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Myanmar extends deadline for 1 GW PV tender

Through the procurement exercise, the government wants to build ground-mounted solar power projects on an independent power producer (IPP), and build-own-operate (BOO) basis.

China holds the key to cancelling half the world’s new coal project plans

With pressure mounting on the world’s governments to turn their back on the fossil fuel, China and peers in South East Asia, Europe and South Asia could help deliver a coal-free future at the COP26 climate summit planned in Glasgow in November.

Rockefeller and Ikea foundations pledge $1bn for small scale renewables

With ‘shovel-ready’ projects across India, Africa and Latin America in line for a mix of grants, cheap loans, equity investment and financial guarantees from this year, the two bodies hope to trigger $20 billion in total funding and bring reliable power to a billion people.

Myanmar launches second tender for utility-scale PV

The country’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) is accepting proposals for utility-scale PV projects built on an independent power producer (IPP) and build–operate-own (BOO) basis.

India’s solar imports dipped 75% in ten months

Covid-19 disruption has been cited as the chief culprit as imports from China, Thailand and Vietnam slumped from April to January, but safeguarding duty also appears to have had an impact, with unaffected imports from nations such as Myanmar, Chad and Russia on the rise and Malaysian trade keeping steady.

Myanmar’s 1 GW solar tender concludes with lowest bid of $0.0348/kWh

The country’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy allocated all tendered solar capacity in its first procurement exercise for large-scale PV. Final prices ranged from $0.0348 to $0.051 per kWh. China Machinery Engineering and Sungrow were the main winners, securing eight and nine projects, respectively.

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Myanmar launches 1 GW solar tender

The country’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy is seeking proposals for 30 large-scale solar plants. The selected developers will be awarded 20-year power purchase agreements.

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Myanmar issues tender for rooftop PV

The nation is targeting an unspecified capacity of solar PV systems to be installed on households and public facilities across several of its regions. The successful projects will be jointly financed by the World Bank and the government of Myanmar.

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.

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Myanmar connects its ‘first utility scale PV project’

The east Asian nation has stepped into the solar world with the 50 MW Minbu facility – planned to eventually reach 170 MW – reportedly beating other previously announced projects to grid connection.

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