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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.