Hevel Solar and Russian hydropower company Rushydro have signed off on an agreement to develop a hybrid, hydro-PV installation at the Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydropower facility in the Amur Oblast of Russia.
China-based PV inverter supplier Sungrow has signed an agreement with hydroelectric power firm Dai Hai Power to supply central inverters to a 100MW solar project located near the Northwest of Buon Me Thuot City, Vietnam.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will provide a US$50 million loan and a US$2.5 million grant to the African Development Bank to support 100MW of -
primarily solar - projects under Zambia’s Renewable Energy Financing Framework.
Indonesian power company PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PT PJB), a subsidiary of state utility PLN, and the UAE's Masdar have signed an agreement to develop the world’s largest floating solar project with a capacity of 200MW in Indonesia.
Emerging market project developer, owner and operator Access Power has announced the shortlist of winners for financing under its Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) fund, with solar forming the largest share of projects.
Household solar systems have taken hold in Laos, but PV deployment on a grand-scale is being held back by a focus on hydropower, according to delegates at the Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia Event, in Bangkok.
It’s the globe’s second largest continent, home to the some of the world’s fastest growing economies, and it has supplied precious resources to nations for hundreds of years - so why do today’s solar PV businesses find it so difficult to succeed in Africa? PV Tech spoke with Jon Sarpong, president of PV developer and consultancy Avior Global, about the challenges and opportunities for PV companies eyeing up the African market.