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Is India’s 20GW+ a year solar plan realistic?

India has announced plans for an unprecedented solar procurement regime that aims to tender 20GW in 2017/18, followed by another 30GW in each of the two following years, but analysts have described the policy as “completely unrealistic”.

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Tanzania demonstrates Africa’s mini-grid opportunity

Solar Media, the publisher of PV Tech, has identified more than 50 potential mini-grid projects in Tanzania ahead of its Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Summit in Dar Es Salaam on 5-6 December.

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Cambodian utility and ADB eye first stage solar park tender in June 2018 – SORSEA

Cambodia’s national utility and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) hope to tender out the first stage of their 100MW solar park programme in June 2018, according to a prominent ADB figure, who was speaking at the Solar and Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia (SORSEA) conference in Bangkok.

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World Bank to provide US$100 million financing for Indian solar parks

India’s government has signed a $98 million loan agreement and US$2 million grant agreement with the World Bank to facilitate India’s 2022 renewable energy target through solar parks.

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VINCI Energies wins contract for eight PV plants in Senegal

UK based firm, VINCI Energies has won a €26.9 million contract to build eight PV power plants in Senegal with a combined capacity of 17MW.

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Custom Solar lands three-year Associated British Ports tender for ‘major’ solar roll-out

Custom Solar has won a tender from Associated British Ports (ABP) to install solar under a three-year framework agreement.

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KfW, ATI establish credit facility to spur renewable projects in Africa

The German Development Bank (KfW) and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) have set up a new credit facility instrument built to support renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa that targets small- and mid-scale renewable energy projects (up to 50MW).

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Eni plans to develop 20MW solar project in Ghana

Italian oil and gas company Eni is planning to develop a 20MW PV project in the area of Tamale in the northern region of Ghana.

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Azure Power wins mini and micro grid projects in Jharkhand, India

India-based solar firm Azure Power is expanding into rural electrification via mini and micro grid development in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.

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Toshiba, NRG to deliver 2MW battery for Texas wind farm

Toshiba and NRG Energy have completed a new battery energy storage system that will benefit the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) grid.

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Siemens to provide equipment for two utility-scale PV projects in Pakistan and Brazil

German technology company Siemens has received an order for the turnkey electrical equipment and installation of two PV projects in Brazil and Pakistan with a total generation capacity of 140MW.

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