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Central & South America

KEC secures transmission line orders in Middle East, Europe

KEC International Ltd has secured orders for 220 and 400 kV overhead transmission lines in the Middle East, and 110 kV transmission lines in Europe.

The importance of solar mini-grids in universalizing energy access

As solar energy becomes the most cost-effective form of energy generation in many countries, with clear climate, energy, and economic benefits, its acceptance and political support are growing. To enhance resilience and sustainability, strategies that incorporate a diverse energy mix, combining centralized and distributed renewable generation, are most effective, especially in underserved nations.

Sterlite Power commissions its sixth power transmission project in Brazil

Sterlite Power has completed an INR 1,600 crore Marituba Power Transmission project that is designed to deliver over 1 GW of green power to the industrial region of Belem.

Guatemala’s energy auction attracts 48 bidders

Guatemala’s latest energy auction has attracted 48 bidders for 235 MW of capacity. The auction has been oversubscribed, with more than 1 GW of project proposals submitted. The national regulator will announce the final results on Aug. 2.

NTPC launches tender for 60 MW solar in Cuba

NTPC, on behalf of Unión Eléctrica de Cuba (UNE), is accepting bids to develop a 60 MW grid-connected solar project in Cuba. The prospective developer will execute the capacity on a ‘build-own-operate-transfer’ basis. Bidding closes on July 20.

EKI Energy, ICAM launch $125 million climate impact fund

EKI Energy will invest up to INR 200 crore ($25 million) as an anchor investor in the fund with a deep focus on community development projects across remote locations in India and select countries in Africa, Asia and LATAM.

NTPC launches tender for 1.15 GW solar, 150 MW/150 MWh battery storage in Cuba

NTPC, as a project management consultant to Unión Eléctrica de Cuba (UNE), has launched bids to develop 1.15 GW of grid-connected solar and 150 MW/150 MWh battery storage projects in Cuba. The prospective developer will execute the project on a ‘build-own-operate-transfer’ basis and transfer to UNE after 25 years.

NTPC invites bids to build 900MW of solar parks in Cuba

The state-owned power company, a partner of the International Solar Alliance, will help the Cuban government with developer selection and the signing of project agreements and will oversee solar plant implementation up to commissioning.


Visaka’s solar roof granted patent rights in South Africa

The company believes introducing its ATUM solar roof (PV panels integrated on cement boards) would be a gamechanger for South Africa. The product, which can directly be used as a roof, will enable distributed microgrids in the region to address the energy requirements of the unelectrified.


Rockefeller Foundation commits US$1 billion to catalyze a green recovery from pandemic

The new billion-dollar investment is aimed at scaling distributed renewable energy across developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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