Palestine

Solar industry counts seven human rights allegations

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has published a report looking at the human rights due diligence performance of the renewables industry and examined individual generation methods. The report finds that, while the solar sector is not top of the sad list, its vest also isn’t completely unstained.

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EIB helps Palestine install 35 MW of rooftop solar with $18 million

The funds will be used to finance solar arrays on 500 schools across the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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Palestine to bring online its first PV plant, at 7.5 MW

The site is the first step in a planned 200 MW portfolio. Along with a few ground mount installations, the Palestinian authorities set out to achieve substantial parts of the portfolio by tapping public rooftops. The authorities have already secured rooftop spaces at 500 schools for the installation of 35 MW of capacity.

Middle East solar pioneers have their efforts recognized

DEWA projects featured strongly in this year’s accolades but there was also recognition for projects beyond the region and some eye-catching innovations.

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EU opens largest PV scheme in the Gaza Strip

The solar system may be only 0.5 MW in scale but will help the supply of freshwater to 250,000 people within 18 months and further desalination-linked schemes are in the pipeline.

China steps in to fill US solar void in the occupied territories

With Palestinian developers keeping a low-profile since the advent of the Trump administration, Chinese government money is funding PV projects to support electricity supplies in the disputed nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

UN launches tender for 3.5 MW solar project to supply Palestinian refugee camps

Planned wheeling station will be backed to the tune of up to $8.5m by a private equity fund and is expected to be operational by July next year.

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.

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Palestine issues tender for 35 MW of rooftop solar

Through the tender, the Palestine Investment Fund is aiming to install solar PV systems with an average installed capacity of 70 kW on the roofs of 500 public schools in the state.

Gaza solar project receives $12 million in international backing

US$12 million in private finance has been earmarked for a 7 MW solar PV rooftop system in Gaza, Palestine. Up to 800 jobs are expected to be created.

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