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Swaziland in southern Africa is line for a 100MW solar farm, according to local media reports.
Huge interest has led to the South African government delaying an announcement on a final list of preferred bidders in the latest round of its national renewable energy programme.
High profile solar developments have taken place recently in Dubai, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as lofty ambitions begin to bear fruit.
Nigeria is planning to deploy up to 500MW of solar power capacity across nine of its states in a joint programme with the German government, according to reports.
Ingeteam’s South Africa subsidiary is to supply 78 of its inverters to the Sishen Solar facility in South Africa.
Electricity from solar power could be the cheapest in South Africa by 2020, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan.
France is to lend €100 million to South Africa’s national utility Eskom to support the development of solar energy in the country.
Energy and climate change minister, Greg Barker, told the Solar Energy UK event that Britain planned to actively pursue business in solar energy development in Saudi Arabia.
German renewables project developer juwi has begun a joint venture in Dubai.
Module manufacturer JA Solar has won a contract to supply panels for a 5MW project in Israel.
Chinese solar farm developer and mounting manufacturer Powerway has agreed a joint venture with distributor Nizam Energy to develop projects in Pakistan and the Middle East.
A consortium of companies that includes tier one manufacturer Canadian Solar has signed a memorandum of understanding with local Kenyan authorities to develop a 50MW PV in western Kenya.
A contract has been signed for the first solar power plant to be built in the Gulf state of Kuwait, a 280MW solar thermal power plant in Al-Abdaliya.
The US Export-Import (Ex-Im) bank has approved loans worth US$34 million loan to finance the export of heat transfer fluid for use in concentrated solar projects in Spain and South Africa.
Construction is due to start in the first quarter of 2014 on a 155MW PV project in Ghana, said to be Africa’s largest PV power plant to date.