Middle East developers continued their winning renewables run in Uzbekistan, soon after the Central Asian nation unveiled plans for the region’s largest onshore wind projects under what its energy minister claimed to Recharge was “phenomenal progress” for a market that only saw its first significant turbine installation in 2017.

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar won the right to build 400MW across two solar plants in Uzbekistan after lodging bids of around $18/MWh for the projects, it was announced on Friday under the latest round of Uzbek green power tendering .