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IFC and Scatec Solar to develop $55M solar power project in Mali

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced on July 9, that IFC InfraVentures, the global infrastructure project development fund, and Scatec Solar, a Norwegian company specializing in photovoltaic solar systems, have signed documents to develop the $55 million Scatec Segou solar power project in Mali with a local developer, Africa Power 1 SA.

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Amazon Web Services teams with Community Energy to build Virginia’s largest solar farm

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company announced past Wednesday that it has teamed with Community Energy to support the construction and operation of an 80 megawatt (MW) solar farm in Accomack County, Virginia, called Amazon Solar Farm US East.

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Jordan breaks ground on largest solar PV project in the Middle East

The Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Monday a major solar power venture has got underway in Jordan’s southern governorate of Ma’an with investments totaling $170 million and targeted electricity output of 52.5 megawatts.

Shams Ma’an Power Generation PSC, the company which will carry the project, launched the construction phase of the electricity generation venture which will use photovoltaic cells. The venture is the first of its kind in Jordan and the largest in the region.

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IBC SOLAR finalizes its fifth megawatt PV plant in India

German company IBC SOLAR, a global leader in photovoltaic systems, has completed the construction of an 11 MWp photovoltaic (PV) plant in Pokhran, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The PV plant is IBC SOLAR’s fifth megawatt project in India since 2013.

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Kuwait’s Pioneering Project Helps Co-operative Retailers Go Solar

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has recently embraced a number of pilot projects designed to promote the use of solar energy. Among them is the project titled: “Energy Efficiency and Photovoltaic Systems Pilot applications for Co-operative Societies”, which aims to enhance the energy efficiency of selected Coops as well as to encourage the use of photovoltaics for electricity generation.

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