[Saudi Arabia announces 3.7 GW solar tender announcement] Four solar projects in Saudi Arabia, comprising 3.7 GW, have been granted inquiry status as part of the government of Saudi Arabia's fifth round of national Renewable energy Program, SPPC said. The plants include the 2 GW Al Sadawi plant in the eastern part of the country and the 1 GW Al Masa'a project in northern Hail province. It also includes the 400 MW Al Henakiyah 2 plant located in western Medina Province and the 300MW Rabigh 2 array located in western Mecca Province. SPPC said in the announcement that the project will be overseen by the government-owned entity responsible for purchasing electricity from independent power producers and will be responsible for the pre-development, bidding and subsequent offtake of energy. These projects account for a quarter of all energy capacity (12.6 GW) granted under the NREP Renewable Energy Program. According to its website, NREP aims to maximize the country's renewable energy potential. Saudi Arabia's government aims to generate 27.5 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030, the country's leading solar lobby group has said. This is a significant leap from the country's current installed capacity, estimated at 390 MW at the end of 2022, according to the International Renewable Energy Association. Editor/Xu Shengpeng
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  • 2023.12.05 17:41
  • [China will introduce a power storage system to Kazakhstan]
  • According to the press office of the State Grid Management Corporation of Kazakhstan (KEGOC), China Power International Development Co., Ltd. will introduce a power storage system to Kazakhstan. KEGOC pointed out in the news that the implementation agreement of the pilot project for the introduction of energy storage systems in Kazakhstan's unified energy system was signed in Beijing on December 4. "Under the agreement, China Power International Development Co., Ltd. will install a power storage system with a maximum capacity of 5 MW at the Kazakh State Grid Management Joint Stock Company substation," KEGOC said in a statement. According to KEGOC, the project aims to "study the impact of the power storage system on the distribution of the power system when the renewable energy power is incorporated into the unified power system of Kazakhstan." Editor/Xu Shengpeng
  • 2023.12.05 17:41
  • [Mauritania launched a large-scale renewable energy hydrogen storage project]
  • Denmark's GreenGo has launched the Megaton Moon project in Mauritania, a 60 GW solar-wind power facility equipped with 35 GW of green hydrogen capacity. The project developer submitted a development application to the Mauritanian Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines this week. The Megaton Moon project will be built in several phases, with the initial pilot phase expected to be completed in 2028 and the final phase to be completed between 2033 and 2035. In addition, the project will generate more than 70 million tons of desalinated water per year, which will be three times the amount of water consumed by the Megaton facility to produce green hydrogen itself. GreenGo said the project will also use more than 10 TWh of surplus energy to promote the development of large-scale agricultural industries and local supply chains in the desert region. "Developing a project of this scale requires close cooperation with the supply chain and purchasers," said Anders Heine Jensen, CEO of GreenGo. "The scale of the project will attract manufacturers to produce photovoltaic panels, wind turbine blades and electrolytic components locally. We are currently negotiating a Memorandum of Agreement with the manufacturer." Editor/Xu Shengpeng