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Kenya’s energy regulator and renewable energy department have both said they are unaware of reported plans by the East African country’s government to suspend the licensing of new solar farms.
Mozambique has officially opened the country’s first PV module production facility.
Renewable energy project operator Juwi’s South African arm has been selected as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the 86MW ‘Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska’ solar park in South Africa.
The Dutch economy ministry has announced that Netherlands module manufacturing equipment supplier Eurotron will supply a PV module production line to a manufacturer in Qatar.
Germany-based renewable energy control manufacturer, Skytron Energy, has completed of a monitoring system in Kuwait’s first solar energy plant.
Updated. Market research firm, IHS has reiterated growth projections for PV installations in 2013 of 35GW, while forecasting growth of only 15% to just over 40GW in 2014.
Qatar will use the roofs of water reservoirs for solar energy generation Ahmed Nasser al-Nasser, technical affairs director of Kahramaa, Qatar’s general glectricity and water corporation told the Solar Qatar Summit on Monday.
The 75MW Kalkbult solar plant has become the first utility-scale PV project under South Africa’s renewable energy programme to begin generating power.
The Ugandan government has signed an MoU to build 500MW of utility-scale solar power.
Module manufacturer Canadian Solar has announced two module supply agreements totalling 34.3MW in Turkey and in China.
Canadian Solar has confirmed to PV Tech that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Punjab for future solar developments.
Three solar power stations totalling 300MW will be built and operated in Ethiopia by two US companies, Global Trade and Development Consulting (GTDC) and Energy Ventures.
SunEdison has secured ZAR1.8 billion (US$185 million) in funding for a 60MW solar project in South Africa.
Total S.A. has become a preferred bidder in the third phase of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) to build an 86MWp PV power plant using SunPower’s ‘Oasis Power Blocks’ integrated system.
Independent power producer Sonnedix has revealed that its 86MW PV proposal was one of the successful bids in the most recent renewable energy tender in South Africa.