ROUNDUP: DNV GL’s GRIDSTOR, Indian National Storage Mission, Juwi & KPS pair up on Austral

DNV GL looks to update recommended practice guidelines for grid-connected energy storage systems, India toys with ‘National Storage Mission’ strategy, Juwi and KPS ally on solar, storage and diesel hybrids for remote Australian mines,

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Investments in solar energy grow to US$9.4 billion in 2015 – World Bank

Private infrastructure investment in solar energy during 2015 grew to US$9.4 billion, 72% higher than the average of the previous five years, according to new World Bank figures.

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World Bank backs US$1.1 billion projects in northern Kenya

The World Bank will finance various energy, water and infrastructure projects in northern Kenya under its US$1.1 billion North-eastern Kenya Development Initiative, according to reports.

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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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