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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Malaysia issues its third 500MW solar tender

The Energy Commission of Malaysia has released a tender for 500MWac of grid-connected large-scale solar projects to be developed on Peninsular Malaysia.

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India ROUND-UP: Uttarakhand eyes 200MW, Tata Hyderabad roofs, BIS extension, Maharashtra 138MW offer

Uttarakhand tenders for 200MW, Maharashtra tenders 138MWac of solar near power stations, MNRE extends module self-certification deadline again, Tata Power Solar opens rooftop solar solution in Hyderabad.

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Abu Dhabi launches 2GW tender

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) launched a 2GW solar tender in February.

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South African mining giant mulls PV plant to escape utility fallout

Harmony Gold confirms discussions to build 30MW project at Welkom as analysts probe for response to price hikes and financial woes of public utility Eskom.

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AC Energy raises US$410 million to fuel renewables expansion

IFC, ADB anchor green bond structure meant to fund 5GW-by-2025 renewable goal of Philippines player, with PV plants under construction in Vietnam.

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Australian gold mine will rent ‘storage-as-a-service’ to power operations

A megawatt-scale energy storage system will be rented out to power a gold mine in Western Australia by Aggreko, the mobile power solutions company which bought up energy storage provider Younicos last year.

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