UKPN Services tasked with renewable-led microgrid development for London City Airport

UK Power Networks Services (UKPNS) is to install a raft of renewable and sustainable energy technologies at London City Airport’s microgrid in a bid to boost its environmental credentials.

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Hundreds of millions to be channelled into emerging solar markets

UN-, Netherlands-backed fund will invest US$850m in 1.7GW clean energy pipeline in African, Asian states, with solar meant to account for 40% of portfolio.

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Voltalia seeks €376m to reach 2.6GW-by-2023 goal

Parent Creadev, existing backer Proparco and the EBRD to fund €283m of total capital increase, launched by firm to push PV, wind portfolio from current 1GW.

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ASIA ROUND-UP: Sunseap finance, Uzbekistan joins IFC scheme, Hanwha invests in Malaysia

Uzbekistan joins the Scaling Solar programme, FTC Solar extends its order book in Vietnam plus finance news from Singapore and Vietnam.

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Ameresco completes 8MWh battery storage system at US Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Ameresco has completed the construction of a comprehensive energy resiliency and energy infrastructure project at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, South Carolina.

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Soltec’s bifacial trackers to power Enel’s 475MW plant in Brazil

Contract marks progress for BRL1.4 billion São Gonçalo project eight months after construction got underway at site in Piauí state.

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Alten’s 45.45MW Namibian solar plant ready to go live

PV installation touted as one of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest to be commissioned this week, with Astronergy modules, Soltec trackers and Gamesa inverters.

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South African firm takes 20% stake in juwi’s EPC arm

Reatile Group has already invested in three projects being built by juwi in South Africa under the REIPPP.

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Just one new-build battery wins contract in UK’s 3.6GW Capacity Market auction

Existing CMUs outperformed new build in the auction, and battery storage in particular struggled to complete against other generator types like open-cycle gas turbines (OCGT).

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Solar finance ROUND-UP: Enel in Zambia, Vattenfall’s green bond, Easier project finance

EIB to back developer’s 150MW pipeline across Africa, Swedish energy group eyes €500m raise, IRENA scheme seeks to standardise.

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Latin America ROUND-UP: Brazil’s new tender, Argentina’s new law, Chile’s new minister

PV finalists revealed for Brazilian renewable tender of 28 June, Argentinian MP proposes new renewable target, Chile names new Energy minister after scandal.

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