Former French NATO airbase set for 87.5MW solar farm

Spanish developer Dhamma Energy will build an 87.5MW solar farm on the site of a former NATO airbase.

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Zambian firm bags US$1.6 million funding to distribute Azuri solar home lighting to 7,000 homes

Kazang Solar, the distribution partner of UK-headquartered off-grid solar specialist Azuri Technologies in Zambia, has been awarded US$1.6 million from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) to provide home lighting products to more than 7,000 off-grid customers in rural Zambia.

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ENGIE to build eight hybrid solar projects in Gabon

ENGIE has signed an agreement with Gabonese financial institution, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), to deploy eight hybrid solar plants in Gabon, with a combined capacity of 2.2MW.

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SECI tenders 750MW of solar in Rajasthan

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for the development of 750MW of grid-connected solar projects in Rajasthan.

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Battery with ‘maximum flexibility’ required for Indian mountain state tender

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for EPC of a grid-connected 2MWac solar PV project linked with 1MW / 1MWh of battery energy storage on government land at Kaza, in the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh.

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US$20m debt finance for Zola Energy will push solar-plus-storage into four new African countries

Zola Energy, one of two US-headquartered providers of off-grid solar-plus-storage solutions to the African continent profiled in Energy-Storage.news’ recent Global Storage Opportunity 2018 report, has obtained US$20 million debt financing.

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Off Grid Electric rebranded ZOLA Energy, touts latest US$20m debt finance drive

Zola Energy, one of two US-headquartered providers of off-grid solar-plus-storage solutions to the African continent profiled in Energy-Storage.news’ recent Global Storage Opportunity 2018 report, has obtained US$20 million debt financing.

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Uttar Pradesh annuls 1GW solar auction and retenders 500MW

Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has annulled a 1GW solar auction that it held earlier this month and retendered just 500MW of PV capacity.

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Karnataka tenders for 150MW of PV at Pavagada Solar Park

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued a tender for 150MWac of grid-connected solar projects at the Pavagada Solar Park on a build own and operate (BOO) basis.

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Bangladesh tenders for nearly 1MW rooftop capacity on government buildings

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has tendered for a sponsor of a 789kW grid-connected rooftop solar portfolio on several government buildings at Jamalpur District Town.

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Zimbabwe mining firm chooses solar over giant coal plans

Zimbabwean firm Karo Mining Holdings plans to build a 300MW solar project close to its new platinum mining operations west of Harare instead of its original plans for a 600MW coal-fired power plant, after discussions with the Zimbabwean government.

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