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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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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