Distribution networks and awareness campaigns help spur US$259m-a-year market of off-grid PV lighting, making a leader of a country where only 13% enjoy grid access.
Warsaw unveils PLN1bn scheme to co-fund home PV, World Bank supports roll-out in Sahel state, Pacific kingdom breaks ground on off-grid solar.
World Bank’s IFC, the EIB and Proparco pour €38 million into PPA-backed projects contracted last year at €0.0380-0.0398/kWh, paving way for construction.
Harare adopts solar duty waivers as Chinese firm shares upstream plans, UK-backed scheme targets 60 mini-grid systems, Sinohydro to deploy 20MW plant by Lagdo dam.
PV applicants for support under small-scale scheme table bids at average prices of US$57.9/MWh, government reveals just days before auction takes place.
PV hybrid costs of US$0.20/kWh by 2030 would help install enough mini-grids to power half a billion people and close energy access gaps, says new report.
Funding of US$47 million will back the installation of stoves and others for over a million people in Kenya’s remote, electricity-deprived communities.
Country fails to dismiss case brought by bankrupt developer over losses from FiT changes, joins Spain among EU states risking multi-million payouts for policy u-turns.
Development money will bankroll US$415m-plus Solar City scheme, meant to install 350MW worth of PV car parks, heaters and distributed generation.
Renewable agency MASEN picks consortium for ~US$2.3bn project combining PV, storage and CSP in bid to benefit from ‘spectacular’ PV cost declines.
Monkey Bay Solar project will feature HDPE-based ‘islands’ anchored via underwater cabling some 250 metres off Lake Malawi’s shores, firm tells PV Tech
Government and World Bank hire impact investor Bamboo to run US$17m scheme meant to improve power access in state still reeling from 2010 earthquake.
Development duo share plans for US$41m of debt to back 55MW project in Gegharkunik province, to be built by Dutch-Spanish consortium.
Turkish EPC 77 Group secures loans from ADB, CFPS II for project it will build in Kandahar through public-private partnership.
Mineral recycling and renewable-powered mines will be backed through US$50m scheme to offset environmental impacts of race for lithium and others.