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.
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.
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.