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Solar deployment continued to pick up in the Middle East and North Africa in 2019, the Middle East Solar Industry Association has said in its annual report. JANUARY 17, 2020BRIAN PUBLICOVER Last year was a big one for solar in the MENA region, but there is plenty more to be done, according to MESIA. Image: Acciona The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) says energy investment in the Middle East and North Africa (ME
Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy group Masdar is sailing into the Southeast Asian solar market with Indonesia¡¯s first floating solar project. The petro-state owned developer says the facility will be the largest in the region. JANUARY 16, 2020PV MAGAZINE With an extensive archipelago, Indonesia has huge floating solar potential. Image; Hanwha Q Cells Abu-Dhabi-based renewable energy business Masdar has signed a power purchase agreement with I
By Cecilia Keating Jan 15, 2020 3:58 PM GMT A Sonnedix plant in Italy. Sonnedix Sonnedix has secured bank funding for PV projects in Puerto Rico, in a deal set to boost the renewable fleet of a territory forced to rebuild its energy system after a major hurricane in 2017. Florida bank City National Bank acted as the lender of a US$15 million non-recourse financing facility for Sonnedix, while DLA Piper was legal adviser for the transaction.
By Jos¨¦ Rojo Mart¨ªn Jan 14, 2020 10:57 AM GMT Image credit: Michael Coghlan / Flickr Australia¡¯s many environmental controversies of 2019 did not stop the country from achieving the highest roll-out of small-scale solar it has seen in history, according to analysts. Research recently released by consultancy SunWiz found the country registered 2.13GW of PV systems under the 100kW mark between January and December last year. Th
By Cecilia Keating Jan 13, 2020 11:58 AM GMT Source: Flickr Zak Zak A fresh round of funding has bumped total investment in NextEnergy Capital's global solar fund, Next Power III (NPIII), to US$280 million. Commitments of about US$118 million were secured from a number of institutional investors¨C including Finland¡¯s ELO Mutual Pension Insurance Company, the UK¡¯s CCLA and an unnamed Swedish institutional investor¨C in the fund's second round.