Project Briefing - Iran’s first large-scale solar projects

With United Nations sanctions lifted on Iran in spring 2016, the solar industry was just one of many that pondered the risks of entering this previously restricted market. Just a year later and the Middle Eastern giant can already boast its first two large-scale solar plants, with the project rights developed by local firm Aftab Mad Rah Abrisham, but delivered and wholly funded by German PV specialist Athos Solar.

Egyptian solar tariffs fall to US$0.078 per kWh

The Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for Egyptian solar power projects has fallen for 500kW-20MW projects and 20-50MW projects, according to an announcement by electricity minister Mohamed Shaker at a press conference on Tuesday.

ReneSola and UCK Group to develop 116MW in Turkey

Solar manufacturer and equipment supplier ReneSola has partnered with the UCK Group, a Turkish solar energy solution provider, to develop a string of solar projects in Turkey with a total installed capacity of 116MW. All of the projects are to qualify under the country’s feed-in tariff (FiT) of US$134/MWh.

Jamaican government selects Eight Rivers to build 33.1MW solar plant

The Jamaican Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has announced the winner of its most recent renewable energy procurement project. The preferred selected bidder, Eight Rivers Energy Company (EREC), is to construct, operate and own a 33.1MW solar PV plant at Paradise Park in Westmoreland, at a proposed lowest electricity price of 8.54 US cents/kWh.

The rise and fall of SunEdison

Despite claims by the company and automatic acceptance by the mainstream media, SunEdison’s position as the ‘world's largest renewable energy developer’ almost came to fruition in 2015.