Pay-to-own solar provider Fenix International makes waves in Ugandan off-grid solar

A pay-to-own solar system provider known as Fenix International has doubled its off-grid customer base in just 12 months of operation.

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Power Africa partner breaks ground on 1GW solar programme in Burundi

Gigawatt Global, a multinational renewable energy company and partner of Obama’s Power Africa initiative, has broken ground on its 1GW solar programme with the 7.5MW solar project in Burundi.

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Movers & Shakers: Sunrun, Array Technologies, AfDB, Mosaic, Fluidic Energy

In this week’s Movers & Shakers segment, PV Tech focuses mainly on executive shifts in US solar companies involved in storage, trackers, residential loans and more. The African Development Bank is also revamping its management board, with a new head of Renewables.

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High interest in India’s first utility-scale solar-plus-storage tender

India’s first grid-scale solar-plus-storage tender from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has received very strong interest with a total of 13 developers submitting bids.

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Masdar picks IFC to oversee funding of Jordan’s largest PV project

Abu Dhabi-based renewables firm Masdar has selected the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to oversee funding of Jordan’s largest solar plant, standing at 200MW.

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d.light raises US$10.5 million for off-grid solar

Solar product distributor d.light has raised another US$10.5 million, bringing its total to US$40 million in four months for off-grid ventures in Africa and Asia.

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Ameresco to build solar-powered microgrid for US Marines

Ameresco will build a renewable-powered microgrid at a Marine Corp facility in Parris Island, South Carolina.

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Ameresco to build renewable-powered microgrid for US Marine Corps

Ameresco will build a renewable-powered microgrid at a Marine Corp facility in Parris Island, South Carolina.

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India’s ‘first’ grid-scale storage system aiding rooftop PV integration in Delhi

What is thought to be India’s first grid-scale energy storage array will be developed and delivered by a joint partnership between system provider AES and Mitsubishi Corporation, it was announced.

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ROUND UP: sPower hits 1GW, Sunnova’s new PV ownership programme, PI Berlin,  ACC rooftop PV project

Utah’s sPower surpasses 1GW of operating PV assets, Sunnova expands its solar system ownership programme, PI Berlin takes on a consultancy role for Adenium’s Jordan PV projects and ACC partners with VAST China for a rooftop PV power station.

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Tamil Nadu tenders 500MW solar to fill RPO shortfall

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has issued a request for submission (RfS) for 500MW(ac) of solar energy, continuing attempts to reach its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO), after a previous tender of the same size was undersubscribed.

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