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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.

Guyana launches tender for 33 MW/34 MWh of solar-plus-storage

The Guyanese authorities are seeking proposals to deploy eight PV plants linked to storage.

Guyana’s solar program set to free up state funds for other uses

The Guyana Utility Scale Solar Photovoltaic (GUYSOL) Programme will help Guyana to achieve the mission set out in its Low Carbon Development Strategy 2030, by reducing the amount that the government needs to spend on electricity subsidies.


The Hydrogen Stream: FAW Jiefang wraps up delivery of fuel cell vehicles in China

FAW Jiefang has completed a large fuel cell vehicle order in China, while chemical producer Linde has opened one of the world’s largest hydrogen refueling stations for trains. The European Investment Bank, meanwhile, has announced new funding for green hydrogen research in Italy.

Guyana prepares 1.5 MW solar park

The $2.7 million solar plant will help reduce fuel costs and the nation’s carbon footprint, according to Prime Minister Mark Phillips.

Guyana tenders for solar on public buildings

The prime minister of the South American nation, one of the most recent arrivals to the club of oil-producing states, has spelled out how his country plans to move to a low-carbon economy.


Guyana launches series of tenders for off-grid and hybrid solar

The government of the South American nation is seeking to electrify with solar-plus-storage several remote communities through eight different tenders.


Hybrid solar and micro-grids for Guyana

The nation’s cabinet has approved new contracts for solar projects under net metering rules across several regions. Investments include solar micro-grids for disconnected areas, grid-tied installations and hybrid projects.

Abu Dhabi lends $23m for solar, Mauritius to get 10 MW of PV rooftops

Togo, Mauritius and Guyana will all receive backing for solar projects in the latest round of funding from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development-IRENA Project Facility.


Solar set to make rum taste even sweeter in Guyana

The government of the South American country has changed the designated use of a plot of land near Diamond, for the construction of a solar plant, among other projects. The PV facility is being planned by local rum producer Demerara Distillers Limited.


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