Northern Africa

“MENAT to see massive roll out of solar energy in 2018” – Enerray Q&A

Enerray talks to pv magazine about why it has set its sights on the MENAT region. In addition to the many challenges its nascent solar industry presents, there are a host of opportunities ripe for the picking.

Algerian government approves 200 MW of PV tenders

The new tenders, which will be open to both domestic and international players, will select grid-connected IPP projects totaling 150 MW and off-grid hybrid gas/diesel and solar projects with a combined capacity of 50 MW.

Scatec wants to double size of project pipeline

Chief executive of Norwegian developer tells markets his company will deliver on 1.5 GW promise by the end of the year – by including any projects it has broken ground on.

Ivory Coast moves forward with first solar park

The 25 MW project is planned for the town of Benguébougou, in the Korhogo department, in the north of the west African nation.

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Tunisia tenders another 70 MW of solar

After closing its first 70 MW tender in early May, and launching the pre-qualification process for a new 500 MW PV tender a week later, the Tunisian government has announced it is tendering a second 70 MW series for solar projects up to 10 MW in size.

More solar in Algeria – but petrochem will dominate for 100 years

Announcement of intent to deploy solar will not supplant the importance of fossil fuels to Algerian economy, states Sonatrach chief

Suntech to supply 304 MW of modules to Voltalia

The news comes after Suntech recently announced a separate 116 MW module supply deal, with both orders related to Egypt’s mega Benban complex

Enerray and Suntech ink contract for supply of 116 MW of modules for Benban

Italian developer Enerray is progressing three PV plants in Egypt’s Benban complex. The modules will be supplied by the Chinese manufacturer

TerniEnergia to sell EPC and O&M PV business

The Italian developer said that the sale will enable continuity of its PV business. Funds from the transaction will be used to create a new company which will merge PV operations in Italy with those abroad

Tunisia launches 500 MW solar tender

Through a new large scale solar tender, the Tunisian government intends to build five solar parks across several regions. Developers are now invited to submit pre-qualification requests.

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