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World Bank Provides $165 M To Support RE In India’s Residential Sector

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 28 approved of $165 million in additional financing to support India’s residential sector in adoption of rooftop solar systems and make solar energy more affordable, according to a press release issued by the World Bank. These solar photovoltaic (PV) installations will provide clean, renewable energy, and […]

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World Bank says Pakistan must call for 11GW renewable energy bids

Variable Renewable Energy Competitive Bidding Study – a new study by the World Bank – has said that Pakistan will require a call for competitive bidding for over 11 GW of renewable energy solar and wind power plants between the present and 2028. The study stated that this is needed to ensure that the future […]

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Maldives seeks bids for grid modernisation under World Bank-aided project

The Maldivian Ministry of Finance has invited bids for the delivery of grid infrastructure works to support grid modernization as well as the integration of solar PV in the network on 15 islands. The Government of the Republic of Maldives has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the ‘Accelerating Renewable Energy […]

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Tunisia Awards 500 MW Solar Projects

Tunisia has awarded several solar power projects to bidders in a bid to move closer to its international obligations for its domestic renewable share of energy. The combined output of all these solar projects will be 500 MW. The new solar projects will be located in different governorates of Tunisia. The largest of all is […]

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Local Firm to Set Up 100 MW Solar Plant in Botswana

The Botswana energy regulator has granted a generation licence for a 100 MW solar project to local firm Shumba Energy, making it the first independent power producer to set up a large scale solar plant in the country, according to media reports. This landlocked country in Southern Africa does not currently have large scale solar […]

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UNDP, OECD, World Bank, WWF to Participate in Event on Sustainability

The United Nations, through the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the World Bank, and the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) are taking part in a two-day event this month to promote sustainability. The first BforPlanet will be held on July 7-8, 2021, at Fira de Barcelona’s Montjuïc […]

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The Maldives Opens Pre-qualification For 11-14 MW Solar PV Tender

Under World Bank-supported Accelerating Renewable Energy Integration and Sustainable Energy (ARISE) project, the Maldives has opened pre-qualification for a solar PV tender of 11-14 MW capacity range. This PV installation project covers hybridisation of fourteen island grids which currently rely almost entirely on diesel for power generation. Interested developers can submit applications for pre-qualification on or before 1 […]

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Clean Energy Investment in Developing Economies a Global Priority: IEA

New report from IEA, in collaboration with World Bank and World Economic Forum, shows concerted international efforts are needed for a sustainable and resilient economic future in developing world The world’s energy and climate future increasingly hinges on whether emerging and developing economies are able to successfully transition to cleaner energy systems, calling for a […]

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