Yesterday’s record-breaking bid opening in Saudi Arabia for 300MW of solar has grabbed headlines, including on PV Tech, but while the exact parameters of the RfP remain covert, the bid levels have sparked debate about whether such low prices can be possible without some kind of escalating tariff mechanism or other distortion.
EDF Group, via its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles, announced Wednesday that it has joined the Masdar-led consortium responsible for the development of the 800MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi’s leading renewable energy firm Masdar has completed eight new solar PV projects in rural communities in Mauritania, doubling the amount of clean power provided to the Islamic Republic nation and powering some 39,000 homes.
An Asian consortium involving China-based PV manufacturer and developer JinkoSolar and Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation has submitted the lowest ever bid for solar PV capacity in Abu Dhabi, standing at US$0.0242/kWh.
Masdar surpasses 50% of 16MW Mauritania solar project, BHEL bags EPC order for 30MW of PV plants in West Bengal, Trina partners Cirque du Soleil, Argentina expects US$4 billion solar investment in five years, Consumers Energy completes 1MW Michigan community solar plant.