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Larsen & Toubro begins constructing 300 MW solar plant in Saudi Arabia

The Indian multinational will build the plant on an engineering, procurement and construction basis for the consortium of UAE-based renewable energy developer Masdar, France’s power utility EDF Renewables and Saudi Arabian company Nesma. 

Larsen & Toubro secures 1.5 GW solar EPC order in Saudi Arabia 

The 1.5 GW Sudair Project is Saudi Arabia’s largest solar plant with power purchase agreement signed. It is also one of the world’s largest PV plants.

Saudi Arabia’s second PV tender draws world record low bid of $.0104/kWh

The record low price was offered for the 600 MW Al Shuaiba PV IP project, which competed in the second round of the country’s procurement scheme for renewable energies.

AI identifies a $14bn solar problem

How do you know when an inverter or module is under-performing? Monitoring services should shed light on problems but AI-driven digital asset manager Raycatch says much information is hidden behind a wall of “noise.” Breaking that wall with advanced data analysis could unlock billions of cost savings.

Larsen & Toubro wins 400 MW solar EPC work in Gujarat

The Indian engineering, procurement and construction contractor has secured orders to build two solar plants of 200 MW each in Gujarat. It has also won significant contracts for power transmission and distribution related work in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Arabian country Qatar.

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The long read: Made in MENA

Despite big ambitions and even bigger projects being built across the region, PV manufacturing in the Middle East has never got off the ground. In Saudi Arabia, however, one manufacturer is realizing plans for a gigawatt-scale module factory. Over the next five years, Desert Technologies plans to bring 3 GW of heterojunction production to the Kingdom. pv magazine takes a look at the challenges facing PV manufacturers in Saudi Arabia, and the opportunities the nation may hold.

The long read: Compressed air storage to be more than just hot air in Israel

Solar-linked projects will be developed by domestic firm Augwind and will feature underground storage tanks. One of the systems will be built by French energy giant EDF and will feature a 20 MWh compressed air storage system and 5 MW solar array.

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The long read: PV in the water-energy-food nexus

Sector coupling may be somewhat of a buzzword, but it also points to opportunities for PV beyond the power markets, which may quickly reach limitations during peak hours of irradiation. Combined energy, food and clean water production presents one such opportunity, with benefits for developers, utilities and communities.

Sterling and Wilson commissions 25 MW solar project in Oman

The latest addition is the Indian multinational’s second project in Oman after a 125 MWp solar plant commissioned in June last year.

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The long read: Smarter robots to step up to service

On Dec. 1, Tel-Aviv based robotic cleaning provider Ecoppia launched an initial public offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. In doing so, the seven-year-old solar startup raised $83.8 million from public and institutional investors – although heavily slated toward the latter. Jean Scemama, who joined Ecoppia as CEO in April 2020, says the IPO will allow it to double down on R&D efforts and expand into the provision of services.

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