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Aug 17, 2016
Larger PV operators and service providers are leading an industry shift towards more accountable operations and maintenance (O&M) performance amid increasing competition on full life-cycle costs, industry executives told PV insider.
Jul 20, 2016
A new European report has provided a basis for standardized PV performance indicators but more detailed metrics will be required to maximize the gains from an increasingly competitive Operations and Maintenance sector, experts told PV Insider.
Jul 5, 2016
The growth of distributed solar in Sub-Saharan Africa is set to accelerate in the coming years if new financing models are adapted to build on regulatory progress in the utility-scale sector, leading industry figures said at the PV Insider South Africa 2016 conference.
Jun 22, 2016
The sharp fall in Dubai utility-scale tariffs between 2014 and 2016 shows the rising importance of hard cost components in maturing Middle East markets, leading financiers said at the MENASol 2016 conference on May 26.
May 10, 2016
Almost all of South African solar firms could now be considering expansion into other markets on the continent, said Pierre Doutreloux, managing director of Exosun Pty, tracker manufacturer Exosun’s South African subsidiary.
Apr 27, 2016
Future reductions in the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) of PV plants in Middle East and North Africa will require competitive financing sources and larger capacity projects, industry leaders told PV Insider.
Apr 11, 2016
Egypt’s consolidation of 10 PV projects at Kom Ombo into a single 200 MW plant tender will yield significant economies of scale and qualified developers are well-positioned to raise the finance, Mohamed El Sobki, executive chairman for the Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), told PV Insider.
Mar 30, 2016
Solar Capital's giant 175 MW De Aar solar farm exemplifies the solar power boom taking place in the sun-drenched Northern Cape while alternative provinces and grid funding models will be the engines of future growth.