‘Incredible’ low prices for renewables-plus-storage in Xcel’s solicitation

Median bids received by US utility Xcel Energy in a solicitation for energy resources for energy storage paired with solar came in at US$9 per megawatt lower than the previously observed record.

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Optivo launches £100 million solar tender to roll out social housing solar

Social housing provider Optivo has launched a procurement tender worth up to £100 million over the next four years seeking development partners to deliver a series of rooftop solar PV installations across the UK public sector property portfolio.

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50MW of Enhanced Frequency Response batteries go online in Britain from VLC Energy

VLC Energy has become the latest firm to finish its Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) battery projects following the completion of two projects totalling 50MW.

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Indian solar tenders ramp up with another 950MW in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered another 950MW of solar in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

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SECI’s 275MW solar tender in Uttar Pradesh to power Varanasi’s 100% renewables dream

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Qualification (RfP) document for 275MW of grid-connected solar in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Siemens the latest to back blockchain start-up LO3

Siemens has become the latest energy and engineering giant to throw its weight behind energy tech start-up and blockchain specialist LO3 Energy.

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Oman launches 500MW large-scale tender

Oman has confirmed a competitive tender for a 500MW PV project.

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Indian Railways eyes power from 1,050MW solar park in Madhya Pradesh

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) could auction a solar park of 1,050MW capacity in the state of Madhya Pradesh, from which Indian Railways plans to purchase the power generated.

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Canadian Solar selected for 112MW PV project in Brazil

Canadian Solar has been awarded a 112MW PV project in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco following the country’s A-4 auction that was just held in December 2017.

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Astronergy to provide 80MW of modules for Atlas’ new Brazil solar project

Astronergy has signed off on an 80MW PV module supply contract with Atlas Renewable Energy, which is developing an 80MW solar plant located in Aquiraz, Ceará, Brazil.

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National Grid’s UK frequency response procurement process aims at transparency, simplicity

National Grid has revealed a simplified, more standardised approach to Firm Frequency Response (FFR) procurement whilst teasing the first details of its fast-response follow-up to EFR.

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