According to GTM Research, global solar PV installations are expected to surpass 104GW in 2018, despite the top four markets, including China, forecasted to decline collectively by 7%.
Monitoring and instruments firm Gantner Instruments Environment Solutions said had been chosen to provide full monitoring services for four PV power plants in Egypt, totalling 230MW.
Acciona Energia, the renewables subsidiary of ACCIONA Group, and Enara — the renewable energy platform of Saudi company Swicorp — have started construction on three PV projects totaling 150MW in Egypt.
German renewables firm ib vogt has started constructing a 166.5MW portfolio of solar projects in the Benban Solar Park, which were awarded under the second round of Egypt’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) programme.
Acwa Power has contracted China’s Chint Group to provide EPC services for three solar PV plants totalling 165.5MW at the Benban Solar Park in Aswan, Egypt.
NEXTracker is to supply its single-axis trackers to the largest PV Power plant in Egypt with a total capacity of 325MW.
World Bank Group member Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is to provide US$102.6 million in financing for six PV projects in Egypt.
ACWA Power has reached financial close on three solar PV projects under round two of Egypt Feed-in-Tariff program II – with the three installations boasting a generation capacity of 165.5MW.
The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has issued a request for prequalification (RfP) for 600MW of solar PV to be developed West of the Nile.
Renewable energy insurer GCube has secured a new underwriting facility to manage project risks during construction and operations in the Middle East and North Africa.
Egyptian and UAE-based EPC company Complete Energy Solutions (CES) has commissioned a 20MW PV project in Toshka, Egypt.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has finalised a US$653 million debt package for 13 solar projects at the Benban Solar Park, near Aswan in Egypt.
Scatec Solar and its partners have reached financial close for six PV projects in Egypt with a combined generation capacity of 400MW.
Saudi Arabia has announced a US$500 billion investment for an industrial and business zone spanning 26,000 square km (10,230 square miles) over three countries, to be fully powered by solar energy and wind power.
Acciona Energía and Saudi Arabian firm Swicorp are to build and own three solar PV plants with a combined capacity of 186MW in the Benban solar complex in Aswan, Egypt.