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Saudi power company ACWA secures 200 MW bifacial solar project in Egypt

Saudi energy giant ACWA Power won the tender for the project in August thanks to a lowest final electricity price offer of $0.02752/kWh. Construction of the facility, which will use bifacial panels, is expected to be complete by April 2021.

Completion of 390 MW Benban projects crowns impressive quarter for Scatec Solar

With power production up 133% year-on-year, revenues and EBITDA also rose significantly.

Emerging markets help new faces into list of world’s top EPC providers

Although the Wiki-solar website ranking only gives a snapshot of PV project engineering, procurement and construction contracts outside China, it is nevertheless a useful indicator of the changing shape of the global solar market.

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Renewables and geopolitics: The United States

An accelerated transition to renewables could go either way, regarding the United States’ unique geopolitical strength. According to Indra Overland – head of the Center for Energy Research at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs – the U.S. could surrender a major advantage if it abandons fossil fuel. The nation could, however, remain dominant in the global energy sector if it continues to lead on innovation and clean energy tech-related intellectual property.

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Scatec reaches commercial operation for another 112 MW of capacity

The Norwegian developer has opened plants in Ukraine and Egypt. Scatec Solar recently announced it managed to triple energy production in the last year.

Scatec Solar triples production over last year

The IPP released its latest financial figures and leadership says that with growth across all business units, Q2 2019 is its best quarter ever.

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Ib vogt finishes 166.5 MW solar system at Benban

The German PV company had reached commercial operation of the first batch of its project at the huge Egyptian solar park in February 2018. Participants in the 1.8 GW solar park receive tariffs set in the nation’s second FIT tender round.

Scatec Solar connects another batch of bifacial tracking capacity in Egypt’s Benban complex

Boasting 195 MW of bifacial-and-tracking capacity, Scatec Solar is halfway to its planned 400 MW target for the technology combination at the 1.8 GW Benban park. The remainder is likely to come online this year.

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Scatec Solar connects 65 MW to Egyptian grid, proceeds with 33 MW in Mali

Scatec Solar has connected the next part of its 400 MW tracking and bifacial PV plant to the grid in Egypt’s Benban complex. The entire project is set to fully come online throughout the second half of the year. Meanwhile, the company has also secured additional funding for a 33 MW solar project in Mali.

African nations could install 30 GW by 2030: BSW-Solar

A new report analyzing 10 solar markets throughout Africa claims that the continent’s PV market could expand from about 5 GW at present to up to 30 GW by the end of the next decade.

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