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ADB backs Cambodia’s first ever large-scale solar farm

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing financial assistance for the construction of Cambodia’s first large-scale solar power project.

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The Philippines clears 162MW of PV and 30MW storage for grid impact studies

The Department of Energy (DoE) of the Philippines has progressed solar projects with a combined total of 162MW of capacity, along with a 30MW battery energy storage project to grid impact testing (GIS) stages, according to consulting firm Enerdata.

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Engie to test Eos zinc battery to ‘operational boundaries’ in Brazil

Multinational utility Engie will install a 1MW / 4MWh Eos Energy Storage zinc hybrid cathode battery system in Brazil and is expected to “exercise the system to its operational boundaries”.

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Asunim to develop 42MW PV pipeline in Turkey

Asunim – a Turkish-based EPC and project-development company – announced that it has started construction on two non-licensed PV power plants worth 42MW of generation capacity in Turkey.

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Access Power selects 50MW Nigeria solar plant as ACF financing winner

A 50MW grid-tied solar PV plant in Nigeria’s Kaduna state has been selected as one of the winners for financing under Access Power’s Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) fund – the first crowdsourcing origination platform of its kind that provides funding to local developers.

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USTDA promotes RfP for Haiti solar-storage microgrids

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is promoting a Request for Proposals (RfP) to US companies to design, build and install hybrid solar PV and energy storage microgrid generation systems in Haiti.

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Construction set to commence on 55MW PV project in Kenya

The Kenyan Rural Electrification Authority’s (REA) chairman, Dr. Simon Gicharu, announced this week that the construction on a 55MW solar project in Kenya is set to begin.

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Massive oversubscription for 750MW solar tender in India’s Rajasthan

A Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tender for 750MW of PV capacity at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan has been massively oversubscribed, with roughly 8.75GW worth of technical bids received.

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Younicos commissions 1MW / 2MWh battery that enables both C&I and utility use cases in Denver

Work has been completed on a 1MW / 2MWh battery energy storage system for a ‘multi-resource microgrid’ in Denver, by Younicos and its project partners, Panasonic and utility Xcel Energy.

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Vietnam introduces utility-scale solar FiT and rooftop net metering

Vietnam has confirmed a long-awaited feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme for utility-scale solar projects along with a net metering scheme for rooftop PV systems.

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Nigeria signs off on 120MW solar portfolio

Babatunde Fashola, Nigeria’s Minister of Power Works and Housing, has signed off on two put/call option agreements (PCOA) with solar developers Afrinegia Nigeria Limited and CT Cosmos Nigeria Limited.

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