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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ROUND-UP: Aquila takes flight, Sungrow joins offering, Duke Energy’s US foray

Firm bags €154.3m as it floats renewable fund in London, inverter maker in deal with Solar-Log, US player acquires juwi’s 60MW Colorado scheme.

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Brazil, Argentina press on with preparations for summer auctions

Brasilia sets BRL276.00/MWh (US$69.31/MWh) ceiling solar price for June auction, while Buenos Aires records 128MW of PV bids ahead of July tender.

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World Bank’s new global partnership to ‘adapt and develop’ energy storage for emerging economies

World Bank Group has set up a “global international partnership” to support the deployment of energy storage in developing countries, just a few months after committing a US$1 billion sum to the sector.

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Seychelles picks finalists for 3.5-4MW floating project

Pre-selected names including Scatec Solar and Masdar have three months to finalise bids for world’s reported first saltwater floating PV scheme.

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Botswana cancels 100MW tender, will be relisted for IPPs

Projects were originally to be joint ventures with the government.

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Cambodia’s EDC to seek IPPs for 100MW park with ADB backing

State utility secures over US$20 million in funding to build complex in Kampong Chhnang province and will now tender for developers to deploy a 60MW first batch.

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