Week in Middle East: Turkey Plans 1 GW, Algeria Plans To Utilize 4 GW, EgyptERA Sanctions Construction Of 7.5 MW And More

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Turkey Plans 1 GW Solar Tender Under YEKA

Turkey’s minister of energy, Fatih Dönmez, has announced a programme to build back the country’s Covid-19-economy which include solar tender of 1 GW under the national Yeka (Yenilenebilir Enerji Kaynak Alanları) renewable energy program. It was originally planned for april with the procurement round tendering PV projects ranging from 10-50 MW capacity across 40 nation’s provinces and is due to be staged during the next quarter. Hakki Karacaoglan, CEO, KRC Consulting said that Turkey had added only 139 MW of new solar capacity in the first four months of the year. The upcoming tender will help the Turkish solar market, which is very much stressed under Covid-19 restrictions. He added that “The government has not said yet which provinces will be chosen.

Algeria Plans To Utilize 4 GW Solar Plant By 2024

In a bid to meet rising domestic demand for electricity Algeria has revealed a plan to utilize 4GW of solar PV capacity by 2024 .The project will be installed between 2020 and 2024. The Prime Minister, Abdelaziz Djerad said, “The project will require an overall investment of between USD 3.2 billion and USD 3.6 billion.” Apart from covering domestic demand, it will be used for export to international markets, as well. The project is named “Dubbed TAFOUK1” which is part of the government’s efforts to boost generation from renewables and preserve fossil fuel resources. The park will be located within more than 10 provinces termed as wilayas covering a total area of around 15,815 acres. As part of its national renewable energy and energy efficiency development plan adopted in 2015, Algeria has set a goal to lift the share of renewables in its total power generation to 27% by 2030 by adding 22 GW of renewables capacity. Of the total, more than 13.5 GW will be from solar PV. The country is presently planning to diversify its economy by transfering its focus to renewable energy. It has set a a target last decade to achieve green energy of 22GW capacity by 2030.

Arctech Solar Delivered 575 MW SkyLine Trackers to Middle East’s Largest PV Plant

This project is not only the largest utility-scale PV plant in the Middle East to date, but also one of the world’s largest PV plant boasting single-axis trackers and bifacial modules. Considering the project was set up in the harsh tropical desert environment and equipped with bifacial modules, SkyLine(1P) tracking system, one of the most advanced innovative products of Arctech, was an ideal match to the project, what is thought to be the best combination of the two cutting edge technologies in the world. After years of R&D investment by Arctech, SkyLine trackers adapt to all types climates and terrains due to its self-learning ability and easy installation, which can greatly increase the energy yield and lower LCOE. To overcome the challenges of the outbreak of COVID-19, Arctech adjusted its production plan and allocate resources during the Spring Festival appropriately to ensure its production in full swing and delivery on-time. Further to this, Arctech has localized part of the production orders in Saudi Arabia to meet the localization requirements and dispatched project engineers to work on-site ensuring all the projects on track, and all the benefits that come from its strong worldwide presence.

EgyptERA Sanctions Construction Of 7.5 MWp Solar Power Plant For ACC

The Egyptian Electricity Utilities and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA) approved the Arabian Cement Company(ACC) project to install a solar photovoltaic system for its cement plant in the govern-orate of Suez. The company which supplies approximately 6% of Egypt’s cement signed an agreement with SolarizEgypt. The agreement was made for the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant for the Arabian Cement Company’s facilities in the govern-orate of Suez located in Egypt. The plant will be built under a BOOT (Build Own Operate Transfer) bases and have a capacity of 7.2 MWp which covers 96,000 m² of area.The company will operate the 7.2 MWp solar power plant over a period of 25 years. SolarizEgypt is Independent Power Producer (IPP) in this project and will sell the output of the plant to ACC. The cement company claims that the 7.5 MWp supplied by this project represents 4% of the electricity consumed by its facilities.It added that the project will also help in reducing the environmental impact of its facilities. The cement company recognize the initiative as part of the Egyptian government’s strategy to achieve 20% of the country’s electricity supply by this year end from renewable sources . The construction of the solar power plant will require funding of 100 million Egyptian pound or 6.3 million dollar. The financing will be provided by Qatar National Bank under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Green Economy Facility, of which SolarizEgypt is a beneficiary.

‘20by2020’ Deploys Sustainable Lighting Solutions In Jordan

20by2020′ deploys high-performance energy-efficient LED solar lights to Benefit The Daily Lives Of More Than 3,000 People in Jordan. As phase of the UAE humanitarian initiative, ‘20by2020’, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has introduced the current deployment of sustainable lights options at Prince Hamzah Hospital in the Jordanian capital Amman. The sanatorium is presently treating the greatest variety of COVID-19 sufferers in the country. Sunna Design, the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2018 winner underneath the ‘Energy category’ and a France-based SME, is putting in its high-performance energy-efficient LED solar lights inside the parameter of the famous public hospital, to furnish sustainable lighting and decorate the protection of the location. 20by2020 is a UAE-driven initiative led by the Zayed Sustainability Prize in partnership with Abu Dhabi Global Market, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Mubadala Petroleum, Year of Tolerance and Masdar, in addition to Majid Al Futtaim, who lately joined the initiative in guide of the Jordan deployment.

Asunim Bags “Top Brand PV TURKEY 2020” Award

EuPD,a globally recognized authoritative research institute declares Asunim with the “Top Brand PV Turkey 2020” certificate confirming its reputation for quality EPC services. Asunim supply turnkey installation service in the field of photovoltaic solar energy around the world and it has numerous international references that have been successfully completed. In past it has been awarded as the “Top Brand PV Turkey 2020” certificate in the “EPC” category by EuPD Research. The certificate is accepted as a worldwide leader in the “Top Brand PV 2020” for providing the necessary criteria EPC in Turkey and the first and only company to receive this award by EuPD Research. EuPD RESEARCH annually conducts surveys among installers in global markets as part of the Global PV Installer Monitor and makes an independent assessment of the perception of many brands. In Turkey, the Global PV Installer Base on the results of the survey of installers in the various countries of the Monitor’s European product and service quality, reliability and the EPC category The evaluation of consumer satisfaction, “Top Brand PV Turkey 2020” were awarded certificates. Turkey’s Founding Partner of Asunim, Mr. Umut Gürbüz stated that “Asunim Turkey has been a pioneer on various occasions and a leader on the innovation of PV systems in Turkey. The Top Brand PV Turkey 2020 certificate granted to our company by the world-renowned EuPD in the EPC category made us all proud and motivated for our future work.”

Turkey Records All-time Daily High In Renewable Electricity Generation

Turkey recorded a new all-time daily high on local and renewable energy power generation on May 24th. Turkey achieved a new record in daily production by generating 90% of our electricity from domestic and renewable resources. According to Fatih Dönmez,Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Wind plants powered 14.5%, solar plants constituted 7.2% on the other hand Geothermal and biomass plants added 5.3% and 2.6%. He further stated that “Hydro plants constituted the largest percentage of 43.7% while local coal plants contributed 16.5% to electricity generation. Total electricity production reached 457,921 MWh, according to Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAS).

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