Middle East

Turkey introduces tax exemption for solar up to 10 kW

Although the promised new provisions for net metering are not in force yet, the Turkish government has prepared the ground for future development by granting residential projects under the upcoming scheme an exemption from the 5% income tax on excess power delivered to the grid.

Oman seeks to further implement rooftop PV plan

The country’s energy regulator is now seeking proposals for the supply of a risk management system to perform operational management and risk mitigation for the Sahim 2 rooftop PV initiative.

Goldbeck Solar highlights importance of first-class guarantees

Goldbeck Solar shares the unfortunate details of a botched module supply deal with China Sunergy. To date, Goldbeck Solar claims it is yet to receive a single module.

SolarEdge posts 82% revenue growth, announces acquisition of Gamatronic

GAAP gross margin improved 4% year-on-year, while shipments grew by 345 MW in the most recent quarter. Through the acquisition of the U.S.-based UPS provider, the Israeli inverter supplier makes its first move outside of the pure-play solar sector.

Turkey’s solar could pass 20 GW by 2026

In the most bullish scenario provided in a report published by Turkey’s Shura Energy Transition Center, solar is predicted to reach 30 GW of installed capacity by the halfway point of the next decade. The report’s most conservative scenario envisages around 6 GW.

ET Solar selected for utility-scale projects in Palestine

The Chinese solar manufacturer and project developer has been selected to build, operate and maintain two utility-scale PV plants in Palestine.

EDF brings 200 MW of PV online in Dubai

The PV plant is the first section of the third 800 MW phase of the 1 GW Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The facility will sell power to the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority at US$0.00299 per kWh.

Oman reveals pre-qualified developers for 500 MW solar tender

After revealing the list of the 28 Statement of Qualifications (SoQs) it received in March, the Oman Power and Water Procurement company (OPWP) has now unveiled the names of the 12 pre-qualified applicants.


Canadian Solar to develop up to 300 MW of solar in EMEA region

Canadian Solar Inc. has signed an agreement with Global Investment Holdings (GIH) to develop up to 300 MW of solar PV projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


103 MW solar plant comes online in Jordan

The 103 MW Quweira solar PV project – currently the country’s largest – is owned by the Jordanian Government and was funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).