Mexico City bags World Bank support for multi-million solar push

Development money will bankroll US$415m-plus Solar City scheme, meant to install 350MW worth of PV car parks, heaters and distributed generation.

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Space the latest frontier for flow batteries

Following announcements from various manufacturers of deployments and partnerships in new territories, the latest wave of flow battery news includes an agreement that could put batteries in space for mission critical applications at the likes of NASA and the International Space Station.

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EDF to co-deploy ‘world first’ 800MW triple solar hybrid in Morocco

Renewable agency MASEN picks consortium for ~US$2.3bn project combining PV, storage and CSP in bid to benefit from ‘spectacular’ PV cost declines.

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Germany’s Droege to build 20MW floating farm in Malawi

Monkey Bay Solar project will feature HDPE-based ‘islands’ anchored via underwater cabling some 250 metres off Lake Malawi’s shores, firm tells PV Tech

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Fund to boost Haiti’s clean energy shift via mini-grids, PAYG solar

Government and World Bank hire impact investor Bamboo to run US$17m scheme meant to improve power access in state still reeling from 2010 earthquake.

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EBRD, IFC set to co-finance Armenia’s first large PV farm

Development duo share plans for US$41m of debt to back 55MW project in Gegharkunik province, to be built by Dutch-Spanish consortium.

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Afghan 15.1MW scheme enlists development financiers

Turkish EPC 77 Group secures loans from ADB, CFPS II for project it will build in Kandahar through public-private partnership.

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South Africa cuts red tape for distributed generation

Ministerial move to allow direct clearing of 1-10MW projects by regulator NERSA will help 1GW pipeline awaiting approval ‘for years’, says PV body SAPVIA.

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Danish clean energy fund draws US$700m from Nordic investors eyeing Asia and LATAM

Fund management firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has established a new fund to invest in greenfield renewable energy infrastructure primarily in Asia and Latin America, with expectations of reaching US$1 billion by the final close.

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Report: African PV market could grow up to 30GW by end of next decade

The German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute have posted a report on the solar markets in 10 African countries at Intersolar Europe, shedding light on what could be a decade headlined by growth across the continent when it comes to the development of PV energy.

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ROUND-UP: JAKS 50MW Vietnam buy, Mono PERC in Belgium, India manufacturing delay, Iran water aid

JAKS MoU to buy 49.5MW Vietnam solar project, ReneSola provides 5.4MW of mono PERC modules to Helexia in Belgium, SECI delays PV manufacturing-linked tender again, Renewables to help Iran water scarcity.

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