Afghanistan taps ‘Scaling Solar’ expertise with 40MW tender

Ministry of Energy and Water plans project on PPP basis, emulating World Bank’s ‘Scaling Solar’ initiative that has been successful in Africa.

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Nordgold plans 13MW of solar with storage for Burkina Faso mines

The plant will reduce two gold mines’ reliance on thermal power and is the latest in a string of solar projects recently unveiled by mining companies.

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India’s NTPC tenders for 1GW of solar

India’s largest utility NTPC has tendered for 1GW of grid-connected solar capacity under the Develop Build Demonstrate Transfer (DBDT) programme.

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Downstream solar meets upstream innovation at PV ModuleTech 2019

Top manufacturers take the floor at Penang event to guide developers and EPCs through bifacial yields, bankability data and other front-of-mind issues of fast-changing PV module industry.

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Uzbekistan and IFC to tender 900MW of PV in two auctions

The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) will act as the transaction advisor for the forthcoming tenders, which will be for 400MW and 500MW respectively.

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Brazilian PV outcompetes all in auction debut alongside non-renewables

Solar players reap combined 530MW in contracts of 2.9GW awarded to wind, hydro and thermal plants, with average PV prices the lowest at around US$20.5/MWh.

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AfDB approves €138 million package for Tunisian grid

The financing for the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG) will go partly towards helping integrate renewables to the grid.

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KORE Power argues for bankability of NMC for US utility market

KORE Lithium Technologies Inc (KORE Power), a US headquartered manufacturer of nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) battery racks for the utility-scale stationary energy storage market, has retained renewable energy investor CohnReznick Capital as its Investment Bank of Record.

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Ciel & Terre’s 1.01MW floating plant completed in Bahia, Brazil

The French firm sees huge potential for more floating PV in Brazil, which boasts substantial hydroelectric infrastructure and generates 64% of its electricity from hydro power.

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Indiana utility eyes 2.6GW of wind-solar-storage for coal retirements

As part of early coal-plant retirements, NIPSCO looks to cheaper renewables.

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BayWa r.e. goes for gold with solar-plus-storage mine project in Mali

European renewables developer Baywa r.e. will deploy a solar-plus-storage project for a goldmine in Mali.

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