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Spain approves expert committee for energy transition

The Spanish energy ministry has approved the creation of an expert committee to deliver a report on potential policies and ramifications of the energy transition.

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South Australia takes Tesla up on ‘100 days or free’ energy storage promise

An offer from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to complete a large-scale energy storage project in South Australia within 100 days or deliver it for free has been taken up by the region’s government.

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Chile’s 2,200GWh power auction to kick off in October

Participators in Chile’s next 2,200GWh per annum power auction have been invited to submit proposals on 11 October, followed by bids on 31 October, according to the National Energy Commission (CNE).

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ROUND-UP: ReneSola 5MW Thailand, Vonovia and E.ON installs, Redavia Ghana office

ReneSola has been awarded 5MW of agricultural PV projects in Thailand, Vonovia and E.ON are to install 2.2MW of solar systems in Dresden, Redavia has opened a Ghana office.

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IFC subscribes to L&T’s Green Bond to help finance Indian solar

The World Bank’s IFC has invested INR6.67 billion (US$103 million) in L&T Infrastructure Finance Company to help finance solar PV in India.

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Tamil Nadu 1.5GW tender ends with lowest tariff of 3.47 rupees

UPDATED: The Indian state of Tamil Nadu’s latest 1.5GW solar auction has received the lowest bids in the state so far with Raasi Green Earth winning 100MW of capacity with a tariff of INR3.47/kWh (US$0.054).

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Soltec to supply 101MW of PV trackers to project in Brazil

Single-axis solar tracker manufacturer Soltec will supply its SF Utility tracker equipment to the Floresta solar PV power plant in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

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Spain’s 3GW renewables auction moved to 26 July

Spain’s next 3GW renewable energy auction has been set for 26 July, having originally been pencilled in for 18 July, according to an announcement by energy minister Álvaro Nadal.

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Brazil expected to hit 1GW of solar this year

Brazil is primed to surpass 1GW of solar in 2017 as projects from three auctions between 2013-15 start to come online, but the industry eagerly awaits the next government 10-year electricity demand forecasts, according to the Brazilian solar association ABsolar.

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India ROUND-UP: Weather and low cost power portals, Maharashtra 2GW tenders, Tamil net metering cuts

Piyush Goyal launches lowest-cost power ‘Weather Portals’ for the industry, Maharashtra set for 2GW of solar tenders, Tamil Nadu proposes ‘drastic’ net metering cuts

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Brazil’s EPE studies PV potential in north Minas Gerais

Brazil’s energy agency EPE has conducted a study on the potential for solar PV installations in the north and northwest regions of Minas Gerais.

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