France’s fifth ground-mounted PV auction ends with 118 winners

Solarcentury, Engie projects secure a spot at tender targeting 500kW-30MW installations, with average prices reaching €62.7/MWh.

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SECI tenders 2GW of local content solar under CPSU scheme

SECI follows through with its tender promise earlier this month as the public sector solar scheme starts to ramp up.

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Subsidy u-turn could cost Spain €291m-plus in developer damages

Arbitration court finds NextEra Energy is entitled to compensation after having to shelve Spanish subsidiary when the country scrapped feed-in tariffs retroactively.

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Asian Development Bank to help fund Tonga’s renewables-plus-storage push

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to part-fund a US$53.2 million undertaking to power Tonga with renewable energy, including the installation of 22.2MWh of energy storage.

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2.3MWh battery saves 300 litres of diesel an hour on Dutch Caribbean island

Saba Electric Company, sole supplier of electricity to the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba, celebrated as the island ran on 100% solar for the first time ever this month, with the switch-on of a solar-plus-storage microgrid.

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Portugal’s EDP to add up to 2GW in PV capacity by 2022

Energy giant eyeing favourable conditions in Portugal, US as it shares plans to expand solar portfolio as part of €6 billion shift to renewables.

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ABSOLAR: Brazilian PV ready to go with new auction timetable

Association hails plummeting solar costs ahead of next tender this June, with new figures showing industry has hit 2GW capacity mark.

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OPIC commits US$10 million to off-grid solar in Chad

Loan to help FinLux Ellen Sarl allocate kits and appliances to schools, hospitals, businesses and households.

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Construction concludes for Zambia’s first utility-scale PV plant

President Lungu cuts red ribbon of 54MW Bangwelulu project, the first to be tendered, financed and built under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar programme.

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Argentina launches tender for 500kV transmission line

Grid expansion push is first of nine projects set to help country accommodate renewable surge all the way to 2025.

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India’s latest ‘big step’: 200MW / 300MWh of solar-plus-storage up for tender

India has released another significant solar-plus-storage tender – this time in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

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