BBOXX rolls out new off-grid system in Togo

BBOXX has installed a new, wide-ranging off-grid system in Togo that stands as part of the company’s Tomorrow’s Connected Community initiative.

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Canadian Solar to sell 80% interest in 482MW Brazilian PV portfolio to Nebras Power

Canadian Solar has signed off on an agreement for the sale of its 80% interest in a 482.6MW portfolio of contracted solar projects in Brazil to Nebras Power Investment.

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World Bank offers US$225m to off-grid solar in Sahel, GCF supports Mali PV mini-grids

Two financing institutions recognise the need for solar proliferation in remote, rural parts of the Sahel and West Africa.

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Solar steamrolls wind again in latest joint German auction

Industry continues last year’s trend as it reaps all awards at oversubscribed 210MW tender, with 18 bids contracted at an average €0.0566/kWh price.

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Mexico’s IEnova in funding plea for 376MW PV portfolio

World Bank’s IFC mulling request by energy giant for US$395m facility to deploy four plants at various development stages, with a fifth under consideration.

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Construction underway for 24MW floating PV plant in India

Reservoir installation by Greenam Energy to power factory complex in Tamil Nadu and sell excess electricity to state-owned utilities.

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Hybrid lithium-flow configuration ‘good for life expectancy of batteries’

‘Hybridising’ energy storage systems by combining lithium-ion and flow batteries, shares the power and energy application workloads between the two types of battery and can prolong their life expectancy, a representative of Thai engineering firm TSUS Group has said.

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SECI tenders 100MW solar EPC contract for coal firm in Telangana

SECI had already issued an EPC tender for 150MW of solar at Singareni Collieries last year.

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Ethiopia eyes 500MW in Scaling Solar Round 2

African country kickstarts the second round of its World Bank-led PV programme, while first 250MWac tender approaches final proposal stage.

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Moldova inches closer to first large-scale renewable auction

EBRD to help country tender 25MW of PV and 80MW of wind in 2019 and 2020 even as global experts argue 4.5GW of solar is possible if economics improve.

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Scatec Solar’s first bifacial project goes live in Egypt

Developer links first 65MW of 400MW project at Benban complex, with panels supplied by LONGi and funded by development players keen on bifacial tech.

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