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SECI halves Indian government building rooftop tender to 500MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reduced the solar capacity to be tendered on government buildings from 1GW to 500MW after its latest buildings survey came out with the lower potential figures.

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Big step forward for Egyptian solar as Scatec signs 400MW PPAs

Egypt’s solar market took a big step forward with the signing of 400MW of PPAs by Scatec Solar and its partners.

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PPAs signed for breakthrough Indian solar projects at Rewa

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) have been signed for the pioneering Rewa solar park projects, which briefly had the lowest solar tariffs ever in India.

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Power Electronics to supply 60MW of solar inverters to Brazil

Spanish inverter specialist Power Electronics is to supply its HEC V1500 inverters for two 30MW solar projects in Brazil owned by Gas Natural Fenosa.

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India’s Karnataka reduces benchmark solar tariff after record lows in other states

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has reduced the benchmark tariff for grid-connected utility-scale solar in the Indian state from INR6.51/kWh (US$0.101) to INR4.36/kWh (US$0.068).

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Indian solar tariff record toppled again in Andhra Pradesh

Indian solar tariffs reached yet another new low yesterday with the Indian arm of French clean energy firm Solairedirect winning 250MW(ac) of capacity in Andhra Pradesh with a record bid of INR 3.15/kWh (US$0.0494).

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Spain’s new renewables tender branded ‘unfair’ by solar industry

Spain has made the second of four steps necessary to carry out its 2-3GW renewable energy tender by passing a ministerial order, but the country’s main solar association has taken issue with with what it believes is a blatant favouring of wind energy in what should be a technology neutral auction.

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Eskom misses deadline for financial close of outstanding PPAs

South African utility has failed to meet the deadline imposed by the country’s previous minister of energy for the financial close of outstanding PPAs under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

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BYD officially opens 200MW module assembly plant in Brazil

Chinese automotive to renewable energy technology company BYD has officially opened its first solar module assembly plant in Brazil with a nameplate capacity of 200MW that will include glass/glass modules.

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Algeria to invite bids for 4GW solar tender

Algeria plans to invite bids for 4GW of solar, according to a statement by energy minister Noureddine Boutarfa last week.

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Enel signs PPA for 34MW PV project in Zambia

Enel Green Power has signed a 25-year PPA with Zambia’s state-owned utility ZESCO for a 34MW PV project in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone in southern Zambia.

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