Masdar acquires 64MW solar plant in Egypt
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Masdar acquires 64MW solar plant in Egypt

The 64MW PV solar plant was commissioned in 2018 and is located in the Benban solar complex, which contains more than 1.4GW of PV solar projects developed under Egypt's ambitious feed-in-tariff (FIT) programme

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Acwa Power sells stake in Bulgarian solar project
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Acwa Power sells stake in Bulgarian solar project

ACF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of Acwa Power, sold the stake in Acwa Power Karad, the project company for the 60.4MW Karadzhalovo PV project, to Energy Development, an Austrian project developer and investors in the renewable energy sector for an u...

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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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Bee’ah to develop solar farm at Sharjah landfill site
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Bee’ah to develop solar farm at Sharjah landfill site

UAE waste management company Bee’ah is planning to develop a 40MW photovoltaic (PV) solar farm at a waste landfill site in the Northern Emirate of Sharjah. Part of the landfill site will be converted to contain 24MW of PV solar capacity, with 16MW to f...

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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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Oman invites bids for 1GW-plus Manah solar projects
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Oman invites bids for 1GW-plus Manah solar projects

OPWP has issued the request for proposals (RFP) for the planned Manah 1 and 2 solar IPPs, which will each have a capacity of 500MW-600MW. The client has stipulated that a different bidder will be selected for each project.

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Ducab commissions head office solar plant
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Ducab commissions head office solar plant

The 2MW PV solar installation at Ducab's head office in Jebel Ali will have the capacity to produce 3.5GWh of electricity a year, which is enough energy to run the Ducab PVC plant on site or meet the energy requirements of 500 homes

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DNV GL launches industry project to develop recommended practices for floating solar
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DNV GL launches industry project to develop recommended practices for floating solar

Norway's DNV GL has launched a joint industry project (JIP) with 14 leading firms in Europe's solar sector to develop the first recommended practices for floating solar projects. The recommended practices will establish recognised standards and technic...

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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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