EDF negotiates Luxel acquisition to boost its French solar deployment

France is set to have a near-3 GW annual solar market for the next six years from tenders alone and energy giant EDF wants a 30% piece of the action. To do so, the utility has entered negotiations with Luxel shareholders to acquire the PV developer.
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The Windy – or maybe that should be nuclear – City will go 100% renewable

Chicago may be the largest city in the U.S. to commit to 100% renewable energy and has set a 2035 target date. The famous city’s long association with nuclear power says a lot about the future of clean energy Statesside.
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Financial backing for study of grid effects in Australia’s booming distributed generation market

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded AU$9.6 million in grants for five projects and seven studies into the role of distributed generation assets on the grid – and how to expand their penetration.
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Renewable energy investment to increase by $210 billion over five years

Backing for renewable energy assets is set to rise 10% with grid-scale PV the most attractive opportunity among investors surveyed for a new report. But improved investment vehicles and outsourced asset management are still needed if climate change is to be mitigated.
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Advantage solar in Colombia’s first renewable energy auction

Some 22 projects were admitted to participate – 17 of them solar – in the country’s first RE procurement exercise, which will be held on February 26.
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Mexico cancels fourth energy auction

After being “temporarily suspended” in early December, Mexico’s fourth long-term energy auction has been cancelled. The government said the action was taken in compliance with its legal framework and took into account technical, economic and energy planning considerations.
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Australia to lead world in residential battery uptake in 2019

More than 70,000 Australian households will install battery storage this year, according to the Bloomberg New Energy Finance. With the nation’s storage demand set to triple, Australia is expected to make up 30% of global demand.
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SOLAR POWER AND AMIF SIGN AN ALLIANCE IN BENEFIT OF THE SOLAR INDUSTRY IN MEXICO

The Mexican Association of the Photovoltaic Industry (AMIF) and the German Deutsche Messe through its subsidiary in Mexico, Hannover Fairs Mexico, signed an alliance for Solar Power Mexico. At this international fair, the most advanced solar systems in the industrial and residential sector will be present.
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Mexico would exceed 100 thousand houses powered by solar energy in 2019: Solar Power

To date, there are more than 85 thousand distributed energy contracts in the country (solar houses) with a capacity of around 500 MW, ang this year there is an expected 100,000 plus homes in national territory being illuminated by solar energy, in accordance to Solar Power Mexico.
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