Sungrow’s hybrid solar-storage microgrid powers five islands in the Maldives

Chinese PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow has installed a hybrid solar-diesel-storage system for five islands in the Maldives, consisting of 2.7MWp of solar and 700kW / 333kWh of energy storage.

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Azure Power commissions 100MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh

Azure Power, one of India’s largest independent power producers, has commissioned a 100MW solar park in Andhra Pradesh that was auctioned by the NTPC.

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Sungrow hybrid solar-storage microgrid powers five islands in the Maldives

Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow has installed a hybrid solar-diesel-storage system for five islands in the Maldives, consisting of 2.7MWp of solar and 700kW/33kWh of energy storage.

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JA Solar establishes new Brazilian subsidiary

Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member JA Solar has launched a Brazilian subsidiary known as JA Solar Brazil.

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South Africa’s Eskom opens battery demo facility for 2000MW energy storage need

South Africa’s main utility Eskom said it has identified a need for as much as 2,000MW of energy storage on its networks, and has opened a testing facility to find the technologies most suitable.

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USTDA backs tender request for 25MW hybrid solar-storage in Sierra Leone

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has put out a tender request for a 25MW hybrid solar-diesel-storage project in Sierra Leone.

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30MW Tanzania solar project wins Access Power’s US$7 million ACF competition

A 30MW solar PV project in Tanzania is one of the winners of Access Power’s US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF).

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EBRD signs off on support for 750MW of Egyptian solar

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved US$500 million of financing for 750MW of PV projects in Egypt.

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African solar must find its feet beyond development finance

Whilst African solar is still firmly an emerging market, investors have confirmed that issues remain with development finance, insofar as it is holding back the market from truly taking off. Whilst development finance institutions (DFIs) are a crucial part of allowing the market to find its feet, the continent’s economic infrastructure needs to move beyond the realm of development finance for commercial financiers to be enticed.

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IFC to provide US$55 million in funding for Mozambique’s first utility-scale PV project

The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, announced Wednesday that it will provide a financial package of US$55 million to build Mozambique’s first utility-scale PV project.

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India’s large-scale solar-plus-storage tender held up by record low PV prices

India’s first grid-scale solar-plus-storage tender has been held up by the extreme drop in the country’s solar PV prices this year, according to Rahul Walawalkar, executive director of the Indian Energy Storage Alliance.

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