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Indian solar faces slowdown after record 9,255MW deployment in 2017 – Bridge to India

India deployed a record 9,255MW of solar in 2017, up 94% from the previous year, but uncertainty and a slowdown looms in 2018, according to the latest quarterly report from consultancy firm Bridge to India.

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ABB’s Jamaica renewable hybrid microgrid is a ‘lesson for the Caribbean and beyond’

A project in Jamaica, pairing utility-scale solar with battery energy storage at a microgrid could become “a model for other countries in the Caribbean and beyond”, the head of the country’s main utility has said.

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Six developers pre-qualified for 25MW Scaling Solar tender with storage in Madagascar

Madagascar’s Ministry of Water, Energy and Hydrocarbons (MEEH) has released a list of six pre-qualified bidders for the country’s 25MW(AC) Scaling Solar tender, which is the first to include energy storage in its remit.

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Inspired Evolution backs Alten for 500MW solar portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa

Inspired Evolution has signed off on a deal to invest up to US$36 million in Alten RE Developments Africa, the Sub-Saharan African subsidiary of Alten Energías Renovables.

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Enel starts operations at 103MW Brazil solar park

Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB), a subsidiary of Italian power giant Enel, has begun operations at its 103MW Horizonte solar park, in the municipality of Tabocas do Brejo Velho, in the north-eastern state of Bahia, Brazil.

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Gov’t energy savings scheme pays out US$40m for microgrid on US missile test base

A US government energy saving scheme will pay out US$40 million for the development of a solar-plus-storage microgrid at a missile test site operated by the country’s military.

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Gov’t energy savings scheme pays out US$40m for microgrid on US missile test base

A US government energy saving scheme will pay out US$40 million for the development of a solar-plus-storage microgrid at a missile test site operated by the country’s military.

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ROUND-UP: Another 10MW in Iran, Zambia 100MW tender, Micronesia rooftops, Seraphim in Mexico

Gostaresh completes 10MW PV project in Sistan and Baluchestan, Zambia readies 100MW solar tender under GET FiT programme, ADB launches government rooftop PV projects in Micronesia, Seraphim module supply agreement in Mexico with Solar Center.

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Innovative 500MW Gujarat solar tender likely to draw ‘intense competition’

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has issued an innovative tender for 500MW of grid-connected solar PV projects to be developed across the state, which should draw “intense competition”, according to a prominent analyst.

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France awards 73MW solar ‘innovation’ capacity and 508MW large-scale

France has awarded 73MW of solar ‘innovation’ capacity promoting floating solar, new forecasting software and solar greenhouses, as well as divvying out another 508MW in its large-scale PV programme.

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African Infrastructure Investment Managers invests in solar-battery-diesel hybrid systems

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has invested in Starsight Power Utility, a Nigeria-based energy services company providing solar-diesel-battery hybrid and efficient cooling and lighting solutions to its commercial and industrial clients.

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