Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar aids Schneider Electric to bring solar lighting to Indian homes

Indian megastar Sachin Tendulkar, famed worldwide as one of the greatest ever cricket players, has partnered with Schneider Electric to provide solar home lighting systems to more than 25,000 Indian villagers, in just the first phase of a major programme.

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FRV picks Acciona and Gransolar to construct 100MW solar plant in Australia

Global solar developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has selected a joint venture between Acciona Industrial and Gransolar (GRS), led by GRS, to construct the 100MW Lilyvale Solar Farm in Australia.

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SECI tenders for EPC on 200MW of solar PV for Coal India under DCR

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for EPC services on two 100MW solar PV projects for state-owned mining corporate Coal India Limited (CIL) in Madhya Pradesh.

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SECI planning two 10MW floating solar projects in India

The projects in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh will use crystalline silicon cells and the modules will be 310Wp output with the floating structure and anchoring designed by Arka.

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NTPC tenders 15MW of solar under DCR in Kerala, NSPCL tenders 7MW EPC in Chhattisgarh

India’s largest utility NTPC has issued a tender for the development of a 15MW ground-mount solar PV project at its own Kayamkulam thermal power plant in the state of Kerala using local content rules.

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CEFC provides AU$98m debt financing for largest solar park in Victoria

Just after UK-based Foresight Solar Fund bought a 48.5% stake in the Bannerton solar plant in Victoria, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has announced AU$98 million in debt finance for the project.

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IRENA partners ASEAN nations to boost renewables

Governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have established a strategic partnership to progress the region’s energy transition.

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Thailand’s BCPG considers rooftop solar and online clean energy marketplace

Thai renewable energy firm BCPG, an arm of oil and gas company Bangchak Corporation, is actively looking at investing in rooftop solar as well as an online marketplace for clean energy, according to a Reuters report.

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Indian renewables financing agency raises US$300 million on London Stock Exchange

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), a state-run financier, has launched its first Green (Masala) Bond on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), raising US$300 million (INR19.5 billion) in the process.

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Singapore tenders for 56.7MW of floating solar projects

Singapore’s National Water Agency part of the utilities agency PUB has announced plans to tender for 2 floating photovoltaics (FPV) power plants for a total of 56.7MW after initial tests proved a number of benefits.

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Acme Solar first local renewables firm to file for IPO in India‍​

Indian solar and storage developer Acme Solar Holdings has filed for an IPO in India of up to INR22 billion (US$336 million), according to the Press Trust of India (PTI).

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