Solar module factory begins production in Burkina Faso

The 30 MW fab, the first of its kind in West Africa, will assemble modules with power ranges from 260 W to more than 330 W.

Construction begins on 30 MW of solar in Burkina Faso

Work has started on PV plants with generation capacities of 20 MW and 10 MW. The facilities will be located in Koudougou, in Boulkiemdé province and in Kaya, in Sanmatenga, respectively.

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French government considers cutting pre-2011 FITs

Financial newspaper Les Echos claims the government is mulling a renegotiation of historic feed-in contracts after the Court of Auditors in 2018 ruled the incentives too generous.

Photovoltaic shade for greenhouses

French start-up Solar Cloth has secured a patent for a PV shade screen for solar greenhouses.

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France wants 6.5 GW of hydrogen capacity by 2030

Government ministers Barbara Pompili and Bruno Le Maire today unveiled a national strategy for carbon-free hydrogen to the French Association for hydrogen and fuel cells and other major players in the state’s hydrogen economy.

France devotes €30 billion to energy transition

The French government will use around €9 billion of its new €30 billion global investment package to support the development of a hydrogen economy, as part of the country’s Covid-19 recovery plan.

Giant solar project announced in DR Congo

President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo has laid the foundation stone for a vast, 1 GW Kinshasa Solar City photovoltaic project aimed at improving the capital’s power supply.

Consolidation in the French solar module industry

Two module manufacturers, Systovi and Voltec Solar, plan to join forces to create a bigger player in the French solar manufacturing space.

ArcelorMittal seeks solar PPAs for 150 MW in South Africa

The steel manufacturer aims to sign power purchase agreements for six operational sites in Vanderbijlpark, Newcastle, Vereeniging, Pretoria, Thabazimbi and Saldanha.

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Tunisia’s first floating PV project

The national utility has signed an agreement with the Total-owned Qair business formerly known as Quadran International for a 200 kW floating solar power plant and a study of Tunisian potential for the technology.

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