Private equity fund SoftBank Vision Fund has officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) to develop 3GW of PV and energy storage capacity within Saudi Arabia.
SB Energy, a joint venture between Japanese tech firm Softbank, Bharti Enterprises and Foxconn Technology Group, has started operations at a 455MW solar project in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, according to a release from the module supplier Trina Solar.
SB Energy, a joint venture between Softbank, Foxconn and Bharti Enterprises, has commissioned a 350MW solar plant at Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India, claiming it to be the world’s seventh largest PV plant.
India’s expected four-fold rise in energy demand over the next 15 years will open “immense business opportunities” for Japan in the sector in India, according to Indian energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal.
State Grid Corporation of China, Korea’s main utility, one of Japan’s biggest renewables developers and Russia’s grid operator have formally indicated their interest in building a massive interconnected grid across Asia.
SBG Cleantech, a joint venture between Japan-based solar firm Softbank, Taiwan-based manufacturing services provider Foxconn Technology Group and Indian business conglomerate Bharti Enterprises has won all 350MW capacity in yesterday’s National Solar Mission (NSM) auction in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh at INR4.63/kWh.