Harnessing Solar Power in Egypt: The Rise of Benban Solar Park
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Harnessing Solar Power in Egypt: The Rise of Benban Solar Park

The concept of Benban Solar Park was initiated in 2015 as part of Egypt's ambitious plan to diversify its energy sources and reduce its carbon footprint. The project is situated over 37.2 square kilometres in the Western Desert, taking advantage of...

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Illuminating a brighter future with solar home systems (SHS) in West Africa
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Illuminating a brighter future with solar home systems (SHS) in West Africa

Solar home systems (SHS) are revolutionizing energy access in West Africa, providing electricity to millions in remote areas where grid extension is challenging. Despite rising global electrification rates, West Africa still has 220 million people with...

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Iraq powers up on grid and solar projects
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Iraq powers up on grid and solar projects

500MW GCC electricity interconnection project on track for end 2024 completion while government reprises plan for country’s first utility-scale solar plant.

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Bright horizons: How solar power is shaping Saudi Arabia’s electricity future
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Bright horizons: How solar power is shaping Saudi Arabia’s electricity future

The world hit a new record high for global carbon emissions last year. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), CO2 emissions surged by 1.1% to hit 37.4 billion tonnes. The IEA also emphasized that without the substantial development in wind...

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AFC, SkyPower Sign Agreement for Construction Mega Solar Plant in DRC
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AFC, SkyPower Sign Agreement for Construction Mega Solar Plant in DRC

Last month, the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), an instrumental infrastructure financier entered into a joint development agreement with UAE-based SkyPower Global for the development of SkyPower’s Green Giant solar power station in the Democrat...

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Solarcentury and SolNam Energy Receive License for  60 MWp Solar Plant in Namibia
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Solarcentury and SolNam Energy Receive License for 60 MWp Solar Plant in Namibia

Solar Century Africa Limited and SolNam Energy last Thursday announced the receipt of a generation license for the SolNam 60 MWp solar project in southern Namibia, near Keetmanshoop.

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TotalEnergies Begins Construction of a 216 MW Hybrid Solar Plant in South Africa
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TotalEnergies Begins Construction of a 216 MW Hybrid Solar Plant in South Africa

TotalEnergies last month announced the commencement of construction on its hybrid renewables project in Northern Cape province, South Africa. The project comprises a 216 MW solar plant and a 500 MWh battery storage system. 

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Hydrogen and Sustainability are hot topics of seminars at WETEX
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Hydrogen and Sustainability are hot topics of seminars at WETEX

The big energy and water show in Dubai this week offers sponsored seminars covering all sectors; hydrogen and sustainability discussed at length by reps from ACWA Power, ENOC, ENOC Link & Siemens Energy

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SPPC signs PPAs for Tabarjal and Al Henakiyah Solar PV Projects
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SPPC signs PPAs for Tabarjal and Al Henakiyah Solar PV Projects

Multinational consortiums including Masdar, EDF Renewables and Jinko Power signed PPAs for projects, part of the Saudi Vision 2030 and part of Round 4 of NREP; to add 1.5GW solar power

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Solarabic webinar explores digitalization and AI for solar
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Solarabic webinar explores digitalization and AI for solar

Executives of industry leaders ACWA, Huawei, GPM, Above, describe efficiency gains and AI abilities from weather forecasts and algorithms to allowing workers to find specific components in vast networks of machinery

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Oman starts large solar PV plant for desalination at Sur
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Oman starts large solar PV plant for desalination at Sur

Solar plant developed by French multinationals will have yearly production capacity over 32,000 MWh, covering 100 percent of the desalination plant’s consumption during daylight; the largest solar power system for a desalination plant in Oman, company ...

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EETC awards IIoT-based substation contract to Giza Systems
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EETC awards IIoT-based substation contract to Giza Systems

The new project, including a centralised control centre for managing 20 high-voltage substations, is just one of many projects that is being undertaken in Egypt to encourage energy independence, renewable energy sourcing and sustainability

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TotalEnergies’ gas projects to produce 5,000 MW capacity in Iraq
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TotalEnergies’ gas projects to produce 5,000 MW capacity in Iraq

Multiple projects by TotalEnergies and other foreign partners show Iraq building power resources while expanding renewables; recovered flare gas to supply power plants. TotalEnergies took a 45% stake and QatarEnergy holds 25% in the project.

