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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EPS’ Somali microgrid upgrade which helps city hit 90% renewables completed in less than 30 days

French energy storage developer and system integrator Electro Power Systems (EPS) has hailed the speedy execution of a microgrid’s expansion in Somalia, which has just been completed in less than 30 days.

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Redavia commissions Tanzania’s largest PV project

Redavia has commissioned an eight-container solar farm at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in the Chunya district of Tanzania, which it claims to be the largest in the country.

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UN and EU fund Solarcentury to build solar mini-grid projects in rural East Africa

Solarcentury collaboration with the EU and UNDP on mini-grid hybrid solar system projects in East Africa.

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ROUND-UP: Mobisol funding, CEFC commitment increase, Acciona Latam retail stores, Sungrow in Bahamas

Mobisol has secured funding from Finnfund for its East Africa expansion, CEFC’s investment commitments more than doubled last fiscal year, Acciona is supplying renewable energy to Latin America’s largest retail store chain, Sungrow has supplied inverters and an energy storage system to the Bahamas.

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Auctions to award 9.6GW of solar in Q3 2017 – GTM

More than 80GW of solar PV will be installed just in 2017, despite a slowdown in annual demand growth, according to the latest ‘Global Solar Demand Monitor Q2 2017’ from GTM Research.

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BBOXX to provide Togo with 300,000 solar home solutions

UK-based renewable energy company BBOXX announced Monday that it met with Faure Gnassingbé, the President of the Republic of Togo, to discuss the “CIZO” presidential initiative.

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World Bank approves US$54.4 million project to develop first large-scale PV plant in Mongolia

The World Bank announced last week that its Board of Executive Directors approved the Second Energy Sector Project, which will help strengthen Mongolia’s electric grid and develop a 10MW installation within the country.

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JA Solar establishes new Brazilian subsidiary

Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member JA Solar has launched a Brazilian subsidiary known as JA Solar Brazil.

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