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The Palestinian Energy Authority (PEA) has signed an agreement with a Palestinian American renewable energy company to provide 30MW of solar power in Gaza, according to local reports.
Six PV projects totalling 415MW have been selected under the fourth round of South Africa’s national renewable energy procurement programme.
South African developer, BioTherm Energy, has become the second company to reveal successful bids for solar projects in the latest round of its home nation’s flagship renewables programme.
Nigeria’s largely peaceful presidential election at the end of March was a victory for democracy. It could also have positive implications for the deployment of solar energy in Africa’s most populous nation and in West Africa as a whole, writes Tom Kenning.
Norwegian firm Scatec Solar has been awarded three projects totalling 258MW under the delayed fourth round of South Africa’s national renewable energy programme.
South Africa’s solar investments stood out in a slow Q1 for renewable investment, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Dubai-based Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environmental Services (ALJ) has acquired Spanish PV project developer Fotowatio Solar Renewable Ventures (FRV) for an undisclosed amount.
Solar and wind energy could now be the cheapest sources of energy supply in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a new report.
A funding competition for US$5 million to co-develop up to five renewable energy projects in Africa has been launched.
Tier-1 PV manufacturer and project developer ET Solar said it had secured turnkey EPC services for a 50MWp solar power plant in Israel, along with local partners G-Systems and El-Mor Group.
Gigawatt Global, the solar and social development company responsible for developing Rwanda’s first utility-scale PV power plant, has been awarded two grants to develop a solar project in neighbouring Burundi.
Conergy has become the latest international solar firm to target the burgeoning Turkish PV market.
A 40MW project that is in line to become Chad’s first independent power producer-built solar project has been granted US$780,000 from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).
Solar power systems serving an oilfield in Qatar will be fitted with utility-scale energy storage batteries, helping to ensure the continuity of operations at 775 oil wells.
Chinese manufacturer Suntech has confirmed that a proposed new manufacturing facility in South Africa remains on hold until details of the fourth round of the country’s national renewable energy programme are finalised.