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Photovoltaics for unmanned aerial vehicles

An international research team has identified parameters to integrate PV cells into unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Building to last in the Global South

PV initiatives should be designed to last, as several well-meaning off-grid solar projects for the developing world have floundered over the years.

Ecuador allocates 120 MW of PV in renewables auction

The government of Ecuador has allocated 500 MW of renewable energy capacity in its latest procurement exercise. The selected developers secured 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs).


Ecuador pre-selects 345.3 MW of solar in renewables auction

The lowest bid for PV in Ecuador’s latest procurement exercise was $0.0498/kWh. The pre-selected developers may secure 25-year power purchase agreements.

Ecuador launches 500 MW renewables tender

The procurement exercise will be open to hydroelectric, wind, solar and biomass projects.


Ecuador announces renewables auctions, plans to allocate 1 GW

Ecuador plans to launch a 500 MW procurement exercise in November.

French-Ecuadorian consortium wins 14.8 MW/40.9 MWh solar-plus-storage tender in Galapagos Islands

The solar-plus-storage facility will be built by Ecuadorian developer Gransolar and French renewable energy company Total Eren on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos National Park.


Ecuador announces 350 MW renewables auction

Ecuador’s latest procurement exercise will be open to solar, wind, hydropower and biomass projects.

Ecuador concludes 200 MW PV tender with final price of $0.06935/kWh

Solarpack was the winner of Ecuador’s latest tender, launched in July 2019, for the 200 MW El Aromo solar project. The facility will sell electricity to state-owned Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador SA under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Ecuador kicks-off 60 MW solar tender

The government is seeking proposals for 200 MW of renewable energy capacity including two 30 MW solar parks to be constructed in either Santa Elena or Guaya provinces.


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