transition.

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South Australia takes Tesla up on ‘100 days or free’ energy storage promise

An offer from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to complete a large-scale energy storage project in South Australia within 100 days or deliver it for free has been taken up by the region’s government.

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Chile’s 2,200GWh power auction to kick off in October

Participators in Chile’s next 2,200GWh per annum power auction have been invited to submit proposals on 11 October, followed by bids on 31 October, according to the National Energy Commission (CNE).

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ROUND-UP: ReneSola 5MW Thailand, Vonovia and E.ON installs, Redavia Ghana office

ReneSola has been awarded 5MW of agricultural PV projects in Thailand, Vonovia and E.ON are to install 2.2MW of solar systems in Dresden, Redavia has opened a Ghana office.

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IFC subscribes to L&T’s Green Bond to help finance Indian solar

The World Bank’s IFC has invested INR6.67 billion (US$103 million) in L&T Infrastructure Finance Company to help finance solar PV in India.

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Tamil Nadu 1.5GW tender ends with lowest tariff of 3.47 rupees

UPDATED: The Indian state of Tamil Nadu’s latest 1.5GW solar auction has received the lowest bids in the state so far with Raasi Green Earth winning 100MW of capacity with a tariff of INR3.47/kWh (US$0.054).

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Soltec to supply 101MW of PV trackers to project in Brazil

Single-axis solar tracker manufacturer Soltec will supply its SF Utility tracker equipment to the Floresta solar PV power plant in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

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