Albania

Masdar inks MoU to develop 300 MW of solar in Armenia

The Armenian solar market has been somewhat slow to take off, but it could be experiencing a serious push, following an announcement that Abu Dhabi-based energy company Masdar plans to deploy 500 MW of solar and wind capacity in the country.

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Net metering introduced in Albania

The scheme will be open to renewable energy systems not exceeding 500 kW in capacity. The Albanian government expects the program to enable the deployment of 200 MW of PV.

Albania to introduce net metering for solar up to 500 kW

The new net metering tariff will be equal to market prices and will go into force as soon as the Albanian government approves it. According to a local interest group led by Albanian company EuroElektra, that could happen within the next two weeks. Overall, the scheme could facilitate the installation of around 200 MW of solar power.

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Statkraft plans its first floating solar plant in Albania

Norway’s state-owned hydropower and wind company intends to deploy a 2 MW floating installation at its 72 MW hydropower plant in Albania’s Elbasan district.

Floating PV conquers two new countries

This time, the countries revealing their first floating PV plans are Albania and the Ivory Cost. In the first, a 12.9 MW plant is being proposed by local hydropower producer KESH, while in the second, the local government has secured funds for what it claims will be Africa’s first floating PV array.

India Power wins Albania’s large-scale solar tender

The Kolkata-based developer will build a 100 MW solar park in the Akërni salt flats, near Vlorë. A 50 MW section of the plant will sell power to the local distributor at €59.9 per MWh over a 15-year period, while the remaining portion will sell electricity at market prices.

EU provides €6m lending facility for Albanian energy efficiency measures, including PV panels

The owners of private buildings will be eligible to borrow for measures including solar panels and insulation, with the funds to be distributed by the domestic Union Bank.

Albania tenders 50 MW of solar

Through the auction, the authorities in Tirana aim to build a solar park in the Akërni salt flats, near Vlorë.

Albania grants first two FITs licenses for PV projects up to 2 MW

The projects will be awarded a feed-in tariff (FIT) contract with a regulated tariff of €100/MWh.

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Albania’s ERBD-supported 50-100 MW solar auction moves forward

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the country’s Ministry of Energy are now seeking consultants for the implementation of the competitive bidding process.

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