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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Andhra Pradesh tenders for 10MW solar-wind hybrid project

APGENCO invites bids for 10MW of grid-connected solar-wind hybrid power projects in south Indian state.

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Brazil ROUND-UP: PV drives auction record, distributed 1GW, McDonalds goes solar

Solar tables 29.7GW of all 100GW-plus bids for A-6 tender, Distributed generation hits threshold, Restaurant chain contracts 5.3MW of PV.

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World Bank approves China loan for US$750m energy storage accelerator programme

After approving investment for the acceleration of energy storage deployment in developing countries to the tune of US$1 billion a few months ago, the World Bank has now approved a US$300 million loan to do the same in China.

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Kenya to roll out off-grid solar with World Bank’s support

Funding of US$47 million will back the installation of stoves and others for over a million people in Kenya’s remote, electricity-deprived communities.

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Salmon fishing in Alaska gets a battery-powered renewable boost

Cordova, Alaska, is isolated from the grid, but fortunate to be blessed with hydropower resources – and now a 1MWh battery storage system will help this coastal Arctic community increase its self-reliance in a “harsh and unforgiving climate”.

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