France plans 200 MW joint wind and solar auction

The French government, which has so far held separate auctions for the two leading renewable energy technologies, said joint tenders will help further reduce costs. The first auction will be open to projects not larger than 18 MW.

Belgium may add up to 18 GW of solar by 2040

Belgian grid operator Elia expects solar could reach 11.6 GW by 2030, especially if distributed generation and storage begin to see strong development.

ERG enters solar energy business with acquisition of 89 MW in Italy

The Italian wind energy specialist has acquired 100% of ForVei, a company that owns 30 PV plants across northern, central and southern Italy.

Lesotho’s first utility-scale solar project moves forward

The government of the African country has issued an expression of interest in seeking consultancy companies for the environmental and social impact assessment of a 20 MW PV power project.

Mexico’s power auction pre-selects 16 bids with average price of $20.57/MWh and 2.56 GW of combined capacity

According to the auction’s preliminary results, solar may account for 55% of contracted power with 3.0 TWh. Final results will be announced on November 22.

Brazil sets ceiling price of $100/MWh for PV in power auction to be held in December

Solar will have the same ceiling price as thermoelectric and biomass power projects, while wind and hydro will have a maximum price of $83/MWh and $85/MWh, respectively.

The Caribbean Netherlands commissions 4.1 MW solar-plus-storage project

The solar facility, which was entirely financed by Netherlands’ Ministry of economic affairs, is located on the island of Sint Eustatius.

Hevel switches on 10 MW solar park in Russia

The solar facility is located in the Republic of Buryatia, where the Russian solar module manufacturer hopes to deploy 150 MW of solar.

Eni plans 20 MW solar power plant in Ghana

The Italian oil and gas provider is also assessing the feasibility of floating PV projects in in the Volta basin.

Poland cancels solar auction for projects exceeding 1 MW

The Polish government said the auction was cancelled due to some adjustments relating the EU state aid rules that must be done in the legislation for renewables.