AMEA Power has reached financial close on its plan to build 1 GW of renewable energy projects in Egypt, with a $1.1 billion investment.
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The Energy Institute (EI) has announced the results of its annual thesis competition, commending Aberdeen’s best MSc students for work on solar monitoring, subsea engineering and wells.
South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has adopted a hydrogen investment strategy as it works to attract cash to the growing sector.
Members of the public have been invited to have their say on the first phase of plans for a £215m hydrogen scheme planned by BP and Aberdeen City Council.
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South Africa has an advantage if it can move fast to lock-in progress on the energy transition, Old Mutual Alternative Investments CEO Paul Boynton has said.
South Africa has announced the winners for the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) Bid Window 5.
Frazium Energy has signed a deal with Eswatini on a $115 million solar battery project, which it expects will be the largest in Africa.
Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Woodside (ASX:WPL) is collaborating with US-based Heliogen, a provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy, to build a 5 MW commercial-scale demonstration facility in California.
France’s EDF Renewables (EPA:EDF) has made a significant investment in VinaCapital’s SkyX Solar, a rooftop solar power developer in Vietnam as the market continues to boom.
French power company EDF Group (EPA:EDF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Singapore government-owned utilities company SP Group to jointly develop a subsea transmission cable to enable renewable energy imports from Indonesia to Singapore.
Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries (NSE:RELIANCE) acquired a Norwegian solar panel maker and an Indian builder of renewable projects in a bid by the oil-to-retail conglomerate to extend its dominance into alternative energy.
ARCH Emerging Markets Partners has invested a further $2.5 million in South Africa-based Sun Exchange.
The British Army has opened its first solar farm as part of a project that will help reduce greenhouse emissions and see savings of around £152 million over 10 years.
Indonesia has approved the subsea route for what could be the world’s first intercontinental power grid, connecting Australia to Singapore, with 24/7 renewable power. The official nod means Sun Cable’s ambitious project, that proposes the world’s largest solar farm, the world’s biggest battery, and the world's longest undersea cable, has moved a step closer to reality.
Xlinks has set out plans to export clean electricity from Morocco to the UK, via HVDC subsea cables.
Solar power holds the key to meeting renewable energy targets for Indonesia, but the fast-growing Southeast Asian economy needs significant reforms to steer it away from an over-reliance on coal, according to a report.
South Africa expects to announced winning bids under its Bid Window 5 by the end of October.
Saudi Aramco is joining a group led by ACWA Power to build a nearly $1 billion solar power plant in the kingdom as the world’s largest oil-exporting nation expands renewable energy supply.
Singapore’s Sunseap is planning a $2 billion floating solar project on a reservoir in Indonesia’s Batam Island. If successful it will be the world’s largest to date and electricity could be exported via undersea cable to the nearby island city state of Singapore.
TotalEnergie has finished building a second solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop installation at one of Indonesia’s largest petrochemical facilities owned by Chandra Asri.
Equinor is continuing to expand its floating offshore wind operations with plans to roll out the technology in France.
As national carbon-neutral targets come into focus, Asia Pacific solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity could triple by 2030 to 1500 gigawatts (GW), with Indonesia potentially the fastest expanding market by the end of the decade, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie.
A north-east husband and wife team hopes to roll out a fleet of solar-powered bikes, creating jobs for ex-offenders in the process.
Global Power Synergy, the listed power unit of Thailand’s national energy company PTT Group, has acquired a 41.6% stake in Indian renewable energy provider Avaada Energy for about 14.8 billion baht ($453 million).
The new US administration is keen to claim its role in new African markets, while also working on efforts to tackle climate change.
Malaysia’s Petronas, which has yet to make a firm carbon-neutral pledge, will deploy solar energy at the group's assets across Malaysia to boost efficiency and cut carbon emissions as part of its sustainability agenda and “aspiration” of Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 (NZCE 2050).
South Korea will provide $600 million to co-finance energy projects in Africa, alongside the African Development Bank (AfDB).
India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, who has run one of the world’s largest petroleum businesses for over two decades, yesterday announced that his company Reliance Industries, will invest 750 billion rupees ($10 billion) towards clean energy solutions over the next three years.
Southeast Asia is emerging as a hotspot for global solar investment with over $10 billion invested just last year. In 2020, the region represented 12% of the global solar market and installed capacity has more than doubled every year since 2018, Rishab Shrestha, analyst at Wood Mackenzie told the APAC power and renewables summit today.