The Saudi Arabian power group and the Jordanian government have agreed to build the project in the eastern province of Risha by the first quarter of 2019.
The German battery manufacturer was chosen by the prize as the winner in the small & medium enterprise category. Sonnen CEO Christop Ostermann received the US$1.5 million award at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
The dramatically falling costs of solar energy from the supply chain to the final product could see the average global price of solar power become cheaper than coal within the next 10 years, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which is a position echoed by other experts.
The record-breaking second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is now over 80% complete, with progress going well for the April 2017 completion target, as the park continues to grow with an eventual goal of being 5 GW in size.
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