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South Africa’s government has confirmed that successful bidders under the fourth round of its renewable energy programme will not be announced until the New Year.
China’s ET Solar is to begin work building a 40MW solar power plant in Israel.
The completion of South Africa’s latest utility PV power plant has coincided with new figures showing an “exponential” rise in the contribution solar is now making to the country’s grid.
Uganda has fired the starting gun on its bid to become a large-scale solar player with the selection of four projects totalling 20MW.
World leaders negotiating global climate change policies are “10 to 15 years out of date” when discussing renewable energy technology.
The West Bank city of Jericho is using a 710kW solar power plant to generate renewable energy for Jerusalem’s Palestinian population.
US installer SolarCity is among the investors in a US$16 million funding round closed this week by Off Grid Electric, a company offering pre-paid solar systems in Africa.
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved two loans, totaling €176 million (US$216 million) for the second phase of the Ouarzazate solar project in Morocco.
Italian specialist solar cell manufacturer, MegaCell, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Egyptian investment firm, Misr Asset Management, to seek investors to build and operate a 120MW solar cell and module assembly plant in Egypt using its n-type monocrystalline bi-facial cell technology.
Global energy developer New Generation Power (NGP) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Government of Nigeria to deliver 1,200MW of utility-scale photovoltaic projects within the West African country.
Ten bidders will be reviewed by Dubai’s state utility company for the development of the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, following the close of the bidding on 20 November.
Namibia in southern Africa is expected to see its first large-scale PV plant come online early next year following a ground-breaking ceremony last week.
Trina Solar has made an agreement with Jordan-based solar energy supplier, Shamsuna to construct a 10MW solar power plant.
The Wold Bank has commissioned the first of many data stations measuring renewable energy potential around the globe in an effort to open up new markets.
Jasper, at 96MWp the largest PV power plant in South Africa, has been completed.