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ARENA backs corporate PPA platform aiming to drive 5 GW of Australian renewables

An AUS$500,000 capital injection from the arms-length, state-funded renewable energy organisation takes to $800,000 the amount of public money which will be donated to a $1.74m project designed to make procuring clean energy easier for business and local authorities.

India added world’s second largest PV capacity in first half of 2018

The nation installed 4.9 GW of solar, surpassing the USA – which installed 4.7 GW – to become the second largest solar market in the first half of the year, second only to China’s 24.3 GW.

Trina bags 123 MW order from Ukraine

The Chinese module manufacturer will supply its panels for a huge solar project under development in the Dnipropetrovsk region, in southeastern Ukraine.

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Tunisia postpones deadline for 70 MW solar tender, again

The country’s second 70 MW procurement – for solar projects up to 10 MW in size – was launched in May. The Tunisian government had already extended the deadline for the tender in August.

Decentralized solar-plus-storage would fire sub-Saharan Africa

According to a UC Berkeley study, the falling costs of storage technologies will make it possible for Sub-Saharan countries to rely on decentralized systems based mainly on solar-plus-storage, bringing access to electricity to more than 600 million people.

Nigeria’s MBSO launches tender for 100 MW solar park

The project is being developed by independent power producer Alten Africa in Kogi State, in the central region of Nigeria.

Germany: Tendered PV projects need no public subsidy in August

Marking a historic moment in the German renewable energy sector, no public incentive was paid in August for PV installations up to 10 MW and selected under the country’s tender mechanism. This was due to the fact that market prices were higher than the price including the feed-in premium tariff, awarded in the tender.

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Washington DC 100% renewables bill could supercharge solar

A bill is moving through the DC council to set a more aggressive renewable energy target than any state has yet approved, and to shift the city to solar.

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India’s ‘world’s biggest’ solar auction delayed by a month

The bid submission deadline for the national 10 GW PV project plus manufacturing tender is now November 12. According to officials, there are amendments to be made to the tender requirements.

Niger streamlines 20 MW solar project at diesel-fueled thermal plant

The solar plant has been declared a project of strategic interest to fast-track construction. It will be located at the 100 MW Gorou Banda thermal power station commissioned 18 months ago.

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