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Iraq eyes 755MW of solar in first-round tender

Oil-producing giant aims to diversify from heavy reliance on petroleum and natural gas.

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World Bank in push to ensure clean supply chains for renewables

Mineral recycling and renewable-powered mines will be backed through US$50m scheme to offset environmental impacts of race for lithium and others.

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Egypt utility eyes auction for major solar project West of the Nile

EETC wants to progress Egypt’s renewable energy programme through auction-based procurement, with advice from the IFC.

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Madagascar’s renewables hurdles to be lowered by German-backed facility

Facility would offer insurance protection to small and mid-sized renewable energy projects in Madagascar’s bid to double power by 2030 through clean energy.

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Tunisia awards remaining 10MW in solar tender

Tunisia’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has awarded the remaining capacity from the 70MW in batches of 1MW.

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ESA: Investigation of Arizona fire will help inform industry’s future

A serious incident at an energy storage project that hospitalised four firefighters in Arizona is currently under investigation, with “investigative outcomes” from the utility in question, APS, set to inform the industry’s path forwards.

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BBOXX rolls out new off-grid system in Togo

BBOXX has installed a new, wide-ranging off-grid system in Togo that stands as part of the company’s Tomorrow’s Connected Community initiative.

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Canadian Solar to sell 80% interest in 482MW Brazilian PV portfolio to Nebras Power

Canadian Solar has signed off on an agreement for the sale of its 80% interest in a 482.6MW portfolio of contracted solar projects in Brazil to Nebras Power Investment.

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World Bank offers US$225m to off-grid solar in Sahel, GCF supports Mali PV mini-grids

Two financing institutions recognise the need for solar proliferation in remote, rural parts of the Sahel and West Africa.

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Solar steamrolls wind again in latest joint German auction

Industry continues last year’s trend as it reaps all awards at oversubscribed 210MW tender, with 18 bids contracted at an average €0.0566/kWh price.

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Mexico’s IEnova in funding plea for 376MW PV portfolio

World Bank’s IFC mulling request by energy giant for US$395m facility to deploy four plants at various development stages, with a fifth under consideration.

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