The Algerian renewable energy sector is giving mixed reactions to the 4 GW solar tender recently announced by the government. Some operators fear that local enterprises will be excluded from future projects, while others claim that the new auction scheme will solve most of the issues created by the unapplied FIT scheme.
Lebanese authorities will issue a request for proposals for the installation of 180 MW of solar capacity by mid-April. The agency received 256 bids for solar energy projects totaling 3 GW in the pre-selection phase of the tender process.
The French solar developer, which is owned by France-based investment companies Infravia and Eurazeo, aims at installing over 80 MW of new PV plants annually over the next three years.
The Kherson Oblast, Ukraine’s southernmost region, will host a 35 MW PV plant. The region could also see the installation of around 250 MW of PV power this year, according to local authorities.
The Norwegian solar developer saw a significant increase in revenue in 2016. Project backlog also increased to 731 MW. Last year, Scatec secured 309 MW in new projects in Malaysia, Mozambique and Brazil.
The Ghanaian government has resumed plans to promote large-scale solar and wind projects, as well as distributed generation, in order to solve a crisis in Ghana’s power system. Competitive bidding for power capacity procurement will be introduced in the frame of a reviewed Renewable Energy Act.
The Swedish power utility announced a plan to invest heavily in renewable energies over the next two years. The company said investments in solar and storage will reach 2 billion SEK ($226.3 million).
The Swedish Energy Agency Energimyndigheten has allocated 225 million SEK ($25.6 million) for the support of solar energy in 2017. The funds will be used for the country’s solar rebate program.
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.