Uzbekistan picks Thailand’s Helios to deploy 110MW solar project

Project in Sirdarya follows Helios’ deal for 40MW extension to 300MW-plus Namagan complex and adds to PV growth in Central Asian state, lately known for ultra-cheap solar ventures.

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Hungary in clean energy tender debut as solar momentum quickens

Budapest launches first ever auction for green premium tariffs under METÁR scheme as pipeline of utility-scale solar projects swells after string of announcements.

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Shell invests in African microgrid provider PowerGen

O&G major Shell has invested in African renewables and microgrid provider PowerGen as it looks to upscale its energy access business.

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Haryana opens 20MW solar tender

Haryana Power Generation Corporation (HPGCL) has issued a tender for a 20MW grid-connected solar project at an old ash dyke in Faridabad.

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IFC launches $50 million climate-smart leasing project in Ukraine

News about the package intended for Kiev-based OTP Leasing emerged just weeks after the IFC officially started preparations for Kosovo’s first government tender.

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Eswatini’s 40MW PV tender brings in 13 approved bidders

After issuing a tender earlier this year for 40MW of PV capacity by 2020 and 40MW of biomass in 2021, the Eswatini Energy Regulatory Authority has released a list of 13 pre-qualified bidders that will now take part in the request for proposal (RFP) process.

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Afghanistan taps ‘Scaling Solar’ expertise with 40MW tender

Ministry of Energy and Water plans project on PPP basis, emulating World Bank’s ‘Scaling Solar’ initiative that has been successful in Africa.

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Nordgold plans 13MW of solar with storage for Burkina Faso mines

The plant will reduce two gold mines’ reliance on thermal power and is the latest in a string of solar projects recently unveiled by mining companies.

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India’s NTPC tenders for 1GW of solar

India’s largest utility NTPC has tendered for 1GW of grid-connected solar capacity under the Develop Build Demonstrate Transfer (DBDT) programme.

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Downstream solar meets upstream innovation at PV ModuleTech 2019

Top manufacturers take the floor at Penang event to guide developers and EPCs through bifacial yields, bankability data and other front-of-mind issues of fast-changing PV module industry.

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Uzbekistan and IFC to tender 900MW of PV in two auctions

The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) will act as the transaction advisor for the forthcoming tenders, which will be for 400MW and 500MW respectively.

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