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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Bidding opens for Greece’s 300MW solar-only auction

Industry to compete under price ceilings of €0.06926/kWh in July after its record-breaking dominance at tech-neutral tender in late April.

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Second tender inclusion sets Brazil’s PV for three-year bonanza

ABSOLAR: Solar’s first-time access to new-generation auction marks moment of ‘justice’ and clears way for industry to enter six tenders all the way to 2021.

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Ethiopia adds 250MW to Scaling Solar Round 2

Ethiopia’s PPP-DG has decided to scale up Round 2 of its Scaling Solar programme from four to six PV projects.

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South Korean consortium to invest in 600MW Brazilian solar scheme

Mato Grosso do Sul state confirms capacity figure for PV project set to reap US$1.5bn in funding, with Doosan and Hyosunt TNC among the suppliers.

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World Bank offers renewables supply chain support, 1000% demand increase for lithium expected

Over the next five years, a US$50 million pot will be invested to promote a sustainable supply chain for lithium, graphite and the other minerals and metals

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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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