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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Electric vehicle pollution speculation ‘inconceivable’, new research says

It is “inconceivable” that electric vehicles could be as polluting as conventional cars, new research has found, dismissing recent speculation that electric vehicles emit similar rates of CO2 to diesel vehicles when battery manufacturing is taken into account.

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Mitsubishi leads US$50m investment round for off-grid solar ‘utility’ BBOX

BBOXX has successfully closed a US$50 million Series D funding round that will see the next generation utility company accelerate its global expansion efforts.

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BBOXX closes US$50 million funding round led by Mitsubishi

BBOXX has successfully closed a US$50 million Series D funding round that will see the next generation utility company accelerate its global expansion efforts.

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Maharashtra eyes tariff cap of around US$0.040/kWh for new PV tender

Launch of process to procure 500MW of grid-connected solar sees major Indian state push for low prices in line with earlier tenders this year.

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Industry: Seizing LatAm solar potential requires busting myths

Top markets Brazil and Mexico hold risks but also rewards if firms can look beyond headlines of political volatility, say local developers, lawyers and lobbyists approached for an upcoming PV Tech Power feature.

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China’s year-long solar policy hiatus crippled utility-scale solar, new gov figures show

China added 11.4GW of solar capacity in the first half of 2019 – less than half the capacity installed a year prior.

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Enel works on addition to Latin America’s self-styled largest PV project

Developer breaks ground on 133MW extension of bifacial-powered São Gonçalo solar park, meant to go live in 2020 with total capacity of 608MW.

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Atlas switches on second Brazilian solar project

Powering-up of 156MWp plant in Bahia adds further momentum to PV ecosystem in Brazil’s northeast, the target of an upcoming government-sponsored auction programme.

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North Carolina plans for life after ‘uneconomical’ coal

North Carolina’s draft Clean Energy Plan was published last week, including the retirement of 4GW of coal and putting in place measures to drive renewable energy and EV adoption in the US state.

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Botswana, Cameroon issue tender, sign contracts for combined 125MW of PV capacity

The African countries of Botswana and Cameroon have taken steps to add a combined 125MW of installed PV capacity to their respective national grids.

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