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Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan plan energy interconnection

Ministers from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan have agreed to connect their energy systems. They will lay an energy cable along the bottom of the Caspian Sea to facilitate the sale of green energy to Europe.


Azerbaijan announces first solar auction

Azerbaijan has revealed plans for its first renewables auction, in order to facilitate the design, financing, construction and operation of a 100 MW solar plant. Applicants can contact the Ministry of Energy from April 30 to participate in the first of two auction stages.


Masdar to roll out 1 GW of PV, wind in Azerbaijan

Masdar, the Abu Dhabi-based utility-scale PV project developer, has signed contracts to develop three solar and onshore wind projects in Azerbaijan, with a total capacity of 1 GW.

Masdar begins work on 230MW solar park in Azerbaijan

Construction on the project is planned to be finalized by the end of this year. The solar facility will likely supply power to the nearby located Garadagh Industrial Park.


The Hydrogen Stream: Hydrogen highway through Central Europe

Elsewhere, the German government wants to allow the testing of hydrogen production from offshore electricity, while a French consortium intends to promote the use of hydrogen at airports and build a European airport network to accommodate future hydrogen aircraft. Furthermore, the Port of Rotterdam is increasing its efforts to become a hydrogen hub.


Solar could help Azerbaijan consolidate gains in Nagorno Karabakh after recent conflict

That was just one of the revelations of the latest Dentons’ Guide to renewables investment in Europe, which also noted solar plants could be switched off in Slovakia, Ireland could go either way on clean power pricing, and Luxembourg is struggling with a surprising headache.

Azerbaijan plans floating PV plant

The country’s energy ministry has revealed plans to build a utility-scale floating solar plant on Lake Boyukshor, where it is already developing a 100 kW pilot floating PV array.

Masdar wins auction to build 200 MW solar park in Azerbaijan

The procurement exercise, which includes 250 MW of wind to be developed by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, was launched in March. The plant will be built at a site located 75 kilometers southwest of Baku. The authorities have not provided any information on final auction prices.


EBRD spearheads effort to auction off renewables in Azerbaijan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued an open call to hire a consulting firm to help the government of Azerbaijan to design and launch auctions for renewable energy.

Azerbaijan commissions 1.1 MW solar plant in Pirallahi island

The project is the first phase of the 2.8 MW Pirallahi PV power plant and part of the Government’s 2014-2020 energy strategy which aims to deploy over 600 MW of solar by 2020.

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