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France awards 507MW in second large-scale solar tender

France has awarded 507.6MW of PV to 77 developers in its second major large-scale solar auction, for projects ranging between 500kW and 17MW capacity.

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Indian solar park off-taker rules change

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a document clarifying the rules for state government offtake of solar park capacity, while the World Bank plans to provide US$100 million for solar park infrastructure.

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Winners of Spain’s 5GW renewables auction announced

Spain’s energy ministry has released the full list of winners from its latest renewables auction, with several small-scale projects in amongst the large capacity winners.

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Go Electric bags 1MWh US Army contract

Energy storage manufacturer Go Electric has won a contract worth US$1.7 million to provide a 1MW/1MWh battery storage system for the US Army.

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Spain awards 4GW solar and 1GW wind in auction surprise

Spain has awarded 3,909MW of solar PV capacity and 1,128MW of wind capacity to 40 companies in its latest auction, which was originally set to be only a 3GW tender.

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Redavia commissions Tanzania’s largest PV project

Redavia has commissioned an eight-container solar farm at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in the Chunya district of Tanzania, which it claims to be the largest in the country.

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IFC works with Sri Lanka’s largest private bank to boost green financing

IFC is partnering with the Commercial Bank of Ceylon (CBC) to help the Sri Lankan bank invest more in local companies focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Off-grid solar reduces diesel reliance at 10 Australian indigenous communities

Ten indigenous communities in Australia are set to be powered by hybrid solar PV and diesel systems in the first phase of an AU$55 million (US$43.8 million) project.

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SECI cancels 950MW of solar tenders as tariff lows keep biting

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has cancelled 950MW worth of solar tenders as the extreme dive in solar tariffs across India continues to impact tenders, but it is expected to retender this capacity.

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India’s first major solar-plus-storage tenders cancelled

India’s first major large-scale solar-plus-storage tenders, tied with solar parks, have been cancelled by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

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Karnataka issues 200MW solar EPC tender at Pavagada

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDL) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for the EPC of a 200MW(AC) solar plant, along with 10 years of O&M, at the Pavagada Ultra Mega Solar Park.

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