May 27, 2016

Lenders to new solar and wind projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will favor quality and performance over cost and will require governments to embrace private partnerships, leading financiers said at the MENASol 2016 conference on May 26.

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Saudi minister says solar power should fuel national growth

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Schott closes CSP deal with Rioglass Solar; Abengoa sells more assets

Schott sells CSP business to Rioglass Solar

Morocco’s Noor hybrid projects extend the reach of CSP

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South African CSP plant records 24-hour output; GE assumes Ashalim EPC role

Abengoa's Khi Solar One completes 24-hour commercial output

South Africa hosts fierce CSP contest for dwindling grid capacity

South Africa’s latest bidding round has seen seven CSP projects compete for 450 MW of capacity but limited grid investments could slow future growth.

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