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UN and EU fund Solarcentury to build solar mini-grid projects in rural East Africa

Solarcentury collaboration with the EU and UNDP on mini-grid hybrid solar system projects in East Africa.

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Sungrow supplies inverter and energy storage system to Bahamas C&I project

China-headquartered PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow has supplied a complete energy storage system to a commercial and industrial (C&I) solar-plus-storage project in the Bahamas.

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Auctions to award 9.6GW of solar in Q3 2017 – GTM

More than 80GW of solar PV will be installed just in 2017, despite a slowdown in annual demand growth, according to the latest ‘Global Solar Demand Monitor Q2 2017’ from GTM Research.

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BBOXX to provide Togo with 300,000 solar home solutions

UK-based renewable energy company BBOXX announced Monday that it met with Faure Gnassingbé, the President of the Republic of Togo, to discuss the “CIZO” presidential initiative.

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AfDB to help finance 32MW PV project in Chad

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced this week that it will fund the construction of Chad’s first large-scale solar project.

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STI Norland to provide solar trackers for 36.7MW PV project in Brazil

Spanish solar tracker provider STI Norland announced this week that it will provide and install 202 of its STI H1250 trackers at a large-scale PV installation in Brazil.

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Indian tax reform uncertainty beginning to impact solar and storage

A lack of clarity around India’s recently enforced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has caused a PV tender delay in the state of Gujarat and prompted the nation’s energy storage alliance to write a letter of appeal to the government.

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ROUND-UP: IEA investment figures, Huntec’s 370MW in Mexico, Meeco in Guyana, Enel Africa startups

IEA finds renewables investment down 3%, Huntec to build 370MW in Mexico, Meeco to build 57 small-scale systems in Guyana, Enel and SeedWorld collaborate to find Africa energy startups.

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NLC India tenders for 709MW of solar in Tamil Nadu

UPDATED: Indian state-run mining and power firm NLC India is to invite bids for the EPC of 709MW(AC) of solar PV projects in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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Brazil to surpass 13GW of solar under government’s 10-year forecast

Brazil has released its long-awaited 10-Year Energy Expansion Plan proposition, PDE 2026, projecting the country to reach more than 13GW of solar PV deployment by 2026.

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Voltalia breaks ground on French utility-scale projects

Voltalia has started construction work on two utility-scale projects it was awarded in a French government tender in 2015.

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