Australian regulator offers support scheme advice to small-scale solar consumers

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has given extra support to potential solar consumers to help them ascertain whether they are eligible to partake in the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).

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Philippines energy minister shows intent to fast-track mini-grid deployment with renewables

Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has expressed intentions for the Filipino government to accelerate the deployment of mini-grids using renewable energy in the country to help achieve its goal of total electrification by 2022.

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FRV bags financing for 100MW Australian solar farm without grant funding

Solar developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has closed financing for the 100MW(AC) Lilyvale Solar Farm, Located near Emerald in Queensland.

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NTPC tenders 225MW of solar under DCR in Uttar Pradesh

India’s largest utility NTPC has tendered 225MW of solar using local content rules at Billhaur in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Azure Roof Power to develop 20MW rooftop PV portfolio for Indian Railways

IPP Azure Power announced that it has won an additional 20MW of rooftop PV projects for Indian Railway — the largest rail network in Asia.

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Tamil Nadu ‘negotiates and price matches’ 1.5GW of solar to sign PPAs

Tamil Nadu’s distribution company (Discom) awarded 1.5GW of solar to 18 companies in June, but it has now signed PPAs with just 16 of the companies, all of whom have agreed to lower their original tariff to the lowest bid in the auction.

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Fourth Partner Energy to build 10MW of rooftop solar for Indian Railways

Distributed solar firm Fourth Partner Energy is to build roughly 10MW of rooftop solar PV projects for Indian Railways at Varanasi, Jabalpur and Gorakhpur.

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India reveals solar firms to be sampled in anti-dumping investigation

India’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) has published a letter revealing which Chinese, Taiwanese and Malaysian solar cell producers and exporters will be sampled in its ongoing anti-dumping investigation.

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Huawei to supply 100MW of PV inverters to PES, crosses 2GW in India

Huawei has signed a signed a 100MW solar inverter supply contract with Hyderabad-based EPC firm PES Engineers, and has surpassed 2GW of inverter sales in India.

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Siemens Gamesa bags EPC order for large Indian hybrid wind and solar project

Siemens Gamesa is to construct what it claims to be India’s first large-scale commercial hybrid solar and wind project, by connecting 28.8MW of solar to an existing 50MW wind plant in Karnataka.

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India to electrify every home by December 2018 using solar, storage and LEDs

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has launched a new programme to electrify every willing household in the country by 31 December 2018, using solar, energy storage batteries and LED lighting.

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