Greece goes smaller with end-of-year solar tender

New 287.11MW auction for ≤20 MW PV schemes sees Athens slightly trim capacity on offer from earlier tender, with bidding set to start at €66.02/MWh.

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ACWA’s ‘record’ bid wins 250MW Scaling Solar duo in Ethiopia

Saudi firm, one of five firms to submit proposals for two World Bank-backed projects, said to have produced Africa-wide milestone with tariff of US$25.26/MWh.

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Rajasthan issues tender for 113.5MW of small-scale solar

Rajasthan’s renewable energy agency is seeking developers to build, own and operate 0.5-2MW solar projects that would be installed near, and interconnected with, state-owned substations.

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Enertis bags engineer contract for oil-backed 100MW plant in Oman

Under-construction Amin project is touted as the Sultanate’s first utility-scale solar scheme and the world’s first in the segment to feature an oil major as the sole offtaker.

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Price ceilings set as Brazilian PV sector readies for debut in new-generation auction

PV bids for 20-year supply deals at A-6 auction of 18 October will start at BRL209/MWh, opening up new avenue of government support for blossoming Brazilian PV scene.

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Angola eyeing 600MW solar market within three years

Roll-out of about 30,000 PV systems is possible if private players step in to help, says Energy minister of country with almost non-existent solar sector despite 55GW potential.

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Nigeria powers up Africa’s ‘largest off-grid solar hybrid’

Newly-launched project at Bayero University Kano (BUK) will use solar (3.5MWp) and batteries (8.1MWh) to power universities and teaching hospitals.

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Africa’s ‘largest off-grid solar hybrid’ goes online at Nigerian University BUK

The latest project to be switched on in Nigeria’s solar electrification programme for universities is also thought to be the largest ‘hybrid’ plant of its kind on the African continent so far, inaugurated this week at Bayero University Kano (BUK).

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Powertis cements Brazil position with 765MW PV portfolio

Utility-scale PV developer Powertis has put its name to a 765MW portfolio of solar projects in Brazil.

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ENGIE eyes crown of African off-grid solar via Mobisol purchase

Buyer now able to tap into three additional off-grid markets via new acquisition, unveiled five months after Mobisol’s preliminary insolvency filings.

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Kenya signs MoU for potential 80MW solar-wind-storage plant with Japan’s Eurus Energy

Japanese developer Eurus Energy and Australian-headquartered wind developer Windlab have signed an MoU with Kenyan authorities to develop an 80MW solar-plus-wind-plus-storage facility.

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