World Bank

A Case For Green Financing For More Transmission Infrastructure

In a provocative blog on the importance of the transmission sector and its role in the energy transition, two world bank staffers make the case for expanding the definition of green projects when it comes to transmission projects, to ensure faster adaption of these vital infrastructure to handle green energy projects. The article comes at […]

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World Bank Approves $200 Mn Loan to Himachal for RE Sector Reforms

World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a $200 million loan for the Government of Himachal Pradesh to support power sector reforms in the state and increase the share of Renewable Energy (RE) in its electricity generation. The loan aligns with Himachal Pradesh’s objective of adding 10 GW of additional RE capacity to make […]

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IFC To Back 44 MW Solar Plus Storage Malawi Project By Voltalia

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector body of the World Bank and Voltalia, a renewable energy company have signed an agreement to arrange financing for the Dwanga Renewable Energy project at Malawi, an east African country. This project has two components which comprise 44 Megawatt (MW) of solar and power and 10 MW […]

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We want to expand solar panel manufacturing capacity to 1.2 GW, cell manufacturing to 500 MW: Manish Gupta, Insolation Energy

Jaipur-based solar panel manufacturing firm, Insolation Energy Ltd (INA Solar) has secured an ECB (External Commercial Borrowing) for USD 2.5 million. The Founder & Chairman of Insolation Energy, Manish Gupta, tells Saur Energy how the funding will give an impetus to the firm. Tell us about the USD 2.5 million subsidised funding that Insolation Energy […]

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Europe’s Solar Energy Surge: A Promising Solution Or Just A Palliative?

Europe is in the middle of its biggest ever solar build out currently, as it seeks to build more solar capacity for every reason from more energy security to clean energy. But can solar deliver for Europe? Is it the panacea to energy security in the long term? Or is it doomed to over promise […]

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Philippines-Based Altenergy is Awarded Three Offshore Wind Projects by DOE

Alternergy Holdings Corporation, which develops renewable energy projects across the Philippines, has won three service offshore wind project contracts. These projects are over Tablas Strait which separates Mindoro and Antique. Alternergy revealed that it was awarded the contract by the Department of Energy (DOE) to Pililla AVPC Corp (PACO), which is the wind energy unit […]

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IFC to Help Kyrgyzstan Develop Renewable Projects Through PPP Model

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a key agency of World Bank – has partnered with the Kyrgyzstan government under the World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar program to develop up to 100-150 MW of grid-connected solar power. IFC said that this will help Kyrgyzstan to diversify its energy mix and increase its renewable power capacity. […]

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World Bank Approves $311 Million for Renewable Energy in West Africa

The World Bank has cleared the Regional Emergency Solar Power Intervention Project (RESPITE) for the West African region with an approval of $311 million that will be financed through its agency – International Development Association (IDA). The new project is expected to benefit the existing and prospective power consumers in the participating countries of Chad, […]

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World Bank Inks Project to Scale up Renewable Energy Technologies in India

The World Bank has announced that it has signed agreements with the Government of India (GoI) and Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) for a $150 million IBRD loan, a $28 million Clean Technology Fund (CTF) loan and a $22 million CTF grant. The objective of the financial agreements is to help India increase […]

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