Palestinians Aim for More Power Independence With Solar Auction

  • Bidders seek to install as much as 100 megawatts of solar
  • Chinese government has already sent solar-project financing

Palestinian men sit at a solar power station in the city of Jericho.

Photographer: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinians will take a step toward greater power independence by announcing terms of a solar-energy auction intended to boost installed capacity by as much as 100 megawatts.

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