With vast tracts of land, high irradiation levels and a sizable grid capacity, Iran is a promising destination for renewable energy development. But are the current incentives and potentially high returns worth venturing into this nascent market?
Recently there has been a proliferation of financiers looking into the African energy market. However, solar project promoters in Africa may be underestimating the amount of funds accessible to African renewable projects.
Operational experience gained in Chile could be valuable in Northeast Brazil as the Brazilian market takes off, an industry body has said.
Indonesia and the Philippines offer an attractive opportunity to develop solar. Demand for electricity is soaring in Southeast Asia’s largest nations, with high solar irradiance through the region.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce is supporting the transfer of knowledge and skills to help Chile develop a green energy economy.
The solar market of Southeast Asia’s largest energy consumer has been relatively underdeveloped until now. A new decree from the energy ministry is set to change the situation and open the heavily government controlled solar market.
Solar PV is playing a key role in expanding electricity access throughout Africa, as momentum increases to develop large-scale projects and mini-grid systems, in line with the proliferation of off-grid lighting solutions in rural communities.
Little-known Italian firms have stolen a lead on other PV developers in breaking into the Middle East’s newest solar market, Iran.
Despite a flurry of announcements it is still unclear which developers have been awarded projects under Iran’s newly launched FiT scheme.
A record-breaking El Niño weather phenomenon could force Latin American countries to diversify away from hydro and towards PV.