AfDB to help finance 32MW PV project in Chad

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced this week that it will fund the construction of Chad’s first large-scale solar project.

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STI Norland to provide solar trackers for 36.7MW PV project in Brazil

Spanish solar tracker provider STI Norland announced this week that it will provide and install 202 of its STI H1250 trackers at a large-scale PV installation in Brazil.

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Indian tax reform uncertainty beginning to impact solar and storage

A lack of clarity around India’s recently enforced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has caused a PV tender delay in the state of Gujarat and prompted the nation’s energy storage alliance to write a letter of appeal to the government.

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ROUND-UP: IEA investment figures, Huntec’s 370MW in Mexico, Meeco in Guyana, Enel Africa startups

IEA finds renewables investment down 3%, Huntec to build 370MW in Mexico, Meeco to build 57 small-scale systems in Guyana, Enel and SeedWorld collaborate to find Africa energy startups.

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NLC India tenders for 709MW of solar in Tamil Nadu

UPDATED: Indian state-run mining and power firm NLC India is to invite bids for the EPC of 709MW(AC) of solar PV projects in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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Brazil to surpass 13GW of solar under government’s 10-year forecast

Brazil has released its long-awaited 10-Year Energy Expansion Plan proposition, PDE 2026, projecting the country to reach more than 13GW of solar PV deployment by 2026.

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Voltalia breaks ground on French utility-scale projects

Voltalia has started construction work on two utility-scale projects it was awarded in a French government tender in 2015.

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Spain approves expert committee for energy transition

The Spanish energy ministry has approved the creation of an expert committee to deliver a report on potential policies and ramifications of the energy transition.

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South Australia takes Tesla up on ‘100 days or free’ energy storage promise

An offer from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to complete a large-scale energy storage project in South Australia within 100 days or deliver it for free has been taken up by the region’s government.

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Chile’s 2,200GWh power auction to kick off in October

Participators in Chile’s next 2,200GWh per annum power auction have been invited to submit proposals on 11 October, followed by bids on 31 October, according to the National Energy Commission (CNE).

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ROUND-UP: ReneSola 5MW Thailand, Vonovia and E.ON installs, Redavia Ghana office

ReneSola has been awarded 5MW of agricultural PV projects in Thailand, Vonovia and E.ON are to install 2.2MW of solar systems in Dresden, Redavia has opened a Ghana office.

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