IFC, FMO invest in PAYG company to deliver decentralised solar to East Africa

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and FMO, the Dutch development bank have invested a collective €14.62 million (US$15.52 million) in Mobisol, a German pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar service company, in order to deliver renewable energy solutions to off-grid communities in East Africa.

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Capacity Market success evidence of ‘crucial role’ battery storage to play in UK grid

Developers who were successful in winning contracts within last week’s Capacity Market auction have lauded the “crucial role” battery storage is set to play in the future for the national grid.

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Con Edison’s NY investment deferral scheme gets first microgrid at low income housing complex

A programme by utility Con Edison to reduce stress on the electrical grid at low cost to consumers in two districts of New York will get its first microgrid at a low-income housing complex.

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Scatec Solar shakes up Brazilian plans with 150MW pipeline purchase

Scatec Solar will make its first foray into the Brazilian market with a group of four projects totalling 150MW.

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India tender ROUNDUP: NLC 500MW in Tamil Nadu, Off-grid in Arunachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu avoidance

NLC tendering for 500MW(ac) in Tamil Nadu, Off-grid solar power for 1,000 villages in Arunachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu 500MW utility-scale tender avoided.

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Nigerian off-grid solar firm raises US$90 million

Nigeria-based specialist off-grid solar firm Lumos Global has said it has secured its largest round of fundraising yet, totalling US$90 million.

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Sonnedix co-founder launches US$100m open fund for solar and storage in emerging markets

An open fund for solar energy and energy storage in various emerging markets has been launched by Franck Constant, the co-founder of Sonnedix Group and director of Sithe Pacific, Energy-Storage.News’ sister site PV Tech revealed today.

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SolarCity-Tesla completes solar-plus-storage project with 60 Powerpacks in American Samoa

The soon-to-be-merged Tesla and SolarCity have completed a solar-plus-storage microgrid on an island in American Samoa that will reduce the local population’s reliance on costly and cumbersome diesel imports.

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SolarCity-Tesla completes diesel-replacing utility-scale microgrid in American Samoa

The soon-to-be-merged Tesla and SolarCity have completed a solar-plus-storage microgrid on an island in American Samoa that will reduce the local population’s reliance on costly and cumbersome diesel imports.

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Tesvolt’s 3MWh shipment to Mali could save villagers 80% of energy costs

German manufacturer Tesvolt will supply 3MWh of energy storage to 25 villages in Mali, Africa, which the company claims will allow the currently diesel-reliant residents to drastically reduce electricity costs.

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Minor delay for Brazil’s December renewables auction

Brazil’s highly anticipated renewables tender has been delayed to 19 December, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

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