Lightsource strategy chief on solar, storage and distributed solutions in India

‘The next step of evolution in the Indian market is going to be permanent capital’, says James Brooks.

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Australian grid map shows up best locations for distributed energy

Australia has launched new interactive maps of the electricity grid specifically to support decentralised usage of battery storage, renewable energy and smart demand management.

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State Bank of India to lend US$357 million to seven companies for rooftop solar

State Bank of India (SBI) is to lend INR23.17 billion (US$357 million) to seven companies for 575MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under a World Bank programme.

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Indian Railways’ first solar plants launched

Indian railway minister Piyush Goyal has launched 5MW of rooftop solar projects at Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Anand Vihar and Delhi railway stations.

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Indian power minister touts penalising states for not honouring PPAs

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is finalising laws that will include penalties for state governments and distribution companies (Discoms) that do not honour power purchase agreements (PPAs), according to power minister R.K. Singh.

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Keralan solar ready to take off amid transformer capacity niggles

Kerala’s solar industry is growing well, however it faces a burden in the form of a cap on the percentage of solar that can be added to any single transformer.

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RES Australia reaches financial close on 68MW PV project in Queensland

RES Australia has reached financial close on the 68MW Emerald Solar Park in Queensland, Australia, with the company adding that construction of the PV plant will commence immediately.

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Sembcorp to power Singapore aerospace facilities with rooftop solar

Singapore-based energy and water company Sembcorp Industries will develop two grid-connected rooftop solar projects with a combined capacity of 4.1MW at airframe maintenance firm ST Aerospace’s facilities in Changi and Seletar, Singapore.

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Equis Energy bought by GIP for US$5 billion in record renewable energy deal

US-based investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and co-investors have acquired Singapore-headquartered Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy IPP in the Asia Pacific region, for US$5 billion along with assumed liabilities of US$1.3 billion.

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GPTech to provide 197MW of PV inverters for solar projects in Malaysia

Spanish solar company GPTech has been selected to provide 197MW of its PV inverters for a solar portfolio in Malaysia.

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Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target introduced

A 650MW auction scheme for renewable energy projects will also start in a few weeks.

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