A round-up of the latest project development news from the solar industry, as Vattenfall completes its maiden floating solar project, Acciona breaks ground on a 238MWp array in Chile and one of the Middle East’s largest bifacial solar projects completes three months early.
The solar boom being fostered by UAE, Saudi Arabia and others is fuelling the appetite for imported PV components. Top Chinese makers walk PV Tech's Carrie Xiao through their steps to succeed in a region of megaprojects.
With Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) as its sole offtaker, the 100MW project in Amin, Oman, is said to be the world's first utility-scale PV project to have an oil and gas company as the sole wholesale buyer of power.
The Authority for Electricity Regulation Oman (AER) has initiated its plan to install rooftop PV on more than 30% of Omani rooftops by contracting UK-based firm PassivSystems to consult on the first phase.