ROUND-UP: Indian rooftop benchmark costs, Pöyry 16MW Brazil project, 6.5MW Namibia C&I system

India announces new benchmark costs for off-grid, rooftop PV, SunEQ Namibia and DBN reach financial close on 6.5MW solar project in Namibia, Pöyry awarded EPC contract for 16MW Brazil project

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Aggreko and Younicos combine solar-diesel hybrid with battery storage as a rental solution

Increasingly, solar energy and behind-the-meter battery storage assets are being deployed on an ‘as-a-service’ basis and system integrator Younicos has decided to replicate the strategy for microgrids.

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Younicos extends ‘as-a-service’ proposition to microgrid customers

Increasingly, solar energy and behind-the-meter battery storage assets are being deployed on an ‘as-a-service’ basis and system integrator Younicos has decided to replicate the strategy for microgrids.

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World Bank supports 400MW of solar in Pakistan

The World Bank has committed funding to support 400MW of solar energy projects in the Sindh Province of Pakistan.

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EIB supports Greek network modernisation, African off-grid solar

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €85 million loan to reinforce Greece’s national electricity network in order to support the increased use of renewable energy as well as modernise electricity distribution across the Greek mainland and islands.

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World Bank approves US$125 million financing for second Moroccan PV and CSP complex

The World Bank will provide US$125 million in additional financing for the Noor-Midelt 1 and II plants, which include a combination of concentrated solar power (CSP) and PV.

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ROUND-UP: Dubai warehouse rooftop, Colombian mounts, Uttar Pradesh canals

SirajPower to build 2.1MW rooftop plant for Landmark Group’s Dubai warehouse, Solar Steel provides 10MW mounts for Colombia solar project, Uttar Pradesh EoI for 100MW solar canals.

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NTPC tenders for 36MW of solar in Telangana and Gujarat

Indian state-run utility NTPC has issued EPC tenders for a 21MW solar project in Gujarat and a 15MW plant in Telangana.

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Thai bank issues country’s first green bond raising US$60 million for renewables

Major Thailand-based financier TMB Bank has issued the country’s first green bond, with the World Bank’s IFC as the sole investor of the US$60 million bond, the funds of which will be used exclusively to finance climate-smart projects, particularly renewable energy.

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DR Congo contracts BBOXX to provide off-grid solar to 2.5 million people

UK-based off-grid renewables specialist BBOXX has signed a deal with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to bring clean power to 2.5 million citizens across the African country by 2020, via off-grid solar kits and mini-grids.

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World Bank to support 3MW PV project in Marshall Islands

The World Bank and the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands launched two climate change related projects that will boost investment in renewable energy and spur energy efficiency.

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