EDF, Canadian Solar commission 284MW PV pipeline in Brazil

Canadian Solar and renewable energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles have commissioned the 191.5MW Pirapora I and the 92.5MW Pirapora III solar energy projects in Brazil — with the two projects boasting a combined generation capacity of 284MW. Both sites were commissioned in November 2017.

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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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First Africa project for Baywa is Zambia solar-plus-storage pilot

German renewables firm BayWa r.e. has commissioned a combined PV and battery system in Zambia’s Chisamba province, to supply irrigation for aquacultural farming.

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National Grid: ‘Don’t put all your eggs in the frequency response basket’

A representative of National Grid, the UK’s transmission system operator (TSO), has said that energy storage will be “integral” to the network’s flexibility strategy – while urging developers not to rely solely on early frequency regulation contracts.

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BayWa r.e. commissions first PV and battery plant in Africa

German company BayWa r.e. has commissioned a PV plant with a battery system in Zambia.

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Singapore housing authority issues 50MW rooftop solar tender

Singapore’s Housing and Development Board (HBD) has issued its largest rooftop solar tender to date for 50MW of capacity across its own and other government sites.

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Duke Energy develops 5MW Indiana National Guard microgrid storage and substation project

Duke Energy is planning to develop and install battery storage materials and PV panels that will serve as part of a microgrid system at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury in Johnson County, Indiana.

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Nidec ASI selected to create dispatchable solar-plus-storage on Corsica

Nidec ASI has been selected to construct and maintain four PV plants with co-located energy storage systems on the French island territory of Corsica.

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State Bank of India to lend US$357 million to seven companies for rooftop solar

State Bank of India (SBI) is to lend INR23.17 billion (US$357 million) to seven companies for 575MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under a World Bank programme.

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Kulachi seeking EPC services for 50MW solar project in Pakistan

Kulachi Solar Power Project (Private) Limited is tendering for EPC services on a 50MW solar PV project near Kulachi, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province of Pakistan.

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IFC-led consortium finalises ‘largest private sector financing package’ for solar in MENA region

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has finalised a US$653 million debt package for 13 solar projects at the Benban Solar Park, near Aswan in Egypt.

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