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Miral, Emerge partner to develop a solar project on Yas Bay Waterfront
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Miral, Emerge partner to develop a solar project on Yas Bay Waterfront

Marking the third collaboration between Emerge and Miral, the solar photovoltaic project is located on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Bay Waterfront and will produce 524-kilowatt peak with installation of 920 solar modules; Emerge delivering turnkey solution

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IFC and OCP sign a green loan agreement to build solar power plants
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IFC and OCP sign a green loan agreement to build solar power plants

Financing for two solar power plants will support company’s ambition to use 100% renewable energy in fertilizer production by 2027; aligns with IFC’s food security program and OCP's Green Investment Program

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Jordan shows impressive renewable power resources
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Jordan shows impressive renewable power resources

The vast majority of power generated, 68%, came from gas power plants according to a report by the Energy & Minerals Authority although renewables are rising; renewables at 27% in 2022

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DEWA & ACWA sign agreements for largest solar powered desal plant
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DEWA & ACWA sign agreements for largest solar powered desal plant

According to a statement by DEWA, the plant is highly efficient and will utilize Sea Water Reverse Osmosis and they achieved a world record by receiving the lowest bid per cubic metre of desalinated water.

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AMEA Power Reaches Financial Close on 120MW Tunisian Solar Power Plant
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AMEA Power Reaches Financial Close on 120MW Tunisian Solar Power Plant

The 120-megawatt solar photovoltaic project is the first project under the Tunisian Concession Regime, reaching financial close. The project was awarded to AMEA Power in December 2019 further to an international tender program

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MEA Energy & Utilities: Looking back at '22, looking ahead to '23
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MEA Energy & Utilities: Looking back at '22, looking ahead to '23

The year 2022 was a remarkable one for MEA energy and utilities. A strong current of growth and expansion took hold across all sectors, with new power and water plants receiving power from new thermal, solar, nuclear, and other sources. A rich energy m...

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Only one bid received for Oman hybrid-solar projects
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Only one bid received for Oman hybrid-solar projects

Oman Rural Areas Electricity Company (Tanweer) project is for hybrid PV solar-diesel installations at 11 sites with a total power capacity of 146MW

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Egypt plans to sell electricity to Europe and Africa
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Egypt plans to sell electricity to Europe and Africa

Egypt is in talks with investors and energy traders about the potential of exporting excess electricity to grids in Europe and Africa

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Second phase of Tadweer solar plant commissioned
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Second phase of Tadweer solar plant commissioned

The second phase of Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre's (Tadweer's) PV solar plant will reduce the company's carbon footprint by 1,300 tonnes

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Acwa Power reaches financial close for Dubai 900MW solar project
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Acwa Power reaches financial close for Dubai 900MW solar project

The consortium led by Saudi Arabia's Acwa Power has signed all of the project finance agreements for the 900MW fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum solar park in Dubai. Financing agreements have been signed with nine lenders for the $564m ...

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Qatar solar project reaches financial close
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Qatar solar project reaches financial close

Japan’s Mizuho Bank and export credit agency Japan Bank for International Cooperation (Jbic) have agreed to provide senior loans for the solar project, which will require a total investment of $467m.

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Trina Solar launches Vertex 600W Series PV Module
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Trina Solar launches Vertex 600W Series PV Module

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Construction work underway on Engie's Saudi Arabia solar project
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Construction work underway on Engie's Saudi Arabia solar project

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Dubai 900MW solar project nearing financial close
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Dubai 900MW solar project nearing financial close

A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power signed the power purchase agreement with Dewa in April. The group was selected after submitting a world record tariff of $cents1.6953 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in November 2019.

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Dubai passes 2020 renewable energy target
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Dubai passes 2020 renewable energy target

State utility Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that the Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) solar park is now producing 1,013MW of solar energy, accounting for 9 per cent of the emirate's total power generation

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Abu Dhabi sets target for PPA signing for 2GW solar project
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Abu Dhabi sets target for PPA signing for 2GW solar project


World record low tariff was submitted in April for the planned Al-Dhafra PV solar IPP in Abu Dhabi

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Bidders wait for Saudi 600MW solar independent power project
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Bidders wait for Saudi 600MW solar independent power project

Two consortiums submitted best and final offers for 600MW Fasiliyah PV IPP on 19 April

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