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Kenya Power & Lighting, Kenya’s state-owned utility company, has announced its intention to invest KES560 million (US$6.5 million) in the development of off-grid renewable energy projects in Kenya.
SolarAid, a British charity, has announced that sales of its solar lights to the African market will exceed 320,000, forecasting £2.08 million (US$3.14 million) by the end of March this year.
Arabian Power Electronics Company (APEC), a power electronics manufacturer based in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia has opened a new manufacturing facility that will produce PV systems and inverters as well as other power electronics equipment.
Spanish PV developer Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente has inked a collaboration agreement with Saudi Arabian business conglomerate AB Group in order to establish a joint venture in Saudi Arabia.
The International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA) and the Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA) have entered into a mutual co-operation agreement in order to promote the benefits of PV in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region which is forecast to grow to 3.5GW by 2015.
Module manufacturer Canadian Solar has announced it has signed another module supply agreement with Zara Solar, a provider of PV systems based in Tanzania.
Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy and sustainable technology specialist, is reportedly planning to inaugurate and connect its 100MW Shams 1 CSP project on 17 March.
Electronics giant Panasonic has launched its 100 Thousand Solar Lantern Project which will see the company donate a total of 100,000 solar LED lanterns to people around the world with no access to electricity.
On 20 February the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA CARE), the government body directing alternative energy development, submitted a white paper for its proposed renewable energy procurement programme.
Siemens has commenced construction of two 50MW PV projects located in the Northern Cape, South Africa.