Greece to tender 194 MW of PV capacity

With the government needing to hit 300 MW of capacity before year end, December’s procurement exercise will go ahead despite anticipated complaints over its procedures.

Beirut Energy Forum: Lebanon’s solar PV takes off

Lebanon’s International Beirut Energy Forum (IBEF) 2018, which took place last week in the country’s capital, saw the announcement of various solar tenders that depict the domestic PV sector’s take off.

Turkey: 20 MW of new licensed PV capacity connects to the grid

Asunim Turkey has built and grid connected two new solar farms, thus boosting Turkey’s licensed PV market.

Financing renewables in the EU and Latin America: Trends and market designs

A new report on the financing mechanisms in the European Union (EU) and the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) regions offers lessons that link financing to electricity market design. The report also acknowledges the increasing presence of PV manufacturers in the LAC region.

Akfen Renewable Energies to receive $363 million loan for PV & wind projects

Turkey’s Akfen Renewable Energies this week signed a new $363 million loan with six international and Turkish banks, to build 327 MW of new solar and wind power capacity.

Lebanon unveils submissions for 300 MW solar+storage tender

The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) has published a list of the 75 Expressions of Interest (EoIs) for three 100 MW solar PV plus storage projects. A detailed call for project proposals will be circulated to the 75 consortiums by December 2018.

Greece’s net metering installation figures disappoint

While the Greek Government is in the midst of rolling out a successful series of solar tenders, pv magazine examines the country’s net metering scheme, which was introduced in 2014.

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Hong Kong kicks off solar FIT scheme

China’s autonomous province, Hong Kong has officially opened up its feed-in tariff (FIT) policy scheme for solar PV systems.

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Turkey: 30 MW of licensed capacity under construction

Turkey has tendered 600 MW of PV capacity, very little of which has been installed to date. A new 30 MW solar PV project, however, is currently under construction.

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Deadline extension in Tunisian PV tender

Developers have been given an extra two months for bids adding up to 70 MW of new capacity. With no FIT scheme, bidders compete to offer the most attractively priced 20-year PPA level.

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