AIIM, Nedbank to co-fund 40MW C&I pipeline in Southern Africa

Developer Sola Group partners with institutional duo to raise ZAR400m for PPA-backed pipeline, meant to bring down C&I costs by aggregating deals.

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LONGi Solar’s bankability ratings top 91% in latest BloombergNEF survey

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar, a subsidiary of LONGi Green Energy Technology, has achieved its highest ratings to date in the recently released Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Solar Module & Inverter Bankability 2019, report.

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IFC: Papua New Guinea becomes global off-grid solar hotspot

Distribution networks and awareness campaigns help spur US$259m-a-year market of off-grid PV lighting, making a leader of a country where only 13% enjoy grid access.

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Leclanché to build 35.6MW/44.2MWh solar-plus-storage plant on St. Kitts and Nevis

The Swiss battery firm claims that the project will be the largest solar-plus-storage facility in the Caribbean.

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Nigeria’s VP hails power of solar universities to decommission ‘hundreds of generators’

Federal universities in Nigeria have welcomed the commissioning of the first megawatt-scale solar hybrid project that will reduce dependence on fossil fuels and the grid and are expected to be rolled out at every such institution in the country.

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Bolsonaro clears Brazilian solar scheme at floating plant launch

President gives formal all-clear to auctioning of PV to power water transfer as he attends opening of 1MW first phase of separate floating project.

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Ground-mounted PV auction set to boost France’s capacity by 10%

Tender to bring France closer to its goal of growing PV capacity five-fold, from 9.1GW today to between 35.6GW and 44.5GW in 2028.

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India turns to dispatchable renewables to ease grid constraints

Government solar agency SECI launches 1.2GW tender pairing PV and wind with batteries and other technologies able to dispatch power at least six hours a day.

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SECI issues new 1.5GW PV tender under latest CPSU phase

Government solar agency issues tender seeking PV developers for 1.5GW solar pipeline across the country as part of second round of CSPU scheme.

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Scatec Solar links Mozambique’s utility-scale PV frontrunner

Firm marks commercial launch of PPA-backed 40MW Mocuba, developed alongside private equity backer and touted as country’s first large-scale PV plant.

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100MWh ASEAN ‘pathfinder’ project for Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä remains tight-lipped on the exact location of a hybrid power plant including 100MW / 100MWh energy storage in Southeast Asia which will “leverage abundant wind and solar resources”.

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