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Sri Lanka launches tender for 165 MW of ground-mounted solar

Sri Lanka has launched a tender for 165 MW (AC) of ground-mounted solar, accepting applicants to develop solar plants up to 5 MW ins size, connected to one of 20 selected substations across the country. The winners will sign 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the state-owned Ceylon Electricity Board.

Australian firm secures PPA for 700 MW of floating PV plus battery in Sri Lanka

Australia’s United Solar Group has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 700 MW of floating solar and a 1.5 GWh battery project in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka launches 70 MW ground-mounted solar auction

Sri Lanka’s government-owned Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is inviting applications for the development of 1 MW to 5 MW ground-mounted solar projects – totaling 70 MW – with 20-year power purchase agreements (PPA).

Sri Lankan government launches twin 100 MW floating solar plant tender

The Sri Lankan government’s Ministry of Power and Energy is inviting applicants to submit proposals for the construction of two 100 MW floating solar plants at the hydroelectric Samanalawewa Reservoir. The aim is to complement and “leverage” the country’s third-largest hydroelectric scheme through PV.

Electric One enters Sri Lanka 2-wheeler market, to start EV assembly by December

India’s largest EV store chain, which has a pan-India retail network of 100+ outlets, has entered the Sri Lankan 2-wheeler market through a joint venture company with cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga. The company will also start EV assembly in India by the end of December and roll out its products using battery technology developed with partner iPower.  

Financing large scale renewables in emerging economies

pv magazine has taken part in a webinar examining the thorny issue of financing clean energy generation in developing markets.


India is third largest producer of electricity in the world: Power minister

The government has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar to inter-alia improve power connectivity and enhance energy trading in the region.

Enhancing energy trading in South Asia

The Indian Ministries of External Affairs and Power, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), organized the South Asia Power Summit 2018, held recently in New Delhi. The daylong conference highlighted that diversity of energy resources in South Asian countries brings the opportunity to provide affordable, low-carbon energy in the region. The business case for enhanced energy trading in the region, and challenges faced in inter-country electricity trading were important elements of this discussion.


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.

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