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West African states press ahead with solar corridor

Experts needed for project meant to deliver solar generation milestones of 2GW by 2020 and 10GW by 2030 across region.

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More microgrids reach Australia

Perth-based Hybrid Systems and BayWa r.e. have reaped the lion’s share of the first round of a programme to roll out ‘standalone power systems’ (SPS) across Western Australia.

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Hybrid Systems, BayWa reap Australian microgrid contracts

Two firms emerge as top winners in AUS$8.8 million debut round to install ‘standalone power systems’ across 57 sites in Western Australia.

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JA Solar delivers PERC modules for 48.3MW Vietnam plant

BP Solar 1 PV Power Plant was connected to Vietnam’s grid in late January 2019 and is amongst the country’s first PERC-equipped projects.

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Australian solar-plus-storage microgrid clears commissioning stage

2MW Garden Island scheme developed by Carnegie poised to start supplying power to adjoining naval base in Western Australia.

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Home solar-storage programme targets Afghanistan’s 20 million living off-grid

Homeowners across Afghanistan are set to benefit from the country’s first pay-as-you-go (PAYG) home solar systems combined with energy storage batteries, being delivered in a pioneering new programme.

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Home solar-storage programme targets Afghanistan’s 20 million living off-grid

Homeowners across Afghanistan are set to benefit from the country’s first pay-as-you-go (PAYG) home solar systems combined with energy storage batteries, being delivered in a pioneering new programme led by the the IFC and d.Light.

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Palau re-opens dispatchable solar RfP despite ENGIE signing PPA for world’s largest microgrid

The Government of the Republic of Palau has re-opened a request for proposal (RfP) for a dispatchable solar PV project despite originally awarding the capacity and signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a subsidiary of French firm ENGIE in what had been dubbed as the world’s largest microgrid.

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Gujarat auctions 500MW of PV and tenders 175MW in solar parks

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has auctioned 500MW of grid-connected solar capacity with winning tariffs in the range of INR2.55-2.66/kWh (US$3.6-3.8 cents).

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Solar Energy Corporation of India tenders for floating solar, 60MWh storage on Lakshadweep islands

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a sizeable solar-plus-storage tender for the island archipelago of Lakshadweep involving 20MWac of floating solar projects coupled with 60MWh of battery energy storage systems.

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PV body warns against South African plans to reopen old PPAs

Renegotiating renewable tariffs agreed in the early 2010s to help technically insolvent state utility Eskom could “dent investor confidence”, says SAPVIA.

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