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Uneven Grouping of Renewables Leading to Curtailments in India: TCCL

Electricity demand in India grew at a CAGR of 5.1% over the last decade from FY 2011 to FY 2019. However, this fell to a mere 1.2% in FY 2020. India was already facing an economic slowdown, with industrial output declining to an 8-year low during the year, but compounded by the impact of the […]

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IFC, EBRD, and EU to Support First Solar Project in Armenia

IFC, EBRD and the EU have signed on to support the development of the first utility-scale solar power plant in Armenia, the 55 MW Masrik Solar Project. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Union (EU) have signed on to […]

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IFC Grants $25 Mn to NMB Bank to Boost Green Financing in Nepal

IFC is providing a USD 25 million loan to NMB Bank to boost financing for green projects and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nepal The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a USD 25 million loan to NMB Bank, one of Nepal’s premier banks, to boost financing […]

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IFC Invests $10 Mn in Globaltronics to Improve Energy Efficiency in Egypt

IFC is investing in a local Egyptian company to help it expand the installation of digital prepaid and smart electricity meters in homes across Egypt. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing up to USD 10 million in a local Egyptian company to help it expand the installation of digital prepaid and […]

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IFC Invests $200 Mn in Africa’s Largest Green Bond

IFC, an arm of World Bank, has invested about USD 200 million recently in the green bond issuance of Standard Bank of South Africa placed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets having presence across 20 African countries. This is Africa’s largest green bond and South […]

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Uzbekistan Seeking Private Developers for 400 MW Solar Projects

The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has invited EoI from private developers to build and operate two solar projects worth 400 MW capacity in the country. The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has invited expression of interest (EoI) from private developers to build and operate two solar projects worth a combined 400 MW capacity in […]

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IFC to Assess Potential of Private Investments in Energy Storage Solutions in Burkina Faso

IFC will assess how private investment in energy storage can contribute to higher solar power production while enhancing grid stability in Burkina Faso The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Energy to assess how private investment in […]

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Off-Grid Solar Industry now a USD 1.75 Billion Annual Market: Report

The off-grid solar industry has grown into a USD 1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy to 420 million users, a new report has shown The off-grid solar industry has grown into a USD 1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million users and remains on a solid […]

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Mahindra to Develop IFC-Backed 250 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Mahindra Renewables is planning to invest around USD 171 million to set up an IFC-backed 250 MW solar power project in Rajasthan Mahindra Renewables Private Limited (MRPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mahindra Group cleantech arm Mahindra Susten Private Ltd (MSPL) has announced that it is planning to invest around USD 171 million to set up […]

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