90MW solar project portfolio approved in Brazilian state of Ceará

Consejo Estatal de Medio Ambiente (Coema), the state environmental authority in the Brazilian state of Ceará, announced last week that it has approved the Steelcons Sol do Futuro solar complex — a 90MW portfolio of three PV projects.

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Solarpack receives funding for 135MW solar portfolio in Chile, India

Spanish PV project developer Solarpack announced last week that it has closed the financing process for nine PV projects in Chile and India for a total amount of US$104 million.

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Eskom under investigation by South Africa’s energy regulator over PPAs

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has launched an investigation into Eskom’s ongoing refusal to sign outstanding PPA contracts under the country’s renewable energy procurement programme (REIPPPP).

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Yet another India solar tariff record of 2.44 rupees in Rajasthan

After Indian solar tariffs breached a jaw dropping US$0.04/kWh earlier this week in a Rajasthan auction, prices have dropped to yet another record in the same location.

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d.light partners with microfinance institution Musoni for off-grid solar in Kenya

Off-grid solar product distributor d.light has partnered with cloud-based microfinance institution Musoni to expand access to solar for low-income consumers in Kenya.

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India’s NTPC invites bids for 24MWh battery storage to pair with 17MW PV farm

India’s biggest utility, NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) is seeking bidders to add a 6MW / 24MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) to a 17MW PV plant in Manglutan, South Andaman.

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Indian solar tariffs well below three rupees in new Rajasthan records

India solar prices have continued their downward spiral, this time with record low bids of INR2.62/kWh (US$~0.04) from Phelan Energy Group and Avaada Power in the state of Rajasthan.

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Reports: Alfanar Energy signs PPA for 50MW solar plant in Egypt

Saudi Arabia’s Alfanar Energy has signed a PPA with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the development of a 50MW solar plant in Egypt, according to local reports.

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SEFA issues grant for 20MW off-grid solar project in Zimbabwe

The African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US$965,000 grant to Oxygen Energy Private Limited to support the development of a 20MW off-grid solar rooftop project atop buildings owned and managed by Old Mutual Property Group Zimbabwe countrywide.

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EBRD mulling support for 750MW of Egyptian solar

Utility-scale solar projects totalling 750MW could receive support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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Telangana state power firm tenders 20MW solar in India

Power firm Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TSGENCO) has issued three tenders for solar PV projects with a combined capacity of 20MW.

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