African country kickstarts the second round of its World Bank-led PV programme, while first 250MW tender approaches final proposal stage.
Developer links first 65MW of 400MW project at Benban complex, with panels supplied by LONGi and funded by development players keen on bifacial tech.
Latest GET FiT tender in Zambia awards 120MW of capacity to three winning bidders.
Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has invited research proposals related to renewable energy and its integration, as well as firm power and energy efficiency.
Meeco to install two PV systems in Madagascar, UNDP tenders for 10.5MW of solar in Gambia, First solar electric water heater installed in Namibia.
Ethiopia has issued Request for Proposals (RFP) as part of its 250MWac Scaling Solar tender, asking the 12 pre-qualified bidders to submit their final proposals before the end of June.
Asia becomes major driver of 94GW PV addition worldwide, with other frontrunners including the US, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Egypt and Mexico.
Solarcentury has commissioned two solar-storage-diesel mini-grids in rural communities in Eritrea that are far away from the grid and have relied purely on diesel power until now.
Credit line from Exim Bank to help build 35MW of PV capacity in the African country through three facilities in Karawa, Mbandaka and Lusambo.
Loan to help FinLux Ellen Sarl allocate kits and appliances to schools, hospitals, businesses and households.
President Lungu cuts red ribbon of 54MW Bangwelulu project, the first to be tendered, financed and built under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar programme.
Developer hired by Orion Minerals to examine the viability of building 35MW hybrid plant to power neighbouring zinc-copper site in country’s semi-arid northwest.
New Southern Energy has completed the first floating PV project located in South Africa, with the installation operating at a dam next to a fruit farm just outside of Franschhoek in the country’s Western Cape province.
IPP support in Nigeria and small-scale PV in South Africa among schemes awarded funds as institution approves broader US$440 million allocation.
Firms to each own half of 186MWp capacity (150MW rated) built with US$180 million investment at government-sponsored Benban complex.