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Namibia launches EPC tender for 20 MW solar project

The nation’s Central Procurement Board, on behalf of utility NamPower, has announced a tender to select an engineering, procurement and construction services contractor.

Jinko launches Tiger module Down Under

The Chinese manufacturer has officially unveiled its high-efficiency product in Melbourne after celebrating a 13.6 MW panel order from the nascent Hungarian PV market.

Burkina Faso gold mines to get 13 MW solar-plus-storage

Renewable energy is rapidly being adopted by mining companies as the combination of off-grid power and cheaply available renewables offers a strong business case.

Meyer Burger literally betting the house on HJT cell strategy

The Swiss equipment maker has announced a fresh, CHF18 million order from Oxford PV but the news may have been strategically timed ahead of today’s update that it has completed the sale of its headquarters building.

Colombia’s first solar and wind power auction brings average price of $0.027/kWh

Three solar projects and five wind facilities were contracted in the procurement exercise. The auction’s final average electricity price was COP95/kWh, with a maximum bid of COP110.

Longi Solar signs 200 MWp mono PERC supply deal in Vietnam

The Chinese solar manufacturing giant will supply its latest modules to Singapore-based PV developer Hexagon Peak for a utility scale pipeline in Vietnam.

Fate of green hydrogen depends on ever cheaper renewables – for now

Analyst WoodMac has spelled out the urgent need to decarbonize the global hydrogen production industry. While the fuel can offer a sustainable grid balancing act for intermittent renewables, in its current fossil-fuel driven form it is pumping out more than 800 megatons of carbon into the atmosphere every year.

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Highview Power to build UK’s first large scale ‘cryogenic’ energy storage facility

The long-duration energy storage provider plans to eventually build a portfolio of 50 MW/250 MWh liquid air systems throughout the United Kingdom.

Uzbekistan announces tender for up to 900 MW of solar

The central Asian nation and the International Finance Corporation have signed a mandate to develop up to 900 MW of solar capacity through public-private partnerships.

ACWA Power plans 3.6 GW of new fossil fuel capacity in Bangladesh

Renewables may be making encouraging advances in the south Asian nation but the natural gas infrastructure deal announced today by the Saudi power company at a stroke eclipses the 375 MW of solar capacity in Bangladesh and its 609 MW development pipeline.

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