ACT Group plans 1GW of solar module assembly in Pakistan

Starting with a 250MW first phase factory by July next year, the director of Pakistan-based conglomerate ACT Group has said it should be able to sell PV modules to the customer's doorstep at equal to or cheaper than Chinese import prices.

EDF completes 101MW of solar projects in Israel

EDF Renewables has commissioned five solar PV projects in Israel with a combined capacity of 101MW, including four projects with what is said to be the lowest-ever tariff agreed in Israel.

Saudi solar bids debunked: what we know so far

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.

Spain 3GW auction pencilled in for 18 July with price reduction changes

Spain’s energy ministry has earmarked its next 3GW renewable energy auction to take place on the 18 July and introduced a bidding parameter change that could give solar PV a stronger chance of succeeding than in the previous auction, under a draft regulation sent to the CNMC.