GPTech to supply 197 MW inverters to PV projects in Malaysia

The Spanish inverter specialist is to supply solar farms being built in Malaysia by Norway’s Scatec Solar, which in turn is working with local ITRAMAS-led consortium on three 21-year PPAs with the country’s largest electricity utility, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

Senegal issues 100 MW solar tender

Senegalese government issues open tender for solar projects with a combined storage capacity of 100 MW in the Diourbel, Kaoack, and Fatick regions of the country.

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DEWA announces new R&D subsidiary

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Company (DEWA) announced that the firm has launched a new wholly owned investment subsidiary. It is called Jumeirah Energy International Silicon Valley Company and, as the name entails, is found in the Silicon Valley in California.

SolarNow financing facility aiming to reach 70% of rural Uganda with off-grid systems

SolarNow and fellow investors SunFunder, Oikocredit and ResponsAbility Investments have announced a $6 million receivables financing facility for the installation of off-grid solar systems in the African nation of Uganda.

China still needs to step up renewable adoption to meet Paris target, report finds

Report by the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and the Energy Research Institute of Academy of Macroeconomic Research urges China to increase the pace of development of its Renewables Energy infrastructure.

Leclanché reduces losses, as revenue climbs 84%

Leclanché presented the figures for the first half-year 2017 with a two week delay. The Swiss energy storage provider reports higher sales figures and lower losses as a result of its restructuring.

Solar-powered saloon turns heads in Oz solar race

Dutch solar-powered car, with an average speed of 69 km/h and a carrying capacity of up to five people, has been hailed as the future of solar powered cars after competing in World Solar Challenge.

Sadiq Khan puts forward London Community Energy Fund in a bid to encourage locally created solar energy sources.

With the aim of producing 2 GW of installed capacity by 2050, the Mayor sets out his vision to reduce emissions in London to make it a cleaner space for people to live, and a more energy efficient city in general.

M-KOPA to invest $20 million in powering remote areas of Uganda and Kenya

160,000 units have been sold to date by the company, which includes 90,000 Solar TVs. 62.5 million hours per month of kerosene-free lighting will be provided, which estimates calculate will save over 600,000 tones of CO2 over a period of four years.

ASECNA issues tender for PV plant at Mauritania’s airport

A plant of an unspecified cost or size is to be constructed by the Agency for the safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA), who are looking for potential investors in its construction to crack on with the modernization of its equipment.