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According to reports, Saudi Arabia has pushed its renewable energy targets back from 2032 to 2040, without citing specific reasons.
Global PV developer, Solarcentury, is formalising its growing operation in East Africa by joining forces with Kenyan firm, East African Solar, to form Solarcentury in East Africa.
Officials in Dubai have doubled the size of a proposed PV plant to 200MW, after receiving what is thought to be the lowest ever per kWh bid for its construction.
Power project developer Access Power and renewable energy company EREN have launched Access Infra Africa — a company that will invest in the development of power projects in Africa.
Morocco has awarded contracts for the building of 350MW of generation capacity across two phases of a 500MW solar power project to a consortium led by Saudi Arabian company ACWA Power.
The full list of companies approved for Egypt’s 2GW large-scale solar tender has been released.
France-headquartered renewable energy developer, Sonnedix, has finalised details of an 86MW PV power plant to be built in South Africa.
Egypt’s recent 4.3GW renewable energy tender was twice oversubscribed for solar projects, it has been revealed.
South Africa’s government has confirmed that successful bidders under the fourth round of its renewable energy programme will not be announced until the New Year.
China’s ET Solar is to begin work building a 40MW solar power plant in Israel.
The completion of South Africa’s latest utility PV power plant has coincided with new figures showing an “exponential” rise in the contribution solar is now making to the country’s grid.
Uganda has fired the starting gun on its bid to become a large-scale solar player with the selection of four projects totalling 20MW.
World leaders negotiating global climate change policies are “10 to 15 years out of date” when discussing renewable energy technology.
The West Bank city of Jericho is using a 710kW solar power plant to generate renewable energy for Jerusalem’s Palestinian population.
US installer SolarCity is among the investors in a US$16 million funding round closed this week by Off Grid Electric, a company offering pre-paid solar systems in Africa.