Tariff ceilings and COVID-19 worries haunt 500MW solar tender in Gujarat

Analyst tells PV Tech the low tariff ceiling (INR 2.65) set for tender in Indian state is thought to be a major issue amid heightening uncertainty from coronavirus.

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Solar a-listers put forward bids for 200MW tender in Uzbekistan

Masdar, EDP, Engie, Ib Vogt, JinkoSolar, Lightsource BP and Scatec Solar among dozens of firms submitting EOI for Sherabad project, the first of ADB-backed 1GW series.

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LONGi’s Hi-MO 4 modules to power 908MW of Brazilian solar

Contract to equip Solatio’s utility-scale and rooftop PV projects marks the latest such agreement in Brazil, increasingly targeted by Chinese manufacturers.

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LatAm round-up: AES’ 1.6GW push, Biggest PV bond, Voltalia in Brazil

Chile and Colombia targeted for major buildout of PV and wind, Atlas issues US$253m green bond for Chilean projects, Voltalia’s largest PV project to supply resin group.

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Short-termism hindering PV as grid fallout intensifies in 2020s – WoodMac

Solar to continue rapid rise over this decade but lack of foresight with grid planning could mix with ultra-low prices and waste management troubles to set obstacles in the short and long term.

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ICE phase-out consultation a ‘clear message’ but clarity and regulatory support needed says industry

​The government’s consultation on the phase out of petrol and diesel vehicles has been launched, proposing an earlier date of 2035.

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Vietnam sets long-term renewable goals as solar auctions beckon

Politburo resolution proposing green energy targets for 2030 (15-20%) and 2045 (25-30%) emerges as country embarks on FiT-to-auction shift to ease PV grid bottlenecks.

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Uzbekistan launches tender for 400MWac solar duo

Uzbekistan is seeking private sector developers for two 200MWac solar projects in the regions of Samarkand and Jizzakh.

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NTPC issues 1.2GW pan-India solar tender

Another sizeable PV tender from India’s largest distribution company.

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World Bank: Off-grid solar reaches 420 million people globally

New report finds off-grid solar has come a long way but continues to require major investment to serve the remaining 840 million people that still have no access to power.

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State-owned Chinese firm to build 500MW of solar in Uganda

China Energy Engineering Corporation makes EPC arrangements with subsidiaries for US$500 million project.

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