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More effective funding needed for African mini-grids, say investors

Results-Based Financing (RBF) mechanism for donors the key to providing rural clean energy access in Africa.

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India’s Bihar tenders for 250MW of solar

BREDA aims to procure individual large-scale projects of at least 25MW capacity.

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Dubai joins floating PV race with call for consultants

State utility DEWA hails potential of emerging tech as it issues RFP to assess the feasibility and environmental impacts of potential installation.

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Metka completes 10MW solar plant in Uganda

Greek firm is also working on hybrid projects in Tunisia and Nigeria.

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Singaporean water utility in push for 50MW-plus floating PV

PUB to launch RFP for developers of 50MW project on Tengeh Reservoir the size of 45 football pitches, with plans for two 1.5MW others on separate water bodies.

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Tribunal blocks Italy’s attempt to quash PV subsidy dispute

Country fails to dismiss case brought by bankrupt developer over losses from FiT changes, joins Spain among EU states risking multi-million payouts for policy u-turns.

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PV microgrids to help repower storm-battered Puerto Rico

WoodMac: Solar will play key role as microgrids more than double by 2024 on US island territory, helping mend a grid decimated by hurricane Maria in 2017.

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Globeleq reaches financial close on 40MW PV project in Kenya

African power sector company Globeleq has reached financial close on the 40MW Malindi Solar PV project in Malindi, Kenya and is commencing construction of the plant.

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Marubeni invests in Azuri, enters solar home systems sector in Africa

Marubeni Corporation has signed off on an agreement to acquire a stake in Azuri Technologies, entering into the solar home systems sector for off-grid areas in Africa. As a result of this deal, Marubeni’s investment will make the company the largest shareholder of Azuri.

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Nominated: Projects in Brazil, Australia, Senegal compete for Solar & Storage Live Awards

A solar-plus-storage project in Brazil trialling different batteries, a 22MW solar farm with 2.4MW of battery storage in Senegal and NGK Insulators’ recent, huge project using sodium sulfur batteries in Abu Dhabi are among the nominees in this year’s Solar & Storage Live Awards: International project category.

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Brazil hails first auction wins for solar-plus-biofuel projects

Country to consult on hybrid potential after Roraima state awards contracts to 56MW and 11MW schemes combining both power sources.

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