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India-based EPC firm Sterling and Wilson plans to construct 300MW solar PV projects in Egypt, having recently set up an international office in Cairo.
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to US-based renewable energy firm NextGen Solawazi to help develop a 60MW PV plant in Shinyanga, in northwestern Tanzania, a country where just 15% of the population has access to electricity.
UK solar developer Hive Energy is to make its first break into the international solar market by opening a new office in Dubai.
Canadian solar developer SkyPower is to double its investment in Kenya’s solar infrastructure to US$4.4 billion after meeting with Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta at a Business Council for International Understanding last week.
Production has begun on Saudi Arabia’s first locally-made solar inverters through a partnership between KACO and local company Advanced Electronics Company (AEC).
PV developer First Solar and its subsidiary renewable energy plant monitoring equipment and power control provider skytron energy have opened an operations centre in Berlin, Germany, to provide remote monitoring, real-time supervision and plant control for PV systems across Europe, Middle East and EMEA region.
The Intersolar Middle East Exhibition and Conference will be held in Dubai from 19 September – 21 September 2016.
Global marine terminal operator DP World has announced plans to launch a major renewable energy project equipped with PV panels in Dubai.
Africa’s largest carport PV system to date has been completed and connected in Nairobi, Kenya, at a newly opened half-billion-dollar flagship business park complex.
Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the tender for the next 800MW phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Ghana-based pay-as-you-go solar firm PEG has raised GHS13.2 million (US$3.4 million) to expand its presence in the West African country.
PV mounting system provider Schletter announced that it provided its own Schletter Solar Tracker System FS Track-1 trackers for a 55MW PV plant in Israel.
Singapore-based tier-one PV manufacturer REC Solar is teaming with a new business arm of infrastructure investment firm, Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT), to provide PV systems to residential, commercial and utility-scale projects in Egypt.
Chinese manufacturer Yingli’s European subsidiary has formed a joint venture with renewables developer Namene to focus on PV project opportunities in West Africa.
A senior engineer at Oman’s regulator for water and electricity has recommended the introduction of a feed-in tariff (FiT) programme to foster residential PV deployment in the Sultanate, local reports have said.