Votorantim Energia, CPPIB form JV to invest in renewable energy in Brazil

Brazil’s Votorantim Energia, managed by Votorantim SA, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) agreed to form a 50-50 joint venture company that will invest in renewable energy across Brazil, Reuters reports.

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EBRD, IFC, FMO to finance improvements to electrical grid, boost PV capacity in Turkey

The EBRD, IFC and Dutch Development Bank (FMO) have announced a partnership to finance improvements to Turkey’s electricity distribution network in the country’s Osmangazi region in western Anatolia.

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NV Energy awards 1GW PV, proposes 100MW batteries for Nevada – with Question 3 ballot caveat

Utility NV Energy has awarded contracts in the US state of Nevada for over 1,000MW of renewable energy projects – including a 420MW-dc solar farm – and has also requested approval for 100MW of energy storage.

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Kenergy Renewables signs off on 40MW deal for PV energy with Kenyan utility

Private Kenyan power firm Kenergy Renewables has signed off on a 20-year deal to sell 40MW of PV power to the country’s state-run utility, Reuters reports.

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Sterling & Wilson to build Africa’s ‘largest’ battery storage project beside solar-diesel microgrid

Indian EPC firm Sterling and Wilson has won its first large-scale hybrid and energy storage turnkey EPC contract order in Western Africa, including what it believes to be both the largest battery storage project and single battery installation in the whole continent.

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Sterling and Wilson to build ‘largest’ battery energy storage project in Africa

Indian EPC firm Sterling and Wilson has won its first large-scale hybrid and energy storage turnkey EPC contract order in Western Africa, including what it believes to be both the largest battery storage project and single battery installation in the whole continent.

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World Bank financing for Bangladesh PV mini-grids, solar lamps and cookstoves

The World Bank has signed a US$55 million financing agreement with the government of Bangladesh to expand renewable energy applications in rural areas.

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India’s NTPC invites bids for three solar projects amounting to 102MW capacity

State-run Indian utility NTPC has issued an invitation for bids for EPC work on three separate solar projects in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.

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Pakistan’s Sindh disqualifies all bids in healthcare solar tender

The Government of Sindh Province in Pakistan has rejected submissions from all four bidders in its tender for 352 solar PV systems to electrify primary health facilities.

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Tunisia tendering for another 70MW of solar in ‘authorisation regime’ Round 2

Tunisia’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has issued a call for 70MW of solar PV projects in the second round of its ‘authorisation regime’.

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ESS Inc deal takes ‘all-iron’ flow battery into Brazil for the first time

ESS Inc, US maker of the only flow battery that uses a battery chemistry based on iron and saltwater electrolytes, is making its first incursion into the Brazilian energy storage market.

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