Canadian province issues 40MW renewable energy tender

The Canadian province of New Brunswick has issued a request for expressions of interest in a new 40MW tender of renewable energy.

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India’s NTPC has commissioned 115MW of Bhadla project so far

India’s largest utility NTPC has completed 115MW out of 260MW of its Bhadla solar plant in the Indian state of Rajasthan, according to a BSE filing

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Tamil Nadu second attempt to lure solar interest falters

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has received just 300MW of technical bids in its second attempt at a tender for 500MW of solar capacity, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group.

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Saudi Arabia launches 300MW solar power tender

Saudi Arabia has launched the first stage of a 300MW solar power tender.

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Brazil’s Goiás government launches solar programme targeting 10,000 households

The Brazilian state of Goiás has launched a solar programme targeting 10,000 solar homes within two years, after approval from governor Marconi Perillo.

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Obama’s Power Africa to invest US$1 billion in Nigeria’s Power sector

Power Africa, the USAID-funded energy initiative created under the Obama administration, has announced plans to invest US$1 billion in Nigeria’s energy sector, according to programme co-ordinator Andrew Herscowitz.

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ROUND UP: Enel in Uganda, new solar roofing programme, commercial PV in California

News in brief: Enel Green Power provides PV modules to power a new surgery in a Ugandan hospital, California’s LA Solar Group announces new rooftop solar programme, Borrego Solar completes a new commercial PV system in San Diego, California and Hannon Armstrong secures a new US$144 million investment for more than 690MW worth of new solar projects, and more.

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Brazil’s energy agency signs agreement to learn from Mexico’s energy market reform

Brazil’s energy agency EPE has signed a technical cooperation agreement with Mexico’s National Energy Control Center (Cenace) to gain knowledge in renewable energy integration and other power sector challenges.

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Solar becomes ‘cheapest new power source’ in India as auction winners revealed

After 33 hours of bidding, Mahindra Renewables, Acme Solar and Solenergi Power have emerged triumphant in the 750MW solar auction in Madhya Pradesh, with the lowest price smashing records at just INR2.97/kWh (US$0.044) in year one before an annual escalation kicks in.

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ROUND UP: NRG Florida plant, 30,000 Nigerian PV connections, Azuri US$5 million, More solar for UPS

News in Brief: NRG commissions a 3.15MW Florida solar plant with Lakeland Electric, Power Africa reaches 30,000 new solar connections in Nigeria, PayGo solar company Azuri nets US$5 million for off-grid expansion in Africa, UPS will expand its solar capacity five-fold and India’s BHEL bags its biggest single rooftop PV order.

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Greensmith Energy chosen by Oncor to provide software for microgrid facility

Energy storage solutions and software company Greensmith Energy announced Tuesday that Oncor Electric Delivery has appointed Greensmith as the software provider for its microgrid facility in Dallas.

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