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The Saudi Electric Company (SEC) has agreed a deal to build a 50MW solar power plant with a power purchase agreement in place at a rate of 0.1875 Riyals (US$0.049).
Israel-based PV developer Arava Power Company and EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of renewables company EDF Energies Nouvelles, have commissioned the 40MW Ketura Solar plant in Israel.
Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, is to begin construction of four PV projects with a combined capacity of 57MW in Jordan.
Ahead of Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya this weekend, Toronto-headquartered SkyPower Global has said that it is set to sign an “historic” agreement with the Kenyan government to develop 1GW of PV.
The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) is exploring the development of 100MW of solar in Zambia.
Construction on a 110MW solar thermal plant in Israel’s Negev Desert is due to begin this month after Spanish firm Abengoa reached financial close on the project.
The 200MW second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai has achieved financial close.
Mali has joined the race to become home to West Africa’s first utility PV power plant following the signing of an agreement between Norwegian firm Scatec Solar and Mali’s energy ministry and main utility company.
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) — the largest generator of oil and gas in Oman — and solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR) company GlassPoint Solar has announced its mission to develop one of the largest solar plants in the world.
Italian EPC firm Enerray has taken a stake in Saudi Arabian firm Desert Technologies as well as establishing a new joint venture for the MENA region.
PV developer and manufacturer Desert Technologies is looking to capture the early phases of the Saudi Arabian market by expanding its manufacturing capacity in the country.
The World Bank Group has extended its support for solar in Jordan with investment guarantees for 50MW of projects.
Al Jeel Al Hader Trading Company — acting on behalf of Desert Technologies — and Enerray SpA — a subsidiary of the Maccaferri Group — have announced that they have been awarded two 50MW PV projects through the Feed-in-Tariff Program in Egypt.
First Solar has signed an agreement to supply modules for the 200MW second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.
Egyptian manufacturing company Elsewedy Electric is to start work on a 50MW project in Egypt’s Benban province, the latest in a string of solar deals in the country.