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ENGIE’s 60MW Scaling Solar duo hits financial close in Senegal

World Bank’s IFC, the EIB and Proparco pour €38 million into PPA-backed projects contracted last year at €0.0380-0.0398/kWh, paving way for construction.

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Investigated former Eskom boss to deploy solar-plus-storage in Zimbabwe

Matshela Koko says last year’s probe in South Africa has pushed him to ‘greater heights’ after securing Zimbabwe’s go-ahead to 100MW/240MWh plant.

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Africa ROUND-UP: Zimbabwe goes solar, Tanzania’s mini-grids, Cameroon’s utility-scale

Harare adopts solar duty waivers as Chinese firm shares upstream plans, UK-backed scheme targets 60 mini-grid systems, Sinohydro to deploy 20MW plant by Lagdo dam.

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Solar offers lowest average prices at Argentina’s ‘MiniRen’ tender

PV applicants for support under small-scale scheme table bids at average prices of US$57.9/MWh, government reveals just days before auction takes place.

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WPD boosts flexibility visibility with Piclo partnership

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has entered a commercial partnership with flexibility platform Piclo.

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Tough to build a software-only ESS business, battery system integrators argue

While software has been described by many as the single most important aspect of how an energy networks integrates, manages and then uses energy storage, two industry heavyweights have said that selling software licensing alone was not a viable business model for them.

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UK distribution network’s ‘flexibility tender’ saves on costly grid reinforcements

Over half a million dollars of contracts to supply flexibility to a distribution network in Britain have been awarded through a commercial tender to resource operators including behind-the-meter energy storage systems.

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Abu Dhabi shortlists 24 firms for 2GW solar plant

Latest major PV project will be nearly double the size of the 1,177MW Noor Abu Dhabi.

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Lightsource BP snaps up 1.9GW PV pipeline in Brazil

UK player taps into one of Latin America’s solar markets-of-the-moment by purchasing Enerlife’s assets and taking on key staff of Brazilian auction winner.

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Americas ROUND-UP: Chile eclipse, Argentina launch, US tech

Hydro and gas plug solar gaps caused by rare event, San Juan powers up 13.5MW of 379MW complex, Software to cut red-tape of US residential solar.

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WPD expands flexibility services with new 184MW tender

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is to procure 184MW of demand response services having announced a new flexibility tender.

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