Scatec Solar has 1,071MW under construction in six countries

Independent solar power producer Scatec Solar has reported strong 2018 financial results, having reached 584MW of plants in operation and another 1,071MW currently under construction in six countries.

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Grupo Interalli earns approval for 540MW PV project in Brazil

Brazilian energy developer Grupo Interalli has received government approval by the State Secretariat for the Environment of Piauí (SEMAR) for the development of the Marangatu Photovoltaic Complex — a 540MW PV installation.

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BNEF offers wide-range forecast for global solar demand in 2019

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has forecasted global solar demand in 2019 could increase by as little as 15% in 2019, reaching 125GW of new installations, up from preliminary forecasted and revised figures of 109GW for 2018.

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Microgrid aims to help oil major Shell accelerate distributed energy solutions

Infrastructure development and engineering company Black & Veatch has just completed a microgrid project in the US for Shell which is set to help inform the oil and gas company on its next steps into distributed energy.

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SECI to tender for renewable energy and battery storage projects in Lakshadweep

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is planning to develop its own renewable energy projects at the Indian archipelago of Lakshadweep, with an eye on coupling the projects with battery energy storage.

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Proposed solar-plus-storage projects among Hawaii’s lowest cost renewables ever

Following a report on Friday that Hawaiian Electric has contracted PPAs with 75MW of solar projects including battery storage with developer Clearway, the utility has put before regulators proposals for five other grid-scale projects.

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India’s SECI tenders 7.5GW of solar in Ladakh

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for 7.5GW of grid-connected solar PV projects, including implementation of power transmission and evacuation infrastructure, in the Leh and Kargil districts of Jammu & Kashmir state.

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JA Solar provides modules for Brazil’s first bifacial mono PERC double-glass project

JA Solar announced that it will supply all bifacial mono PERC double glass modules for SolarGrid’s 3MW PV project in Brazil. This stands as Brazil’s first bifacial double glass solar project.

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ROUND-UP: Czech 7MW year, InfraCo backs Cameroon 50MW, Brazil beer firm goes solar

InfraCo Africa backs 50MW Cameroon project, Czech Republic installs 7MW of solar plants so far in 2018, Brazilian beer company Ambev eyes solar.

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World Bank and AFD partner on solar risk mitigation in developing countries

After a solar risk mitigation plan was announced at the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit in March 2018, the World Bank and French development bank AFD are now working together on a scheme to help remove barriers to solar in developing countries, which is held back by perceived risk.

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Dutch Development Bank & investor Symbiotic put US$35m into ZOLA Electric’s Tanzania push

The Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and investment firm Symbiotics have announced a US$32.5 million facility to finance ZOLA’s operations within Tanzania over the next five years.

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