Ivory Coast to install 25MW PV plant

The Ivory Coast plans to build a 25MW solar PV plant in the north of the country in Benguébougou, Korhogo, which will be one of the first solar plants in the country.

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Spain to hold a second 3GW renewable energy auction before the summer

Spain will hold this year’s second renewable energy auction of up to 3GW before the summer, but the parameters of the tender, which led to wind wiping the floor of the first auction, look to set to remain.

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India proposes compensation for renewables curtailment

The Indian Power Ministry has put forward plans to compensate for grid curtailment of existing renewable energy projects, according to credit rating agency India Ratings and Research (Ind Ra).

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Alten Energías Renovables wins tender for 45MW PV project in Namibia

Spanish IPP Alten Energías Renovables has won the tender issued by NamPower, Namibia’s state electricity company, to develop, construct and operate what will be the largest PV project in Namibia and Sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa.

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Four African nations join International Solar Alliance

Djibouti, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana have signed a framework agreement to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), while Comoros is expected to sign and submit its ratification instrument today.

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Solar dominates in Access Power’s ACF winners’ shortlist

Emerging market project developer, owner and operator Access Power has announced the shortlist of winners for financing under its Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) fund, with solar forming the largest share of projects.

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Enel buys up lucrative UK project in “one of the most advanced markets” for battery storage

Italian energy company Enel has agreed terms to buy Element Power’s 12.5MWh battery storage project, which secured one of the most highly remunerated contracts in last year’s Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender by the UK’s transmission system operator National Grid.

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Nepal looking to launch grid-connection program for 25MW of solar

The Nepal Electricity Authority is on the search for consulting services in preparation of the launch of the energy authority’s Nepal Grid Solar and Energy Efficiency Project.

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90MW solar project portfolio approved in Brazilian state of Ceará

Consejo Estatal de Medio Ambiente (Coema), the state environmental authority in the Brazilian state of Ceará, announced last week that it has approved the Steelcons Sol do Futuro solar complex — a 90MW portfolio of three PV projects.

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Solarpack receives funding for 135MW solar portfolio in Chile, India

Spanish PV project developer Solarpack announced last week that it has closed the financing process for nine PV projects in Chile and India for a total amount of US$104 million.

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Eskom under investigation by South Africa’s energy regulator over PPAs

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has launched an investigation into Eskom’s ongoing refusal to sign outstanding PPA contracts under the country’s renewable energy procurement programme (REIPPPP).

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