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France deployed 484 MW of PV in first nine months of 2017

As of the end of September, the country’s cumulative installed PV capacity reached 7.68 GW.

ADB finances 20 MW of solar in Afghanistan with $44.7 million

The funds will be used to build a solar plant in Naghlu, in the capital Kabul’s Surobi district.

French forces unite to develop solar PV desalination plants

Two French companies have partnered to develop projects that combine renewable energy generation with water desalination. This is an area the solar sector is targeting specifically for the developing world, due to its off-grid compatibility.

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Wärtsilä to deploy 75 MW (AC) of PV in Nigeria

The Finnish technology group has been awarded a contract by Pan Africa Solar Ltd to build a solar plant in Katsina State, northern Nigeria.

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Lowest solar bid in Argentina’s latest RE auction reaches $40.4/MWh

The average price of all solar bids in Argentina’s third renewable energy auction was US$48.9/MWh. The successful bidders will be announced next week.

Mexico: Third auction sees 1.3 GW of contracted solar capacity

Solar was awarded 55% of the contracted energy and 58.3% of the clean energy certificates in Mexico’s latest auction. It concluded with an average price of $20.57/MWh, which represents a world record.

Brazil could contract 1 GW of PV in upcoming power auction

According to a report on Brazil’s auctions for large-scale solar and renewable energy projects, published by local consultancy company Greener, around 880 MW of PV projects selected in auctions are expected to become operational by the end of this year, while another 1.29 GW have good chances of being completed in 2018.

Increased competition in RE auctions raises risk of mispricing, Moody says

A report from Moody’s Investor Services on the importance of evaluating a series of factors other than declining costs of renewables and economies of scale, when approaching a competitive auction.

Chile completes interconnection of its two main power systems

The interconnection of the SIC and SING power systems will now enable the sale of energy from solar power plants installed in the north of the country to other regions.

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Netherlands sees growing interest in community solar projects

Around 37 MW of community solar power projects have been built in Holland so far this year.

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