VINCI Energies wins contract for eight PV plants in Senegal

UK based firm, VINCI Energies has won a €26.9 million contract to build eight PV power plants in Senegal with a combined capacity of 17MW.

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Custom Solar lands three-year Associated British Ports tender for ‘major’ solar roll-out

Custom Solar has won a tender from Associated British Ports (ABP) to install solar under a three-year framework agreement.

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KfW, ATI establish credit facility to spur renewable projects in Africa

The German Development Bank (KfW) and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) have set up a new credit facility instrument built to support renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa that targets small- and mid-scale renewable energy projects (up to 50MW).

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Eni plans to develop 20MW solar project in Ghana

Italian oil and gas company Eni is planning to develop a 20MW PV project in the area of Tamale in the northern region of Ghana.

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Azure Power wins mini and micro grid projects in Jharkhand, India

India-based solar firm Azure Power is expanding into rural electrification via mini and micro grid development in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.

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Toshiba, NRG to deliver 2MW battery for Texas wind farm

Toshiba and NRG Energy have completed a new battery energy storage system that will benefit the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) grid.

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EDF, Canadian Solar commission 284MW PV pipeline in Brazil

Canadian Solar and renewable energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles have commissioned the 191.5MW Pirapora I and the 92.5MW Pirapora III solar energy projects in Brazil — with the two projects boasting a combined generation capacity of 284MW. Both sites were commissioned in November 2017.

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Siemens to provide equipment for two utility-scale PV projects in Pakistan and Brazil

German technology company Siemens has received an order for the turnkey electrical equipment and installation of two PV projects in Brazil and Pakistan with a total generation capacity of 140MW.

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First Africa project for Baywa is Zambia solar-plus-storage pilot

German renewables firm BayWa r.e. has commissioned a combined PV and battery system in Zambia’s Chisamba province, to supply irrigation for aquacultural farming.

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National Grid: ‘Don’t put all your eggs in the frequency response basket’

A representative of National Grid, the UK’s transmission system operator (TSO), has said that energy storage will be “integral” to the network’s flexibility strategy – while urging developers not to rely solely on early frequency regulation contracts.

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BayWa r.e. commissions first PV and battery plant in Africa

German company BayWa r.e. has commissioned a PV plant with a battery system in Zambia.

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