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The Egyptian government has signed binding memoranda of understanding for solar projects totalling 220MW.
PV developer First Solar and construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar have announced a strategic alliance to develop integrated solar technologies for the microgrid for use in remote communities and mine sites.
Access Power MEA, a developer, owner and operator of power assets in the Middle East and Africa, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MERE) in order to develop a 65MW plant.
Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are to jointly launch a new R&D centre to support deployment of solar in the emirate.
Ghana has put the brakes on its utility-scale solar market with the West African country establishing a temporary cap of 150MW.
The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) and South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 10 that will see both groups partner up in order to improve energy security through PV power.
Pay-as-you go solar systems are to be installed in 100,000 off-grid households in rural Ghana under a programme unveiled today.
Dubai’s state-run utility has confirmed the next 800MW phase of development at the Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Solar Park.
Tier-one module manufacturer and project developer SunPower has started work on an 86MW plant in South Africa.
Ghana’s minister for power is to speak at the Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa event in the country’s capital, Accra, next week, organised by PV Tech’s publisher, Solar Media.
The Palestinian Energy Authority (PEA) has signed an agreement with a Palestinian American renewable energy company to provide 30MW of solar power in Gaza, according to local reports.
Six PV projects totalling 415MW have been selected under the fourth round of South Africa’s national renewable energy procurement programme.
South African developer, BioTherm Energy, has become the second company to reveal successful bids for solar projects in the latest round of its home nation’s flagship renewables programme.
Nigeria’s largely peaceful presidential election at the end of March was a victory for democracy. It could also have positive implications for the deployment of solar energy in Africa’s most populous nation and in West Africa as a whole, writes Tom Kenning.
Norwegian firm Scatec Solar has been awarded three projects totalling 258MW under the delayed fourth round of South Africa’s national renewable energy programme.