Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022
The Nigerian state of Lagos is planning to build 1 GW solar PV capacity by 2030, to address the demand supply deficit for grid-based electricity, and the World Bank is to help it implement it in the form of distributed PV (DPV) projects.
Monday, 30 May 2022
Financed by the German development agency KfW, 23 MW Diass Solar Power Plant has come online in Senegal and was recently inaugurated by the country’s President Macky Sall along with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
Monday, 20 Dec 2021
The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) is looking for a consultant to provide technical and engineering services for round 3 of its $48.9 million funding round to be launched for the implementation of the Renewable Energy Fund (REF).
Tuesday, 09 Nov 2021
India and the UK governments have launched the Green Grids initiative (GGI)—One Sun One World One Grid (GGI-OSOWOG). This is aimed to establish the world’s 1st international network of globally interconnected solar power grids.
World Bank To Help Burkina Faso Competitively Procure 325 MW Solar & 335 MWh Battery Storage In Phases; Says $168 Million Financing To Also Mobilize $400 Million In Private Investment
Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021
The World Bank has approved financing worth $168 million for the Burkina Faso Solar Energy and Access Project (SEAP) to enable the country’s transition to clean energy, and support clean energy access for close to 300 selected rural localities and .
Côte d’Ivoire Energy Ministry & CI-Energies, With Support From IFC, Launch 60 MW Solar Tender Under World Bank’s Scaling Solar Program
Thursday, 24 Jun 2021
The African nation of Côte d’Ivoire has launched a 60 MW solar power tender under its arrangement with the World Bank backed Scaling Solar Program which it joined in November 2019 (see Côte d’Ivoire Joins World Bank’s Scaling Solar Program).
The Rockefeller Foundation Pledges $150 Million In Partnership With IFC To Mobilize $2 Billion Private Investment In Distributed Renewable Energy; Sub-Saharan Africa Initial Target Region
Friday, 18 Jun 2021
With an eye to mobilize up to $2 billion of private sector investment for distributed renewable energy solutions, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has struck a partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation (RF).
World Bank’s Scaling Solar Program Welcomes New Member, Africa’s Niger; IFC To Help It Realize 50 MW PV Capacity ‘Quickly’ & ‘Affordably’
Tuesday, 15 Jun 2021
The World Bank’s Scaling Solar program, through which it enables countries make use of their solar irradiance to diversify their power generation capacity and take steps to become self-sufficient in the space, has welcomed a new member nation.
Maldives Finance Ministry Seeking 40 MW/40 MWh Battery Energy Storage Systems For Select Islands To Support Ground Mounted & Floating Solar Power Capacity
Tuesday, 15 Jun 2021
The Ministry of Finance in the island nation of Maldives has sought to contract companies that can install and operate 40 MW/40 MWh battery energy storage systems (BESS) under a World Bank funded Accelerating Renewable Energy Integration and Sustainable Energy Project (ARISE).
Engie, Meridiam & FONSIS Energize 60 MW Solar In Senegal, Financed By IFC, EIB & Proparco, Under World Bank Backed Scaling Solar Program
Tuesday, 01 Jun 2021
Two solar power plants in Senegal have come online representing 60 MW AC capacity in cumulative, under the World Bank backed Scaling Solar program.
After Winning Maiden 100 MW PV Project Under World Bank Backed Scaling Solar Initiative In Uzbekistan, Masdar Scores 2 More Wins In Country With 400 MW Capacity Offering Lowest Winning Bids, Says IFC
Friday, 21 May 2021
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC (Masdar) has emerged as the winner of 2 solar power projects in Uzbekistan after it offered lowest winning bid for both the auctions, announced the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
World Bank Approves $500 Million For Ethiopia’s National Electrification Program; To Be Disbursed Through IDA, Funds To Be Used For Solar PV Deployment & Closing Gender Gap, Among Others
Wednesday, 07 Apr 2021
The International Development Association (IDA) has raised $500 million as credit from the World Bank to be used to support Ethiopia’s goal of achieving universal electricity access by 2025, under its National Electrification Program (NEP).
