AES Tietê acquires 150MW solar park in Brazil

Brazilian firm AES Tietê has acquired the 150MW Guaimbê solar park in São Paulo state from Cobra do Brasil.

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ROUND-UP: JRE Japan project, Conti’s 35MW on Rhode Island, GE supplies Brazil plant

GE and Construtora Quebec partner to build solar project in Brazil, JRE completes 23MW solar project in Japan, Conti Solar to build 35MW of solar in Rhode Island for Southern Sky

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Industrial battery-hybrid projects in emerging markets could see ‘two-year paybacks’

Using energy storage – and often renewables – could see mines, cement companies, data centres and other large industrial operations in emerging markets reduce their electricity costs drastically, the CEO of Greensmith has said.

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Meeco and Groupe Filatex partner on solar and hybrids in Madagascar

Swiss-headquartered firm Meeco has signed a cooperation agreement with Malagasy company Groupe Filatex to build solar projects in Madagascar, starting with two large-scale projects of 7MW and 8MW capacity and one hybrid solar-diesel project comprising of two 500kW parts.

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SECI reduces 5GW solar manufacturing tender to 3GW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reduced the manufacturing component of its tender linking 5GW of solar manufacturing to 10GW of solar deployment to just 3GW.

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100MW PV-plus-storage feasibility study for Mozambique airport project backed with USTDA grant

Just a few months after Mozambique’s first ever large-scale PV project reached financial close and construction work began, the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to pay for a feasibility study for a new project of up to 100MW capacity.

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100MW PV-plus-storage feasibility study for Mozambique airport project backed with USTDA grant

Just a few months after Mozambique’s first ever large-scale PV project reached financial close and construction work began, the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to pay for a feasibility study for a new project of up to 100MW capacity.

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Rio Alto completes one third of 300MW Brazil solar project

Rio Alto Energia, part of Rio Alto Group company, has completed 93MW out of a 300MW solar complex in the city of Coremas, in the backlands of Paraíba, Brazil.

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Electric distribution flexibility tenders could save Britain ‘billions’ versus network build-out

One of the UK’s main distribution network operators (DNOs) has unveiled plans to revolutionise the way it procures flexibility and “supercharge” the services market.

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Daystar Power, Nigerian Bank of Agriculture agree to cooperative deal for solar energy

The Nigerian Agricultural Bank, the Bank of Agriculture and electricity supplier Daystar Power have signed off on a cooperation deal for rural electrification in Nigeria.

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AIIM buys majority stake in 800MW of South African renewable energy projects

Fund manager African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has acquired majority stakes in nine new solar and wind power plants in South Africa, totaling 800MW.

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