The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources today announced its first request for qualifications under the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP), as the Kingdom looks set to make concrete progress in renewables deployment after several years of stops and starts.
Danish solar developers Better Energy today announced the addition of four sites with total capacity of 23.6 MW to its portfolio in Germany.
SunPower has announced that it will supply 64.4 MW of its high efficiency E-Series solar panels to seven PV power plants in France. Meanwhile, First Solar has announced that it will supply 106.5 MW of its thin film modules to power 14 power plants under the third round of procurement initiated by France’s Energy Regulatory Commission.
Britain’s Foresight Group had made its first investment into large scale PV in Australia. It announced today the acquisition of the 25 MW Barcaldine Remote Community Solar Farm in Queensland.
GCL System Integration (GCL-SI) did not disclose the financial terms of the master distribution agreement, under which Guadalajara-based DMSolar will offer the Chinese PV maker’s components, as well as its GCL-P6/60 and GCL-P6/72 panels.
The Dutch subsidiary of Swedish energy giants Vattenfall has announced plans to add 70 MW of PV capacity at six windfarms located across the country. Plans to include storage applications at at least one of the sites are also in the works.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia announced recently new energy strategies towards renewable energy development, prompting the renewable energy sector to question whether this shift is genuine.