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January 12, 2021

Global power industry tenders in Q4 2020: Solar technology up 24%

Solar technology tenders activity in Q4 2020 saw 414 tenders announced, marking a rise of 24% over the last four-quarter average of 333, according to GlobalData’s power industry tenders database.

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Looking at global power tenders activity divided by the type of technology, solar held the top position in terms of number of tenders during Q4 2020 with a 44.2% share.

The proportion of tenders by category in the Solar technology tracked by GlobalData in the quarter was as follows:

  1. Project Implementation: 307 tenders and a 74.2% share
  2. Supply & Erection: 45 tenders and a 10.9% share
  3. Consulting & Similar Services: 32 tenders and a 7.7% share
  4. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 17 tenders and a 4.1% share
  5. Power Purchase Agreement: nine tenders and a 2.2% share
  6. Electricity Supply: four tenders and a 1% share.

Asia-Pacific leads solar tenders activity in Q4 2020

Comparing tenders activity in solar technology in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position with 205 tenders and a share of 49.5% during Q4 2020, followed by Middle East and Africa with 89 tenders and a 21.5% share and Europe with 61 tenders and a 14.7% share.

In fourth place was North America with 49 tenders and an 11.8% share and in fifth place was South and Central America with ten tenders and a 2.4% share.

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Solar technology tenders in Q4 2020: Top issuers by capacity

The top issuers of tenders in Solar technology for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved were:

  1. Andhra Pradesh Green Energy: 8,500MW from one tender
  2. Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (Spain): 6,100MW from two tenders
  3. Ministerio de Minas y Energia (Colombia) (Colombia): 5,000MW capacity from one tender.

All publicly-announced tenders are included in this analysis drawn from GlobalData’s Power database, which covers power plants, T&D projects, equipment markets, analysis reports, capacity and generation, and tracks tenders and contracts on a real-time basis.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported tenders are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s Power database.

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