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Module manufacturer SOLON will shut its Berlin headquarters and relocate to the UAE, it has announced.
Kenya’s solar feed-in tariff is insufficient for projects to be viable and should be entirely reviewed, according to the head of a company looking to develop large-scale PV plants in the country.
Despite some uncertainties last year over the status of large-scale PV in Kenya, the country’s director of renewable energy, Isaac Kiva, has revealed that 25 projects totalling 750MW are now being advanced.
Abu Dhabi’s research-driven advanced energy and sustainability university Masdar Institute of Technology, has unveiled plans to create a centre for researching “sustainable energy enabling technologies” encompassing the production, storage and efficient use of technology.
Multinational firm International Solar Utilities is planning to develop 600MW of PV power and 300MW of PV manufacturing capacity in Ghana, West Africa.
A 55MW PV project in southern Israel is being fitted with single-axis trackers by Spanish company Grupo Clavijo.
China’s Trina Solar has been awarded a contract to build what is set to be Jordan’s largest PV installation.
Greensolver and Finatech have signed a partnership agreement with the purpose of helping spur the development of a multitude of renewable energy services in Morocco.
The West African island nation of Cape Verde will receive €55 million (US$75.5 million) of financing between 2014 and 2020 from the European Commission, to assist the development of renewable energy.
Nigeria’s first module manufacturing plant has been completed and is now operational.
The company behind what is set to be East Africa’s first utility-scale PV power plant is looking to develop projects in a swathe of other African countries, PV Tech has learned.
Norway-based Scatec Solar is to build the first utility-scale PV plant in Rwanda, also said to be the first of its kind in East Africa.
The government of Jordan has approved power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 200MW of new solar plants in the country.
The tier one Chinese manufacturer Trina Solar has signed up as Gold Sponsor to the Solar & Off-grid Renewables Africa conference and networking event, which takes place on 4-5 March in Nairobi, Kenya.
Israel’s development quota for PV projects has increased by 290MW, after quotas for concentrated solar power (CSP) and wind farm projects were shifted to solar PV.