Saudi’s initial solar bids for the 300MW Sakaka project slipped below two US cents per kWh, but the lowest bid was rejected. We take a look at a claim that its championing of bifacial technology was the root cause.
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.
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’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.
Saudi Arabia’s omittance of the lowest ever solar bid from the final shortlist of its 300MW solar tender may have been a measure to restore investor confidence in the future of the market, according to a representative of global analyst firm GTM Research.
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.