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International PV players ready for Japan’s large-scale tenders

The prospect of Japan introducing a tender system for large-scale solar project rights from this year does not phase international companies doing PV business in Japan, who have said they are ready for the new policy.

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World Bank approves US$480 million guarantee for Argentina’s RenovAr programme

The World Bank has approved a 20-year US$480 million guarantee for Argentina’s flagship renewable energy plan, known as the RenovAr programme.

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India’s SECI scraps 150MW local content solar tender in Rajasthan

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has scrapped 150MW of solar capacity that was due to be auctioned under local content rules, in what may be a sign of the WTO ruling against the DCR taking effect.

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Actis commits US$525 million for new Latin American platform, acquires 1.5GW of SunEdison assets

Growth market investor company Actis has acquired over 1.5GW of solar PV assets from bankrupt SunEdison in Latin America as part of a US$525 million commitment to launch a new Pan-Latin American renewable energy platform — Atlas Renewable Energy.

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Malaysia to auction 460MW of large-scale solar PV

The Energy Commission of Malaysia (EC) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) document hoping to auction up to 460MW (ac) of large-scale solar capacity.

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East Africa’s largest industrial solar system installed in Kenya

Commercial, industrial and residential solar provider SolarAfrica has installed what is claimed to be East Africa’s largest industrial solar system in Kenya.

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Japan to lower tariffs, cancel projects after paying ¥2.3tr last year for FiTs

Japan is set to lower its levels of feed-in tariff (FiT) payments once again, while a multi-gigawatt pipeline of unbuilt large-scale PV projects will be “cancelled” at the beginning of April.

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Canadian province issues 40MW renewable energy tender

The Canadian province of New Brunswick has issued a request for expressions of interest in a new 40MW tender of renewable energy.

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India’s NTPC has commissioned 115MW of Bhadla project so far

India’s largest utility NTPC has completed 115MW out of 260MW of its Bhadla solar plant in the Indian state of Rajasthan, according to a BSE filing

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Tamil Nadu second attempt to lure solar interest falters

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has received just 300MW of technical bids in its second attempt at a tender for 500MW of solar capacity, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group.

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Saudi Arabia launches 300MW solar power tender

Saudi Arabia has launched the first stage of a 300MW solar power tender.

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