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India’s NTPC launches tender for 1.15 GW of solar projects in Cuba

The Indian energy company will also accept bids for a storage capacity of 150 MW/150 MWh.

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Indian power company invites bids to build 900MW of solar parks in Cuba

State-owned utility NTPC, a partner of the International Solar Alliance, will help the Cuban government with developer selection and the signing of project agreements and will oversee solar plant implementation up to commissioning.

Raising crops in PV facades

An international research group has analyzed the visual impact of PV facades on buildings which include crop cultivation. Architects, PV specialists and farmers were surveyed and the results showed broad acceptance of such projects.

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Abu Dhabi fund approves $105m for clean energy projects

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development will support half a dozen megawatt scale projects featuring solar in the Caribbean and Africa. In addition to around 42.5 MW of new solar capacity, the fund will also back the development of energy storage, waste-to-energy and biogas facilities.

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Cuba introduces new rules, fiscal incentives for solar prosumers

With Decree No. 345, the Cuban government aims to encourage consumers to install rooftop PV projects. The new rules will help to facilitate the sale of surplus power within the national electricity system, among other matters.

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Rebuilding for resilience

The islands of the Caribbean have been focusing on the deployment of storage solutions, minigrids and microgrids in response to the damage their power systems suffered during the 2017 hurricane season. But with the opportunities, there are also challenges.

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Cuba inaugurates 10 MW of solar capacity with help of Abu Dhabi loans

The projects were developed under the auspices of an arrangement between the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and IRENA which supplies concessional loan financing for renewables facilities.

Cuba introduces net metering for solar, renewables

According to local association, Cubasolar, the Cuban government introduced Law No. 345 at the end of March. The new rules will come into force after their publication in the country’s official journal.

Cuba’s PV capacity reaches 65 MW

In 2017, around 32 MW of new PV systems were connected to the grid of the Caribbean country, accounting for almost half of cumulative capacity.

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Australia, Cuba, Malawi, and Peru ratify ISA framework

Four more countries have ratified the International Solar Alliance (ISA) framework agreement, taking the total number to 19. On Wednesday December 6, the ISA will be established as a legal international intergovernmental body.