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ISA announces launch of pilot project backed by Global Solar Facility

The International Solar Alliance’s Global Solar Facility (GSF) includes payment guarantee, insurance and investment fund components to catalyze solar investments in underserved geographies.

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.

Africa50 signs MoU with International Solar Alliance to support PV projects across Africa

Africa50 and International Solar Alliance (ISA) will leverage each other’s networks to mobilize funding and raise awareness of African solar projects in European and Indian markets.

TCIL seeks EPC partner for 25 MW solar plant in Mauritius

Telecommunications Consultants India (TCIL) has issued an expression of interest to select an EPC partner for a 25 MW solar plant in Mauritius. Bidding closes on April 28. 

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Minigrid operator Husk Power achieves profitability with India leading the way 

Bihar-based Husk Power Systems, which serves rural Asia and Africa, became EBITDA positive in the fourth quarter of 2022 in India and Nigeria. 

Husk Power secures $750,000 to expand solar microgrid business in Nigeria and India

Bihar-based Husk Power Systems has secured $750,000 in debt to build eight new community solar microgrids in Nigeria and expand operations in India.

Jakson Green wins repeat order for solar-plus-storage project in West Africa

Jakson Green has secured the order to build 20 MWp solar with 4.8 MWh storage after completing the 50 MWp capacity of the project earlier.

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IRENA releases all-Africa dataset of locations for solar, wind

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a dataset with 10,905 sites for PV deployment across Africa, with an estimated total capacity of 4.9 TW.

Sterling and Wilson signs 961 MWp/455 MWh solar storage deal with Nigerian government

Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions has signed an agreement with the Nigerian Government to build solar projects aggregating to 961 MWp along with total battery storage capacity of 455 MWh in Nigeria.

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The long read: Farming the southern sun

Sunfarming is taking the lead when it comes to agriPV project development and investment in Germany. And in South Africa, Sunfarming’s Food and Energy and the Food Education Energy Development (FEED) program has developed two unique concepts through which it can share its agriPV expertise. pv magazine sat down with Sunfarming director of international projects, Edith Brasche, to talk about the company’s South African projects.

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