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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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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