The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has shortlisted five consortia to take part in the bidding for the first phase of the Noor Midelt solar power complex, which includes hybrid solar PV and concentrated solar power (CSP) plants.
News in Brief: SunPower collaborates with Michigan's largest utility for a residential pilot programme, UOSSM's Syria Solar Initiative completes a 127kWp solar system to provide electricity to hospitals, an Australian aboriginal community starts construction on a solar-diesel hybrid project backed by ARENA and Utah's Legend Solar acquires Aspire Energy.
Zambia plans another 500MW of renewables auctions, NTPC installs robot cleaners, aleo and DC Solar install commercial system in US, GE Renewable Energy equips first US commercial solar-wind hybrid project and Soltage brings a 3.7MW solar project online in Massachusetts.
Northern Ireland-headquartered renewable energy firm DP Energy has received approval to develop a AU$680 million (US$519 million) major renewable energy park in South Australia involving wind and solar capacity.
Australia-based renewables firm Windlab and Japan’s Eurus energy have received development approval for a hybrid project comprising 20MW solar, 30MW wind and a 2MW lithium-ion battery storage system in Queensland, Australia.