West Africa Solar takes first steps forward

The second Solar and Off-Grid Renewables West Africa event in Ghana in April heard mixed views on the progress of solar in the region. But with the first projects reaching completion and others moving forward, brighter times seem to be around the corner. Tom Kenning reports

Spain’s Abengoa wins US bankruptcy court protection

Abengoa, which entered insolvency proceedings last November, has been granted bankruptcy protection under Chapter 15 over the objections of a group of insurance companies who claimed the Spanish renewables company’s talks to restructure billions in debt was unfair to US creditors.

Abengoa sells share in Abu Dhabi CSP plant to Masdar

Spanish renewables giant Abengoa, which entered insolvency proceedings last November, has sold its 20% share in the 100MW Shams-1 concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the United Arab Emirates to Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar.