New Indian power minister invites partner countries to ‘Make in India’ for renewables

India’s new power minister R.K. Singh has said that India’s power needs will double in the next 6-7 years, while India is committed to reaching 40% renewables in its energy mix by 2030.

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TEE and Malaysia Solar partner on Southeast Asian PV opportunities

Engineering and real estate firm TEE International, part of TEE Group, has formed a joint venture with PV firm Malaysian Solar Resources (MSR) to focus on Singapore solar tenders and explore investment opportunities in Southeast Asia.

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Sunray Power gets DOE approval for 100MW solar project in the Philippines

PV developer Sunray Power (SPI), majority owned by MRC Allied subsidiary Menlo Renewable Energy Corporation, has signed a service contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a 100MW solar PV project at Clark Green City in the Municipality of Bamban, Tarlac, the Philippines.

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Queensland tender draws 6.4GW of solar and 6GW of storage proposals

Queensland’s tender for 400MW of large-scale renewables and 100MW of energy storage has received 115 proposals from 79 different entities spanning a wide range of technologies, according to energy minister Mark Bailey.

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Redback bags US$7 million funding for smart household solar and storage solutions

The Clean Energy Innovation Fund, supported by Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), and Right Click Capital have invested US$7 million into Australian start-up Redback Technologies, whose system uses machine learning to predict solar generation and customer usage.

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Array Technologies to supply another 586MW of solar trackers to Australian projects

Solar tracker specialist Array Technologies has been chosen to supply 586MW of trackers across six utility-scale solar projects in Australia.

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India’s Reliance bags US$46 million funding from IREDA to finance renewables

A subsidiary of Reliance Capital, part of major Indian conglomerate Reliance Group, has signed an agreement to obtain INR3 billion (US$46 million) in funding from the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) for lending to renewables and energy efficiency projects.

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Enel starts building 275MW Australia solar farm, sells 80% stake in 1.7GW of Mexican renewables

A Joint venture between Enel subsidiary Enel Green Power (EGP) and Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF) has begun construction of the 137.7MW Bungala Solar One plant, which is located near Port Augusta in South Australia. EGP is set to bag a US$1.35 billion deal on 1.7GW of solar and wind projects in Mexico.

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Mumbai Metro gets rooftop solar from Waaree Energies

Indian PV manufacturer and rooftop developer Waaree Energies has completed a 2.29MW rooftop solar project for Mumbai Metro, across 12 stations.

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EIB partners International Solar Alliance, confirms €800 million for small-scale Indian renewables

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has entered a new partnership with the International Solar Alliance and confirmed plans to provide €800 million in financing for small-scale renewable energy project investment across India.

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Equis signs 20‐year PPA for 5MW Taiwan solar project

Singapore-based renewable energy firm Equis Energy has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the utility Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) for its 5MW solar project located in Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan.

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