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Masdar signs PPA with Jordan’s NEPCO for 200 MW solar plant

The UAE-based clean energy developer has agreed a PPA deal for its 200 MW PV plant in Jordan with the Kingdom’s National Electric Power Company.

Jordan initiates the Green Corridor tender; increases PV target

The week has seen excellent news for solar in Jordan, which has initiated the tender of the vital Green Corridor project and increased its national target for solar PV. pv magazine reports the latest development from Jordan’s capital city Amman.

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Istanbul’s energy paradox: shortages but no embrace of PV

Turkey’s largest city, with a population about 14 million people, could face an acute electricity shortage, confirms the Turkish energy minister. However, paradoxically, Turkey’s energy ministry has not made plans for a solar rollout. Instead, it continues to rely on coal.

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EBRD injects funding into Turkey’s renewables

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is injecting USD110 million in new funds to Akbank, one of Turkey’s largest banks, to finance private companies investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Turkey, including solar PV projects.

Middle East’s first transfer ownership net metering system

pv magazine has learned that the Middle East and Northern Africa region is going to acquire its first net metering system with a transfer ownership. Not surprisingly, this development is taking place in Jordan.

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Turkey’s solar market heats up

A new manufacturing facility and increased activitiy from domestic as well as foreign players is boosting Turkey’s solar sector despite some regulatory obstacles.

Exclusive: New 50 MW university PV project to be built in Jordan

pv magazine has learned that construction will begin in 2016 on a new 50 MW solar PV plant at the Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, in Jordan. The project will use Yingli modules and ABB inverters, and is a further indication of the increasingly dynamic PV sector in Jordan.

What’s next for Jordan’s solar PV sector?

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has this week published an official announcement about the installation of a new 200 MW PV plant in Jordan. pv magazine expands on the news and looks at the implications for the Jordanian solar market.

Jordan’s net metering expands into rural areas

Jordan has designed an effective net metering scheme that is now about to expand into rural areas. Net metering installations are projected to double at the end of 2015.

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PV plans abound, but Jordan can’t rest on its laurels

News of solar PV plans in Jordan is coming in fast and thick on the back of announcements last week that projects totaling 200 MW had been tendered at record low prices. The country appears to be gearing up for its day in the sun, but it can’t afford to rest on its laurels, with the fossil fuel industries still lobbying heavily.

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