USTDA Supports Minigrid Solar Power Project in Tanzania

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency  (USTADA) announced yesterday that it has provided a grant to Rex Energy, one of Tanzania’s largest renewable energy solutions providers, for a minigrid project in the Lake Victoria Islands, where only one percent of the population has access to electricity.

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Martifer Solar to construct 57 MW in Jordan

Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, will begin construction of a 57 MWp portfolio of solar PV projects in Jordan. The portfolio consists of four projects, which were awarded successfully with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) under Round 1 of Jordan’s National Renewable Energy Plan.

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E.ON and Sungevity Launch UK Collaboration

E.ON UK and Sungevity, Inc.  a leader in the international solar market, announced yesterday a new ‘Go Solar’ regional program in the UK, offering customers solar panel systems for their homes. This marks the third country in which the two companies have joined forces, following their successful launches in the Netherlands in 2014 and in Germany earlier this year.

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IFC and Scatec Solar to develop $55M solar power project in Mali

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced on July 9, that IFC InfraVentures, the global infrastructure project development fund, and Scatec Solar, a Norwegian company specializing in photovoltaic solar systems, have signed documents to develop the $55 million Scatec Segou solar power project in Mali with a local developer, Africa Power 1 SA.

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SunEdison secures $160 million and Starts Construction of a 110 MW Solar Energy Plant in Chile

SunEdison, Inc., the world’s largest renewable energy development company, announced yesterday that it has secured financing and started construction on the 110-megawatt (MW) DC Quilapilun solar power plant in the Metropolitan Region of Chile. Once completed, the power plant will be SunEdison’s first solar project in Santiago and is expected to be its largest solar project in Latin America.

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