GE to develop 50MW PV project in Egypt

GE Power Conversion, a subsidiary of General Electric, has received a full turnkey contract from Fas Energy to develop a 50MW PV project for the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC).

Work starts on 30MW project in Iran

The Iranian minister of energy was on hand to officially commence construction of a 30MW project in the country’s North Khorasan Province.

Exclusive: UK installed 640MW of solar in Q1 2017

With the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme for UK-based solar incentives finishing on 31 March 2017, the domestic sector once again showed its resilience by installing a healthy 640MW during Q1 2017.

Vietnam solar PPA is ‘non-bankable’

A consortium of international chambers of commerce has advised the Vietnamese government that its draft solar PPA template is “non-bankable” and cannot attract financing for PV in Vietnam, particularly for medium and utility-scale projects, according to documents seen by PV Tech.

Vietnam’s draft solar PPA template leaves key issues ‘unresolved’

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam (MOIT) has released a draft circular containing guidelines on how to develop solar PV in the country, but has failed to address a range of issues that could impact large-scale project bankability, according to analysis from multinational law firm Baker McKenzie.

Japan could strip FiT for a quarter of approved clean energy pipeline

Japan may remove feed-in tariff (FiT) support for a significant number of clean energy projects certified before July last year, because they missed a deadline to secure grid access, according to provisional estimates from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).