Brazil’s looming renewable auction sparks another PV bidding avalanche

Solar firms offer 28GW pipeline of total 51GW put forward for 28 May 2020 tender, scheduled after year when PV drew global eyes with US$17.5/MWh average tariffs.

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Thai and Chinese consortium bag record floating solar-plus-hydro project

B. Grimm Power and Energy China to build 45MW FPV project at Thailand’s Sirindhorn Dam.

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Total and Marubeni go bifacial to deliver Qatar’s utility-scale PV debut

Grid-connected 800MW project developed with local partners will help the Gulf nation to diversify its energy mix and deliver a ‘carbon-neutral’ football World Cup in 2022.

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Tunisia picks Engie-Nareva duo to deploy 120MWp solar project

Consortium bags contract for Gafsa PV plant after submitting a bid of US$0.0272/kWh, for 500MW solar tender meant to kickstart still-dormant clean energy market.

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ADB launches plan to repower diesel-reliant Maldives with solar hybrids

Roadmap backed by development financier will see solar–battery–diesel mixes replace diesel-only mini-grids across 48 islands.

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Enel powers up 475MW of auction-backed bifacial solar in Brazil

São Gonçalo PV project is being billed as South America’s largest and has a 133MW extension underway. Meanwhile, EDPR secures PPA for 66MW plant in Paraiba.

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City of London tendering for 55GWh of renewables annually

The City of London Corporation has put out a notice of procurement for up to 55GWh of renewable energy per year.

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US lawmakers propose clean energy credit push to take US to net zero

House E&C Committee will table act requiring suppliers to procure increasing volumes of clean energy or face compliance payments, in a bid to reach a clean US economy by mid-century.

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro defies regulator to spare solar from grid tax

‘Forget [regulator] Aneel … the tax will be ZERO’, controversial president tells social media users as he acts to block grid fee for net-metered installations in latest PV-friendly move.

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IFC to help Bangladesh find IPP for 35-50MW solar project

World Bank body will back competitive bidding process for lowland PV plant, hoped by its sponsors to be the first of series in land-scarce, overcrowded Asian country.

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Canada’s Solar Provider Group enters Brazilian PV with US$250m push

The Canadian firm is looking for local development partners and corporate offtakers to kickstart operations in the Latin American country.

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