NTPC tenders for 36MW of solar in Telangana and Gujarat

Indian state-run utility NTPC has issued EPC tenders for a 21MW solar project in Gujarat and a 15MW plant in Telangana.

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Thai bank issues country’s first green bond raising US$60 million for renewables

Major Thailand-based financier TMB Bank has issued the country’s first green bond, with the World Bank’s IFC as the sole investor of the US$60 million bond, the funds of which will be used exclusively to finance climate-smart projects, particularly renewable energy.

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DR Congo contracts BBOXX to provide off-grid solar to 2.5 million people

UK-based off-grid renewables specialist BBOXX has signed a deal with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to bring clean power to 2.5 million citizens across the African country by 2020, via off-grid solar kits and mini-grids.

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World Bank to support 3MW PV project in Marshall Islands

The World Bank and the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands launched two climate change related projects that will boost investment in renewable energy and spur energy efficiency.

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Votorantim Energia, CPPIB form JV to invest in renewable energy in Brazil

Brazil’s Votorantim Energia, managed by Votorantim SA, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) agreed to form a 50-50 joint venture company that will invest in renewable energy across Brazil, Reuters reports.

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EBRD, IFC, FMO to finance improvements to electrical grid, boost PV capacity in Turkey

The EBRD, IFC and Dutch Development Bank (FMO) have announced a partnership to finance improvements to Turkey’s electricity distribution network in the country’s Osmangazi region in western Anatolia.

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NV Energy awards 1GW PV, proposes 100MW batteries for Nevada – with Question 3 ballot caveat

Utility NV Energy has awarded contracts in the US state of Nevada for over 1,000MW of renewable energy projects – including a 420MW-dc solar farm – and has also requested approval for 100MW of energy storage.

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Kenergy Renewables signs off on 40MW deal for PV energy with Kenyan utility

Private Kenyan power firm Kenergy Renewables has signed off on a 20-year deal to sell 40MW of PV power to the country’s state-run utility, Reuters reports.

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Sterling & Wilson to build Africa’s ‘largest’ battery storage project beside solar-diesel microgrid

Indian EPC firm Sterling and Wilson has won its first large-scale hybrid and energy storage turnkey EPC contract order in Western Africa, including what it believes to be both the largest battery storage project and single battery installation in the whole continent.

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Sterling and Wilson to build ‘largest’ battery energy storage project in Africa

Indian EPC firm Sterling and Wilson has won its first large-scale hybrid and energy storage turnkey EPC contract order in Western Africa, including what it believes to be both the largest battery storage project and single battery installation in the whole continent.

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World Bank financing for Bangladesh PV mini-grids, solar lamps and cookstoves

The World Bank has signed a US$55 million financing agreement with the government of Bangladesh to expand renewable energy applications in rural areas.

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