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Algeria has doubled its renewable energy target from 12 to 25GW by 2030, according to the state press agency APS.
The African Development Bank is to back a 72MW PV project in Cameroon, pushing the country’s solar pipeline close to 200MW.
Qatar is close to opening a long-awaited tender for 200MW of solar power capacity, according to local media reports.
PV tracking systems specialist, Exosun has established a subsidiary in Cape Town, South Africa with plans to partner with local firms on tracker system construction to meet local content rules.
The Emirate of Dubai looks set to ramp up its target for renewable energy to 15% of the overall generation mix by 2030, from its current level of 5%.
Market research firm, IHS has significantly lowered its PV demand forecast for Saudia Arabia in response to the country pushing back its renewable energy plans by eight years in the wake of plummeting oil prices.
According to reports, Saudi Arabia has pushed its renewable energy targets back from 2032 to 2040, without citing specific reasons.
Global PV developer, Solarcentury, is formalising its growing operation in East Africa by joining forces with Kenyan firm, East African Solar, to form Solarcentury in East Africa.
Officials in Dubai have doubled the size of a proposed PV plant to 200MW, after receiving what is thought to be the lowest ever per kWh bid for its construction.
Power project developer Access Power and renewable energy company EREN have launched Access Infra Africa — a company that will invest in the development of power projects in Africa.
Morocco has awarded contracts for the building of 350MW of generation capacity across two phases of a 500MW solar power project to a consortium led by Saudi Arabian company ACWA Power.
The full list of companies approved for Egypt’s 2GW large-scale solar tender has been released.
France-headquartered renewable energy developer, Sonnedix, has finalised details of an 86MW PV power plant to be built in South Africa.
Egypt’s recent 4.3GW renewable energy tender was twice oversubscribed for solar projects, it has been revealed.
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.