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Spanish government confirms bidding rules for upcoming 3 GW auction

The decree implementing the auction was published in the country’s official journal on Saturday. Solar seems to have more options compared to the previous 3 GW auction, in which only 1.5 MW of PV was contracted.


Netherlands’ DSM develops new sand-resistant solar glass

The Dutch specialty group believes its sand-resistant coating for solar panels will be particularly suitable for desert areas. The new technology is currently being tested at a solar plant in China’s Gobi Desert.


Sudan preps to launch FIT scheme for solar and renewables

The FIT program, which is being developed with the support of the UNDP, is expected to encourage grid-connected renewable energy projects as well as off-grid generation.

Mongolia gets $54.4 million to improve grid and build 10 MW solar plant

The two projects will be funded by the World Bank and the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program under the Strategic Climate Fund

Nicaragua reduces ceiling price for solar by 40%

The government of the Central American country has approved the new reference price band for the new contracts for power generation from renewable sources.

Spain’s upcoming 3 GW renewable energy auction expected to be held on July 18

Only solar and wind power projects will compete in the auction. Wind, however, will probably have the largest share as the bidding rules remain unchanged.

Recom acquires French module maker Sillia

The French manufacturer filed for insolvency in March. The Tribunal of Commerce of Lyon had received two bids for the acquisition of the company.

UGE completes acquisition of Carmanah Solar, secures contract for 17 MW solar facility in Alberta

The Canadian renewable energy company has taken full control of the joint venture that acquired the solar unit of Carmanah Technologies Inc. in April. Furthermore, the company has secured a contract to build a 17 MW ground-mounted solar plant near Calgary.

French Development Agency finances solar project in Bolivia with €11.5 million

The 50 MW Planta Solar Fotovoltaica Oruro project is scheduled for completion in 2018. Bolivia’s power utility ENDE is currently reviewing 16 bids for the projects.

Russia allocates 520 MW of PV capacity in 2017 renewable energy auction

The auction was open to solar, wind and hydropower. Projects selected in the tender must be commissioned between 2018 and 2022.


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