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Mauritius installs the first wave of 10,000 solar rooftops

The Indian Ocean state has received $10m in concessional loan funding from the development agency of Abu Dhabi, in a program co-financed by the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Saudi Arabia and BP Group betting big on India

Two of the world’s biggest players in the oil industry have backed the nation’s ambitious solar target – and are putting their money where their mouth is.

International research group develops solar cell with storage properties

Although the “solar flow battery” is currently considered too expensive by its own creators, a further improvement of its design and the use of emerging solar materials and new electrochemistry may open new opportunities for this kind of technology.

Government initiates anti-dumping investigation for the imports of EVA film for PV modules

RenewSys India has filed an application before the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties for the imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Sheet for Solar Module’ from China PR, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Thailand.

Fossil fuel global grip being loosened by holy trinity of affordable PV, wind and storage, finds BNEF

‘Unprecedented challenge’ for fossil fuels as low LCOE for solar and wind power, allied to tumbling storage costs, sees renewables claim a larger share of bulk and dispatchable generation while adding vital flexibility to the global energy mix.

NTPC bids for 500 MW solar plant in Oman

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd, has bid for 500 MW solar power plant tendered by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, which will be located in Ibri, 300 km west of capital city of Muscat.

ISA to sign 121 solar projects by 2nd edition of Global RE-INVEST in April 2018

50 projects will be signed on March 11, 2018 during ISA Solar Summit, and 71 will be signed on April 20, 2018 at RE-Invest summit. Now, with five new countries, Madagascar, Gabon, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, and Uganda, the number of nations to have ratified the International Solar Alliance (ISA) framework agreement has reached 26.

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Guyana, and Togo ratify ISA framework

With two new countries, the Republic of Guyana, and Togo, the number of nations to have ratified the International Solar Alliance (ISA) framework agreement has reached 21. ISA will host 6th International Steering Committee (ISC) meeting on February 20.

WFES: ISA signs letters of intent for $5bn financing, MNRE announces $350 million for solar

This week’s World Future Energy Summit (WFES) saw a letter of intent inked at the International Solar Alliance’s (ISA’s) pavilion to secure financing of up to US$5 billion with India’s YES Bank by 2030. MNRE head, R.K. Singh also announced a $350 million solar development fund by the Indian Government for solar projects.

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