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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.
By 2030 the Algerian government hopes to install 13.5GW of PV capacity.
The finalists in stage two in the bid for power purchase agreements of 200MW by the government of Jordan have been released by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
French renewable energy developer Global EcoPower (GEP) has expanded overseas with the acquisition of Morocco-based Nova Power.
Israeli micro-inverter manufacturer SolarEdge has filed papers for a US$125 million flotation on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Mainstream Renewable Power and private equity firm Actis have established a US$1.9 billion investment platform for the African market.
Kenyan independent power producer, Greenmillenia Energy, is planning a 40MW utility PV power plant in the East African country.
Authorities in Dubai have invited solar power manufacturers to register for its net metering programme, which it claims is the first of its kind in the Middle East.
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%.