Sokoto state government awards contract to construct 250 solar-powered water schemes in rural areas

Nigerian Sokoto state government announced last week  that it has awarded a contract for the construction of 250 solar powered water schemes to be sited in rural areas across the 23 local government areas of the state.

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Capital Stage and ISIF to invest €140m with Power Capital in 20 solar PV parks in Ireland

Capital Stage, a Hamburg-based solar and wind park operator announced this week a partnership with the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to co-invest in the Power Capital (PC) portfolio, consisting of more than 20 parks with a total generating capacity of 140 megawatts (MW). It marks the first time that ISIF has committed to financing solar park developments in the country.

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MIGA to support construction of six solar PV plants in Egypt with $102.6M in financing

MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, announced on January 9 guarantees of up to $102.6m in support of the construction, operation and maintenance of six solar power plants in Egypt. The power plants will collectively have a combined capacity of up to 250MW, and represent the first set of a total 12 projects approved by MIGA’s board in support of Egypt’s Solar Feed in Tariff (FiT) program.

 

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Total global corporate funding into the solar sector increased 41% totalling $12.8 billion in 2017

Mercom Capital Group,  a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, announced yesterday the release of its annual report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in 2017.

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OPWP launches tender for Oman’s first large utility scale solar IPP project

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), member of Nama Group, announced the launch of the first large utility scale solar PV independent power project (IPP) in Oman.

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