Northern Africa

Germany’s ib vogt breaks ground on three Egyptian solar farms totaling 166.5 MW

The projects were awarded to the German EPC under the second round of the Egyptian FIT program, and are located in Benban in the country’s Aswan Governate.

Engie, Sonatrach officialize partnership for solar and renewables

The French group and the Algerian gas and power provider will team up in the areas of solar PV technology and energy efficiency. Sonatrach is also the state-owned entity responsible for the implementation of Algeria’s solar and renewable energy targets, and for the launch of the long-awaited 4 GW auction for PV.

Trump opens the door for specific products, nations to be excluded from tariffs

The U.S. President’s proclamation provides a path for specific products to apply for exemption from tariffs, which had been sought by both SunPower and the government of South Korea. Additionally, imports from a number of developing nations are exempt as long as import levels remain small.

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$102.6 million guaranteed for 250 MW Egyptian PV project

World Bank Group member, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), has pledged to provide financial support for six solar power plants in Egypt, the accumulative capacity of which stands at 250 MW.

Tunisian module manufacturer Ifri-Sol commissions new solar factory

The new 150 MW solar module manufacturing facility will be located in Kairouan and will enable the company to reach a total production capacity of 200 MW.

ACWA Power gets financing to deploy 165.5 MW at Egypt’s Benban solar complex

The Saudi energy company will build three solar facilities under Round 2 of the country’s FIT program.

Eni and Sonatrach to develop more solar projects in Algeria

The two oil and gas companies, which started the construction of their first PV project in May, are now identifying sites at Sonatrach’s facilities in Algeria, with the aim of building more large-scale solar power plants.

Egypt issues tender for 600 MW of solar

The tender is the first to be issued under the new auction mechanism, which has replaced the FIT scheme for large-scale solar.

$265 million earmarked for 800 MW Moroccan solar project

The African Development Bank has committed US$265 million to the development of two solar power plants in Morocco with a total capacity of 800 MW.

Tunisia’s power utility STEG plans another 10 MW solar park

The recently tendered project will be financed by German development bank, KFW and will be located in Tozeur, where STEG is now building its first PV plant.