Saudi Arabia’s Repdo renewables agency has pre-qualified 60 firms to bid for 1.5GW of solar PV capacity to be developed as Round 2 of its National Renewable Energy Program, which targets the award of a 2.2GW of renewables capacity this year. The seven projects range in size from 20MW to 600MW to be built close to cities in the west of the kingdom (MEES, 1 February).

Firms include Spain’s Acciona, Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power, France’s EdF Renewables, US’s First...