Off-grid gold, as Baywa r.e. celebrates solar-storage project win in Mali

Updated: Germany-headquartered renewables developer Baywa r.e. will deploy a solar-plus-storage solution for a goldmine in Mali that will include 13.5MWh of battery storage and reduce the mine’s dependence on heavy fuel oil during the daytime.

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UN fund gets behind plan to unlock finance for South African renewables

GCF backs US$537m scheme to lower credit barriers for solar (280MW) and wind (50MW) IPPs in African country, in year when Eskom’s woes have cast doubts over state-offtaker route.

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Guam awards ENGIE 50MWp solar project with 300MWh of storage attached

Engie has been hired by Guam’s state electricity utility to build two solar-plus-storage plants with a combined capacity of 50MWp/300MWh on the Micronesian island.

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Spain’s Enerside to deploy 322MW PV project in northeastern Brazil

US$320 million project is unveiled as Brazil prepares for energy auction on October 18, set to jettison the Latin American state’s PV capacity to new heights.

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Bid of US$0.027/kWh sees Masdar bag 100MW solar contract in Uzbekistan

Win by UAE firm marks one of lowest tariffs seen to date in emerging solar, says World Bank’s IFC as it backs maiden Scaling Solar tender in Central Asian state.

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Gambia seeks consultants to advance 150MW/20MWh solar-plus-storage plant

Connection of plug-and-play hybrid to national grid will help reduce energy poverty in western African state, working to hit power capacity of 300MW by 2025.

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Sunseap goes bifacial for 70MW Singapore rooftop project

Developer continues to dominate Singapore’s government-led rooftop PV tenders with one of largest projects to date.

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‘Desert to Power’ solar project in Chad clinches €18m AfDB loan

32MW Djermaya is contracted to sell power to the diesel-monopolised national utility and will mark series of debuts for African state, including its first electricity private-public-partnership.

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IEnova enlists retailer offtaker duo for 150MW solar plant in Mexico

Developer inks two 15-year PPAs with store chains CCK and El Puerto de Liverpool for US$160 million project near US border, set to come online in H2 2020.

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France chooses first crop of names for PV repowering of nuclear site

A dozen project winners will deploy first 62.5MW solar batch by country’s older nuclear plant Fessenheim, with plans to tender further 240MW next year.

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India picks developer for 70MWac/105MWp floating solar plant

Tata Power Solar wins bid to deploy one of largest floating ventures seen to date in country, with plans to commission Kerala scheme ‘no later’ than 21 months.

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