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The Dutch startup helping accelerate Lebanon’s energy transition

FlexiDAO is using its software to track the production of solar power from four PV plants in the nation, in conjunction with the UN Development Program.

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Project developers can secure cash from new IRENA funding pot

The Climate Investment Platform launched by three multilateral bodies in September is now open for business and renewables companies in developing nations could qualify for help with clean energy facilities, renewables-related grid improvements and energy efficiency schemes.

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Solar and hydropower to rescue São Tome and Príncipe from crisis of troubled utility

The United Nations Development Program is seeking consultants to build a 2 MW solar project and three hydropower plants ranging in generation capacity from 1.15-2 MW.

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Bangladesh nears net metering policy for solar irrigation pumps

Firming up the payment system for solar energy exported back into the grid from PV-powered pumps will offer owners a new revenue stream, eat into a $1 billion annual diesel fuel bill and reduce strain on the grid by up to 1.5 GW daily during the agricultural season.

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ADB provides backing for 100 MW solar project in Cambodia

The development will comprise multiple smaller projects, a first 60 MW batch of which closed its first tender window this month with the results not yet publicized. Cambodia boasts comparatively high electricity prices and has been urged by the UN Development Program to use PV to drive down energy bills.

Floating solar reaches new territories

In Cambodia, Singapore’s Cleantech is building a 10 MW solar plant including a 2.7 MW floating section, and in Lithuania, state-owned utility Lietuvos Energija is deploying a floating plant at the Kruonis pumped storage hydroelectric power plant.

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More developers approved for Egyptian small scale PV program

National scheme reportedly aims to drive installation in segments including residential and commercial and industrial facilities.

Panda Green to buy 50 MW for $30 million in China

Panda Green Energy has revealed plans to pay CNY 196 million ($29.75 million) to acquire Inner Mongolia Guorun Chayouqianqi Electricity, which owns an operational 50 MW solar plant in northern China.

Panda Green posts $41.9 million profit in H1

Panda Green Energy has recorded a profit of CNY 277 million ($41.9 million) for the first half of 2017, up 7% year on year, as it expanded its aggregate installed PV capacity by 468.1 MW.

Panda Green Energy finishes 50 MW in China

Panda Green Energy — formerly known as United Photovoltaics — connected a 50 MW solar array to the grid this week in northwestern China.

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