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The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PV market now has a 12GW pipeline, according to the latest data from NPD Solarbuzz.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to provide a €23 million (US$29.5 million) loan for solar development in West Africa.
Module manufacturer, Canadian Solar, has been awarded a module supply agreement for a 1.5MW project in Jordan.
Solar Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) leader GlassPoint Solar is set to receive a US$53 million equity investment from the State General Reserve Fund –- Oman’s largest sovereign wealth fund – Royal Dutch Shell and other investors.
The Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative (EEREI) has opened the tendering process for a 50MW PV project in Israel that could also provide power to neighbouring Jordan.
Nigeria’s power minister has said the country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, is “personally committed” to backing the country’s renewable energy roll-out.
Norwegian PV developer Scatec Solar and the country’s overseas development finance body, Norfund, have agreed to jointly invest in solar projects in developing countries.
Scatec Solar, the Norwegian company that this year has announced the construction of PV plants in territories including Jordan, Rwanda and South Africa, has announced plans to list on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance 1.8GW of renewable power capacity will be commissioned in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2014.
Dubai Electricity and Water has shortlisted developers for the tender for the 100MW second phase of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Electricity from large-scale PV power plants in Saudi Arabia could achieve costs as low as US$70, according to French PV developer Solairedirect.
German inverter manufacturer, SMA, has begun operations at a new Cape Town manufacturing facility set up to serve South Africa’s burgeoning PV market.
Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has cancelled a procurement round for four 100MW renewable energy projects.
The World Bank has pledged US$5 billion in technical and financial assistance for energy projects in six African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania.
Jinko Solar is on the brink of opening a 120MW PV module factory in Cape Town, according to South Africa’s minister for trade and industry Rob Davies.