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A 40MW project that is in line to become Chad’s first independent power producer-built solar project has been granted US$780,000 from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).
Solar power systems serving an oilfield in Qatar will be fitted with utility-scale energy storage batteries, helping to ensure the continuity of operations at 775 oil wells.
Chinese manufacturer Suntech has confirmed that a proposed new manufacturing facility in South Africa remains on hold until details of the fourth round of the country’s national renewable energy programme are finalised.
Module manufacturer Suntech appears to have rowed back on plans to establish a manufacturing hub in South Africa.
Solar investors in South Africa are losing confidence in the country’s market due to ongoing delays by the government to reveal successful bidders in the latest round of its national renewables procurement programme, claims South African PV Industry Association (SAPVIA) spokesman Wido Schnabel.
The Dubai Energy and Water Authority (DEWA) is to bring net metering to the Emirate through the launch of Shams Dubai, a new initiative aimed at encouraging and regulating the development of commercial and residential solar projects.
The recent momentum Egypt has seen building behind its efforts to adopt clean energy technologies has gathered pace with the signing of outline deals for over 5GW of solar projects.
Renewable energy firm, Enel Green Power (EGP) has started construction in South Africa of three PV power plants in South Africa, totalling 231MW.
With a lengthy period of political turmoil only just behind it, Egypt has found its way on to the ‘hot list’ of global renewable energy markets, says a report.
Investment company Adenium Energy Capital has signed an agreement that will see the corporation invest US$10 million in solar-hybrid power plant provider Enerwhere’s portfolio of mobile solar power assets.
German system integrator Belectric’s Turkish joint venture has secured its first tenders in the country after gaining approval for two large-scale ground-mounted solar projects from Turkey’s electricity transmission company, TEIAŞ.
The president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has revealed plans to increase a levy on oil products to fund up to 200,000 rooftop PV systems in the West African Country.
US aid agency the Millennium Challenge Corporation is supporting a drive by the government of Benin to increase access to off-grid power in the West African country.
Saudi Arabian power engineering firm ACWA Power has agreed financing for a 200MW project in Dubai thought to have the lowest cost per unit of electricity ever.
Rwanda’s ambassador to the UK has said he hopes the completion of the East African country’s first utility PV power plant earlier this month will inspire similar projects across Africa.