Tender for 15 MW/5MWh solar-plus-storage project released in Nigeria

The University of Benin has started the qualifiction stage of the tender for a project that will be developed as a public-private partnership.

Diverxia secures approval for 240 MW solar park in Colombia

The project, planned for the northern department of Atlántico, will compete in the nation’s renewable energy auction next month.

Argentina: World Bank $250 million guarantee for RenovAr program

The funds will be used by the Argentinian government for solar and other renewable energy projects selected in the third round of the program. The guarantee package was approved by the World Bank in March.

Mexico’s installed PV capacity tops 3 GW

The figure is represented by 39 utility-scale solar plants across 11 states and approximately 85,000 contracts for distributed-generation PV systems.

TrendForce forecasts 111 GW of new solar this year

The Taiwanese market research company said the effects of the 5/31 policy shift in China were less severe than expected, and in 2018 the global solar market grew 4.9%, with approximately 103 GW of new additions. This year, the solar demand is forecast to rise another 7.7%.

Statkraft plans its first floating solar plant in Albania

Norway’s state-owned hydropower and wind company intends to deploy a 2 MW floating installation at its 72 MW hydropower plant in Albania’s Elbasan district.

Balfar Solar wants to bring production of solar cells to Brazil

The Brazilian module maker expects to start construction of a factory in the state of Tocantins in the second half of the year. The project is receiving support from the local ministry of environment.

Morocco issues 200 MW PV tender

Through the procurement, now at the pre-qualification stage, Moroccan state-owned utility ONE aims to build seven large-scale PV plants in the south and east of the country. German development bank KfW is a partner in the project.

Another big solar PPA signed in Italy

Danish developer European Energy has secured a 12-year agreement from Axpo Italia, the local unit of Swiss energy provider Axpo. Around half the 300 MW of solar projects the company is developing in Italy are now ready to build.

Bahrain launches 100 MW PV tender

The large-scale IPP project will be developed at a landfill site. The plant is part of the kingdom’s plan to deploy 255 MW of solar by 2025.

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