Gujarat, India, Floats 1 Gigawatt Renewable Energy Tender

Perhaps for the first time, the Indian state of Gujarat will auction renewable energy projects under its state policy when it puts on the block 500 megawatts each of solar and wind energy capacity next month. Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) recently issued a request for selection documents for …

Tunisia Will Tender 210 Megawatts of Solar & Wind Capacity this Year

Tunisia will join an increasing number of countries to allocate renewable energy projects through competitive auctions when tenders for wind and solar power projects are open later this year. According to media reports, the Tunisian government will put on the block 70 megawatts of solar and 140 megawatts of wind …

Report: UK Firms Tapping £290bn Global Renewables Market

UK renewable energy firms are consistently signing multi-million pound export contracts, securing themselves a foothold in a fast-expanding global market worth $290bn a year. That is the conclusion of a new study from trade body RenewableUK, which assesses the export activity of an illustrative sample of 36 of its members …

Uganda is Set to Increase Renewable Energy Projects

Last week, the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Norwegian power company, W. Giertsen Energy Solutions for the development of renewable energy projects. Under the MoU, renewable energy projects (including solar power plants, solar water pumping systems, and hydro-solar hybrid power plants) …

French Renewable Energy Group Set Up in Indonesia

French delegates established on Tuesday a new business group representing French companies that aim to tap into the huge potential in Indonesia’s renewable energy sector. The new group, named the French Renewable Energy Group (FREG), comprises companies that already operate or have interests in investing locally and a branch of …

Low-Carbon Policy ‘Less Vital than Low Energy Bills and Security’

Ministers should establish a new energy commission to spur on construction of power stations because successive governments have failed to encourage enough fresh power capacity in the UK, according to a House of Lords report. Subsidy-backed growth in renewable energy projects, such as windfarms, has deterred the construction of new …