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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ACWA Power progresses Ethiopia solar bid with ‘first of a kind’ 250MW solar PPA

ACWA Power has penned two long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Ethiopia’s state-owned Ethiopian Electric Power for 250MWac of solar in the nation.

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Blows to bifacial, African blackouts, climate warnings: Solar’s top stories of 2019 (part four)

Cecilia Keating concludes PV Tech’s end-of-year review, with a look back at Q4 2019’s highlights, where bifacial modules narrowly missed being added to President Trump’s broader suite of solar tariffs, free-market solar swept Europe, the world’s climate priorities were put under the microscope at COP25, and sub-Saharan Africa wrestled with major energy crises.

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UL acquires microgrid software specialist HOMER Energy

HOMER Energy announced that it has been bought by global safety certification company UL, following the completion of the aquisition on 16 December.

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PV Tech Power 21: Flow in focus, long-duration contenders and the ESA

The latest volume of PV Tech Power, Solar Media’s quarterly technical journal for the downstream sector, is now available to download free of charge.

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WTO drama, auction records, hybrids galore: Solar’s top stories of 2019 (part three)

José Rojo continues PV Tech’s end-of-year review with a look back at Q3 2019 highlights, from solar trade spats to Portugal’s head-turning tender, Tesla’s court woes and a solar-plus-storage bonanza.

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Trade spats, China’s slump and auction lows: Solar’s top stories of 2019 (part two)

Liam Stoker continues PV Tech’s look back at the most impactful stories of 2019, this time looking at April – June.

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NTPC issues 500MW solar EPC tender for Maharashtra

Indian distribution company NTPC has issued a tender for EPC services for up to 500MW of solar PV capacity in the western state of Maharashtra.

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Indian utility tenders 923MW of domestic content solar

NTPC taps the Central Public Sector Unit scheme that mandates the use of locally sourced modules.

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Wärtsilä picked for Baywa’s unsubsidised Mali goldmine project

A project to hybridise the energy supply of Fekola, a gold mine in Mali, Africa, with renewable energy and battery storage, will be supplied with a hybrid energy solution, including energy storage, by Wärtsilä.

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Bolsonaro blocks Brazilian import tax breaks for solar components

Controversial Brazilian president vetoes bill containing dispensation for PV cells as appetite mounts among foreign solar manufacturers to supply market undergoing solar transformation.

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