World Bank grant eyes solar for 1.4 million people in war-torn Yemen

The World Bank will provide a US$50 million grant for off-grid solar systems in Yemen to improve access to electricity and vital basic services in rural and outlying urban areas.

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Canadian Solar wins 364MWp of projects in latest Brazilian auction

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar said it would build three PV power plants in Brazil, totalling 364MWp in Brazil after securing the projects through Brazil’s latest A-4 auction that was held on April 4, 2018.

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PPA signed for 170MW subsidy-free solar plant in Spain

BayWa r.e. and Statkraft sign 15-year contract for 1500V project near Seville.

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Zambia issues RfQ for 100MW of solar under GET FiT programme

The government of Zambia has issued a Request for Qualification (RfQ) for up to 100MW of solar under the first round of the GET FiT Zambia programme.

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Puerto Rico ROUNDUP: Solar microgrids, donations and battery-powered clean water pumps

Puerto Rico ROUNDUP: News in brief on solar-plus-storage from the hurricane-hit island.

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ROUND-UP: Seychelles saltwater floating PV, Karnataka PPA signings, BBOXX eyes UK impact investors

Seychelles to tender for 4MW of saltwater floating solar, Karnataka signs PPAs for 640MW of solar, BBOXX to tap UK impact investors to raise £2.5 million annually.

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Brazil awards 806MW of solar with its lowest ever tariff in latest auction

Brazil’s ‘A-4’ power auction has seen energy agency EPE allocate 806.6MW of solar at the lowest ever price in the country.

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South Africa’s delayed PPAs finally signed

The South African government has signed 27 power purchase agreements (PPAs) after resolving the latest twist in the long-running saga.

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Orange extends household solar kit offering to five more African countries

Orange, which already provides energy access through solar to residents in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Madagascar, is extending its services to Burkina Faso, and further ahead in Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire by June this year.

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Ethiopian utility pre-qualifies 12 bidders for 250MW Scaling Solar tender

State-run utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has announced the list of pre-qualified bidders for the country’s 250MW(AC) Scaling Solar tender.

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ROUND-UP: Chint 15MW in Netherlands, Burkina Faso hybrid gold mine, SE Asia solar-battery micro-grid

Astroenrgy completes 15.5MW project in the Netherlands, Total Eren and Wärtsilä deliver hybrid PV and thermal plant at Burkina Faso gold mine, Solar Philippines completes Southeast Asia’s largest solar-battery micro-grid.

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