World Bank providing US$625 million for India’s rooftop solar programme

The World Bank has approved a US$625 million loan for the Indian government’s grid-connected rooftop solar PV programme, along with a co-financing loan of US$120 million on concessional terms and a US$5 million grant from Climate Investment Fund’s (CIF) Clean Technology Fund.

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AES takes Advancion utility-scale energy storage to Europe, Asia and Africa

US-based Storage provider AES Energy Storage has made significant expansions away from established markets into relatively untapped regions across the globe.

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Renewables industry groups unite to slam Germany’s proposed auctions

Germany’s renewable energy trade associations have spoken up collectively about their country’s plans to introduce tenders to award rights for new large-scale projects.

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Caterpillar is latest big name to eye potential of solar-plus-storage in microgrids

Global maker of construction and mining equipment Caterpillar has launched an integrated micro-grid solution which combines solar PV and energy storage with the company’s power generation equipment.

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Turkish solar market poised for long-term growth, says Jinko Solar

The Turkish solar market is set for long-term growth, says Jinko Solar’s general manager for Europe Frank Niendorf.

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ROUNDUP: GCL’s Oz Li-Ion launch, SolarReserve eyes 1GW deal, first bi-directional inverter

SolarReserve eyes 1GW solar thermal storage deal in China, first bi-directional inverter launched and proposed Australian pumped hydro site up capacity to 450MW.

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announces new US$8 million phase of microgrid competition

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the next stage of the US$40 million NY Prize microgrid competition, which seeks to modernize the state’s electric grid, help neighborhoods cut costs and promote clean energy.

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Masdar completes 30MW utility-scale projects in Egypt

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy firm Masdar has launched four utility-scale clean energy projects as well as thousands of residential solar systems in remote areas across Egypt.

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Engie signs renewable energy deals with Egypt

On Monday, French multinational electric utility company Engie signed agreements to develop renewables with various Egyptian state-backed companies during a visit by French president François Hollande in Cairo.

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Sungrow, Samsung SDI collaborate on large-scale energy storage demonstration projects in China

PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow is partnering with renewable energy storage system market leader Samsung SDI to perform demonstrative energy storage projects in China.

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GP Tech: Solar-plus-storage case is being proven in Puerto Rico

Unsubsidised, commercial solar-plus-storage projects of the type being executed in Puerto Rico could demonstrate how to overcome many of the challenges imminent for the world’s PV markets, according to one company with experience in the field.

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