World Bank to provide another US$22.93 million grant for Indian rooftop solar

The World Bank has approved an additional grant of US$22.93 million for grid-connected rooftop PV in India.

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France and Brazil join International Solar Alliance at COP22

France, Brazil, India and several other countries have signed a framework agreement as part of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the COP22 conference in Marrakech, according to Indian energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal.

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Duke Energy proposes ‘first non-demonstration’ PV-plus-battery project at N Carolina nat

Duke Energy has proposed installing a microgrid — powered by renewable energy — to power a communications tower in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles the borders of Tennessee and North Carolina.

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ROUND UP: Turkey’s largest PV plant, India solar rooftop tender, I&M 4th solar plant online

Phoenix Solar and Asunim Turkey bring the country’s largest solar plant online, SECI opens a tender for small-scale rooftop solar, Brazil regulators investigate the value of distributed generation and I&M brings its fourth solar plant this year online.

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Brazil sets ceiling price for solar at BRL 320/MWh for December auction

Brazil’s energy regulator ANEEL has finalised details of the 2nd Reserve Energy Auction to be held on 16 December this year, with the initial price for solar set at BRL320/MWh (US$94.36).

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Sungrow provides inverters and battery to 20MW solar-plus-storage project in remote Tibet

Chinese inverter manufacturer Sungrow has supplied its inverter and battery storage technologies to a large-scale solar-plus-storage microgrid project in a remote area of Tibet.

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Solar-plus-storage saved Vermont utility customers from peak demand charges

A solar power plant owned by Vermont utility Green Mountain Power saved the utility’s quarter of a million customers US$200,000 in one hour by drastically reducing peak demand.

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Northern Japanese solar farms to get utility-scale battery storage

Two large-scale solar plants planned for the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido will be paired with utility-scale energy storage, in order to meet regulations set out by the region’s electricity authority.

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Waves, solar and storage world first for Australian island

An Australian island will soon host the world’s first renewable energy microgrid that integrates wave energy, solar PV and energy storage technologies.

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IFC and Canada provide US$76 million for 50MW solar plant in Jordan

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Canadian government have partnered up to finance Jordan’s latest US$76 million solar plant.

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Africa could reach over 70GW of solar PV by 2030 – IRENA

Experiencing some of the highest irradiation hours on the globe, Africa has potential to reach more than 70GW of solar PV capacity by 2030, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has said.

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