Malaysia awards 563MW of solar in second LSS auction

The Energy Commission of Malaysia (EC) has released the list of winning developers in its second Large-Scale Solar (LSS) tender round, offering roughly 563MWac of capacity.

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Karnataka tenders 860MW of dispersed solar

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for 860MW of solar, split between 43 taluks with 20MW in each.

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Apis Partners awards Greenlight Planet with US$60 million in funding

Private equity asset manager Apis Partners and its partners will provide US$60 million in funding for Greenlight Planet — a provider of off-grid solar products and financing to underserved rural populations across Africa and Asia.

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Solarcentury and the chocolate factory; company to build 2.35MWp of solar in Nigeria

Solarcentury is constructing a 2.35MWp solar project for a Tulip Cocoa Processing (TPC) chocolate factory in Nigeria, North East of Lagos.

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African safari lodges increase uptake of solar-plus-storage

African safari lodges are increasingly taking up solar and storage options, not only to minimise environmental impacts of diesel generators, but also to improve power supply reliability, which can affect customer reviews for these holiday lodges.

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Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency joins global summit in Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency (REA) will give the keynote address to around 200 public and private sector attendees at PV Tech’s Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Summit in Dar Es Salaam next week.

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IFC backs grid-connected distributed generation with CleanMax Solar investment

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has made an equity investment of US$15 million into Indian rooftop solar specialist CleanMax Solar, the financier’s first foray into grid-connected distributed generation.

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CES completes 20MW PV project in Egypt

Egyptian and UAE-based EPC company Complete Energy Solutions (CES) has commissioned a 20MW PV project in Toshka, Egypt.

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Soltec wins single-axis solar tracker order to 162MW Scatec project in Brazil

Single-axis solar tracker firm Soltec said it had won the order to supply Scatec Solar 162MW PV project in Quixeré, Northeast Brazil amidst strong competition, bringing its project wins in the country to 909MW.

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Gigawatt solar markets seen in 13 countries in 2018 – GTM Research

GTM Research’s latest ‘Global Solar Demand Monitor’ report has highlighted that 13 countries by the end of 2018 would exceed the 1-gigawatt level of annual PV installations, up from eight in 2017.

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Clarity needed as Mugabe’s end makes possibilities for Zimbabwe’s solar market.

Robert Mugabe’s “resignation” after 37 years in power creates political uncertainty and possibility for Zimbabwe’s solar market.

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