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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India takes ‘long-awaited step’ for large-scale solar and energy storage

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced three huge tenders across the country with various combinations of solar, energy storage, wind and hybrid concepts, to be connected to the Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)

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India plans ‘huge step up’ with large solar-plus-storage tender

SECI plans to issue a triple whammy of gigawatt-scale solar tenders across India, including hybrid wind and solar, solar-plus-storage and pure solar PV, all connected to the ISTS, in what the India Energy Storage Alliance has called ‘the long-awaited step’.

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Acciona, Swicorp finalise PV trio in Egypt

Firms to each own half of 186MWp capacity (150MW rated) built with US$180 million investment at government-sponsored Benban complex.

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India to ‘enthuse’ solar development in Northeast states with 1GW tender

The Northeastern states of India, which until now have been largely overlooked by the South Asian country’s solar boom, will soon be the subject of a 1GW PV tender to be issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

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Dubai tenders 900MW of solar

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) issues a major tender shortly after neighbour Abu Dhabi released its own 2GW tender.

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