Indian solar tendering rolls on with another major co-located storage issuance

India continues with 1.2GW of PV in Madhya Pradesh, 275MW in Uttar Pradesh, and a significant solar-plus-storage tender in Andhra Pradesh, while the prime minister approves the ‘National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage’.

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NEC switches on Engie’s first utility-scale battery project in Chile

NEC Energy Solutions, the distributed energy division of Japanese information tech company NEC, has commissioned a 2MW / 2MWh battery energy storage system in Chile.

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PV reps hail direction of Polish renewable auction revamp

Onus is now on industry to satisfy rising demand for solar, association PSES says as country prepares to tender 750MW of PV this year.

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SECI readies 2GW local content solar tender for public sector

The government will watch early tenders with a view to possibly including ingots, wafers and polysilicon to the domestic content mandate.

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JUMEME begins expansion on PV mini-grid project in Tanzania

RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer and majority shareholder of JUMEME Rural Power Supply, has commenced construction on the first phase of a solar-hybrid mini-grid project in Tanzania.

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South African mine taps juwi for potential hybrid wind and solar project

Developer hired by Orion Minerals to examine the viability of building 35MW hybrid plant to power neighbouring zinc-copper site in country’s semi-arid northwest.

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New Southern Energy completes first floating PV project in South Africa

New Southern Energy has completed the first floating PV project located in South Africa, with the installation operating at a dam next to a fruit farm just outside of Franschhoek in the country’s Western Cape province.

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PV secures 238MW at Colombia’s ‘reliability charge’ auction

Contracts for Enel and Emgesa to supply Andean state between 2022 and 2023 mark PV’s first victories at tender designed to mitigate effects of droughts.

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World Bank backs Bangladeshi PV through 310MW renewables push

Concessional loans of US$185 million to help build first 50MW of PV project and create privately-funded facility providing credits to PV developers.

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SECI tenders 400MW of floating solar in Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand

India’s solar tender spree continues with more alternative versions of the technology.

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African solar reaps lion’s share of latest GCF funding round

IPP support in Nigeria and small-scale PV in South Africa among schemes awarded funds as institution approves broader US$440 million allocation.

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