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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.

Guatemala’s energy auction attracts 48 bidders

Guatemala’s latest energy auction has attracted 48 bidders for 235 MW of capacity. The auction has been oversubscribed, with more than 1 GW of project proposals submitted. The national regulator will announce the final results on Aug. 2.

Solar NGO Electriciens sans frontières awarded Zayed energy prize

The French non-governmental organization, which provides solar kits to refugee camps and disaster affected communities, won the energy category of the 12th Zayed Sustainability Prize. The award will bank Electriciens sans frontières $600,000.


Solar industry counts seven human rights allegations

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has published a report looking at the human rights due diligence performance of the renewables industry and examined individual generation methods. The report finds that, while the solar sector is not top of the sad list, its vest also isn’t completely unstained.


Guatemala launches tender for 110 MW solar project

The plant, for which no official documents are available online, is being opposed by the nation’s Committee of Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial and Financial Associations which claims it is against the interest of its promoter, utility INDE.

Nicaragua extends fiscal incentives for renewables by another five years

The tax benefits for renewable energy generation projects, which were set to expire at the end of this year, have been extended until the end of 2022.

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