Oregon utility seeks 100 ‘average megawatts’ of renewables

UPDATED: Oregon-based utility Portland General Electric Company (PGE) has issued a request for proposals (RfP) seeking 100 average megawatts of renewable energy capacity.

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Lockheed supplying Li-Ion system to Chicago community microgrid demonstrator

The project can demonstrate how large amounts of solar and batteries can be integrated with microgrids.

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Carnegie raises AU$5.3 million for solar, battery and wave businesses

Australian firm Carnegie Clean Energy has raised AU$5.3 million (~US$4 million) to grow its solar PV, battery storage and wave energy businesses.

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Pöyry completes work on 30MW PV project in Brazil

Consulting and EPC firm Pöyry has completed work on the 30MW Assuruá Energia Solar PV power plant — with the Brazilian installation commencing operations in the first quarter of 2018.

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‘Countless piles of dead batteries’ are testament to lead acid’s toxic legacy in Africa

Providers of solar-plus-storage into the continent of Africa have said that it is a misconception that lead acid batteries used in off-grid systems are recycled efficiently back into the supply chain.

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Hoymiles supplies largest microinverter project in South Africa

Chinese manufacturer Hoymiles has supplied the largest project in South Africa to depend on microinverters.

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SECI issues EPC tender for 10MW Karnataka project

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for a 10MW(AC) solar project at the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) premises, in Kolar, Karnataka.

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Solar from Brazil’s A-4 auctions expected to draw BRL8 billion investment

Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has said it expects the 49 solar projects contracted in the last A-4 energy auctions to generate investments of BRL8 billion (~US$2.2 billion) by 2021 and create a further 1.8GW of power capacity.

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Tunisia issues tender for 500MW of PV projects

The Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy has issued a tender for 500MW of PV projects within the country.

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Armenia issues LoA for 55MW solar project

Armenia’s Ministry of Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources has issued a letter of award (LoA) to a consortium of Fotowatio Renewable Venture (FRV) and FSL Solar to help bring a 55MW solar project closer to reality.

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Solarcentury wins sought-after London solar strategy tender

British solar developer Solarcentury has won the highly sought-after reverse auction to install solar in London under the mayor’s flagship solar strategy.

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