Hareon Solar board backs Moroccan JV

Chinese solar manufacturer Hareon Solar has approved a joint venture that could see it working upstream and downstream in Morocco.

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South African five-point plan to build 1.5GW of PV every year

A five-point Plan has been devised by The South African Photovoltaics Industry Association (SAPIA) to support development starting, with a target of building 1.5GW of PV annually.

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African Development Bank to provide US$265 million loan to 800MW Moroccan solar project

In conjunction with its New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank has committed US$324 million in loan support for a pair of renewable projects in Africa, setting aside US$265 million for an 800MW PV and CSP hybrid project in Morocco.

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Apis Partners awards Greenlight Planet with US$60 million in funding

Private equity asset manager Apis Partners and its partners will provide US$60 million in funding for Greenlight Planet — a provider of off-grid solar products and financing to underserved rural populations across Africa and Asia.

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First Africa project for Baywa is Zambia solar-plus-storage pilot

German renewables firm BayWa r.e. has commissioned a combined PV and battery system in Zambia’s Chisamba province, to supply irrigation for aquacultural farming.

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Redavia develops 300kWh of diesel and kerosene-replacing microgrids in Tanzania

Rental solar power company Redavia has commissioned two microgrid PV-plus-storage systems totalling 303kWh of energy storage capacity, both located in the Songwe region in western Tanzania.

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SolarNow receives US$6 million syndicated off-grid solar financing facility for Uganda projects

Uganda-based off-grid and home PV firm SolarNow has received a US$6 million syndicated off-grid solar financing facility.

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Mobisol partners with responsAbility for SPV financing deal

PV company Mobisol announced that it has signed off on an off-balance sheet debt deal with two energy funds managed by responsAbility — a leading asset manager in the field of development investments.

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Zimbabwe utility plans first 300MW of solar

Zimbabwe state-owned power company Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has applied to develop three solar PV plants with the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA).

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US electric cooperative awarded rural solar-plus-storage project in Liberia

A not-for-profit utility cooperative from Texas has been awarded a contract to electrify a community in Liberia with a solar-plus-storage microgrid, to benefit around 400 homes and businesses.

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Sterling & Wilson starts work on 54MW solar project in Zambia

Indian-based solar EPC firm Sterling & Wilson has started construction on a 54MW PV project in Kafue District, Zambia.

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