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WEG bags 62MW solar EPC in Brazil

WEG has bagged an EPC contract to build two solar PV projects of 31.12MW capacity each, being developed by Nordic Power Partners (NPP) at Coremas, Paraiba, in northeast Brazil.

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India solar tenders stalling after Rewa’s low tariffs

India needs to pick up the pace of its solar tendering to stay in touch with its ambitious targets, but recent low bids have caused widespread reworking of state tenders, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group.

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Enel starts construction of 238MW plant in Mexico

The Mexican subsidiary of Enel Green Power has begun construction on the 238MW Don José PV plant in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Spain takes first step towards renewables auction but capacity still unclear

Spain has approved the first of four norms necessary to carry out a major renewable energy tender, but the size of capacity available remains in doubt.

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Azure wins 46MW rooftop PV from Indian Railways, installs India’s first defence solar project

Indian solar pioneer Azure Power has been awarded 46MW of rooftop solar projects by state-run Indian Railways.

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Top UK solar investor Foresight closing in on first battery storage acquisition

Foresight Group, one of the top five asset owners in UK solar, is expecting to close its first battery storage acquisition in the coming weeks as it looks to complement its existing infrastructure portfolio.

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FRV closes on financing for 133MW of solar projects in Jordan

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, has closed US$180 million of financing for two PV projects in northern Jordan.

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Customer education: The unlikely key to unlocking Africa’s C&I solar sector

Alongside finance and political considerations, customer education has been identified as a key driver of Africa’s emerging commercial and industrial (C&I) solar sector, according to market experts.

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GreenWish to install 200MW of new solar in Nigeria

GreenWish Partners, a renewable energy developer dedicated to African renewables, will invest US$280 million to build 200MW worth of solar PV plants in Nigeria.

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India’s NTPC invites bids for 750MW of solar in Karnataka

India’s largest utility NTPC has invited bids for the development of 750MW of solar capacity at the Pavagada Solar Park in the southern state of Karnataka.

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Indian solar developers not pricing risks fully

Indian solar developers have been more aggressive than their international counterparts in solar tenders and their risk pricing appears to have been inadequate, according to a new report from consultancy firm Bridge to India.

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