Engie and Meridiam win 60MW of Senegal solar projects with prices below €4 cents
Senegal's CRSE (Electricity Sector Regulatory Commission), announced the results of the tender under the Scaling Solar program, which is supported by the World Bank. CRSE had received 14 bids from 8 of the 13 qualified bidders for both locations. Original article stated prices in US$ cents
Solar mini-grid companies being targeted by commercial investors
Around 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity all around the globe. Cost erosion in solar, wind, and energy storage technology is creating new opportunities for the electrification of rural areas. In the last few years, the appetite for investing in these segments has been growing from impact
CPPIB to acquire Canadian wind and solar portfolio from NextEra
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board will get a 396MW portfolio of six operational wind and solar power projects in Canada from the Florida-headquartered NextEra Energy Partners for US$741 million.
20K Solar Kits Headed to Africa for Off-Grid Power Support
The Orange SA is planning to distribute as many as 20,000 solar kits in four African countries in partnership with U.K.-based renewable-energy firm BBOXX as an increasing number of companies seek to roll out off-grid solar power on the continent.
Solar seeks its place under Spanish sun
Sun-drenched Spain should be a natural for solar energy. The technology is making an effort to stand on its feet financially without subsidies. Investors are now betting again on solar power generation in Spain.
Indian power minister appeals to battery manufacturers with solar-wind-storage tenders ahead
The Indian power minister R.K. Singh chaired a meeting with the battery-based energy storage manufacturers calling on them to set up manufacturing units in India.