Brazil’s first floating solar plant completed by Ciel & Terre

Ciel & Terre Brasil, a subsidiary of French floating PV specialist Ciel & Terre, has completed Brazil’s first floating solar project, standing at 304kW capacity on a rainwater accumulation pond at Fazenda Figueiredo, Cristalina, in the state of Goias.

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Hyundai and Hevel plan 40MW of solar-diesel hybrids in far-east Russia

Russian firm Hevel Group and Korean multinational automotive manufacturer Hyundai have signed a memorandum of understanding to invest around RUB8 billion (US$139 million) in 40MW of solar and diesel hybrid plants, according to Russian news agency TASS.

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Canadian Solar acquires 80.6MW PV project in Brazil

Canadian Solar has acquired an 80.6MW solar PV project under development at Guimarania, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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Zimbabwe utility plans first 300MW of solar

Zimbabwe state-owned power company Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has applied to develop three solar PV plants with the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA).

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Pöyry bags 30MW solar EPC contract in Brazil

Consulting and EPC firm Pöyry has been awarded a contract for EPC services on a 30MW solar PV plant in Bahia, Brazil by an unnamed developer.

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Asian Bank providing US$210 million for 490MW of Egyptian solar

Various projects located in the 1.8GW Benban solar park will be co-financed by AIIB and the International Financial Corporation.

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Ingeteam supplies 150MW of solar inverters to Brazil

Power electronics firm Ingeteam has supplied inverters to five solar projects of 30MW capacity each in Brazil.

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Equis awarded Taiwan’s largest solar project at 70MW

Given the tight land restrictions of the East Asian island, this would be a huge development.

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Brazil’s only 2017 solar auction set for 18 December as energy oversupply situation approaches

Brazil’s energy agency EPE has set an 18 December date for the A-4 energy auction, which includes the potential of 20-year PPAs for wind, solar and biomass along with 30-year PPAs for hydro.

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US electric cooperative awarded rural solar-plus-storage project in Liberia

A not-for-profit utility cooperative from Texas has been awarded a contract to electrify a community in Liberia with a solar-plus-storage microgrid, to benefit around 400 homes and businesses.

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Historic Massachusetts island enjoyed renewable summer with solar-plus-storage

Using just 351.9kW of PV and 1MWh of energy storage in a microgrid, a tiny island off the Massachusetts coast successfully met more than 50% of its electricity demand over summer.

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