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Globeleq reaches financial close on Kenya’s first utility scale IPP solar project

UK-based private developer, owner and operator of independent power plants in sub-Saharan Africa, Globeleq, announced it has reached financial close of the 40 MWAC (52 MW p) Malindi Solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Malindi, Kenya and is commencing construction of the plant.

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Scatec Solar reaches commercial operation of 65 MW of its 400 MW Benban solar project in Egypt

Norwegian integrated independent solar power producer, Scatec Solar,  announced  grid connection and commercial operation of 65 MW of the 400 MW Benban solar project in Egypt.  Scatec Solar now has 130 MW in operation in Egypt and with 400 MW under construction, it is the largest solar developer in Egypt.

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Voltalia selected to build and operate one of the largest solar plants in Eastern Africa

International renewable energy company Voltalia, headquared in Paris, France, announced that it has signed an agreement with Spanish independent power producer Alten Energias Renovables, whereby Voltaria is to provide construction and operation & maintenance services to Alten Energias Renovables for a 55 MW new solar plant in Kenya, one of the largest solar plants in Eastern Africa.

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African PV market could grow by up to 30 GW by 2030, report says

The German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute released the Solarize Africa study at leading solar trade event Intersolar Europe 2019, which took place in Germany from 14 to 17 May 2019, focusing on the analysis of the solar markets in ten African countries.

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Yellow Door Energy Raises $65 Million to Scale the Solar Energy Transition in the Middle East and Africa

UAE-based leading solar developer Yellow Door Energy announced in January that it had raised $65 million in Series A financing to scale its investments in solar energy and energy efficiency solutions in the Middle East and Africa. This is one of the Middle East’s largest private placements in distributed solar.

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