Brazil auction cancellation leaves solar industry ‘perplexed’

The last minute decision to drop Brazil’s only solar and wind auction for 2016 has been “received with perplexity” by the Brazilian PV sector, according to the head of the country’s solar association.

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Brazil cancels only solar and wind auction of 2016

Brazil has cancelled its only reserve energy auction for wind and solar in 2016, due to an expected power oversupply in the country, according to a Reuters report.

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Indian solar park infrastructure falling behind PV development

Solar development in India is being held back by delays in preparing the 20GW of solar park capacity planned by the central government, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group.

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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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