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Palestine launches tender for 20 MW solar module assembly line

The line will be used in a new PV panel assembly factory located in the West Bank of Palestine which is set to begin manufacturing activities next year.

The weekend read: PV resilience under fire

The Gaza Strip, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, is embracing solar energy as a reliable local energy source. However, its 2 million residents still only have access to electricity for just a few hours per day. Amjad Khashmann reports on damages to installed PV systems and the urgent need for new installations to support education, water, and health care.

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Palestine seeks EPC contractors for 35 MW rooftop solar program

The Palestine Investment Fund wants to install solar systems with an average generation capacity of 70 kW on 400 public schools.

Palestine seeks consultants for 35 MW rooftop solar program

The Palestine Investment Fund wants to install solar systems with an average generation capacity of 70 kW on 400 public schools.

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A solar-powered irrigation pump with pay-as-you-go option

Comet-ME has developed a solar-powered submersible borehole piston pump for off-grid communities and smallholders to use for irrigation and domestic purposes. The device, compatible with PV systems from 300-900 W in size, can pump water from 45m with as little as 50 W of continuous solar power.

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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 loan

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.