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Soltec expects to supply more than 1.1GW of single-axis trackers in 2017

Single-axis solar tracker firm Soltec, headquartered in Spain said it expects to double its turnover and supply more than 1.1GW of trackers in 2017.

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World Bank approves US$35 million for renewables and energy access in Haiti

The bank noted that more than five million people could be reached through solar PV.

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Redavia develops 300kWh of diesel and kerosene-replacing microgrids in Tanzania

Rental solar power company Redavia has commissioned two microgrid PV-plus-storage systems totalling 303kWh of energy storage capacity, both located in the Songwe region in western Tanzania.

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PEG raises US$13.5 million for off-grid home solar in West Africa

Solar finance company PEG Africa has raised US$13.5 million for household solar systems in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, which is expected to reach up to 500,000 people.

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Centrica invests in energy blockchain start-up LO3 Energy

Centrica has thrown its weight behind New York-based start-up LO3 Energy, which specialises in blockchain solutions for the energy market.

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Banco do Nordeste to provide financing for 482MW of solar projects in Brazil

Brazilian bank Banco do Nordeste announced that it will provide financing for a portfolio of PV projects in Brazil that boast a combined generation capacity of 482MW.

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Enel consortium wins 100MW Ethiopia solar tender

A consortium including Enel Green Power, a subsidiary of Italian power giant Enel, and Ethiopian infrastructure company Orchid Business Group has won a 100MW solar tender floated by the utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP).

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ENGIE to acquire Fenix International to spur development in African off-grid solar

ENGIE and Fenix have announced a transaction in which Engie will acquire 100% of Fenix International, an energy generation company offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.

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Ohio utility launches RfP for 400MW of solar

AEP Ohio, part of major US utility American Electric Power, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 400MW of solar capacity in Ohio.

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Fiji becomes first emerging market to issue Green Bond

Fiji has become the first emerging market to issue a green bond, according to the World Bank.

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SolarNow receives US$6 million syndicated off-grid solar financing facility for Uganda projects

Uganda-based off-grid and home PV firm SolarNow has received a US$6 million syndicated off-grid solar financing facility.

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