Massive oversubscription for 750MW solar tender in India’s Rajasthan

A Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tender for 750MW of PV capacity at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan has been massively oversubscribed, with roughly 8.75GW worth of technical bids received.

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Younicos commissions 1MW / 2MWh battery that enables both C&I and utility use cases in Denver

Work has been completed on a 1MW / 2MWh battery energy storage system for a ‘multi-resource microgrid’ in Denver, by Younicos and its project partners, Panasonic and utility Xcel Energy.

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Vietnam introduces utility-scale solar FiT and rooftop net metering

Vietnam has confirmed a long-awaited feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme for utility-scale solar projects along with a net metering scheme for rooftop PV systems.

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Nigeria signs off on 120MW solar portfolio

Babatunde Fashola, Nigeria’s Minister of Power Works and Housing, has signed off on two put/call option agreements (PCOA) with solar developers Afrinegia Nigeria Limited and CT Cosmos Nigeria Limited.

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SECI halves Indian government building rooftop tender to 500MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reduced the solar capacity to be tendered on government buildings from 1GW to 500MW after its latest buildings survey came out with the lower potential figures.

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Big step forward for Egyptian solar as Scatec signs 400MW PPAs

Egypt’s solar market took a big step forward with the signing of 400MW of PPAs by Scatec Solar and its partners.

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PPAs signed for breakthrough Indian solar projects at Rewa

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) have been signed for the pioneering Rewa solar park projects, which briefly had the lowest solar tariffs ever in India.

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Power Electronics to supply 60MW of solar inverters to Brazil

Spanish inverter specialist Power Electronics is to supply its HEC V1500 inverters for two 30MW solar projects in Brazil owned by Gas Natural Fenosa.

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India’s Karnataka reduces benchmark solar tariff after record lows in other states

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has reduced the benchmark tariff for grid-connected utility-scale solar in the Indian state from INR6.51/kWh (US$0.101) to INR4.36/kWh (US$0.068).

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Indian solar tariff record toppled again in Andhra Pradesh

Indian solar tariffs reached yet another new low yesterday with the Indian arm of French clean energy firm Solairedirect winning 250MW(ac) of capacity in Andhra Pradesh with a record bid of INR 3.15/kWh (US$0.0494).

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Spain’s new renewables tender branded ‘unfair’ by solar industry

Spain has made the second of four steps necessary to carry out its 2-3GW renewable energy tender by passing a ministerial order, but the country’s main solar association has taken issue with with what it believes is a blatant favouring of wind energy in what should be a technology neutral auction.

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