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Additional renewable energy capacity, including onshore wind and photovoltaic power generation projects, will be granted approval under the third round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP), the country’s Department of Energy (DoE) has announced.
Dubai’s state utility company has opened the tender process for 100MW solar PV generating capacity.
ET Solar’s German engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) subsidiary ET Solutions has completed and commissioned a 7.8MWp solar power plant in Mishmar Hanegev, Israel, for EDF Energies Nouvelles.
Dubai-based investment company Adenium Energy Capital is to co-develop a 10MW PV power plant in Jordan.
BYD, the Chinese solar and storage manufacturer partially owned by investor Warren Buffet, is to supply modules for the first large-scale PV power plant in Rwanda.
Norway based developer, Scatec Solar, is to build a 10MW PV power plant in Jordan.
Concentrator PV (CPV) specialist, Soitec, has said its 44MW Touwsrivier solar power plant in South Africa has reached 50% commissioning.
Dutch consumer electronics company Philips will open a new innovation centre in Kenya which will look into improving African lives through research and development into technologies including solar power and LED lighting technology.
A US$250 million loan for a concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Israel has been approved by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a US government development finance group.
Egypt’s new prime minister, Ibrahim Melheb has stressed the need for solar energy development in the country, according to a report on Egypt’s state information service (SIS).
First Solar and local partner Shams Ma’an Power Generation have agreed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 52.5MW PV power plant in Jordan.
The African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF), established to support Sub-Saharan African independent power producers (IPPs), has closed with US$100 million in committed capital to support small to medium-scale renewable energy projects.
Investors representing trillions of dollars of assets and multibillion dollar renewable energy portfolios gathered in London on Thursday to explore the solar energy’s investment opportunity.
Saudi Arabia will put 700-1000MW of solar power out to tender by the end of the year, according to Vahid Fotuhi, president of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA).
Powerway Renewable Energy is building a major stake in local manufacturing in South Africa and using the base to expand business opportunities across the African continent.