Rwanda villagers’ solar water pumps to be powered by Tesvolt’s off-grid storage

German storage manufacturer Tesvolt has been awarded a project to power water pumps in Rwanda with 2.68MWh of battery storage linked to a utility-scale solar system.

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Rwanda villagers’ water pumps to be powered by Tesvolt’s off-grid storage

German storage manufacturer Tesvolt has been awarded a project to power water pumps in Rwanda with 2.68MWh of battery storage linked to a utility-scale solar system.

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IFC Zambia solar auction sees record-low 6¢ price benchmark

Zambia set a new benchmark for low-cost solar power in Africa on Monday with a competitive auction under the ‘Scaling Solar’ programme, which saw winning bids as low as 6.02 cents/kWh.

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IBC Solar splits up Turkish projects for ease of grid connection

Five utility-scale PV plant projects are underway in Turkey by the local engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) subsidiary of German firm IBC Solar, with a combined capacity of around 17MW.

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France awards 52MW of ‘cost-competitive’ island PV-battery projects

France has announced the winners of the solar and storage tender launched in 2015 on Corsica and others of its overseas island territories.

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France announces winners of 52MW solar-plus-storage projects on island territories

France has named the winners of its latest solar-plus-storage tender with a total volume of 52MW across 33 projects in its island territories.

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Saudi Electric Company launches 100MW IPP tender

The Saudi Electric Company (SEC) has opened a 100MW solar tender.

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Enel completes 66MW South Africa plant and claims 1GW to follow

Enel Green Power has completed construction and grid-connected a 66MW solar farm in South Africa, one of three projects in the country the Italy-headquartered company announced in March.

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Large-scale hybrid project completed at Australian copper and gold mine

Work has been completed on Australia’s “largest solar and battery storage project to date”, a 10.6MW PV installation at a copper mine linked to 6MW of storage, according to developer Juwi.

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India’s renewables ministry seeks comments on mini- and micro-grid policy

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited comments from stakeholders on its draft ‘National Policy for Renewable Energy based Micro and Mini Grids’.

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Electro Power Systems says ‘major success’ in off-grid markets contributed to ‘outstanding results’

French energy storage system maker Electro Power Systems has reported “outstanding results” for the first quarter of this year as well as a €2.4 million backlog of orders in East Africa, Asia-Pacific and Italy.

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