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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.