SECI issues RfS for 750MW of solar in Rajasthan

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for 750MW of grid-connected solar PV projects in the state of Rajasthan.

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Solarcentury completes PV mini-grids in Eritrea with Tesla batteries

Solarcentury has commissioned two solar-storage-diesel mini-grids in rural communities in Eritrea that are far away from the grid and have relied purely on diesel power until now.

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Strong international interest in Uzbekistan’s first 100MW solar tender

Uzbekistan’s first competitive tender for 100MW of solar PV in Navoi region has received 23 submissions from international companies.

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PPA signed for ADB-backed 6MW facility in Tonga

Project described as South Pacific’s biggest PV plant to date will supply power to state-owned utility TPL for 25 years.

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Indian bank commits US$83 million to utility-scale solar in DRC

Credit line from Exim Bank to help build 35MW of PV capacity in the African country through three facilities in Karawa, Mbandaka and Lusambo.

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Atlas Renewable Energy completes financing of US$152 million for three PV projects in Brazil

Atlas Renewable Energy has completed long-term financing for three of its solar energy plants in Brazil for a total amount of US$152 million. This financing was achieved through Banco do Nordeste (BNB), backed by an equivalent sum of commercial bank guarantees from BTG Pactual, Banco ABC Brasil, and Banco Bradesco.

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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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