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Spanish engineering firm Iberdrola Ingenieria is close to completing the 96MWp Jasper PV plant in South Africa that counts internet giant, Google, among its investors.
A former Pakistani technology minister has attacked a new tax that has left containers full of imported solar equipment reportedly stranded at ports in the Asian country.
The Spanish subsidiary of solar panel manufacturer, Yingli Green, is to build a 2MW solar power plant in Senegal.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, and governor of the city of Luxor, Tarek Saad Eddin, inaugurated two solar power plants on Saturday, according to local news reports.
Megalim Solar Power, a company established by Brightsource, Alstom and the NOY Infrastructure & Energy Investment Fund has received funding from the European Investment Bank and Bank Hapoalim in order to construct a 121MW solar thermal plant in Israel.
Plans to build three solar PV projects with a combined capacity of 225MW in South Africa have been put forward by local developer Mulilo Renewable Energy.
The build-out of PV projects planned under South Africa’s flagship renewable energy programme continues with the completion of the 40MW Linde project in the Northern Cape province.
European branch of AGC Glass, AGC Europe has signed a Letter of Intent to enter into a joint venture with Saudi Arabian glass company, Obeikan Glass.
Rwanda’s first utility-scale PV plant, built by Norwegian firm Scatec Solar, has begun test operations.
Iran is planning to spend US$60 million on solar projects this year, up from US$12 million last year, according to reports.
The government of Sierra Leone has agreed a loan worth around US$9 million from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) to build a 6MW solar park in the capital city, Freetown.
Authorities in northern Ghana have signed a deal to press ahead with the 40MW first phase of what will eventually be 200MW of solar capacity in the region.
First Solar’s 52MW PV plant in Jordan has a new partner going forward. Mitsubishi Corporation, through their subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe, Ltd., will operate a 35% equity share of the Shams Ma’an plant.
Burkina Faso has become the latest West African state to reveal plans for a utility-scale PV power plant.
With more than 500MW of utility-scale solar installed, South Africa has now placed itself into the world’s top-ten PV markets, according to reports released today by the utility-solar group, Wiki-Solar.org.
System provider, Petra Solar, and its partner, the Washington DC-based renewable infrastructure business group, Caspian Renewable Energy, have completed a 5MW installation in Bahrain.
A new joint venture targeting India’s PV-diesel hybrid market has been established between a US independent power producer and an Italian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm.
A group, comprising of Kuwait’s Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB) and the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW), have sent out expression of interest (EOI) requests for the Al Abdaliyah Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Project.
Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), which recently announced the opening of a 300MW integrated PV module manufacturing plant, will use GT Advanced Technologies’ next-generation ‘HiCz 200’ continuous feeding monocrystalline puller technology, the equipment supplier has confirmed.
The International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA) has elected a number of new members to its board during its AGM during Intersolar Europe.
UK renewable energy investor Low Carbon has increased its stake in the company behind a plan to export solar energy from Tunisia to Europe.
Kenya has lifted VAT charges on all solar equipment imported into the East African country.
The energy minister of Namibia, southern Africa, has called for greater deployment of solar to provide power in off-grid locations.
German EPC firm IBC Solar is stepping up its attention on the Middle East market.
The first vertically integrated PV manufacturer in the MENA region, Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), has officially opened a 300MW PV module production plant, located in a Doha industrial zone, Qatar.
Module and cell manufacturer China Sunergy (CSun) has signed an agreement with KosiFrankensolar to build 50MW of PV projects in Turkey.
MAECI Solar, a subsidiary of Management and Economic Consulting, has been chosen by the government of Equatorial Guinea to install a 5MW PV project on Annobon Province, an island off the coast of the African nation.
Governments in Africa are in a good position to overturn mistakes made during early stage PV development and build out a strong renewable energy base, a former renewable energy minister has told PV Tech.
Major PV energy provider SunPower Corp and AE-AMD Renewable Energy, a joint venture between the Spanish AMDA energia and the South African Alt-E Technologies, have completed two ground-mounted PV projects in South Africa, totaling 33MW.
Energy developer, Joule Africa, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Cameroon to construct a 100MW solar power plant.
Institutional investment from a state pension fund will help finance a 44MWp concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) power plant being built in South Africa by Soitec after a refinancing scheme for the project was approved by the South African Department of Energy.
PV developer SolarReserve has completed and put into full operation two 75MW PV plants in South Africa.
Leading PV energy provider, Yingli Green Energy is mulling over the opportunity to help take part in developing a solar project in Dubai.
A 1MW PV power plant, currently the largest in East Africa, has been completed at the Changoi Team Farm in Kenya.
Emerging markets power developer, Globeleq, has completed two solar power projects in South Africa.
German solar company JVG Thoma has announced that it is scheduled to begin production of a desert PV module manufacturing facility in Tunis, Tunisia, by early June.
Chinese PV mounting systems manufacturer Powerway has announced that it will work on a solar power project in Algeria that will total 233MW generation capacity when completed.
Module manufacturer, Renesola has signed an equipment supply contract for rooftop projects in Jordan.
A joint venture between Canadian developer SkyPower Global and Saudi Arabian firm FAS Energy has signed a 3GW solar development deal with Nigerian authorities.
The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) will partner on thin-film PV research with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
Senior Moroccan officials will tour the US this June as they look to kick start the North African country’s ambitious US$12.4 billion solar plans.
Egypt will invest US$1 billion in solar energy in the coming years, according to the state-run information service.
Algeria has launched a feed-in tariff for large-scale PV power plants to support its goal of building 800MW of solar capacity by 2020.
California-based alternate energy provider Evolution Solar, developer AMP Solar Global and energy consultants RAI Energy International are to develop a 20MW solar power project in Jordan.
PV demand in the Middle East and Africa is set to grow by 50% this year and more than triple by 2018 as countries such as Saudi Arabia begin serious levels of solar deployment.
Solar associations in the Gulf and India have struck a deal that will see the two regions offer mutual support to their PV industries through the sharing of expertise and resources.
Additional renewable energy capacity, including onshore wind and photovoltaic power generation projects, will be granted approval under the third round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP), the country’s Department of Energy (DoE) has announced.
Dubai’s state utility company has opened the tender process for 100MW solar PV generating capacity.
ET Solar’s German engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) subsidiary ET Solutions has completed and commissioned a 7.8MWp solar power plant in Mishmar Hanegev, Israel, for EDF Energies Nouvelles.
Dubai-based investment company Adenium Energy Capital is to co-develop a 10MW PV power plant in Jordan.