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Wildly varying reports of Kenya’s plans for deploying solar energy have been dismissed by power industry and policy figures in the East African country.
The relatively quick deployment time of solar power could help to fix energy supply issues and get Sub-Saharan economies back on track, according to a new report by Commerzbank.
Chinese PV manufacturer, ReneSola has announced the opening of a new office in Cape Town, South Africa.
Silicon (a-Si) thin-film manufacturer, Masdar PV is to supply the modules for a 6MW IRENA/ADFD funded project in Sierra Leone.
The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, K.A.CARE, based in Saudi Arabia, and Fraunhofer ISE, have signed an agreement to work together on renewable energy R&D activities.
JA Solar and Powerway have formed a joint venture to establish a PV module assembly plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa with an initial nameplate capacity of 150MW.
The Middle East and North Africa could see investment in solar reach US$50 billion by 2020 as governments push to exploit the region’s huge resources, research claims.
Thin-film module manufacturer Masdar PV has sold its 11.7MW solar farm in Thuringia, Germany to a renewable energy investor.
Yingli Green has won the contract for 233MW of PV projects in Algeria as part of a unique partnership with two hydro and wind power firms.
The IFC, part of the World Bank, has signed an agreement with China’s Chint Group to develop solar farms and supply chains in emerging markets.
Phoenix Solar’s Singapore-based subsidiary has been awarded the contract to build a 1MWp solar plant in Jordan, along with Jordanian company Mustakbal Clean Tech.
The State Grid Corporation of China, the world’s largest state-owned utility company, has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii).
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.