South Africa’s Solar Adoption Gathers Pace, But Challenges Remain

South Africa has long been plagued by an energy crisis now. This has led to a situation where the nation faces rolling blackouts or load shedding as it has been called, for the past decade and more. It says something for the state of the power sector that a challenge that was predicted well over […]

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Saudi’s ACWA Power in PPA with South Africa for Dispatchable RE Project of 150 MW

Saudi-based clean energy firm ACWA Power, has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a project known as, ‘ACWA Power Project DAO’ to be established in South Africa. The initiative is for a dispatchable renewable hybrid plant of 150 MW capacity. The signatories of the agreements included Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and […]

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South Africa Releases Its Largest Renewable Energy Tender of 3,740 MW Capacity

In a first such tender for the country on African continent, South Africa has issued its first large-scale tender aimed at procuring renewable energy. With a capacity of 3,740 MW, this is the continent’s biggest program on renewable energy.  This is the release of the first phase of the RFP (Request for Proposal). The tender […]

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Mainstream Inks Deal to Develop RE Plants in South Africa

Global green energy player Mainstream Renewable Power has signed a lease agreement with South Africa’s national electricity company – Eskom – for a 1,650-hectare site where it plans to build and operate renewable energy plants. The quantum of the renewable energy project has not yet been disclosed by the company. The official statement of Mainstream […]

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Coal Miner Seriti Resources Acquires Majority Stake In Windlab Africa

South Africa’s leading coal miner, Seriti Resources has said that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in wind and solar-powered assets of Windlab Africa- a wind energy site developer, through its subsidiary Seriti Green. Seriti is looking at lowering its carbon footprint and ensuring long-term sustainability as a diversified energy producer. Windlab Africa […]

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South Africa Planning RE Investments & 3 Power Ships to Tackle Power Crisis

South Africa has announced its new plans to ease the severe electricity crisis in the country, including three offshore power ships, greater use of solar and wind energy, and other renewable energy (RE) investments. Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe, had recently announced eight chosen bidders in the government’s emergency risk mitigation program, […]

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