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India’s SECI to roll out 10 GW floating solar tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India will invite expressions of interest (EOI) from developers eager to build, own and operate floating PV installations at selected sites across the country.

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Brazil awards 574 MW (AC) of solar in A-4 power auction

Solar was the prevailing source with an 85% share in all of the assigned capacity. Final average price for solar was 145.78 BRL ($43.88) /MWh.

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Nigeria launches Sub-Saharan Africa’s first green bond

The $29.8 million in funds will be used to finance the implementation of projects by Nigeria’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies towards the achievement of its commitment to the Paris Agreement.

Trump team argues strongly for tariffs

Reports say an unreleased memo circulating within the White House lays out arguments for the strongest of trade sanctions against Chinese solar module makers in what is likely a bad sign for U.S. solar markets.

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Taiwan narrows solar FIT cut for H1 2018

Ministry of Economic Affairs will offer a FIT some 9% higher than originally proposed in September in effort to expedite Taiwan’s clean energy goals.

Ghana to launch rooftop solar program in 2018

Through the scheme, the Ghanaian government hopes to deploy around 200 MW of rooftop PV capacity.

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Austria announces new solar and storage incentives for 2018

Starting from next year, the incentive scheme for solar in Austria will change. FITs will be prioritized for self-consumption projects. In addition, starting in March 2018, a nationwide storage incentive prorgam will be launched.

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Eight Rivers begins work on 37 MW PV plant in Jamaica

Jamaica’s largest PV project will be located at Paradise Park, Westmoreland, and will sell power to the local grid at $0.0854/kWh.

The weekend read: Solar Trade Show Highlights 2018

Solar exhibitions: Next year’s solar trade show calendar looks more packed than ever, with at least two noteworthy gatherings globally each month. To help you plan your travel itinerary for 2018, pv magazine selects the shows that are set to surprise and impress next year, based on our own unrivalled experience of the PV trade circuit.

Wirsol to acquire two ‘subsidy free’ solar projects in the UK

Wirsol has announced the acquisition of two solar projects totaling 16 MW, which are gearing up to begin construction in the U.K. Wirsol also says it has plans to expand this portfolio to around 150 MW over the next 18 months.

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