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Egyptian manufacturing company Elsewedy Electric is to start work on a 50MW project in Egypt’s Benban province, the latest in a string of solar deals in the country.
Lekela Power, a 60/40 joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) for a 50MW plant in Aswan, Egypt, and a 50MW wind power plant in the West Gulf of Suez.
SunEdison has won five solar PV projects in South Africa with a combined capacity of 371MW under the country’s fourth bid round of the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement (REIPPP) Programme organised by the Department of Energy (DOE).
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has opened its new headquarters in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, which the organisation’s director general has described as a “paragon of sustainability”.
Italy-based renewable energy developer Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of the 82.5MW Pulida solar power plant in Free State Province, South Africa.
A consortium led by ACWA Power, including Spanish engineering and technology company Sener, has achieved financial close of the 200MW NOORo II and 150MW NOORo III concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in Morocco.
Four international companies have been awarded 50MW solar PV projects under Jordan’s Round 2 solar PPA tender, with industry bodies hoping the results will help the Middle East solar market take off.
First Solar has published research suggesting its CdTe thin-film modules would offer a higher energy yield than those based on crystalline silicon technology in the hot, arid conditions typical of South Africa.
Abengoa Yield, the yieldco part-owned by Spanish solar developer Abengoa, has acquired 450MW of assets from Abengoa after reporting its Q1 EBITDA to have more than doubled year-on-year to US$105.2 million.
The president of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), Vahid Fotuhi, who was also the organisation’s founder, will step down after more than five years in the job.
Project developer Scatec Solar has boosted its revenue and expanded its project pipeline, according to its first quarter results.
Israeli micro-inverter manufacturer SolarEdge has reported revenue of US$86.4 million in its fiscal third quarter financial results, a 182.7% rise from US$13.6 million in the same quarter last year.
SunEdison will continue to pursue projects in South Africa following its award of an 86MW DC solar project in the fourth round of the country’s Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Program (REIPPPP).
Horizontal tracking systems provided by IdeemaTec Deutschland GmbH will be utilised by the Jordanian government programme for renewable energies in three projects — totaling 43.5MW.
Ecoppia, a developer of water-free PV solar panel cleaning solutions, has announced that its E4 robotic solar panel cleaning system is now operational on five PV installations in the Middle East — comprising of over 35MW of installed capacity.