Saudi Arabia plans 3.3GW of solar tenders in 2018

Saudi Arabia plans to tender seven solar projects with a combined capacity of 3.3GW during 2018, according to a statement from Turki Al Shehri, head of the country's Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), confirming news from Bloomberg earlier this week.

Sungrow targeting 1500VDC central inverters in MENA region

Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co is targeting the MENA region with its latest 3.125MW 1500VDC Turnkey Station as well as its SG125HV, the world's most powerful 1500VDC string inverter after showcasing them at the World Future Energy Summit being held at the Abu Dhabi this week.

Oman oil and gas firm plans tender for 100MW solar project

Oman’s state-owned oil and gas company Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) document for its first renewable energy project, a 100MW(AC) solar farm to be built in the southern region of the country.

Solar O&M in the Middle East: technical challenges and solutions

From sandstorms to extreme heat, solar installations in the Middle East face some unique operational and technical challenges. Experts from Jordan-based developer and O&M specialist MASE describe some of the innovative solutions emerging to keep plants running in the harshest conditions.