Brazilian Development Bank provides US$163 million to 191MW solar project

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar and major renewables form EDF Energies Nouvelles has announced that the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) has provided the project financing for the 191.5MWp Pirapora I PV power plant, the first PV project BNDES has supported.

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EPS’ Somali microgrid upgrade which helps city hit 90% renewables completed in less than 30 days

French energy storage developer and system integrator Electro Power Systems (EPS) has hailed the speedy execution of a microgrid’s expansion in Somalia, which has just been completed in less than 30 days.

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Brazil hits 100MW of micro and mini-generation solar PV

Brazil has reached 100MW of distributed solar PV micro-generation and mini-generation deployment, according to the Brazilian solar association (ABsolar).

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Pay-to-own, off-grid, solar system launched in Zambia by MTN and Fentix international

A pay-to-own solar system will be developed in Zambia by MTN, Africa’s largest telecoms company, in partnership with Fenix International, who is extending ReadyPay Power.

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ROUND-UP: Delhi’s green Metro, Pacific PV map, Turkey plant, PG&E’s multi-family solar

Delhi becomes the first ever green Metro, World Bank launches Pacific PV map, IBC Solar completes Turkey plant, PG&E funds multi-family solar programme, ACC and Huali complete rooftop project.

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World Bank provides US$150 million credit for Kenyan off-grid solar

The World Bank is providing US$150 million in credit for off-grid solar energy in marginalised communities of Kenya.

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NTPC tenders 250MW of solar across India using fated DCR policy

Indian utility NTPC has tendered 250MW of grid-connected solar projects under local content rules that are due to be phased out by the end of the year.

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France awards 507MW in second large-scale solar tender

France has awarded 507.6MW of PV to 77 developers in its second major large-scale solar auction, for projects ranging between 500kW and 17MW capacity.

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Indian solar park off-taker rules change

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a document clarifying the rules for state government offtake of solar park capacity, while the World Bank plans to provide US$100 million for solar park infrastructure.

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Winners of Spain’s 5GW renewables auction announced

Spain’s energy ministry has released the full list of winners from its latest renewables auction, with several small-scale projects in amongst the large capacity winners.

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Go Electric bags 1MWh US Army contract

Energy storage manufacturer Go Electric has won a contract worth US$1.7 million to provide a 1MW/1MWh battery storage system for the US Army.

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