World Bank & GOGLA Report Says Sector Requires Up To $2.2 Billion In Over Next 5 Years To Reach 823 Million Users By 2030
Thursday, 20 Feb 2020
With an annual growth of 30% between 2017 & 2019, the off-grid solar industry has grown to become a $1.75 billion market with more than 180 million in off-grid solar units having been sold globally and 420 million users, according to the 2020 Off.
Maldives Seeking Interested Bidders For 21 MW Grid-Tied Floating Solar & Land Based PV Capacity Development With World Bank Support
Thursday, 06 Feb 2020
While the ADB helps the Maldives in turning its diesel power generation into hybrid power with the addition of solar and batteries, the World Bank is now supporting the country in the development of grid-tied solar power capacity for which a tender has been launched.
Uzbekistan Signs Mandate With International Finance Corporation To Tender 2×200 MW & 500 MW Solar PV Capacity Under Scaling Solar Program Of World Bank
Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019
The first tender round for 100 MW capacity under Scaling Solar in Uzbekistan saw Masdar winning it with the lowest bid of $0.027 per kWh.
World Bank Helps Kenya Develop National Electrification Strategy Targeting Universal Access To All Citizens By 2022; Off-Grid Solar Finds Prominent Mention In Roadmap
Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018
Through KNES, developed with help from the World Bank, Kenya wants to encourage private sector support for off-grid solutions for Kenyan homes, businesses and community service centres in remote parts of the country.
Senegal’s National Electricity Company, SENELEC Enters Power Purchase Agreement With Engie, Meridiam & FONSIS For 60 MW Solar Power Capacity To Be Developed Under World Bank’s Scaling Solar Program
Friday, 16 Nov 2018
Senegal has only 620 MW of electricity production capacity and more than half of its population still doesn’t have access to electricity.
Cumulative Global Floating Solar PV Capacity Grows To 1.1 GW By September 2018; Market Report From World Bank Group & Singapore’s SERIS Claims Over 400 GW Potential Under Conservative Assumptions
Saturday, 03 Nov 2018
The potential for solar PV installations offered by water bodies across the world is summarized by the World Bank in a report that claims that even under conservative assumptions, floating solar can grow up to 400 GW.
100 MW PV Tender Of World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar Program In Senegal Sees 60 MW Awarded To Engie & Meridiam
Saturday, 07 Apr 2018
As part of the World Bank's Scaling Solar program, Senegal is looking at adding up to 200 MW of solar power capacity (Photo Credit: Scott Wallace/World Bank).
Eight Consortiums & Four Companies Pre-Qualified For 250 MW PV Capacity Tendered Under World Bank’s Scaling Solar Program In Ethiopia
Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018
Some of the shortlisted bidders pre-qualified for the World Bank's Scaling Solar 250 MW tender in Ethiopia are also on the list for the Madagascar 25 MW tender.
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Till the end of March 31, 2022, Italy’s cumulative installed solar PV capacity reached 22.96 GW with 185% annual growth in Q1/2022 numbers of 433 MW, says local renewables ... association Anie Rinnovabili @ANIE_Fed #solarpv #solarenergy #solarpower #Italy https://taiyangnews.info/markets/italy-installed-433-mw-new-solar-in-q1-2022/
German laser technology company for solar PV industry @3DMicromacAG will supply its microCELL MCS high-throughput laser cutting solution to EPC company Bottero SpA for installation... in @enelgreenpower's 3Sun Gigafactory in Italy with 3 GW capacity #solarpv https://taiyangnews.info/business/german-laser-cutting-solution-for-italys-egp/
Global alternative asset manager @Brookfield Asset Management raises $15 billion from institutional investors for its inaugural impact fund, Brookfield Global Transition Fund; ... Claims it to be the world’s largest private fund to facilitate net-zero economy https://taiyangnews.info/business/15-billion-for-brookfields-energy-transition-fund/
Solar panel & inverter supplier @OrnateSolar has commissioned claiming it to be the ‘largest’ building integrated rooftop PV system in India with 530 kW system size, for ... Pangaea Natural Stone in Rajasthan, using @Enphase inverters & @Canadian_Solar modules https://taiyangnews.info/technology/indias-largest-roof-integrated-solar-system/