South Africa

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 Secures 975 MW of Solar Energy PPAs in 5th Tender

South Africa seems to be gaining speed on renewables. The country has authorized power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a capacity of 975 MW of renewable energy projects under the ongoing Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The official statement of the government read, “Bid Window 6 asked for new generation capacity of 4,200 […]

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Talesun Solar, Artsolar Set Off Operation of 325 MW Solar Facility in South Africa

Germany manufacturer of photovoltaic modules Talesun Solar has announced that it has put the 325MW solar power PV module facility into operation in South Africa. The solar power project has been jointly built by Talesun Solar and ARTsolar. ARTsolar claims to be South Africa’s only locally-owned solar panel manufacturer that specialises in the manufacture of […]

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South Africa Moves A Step Closer to 540 MW Solar and 1.1 GW Storage With Scatec PPA Signing

Oslo, Norway headquartered, Scatec ASA has signed a power purchase agreement for three co-located solar and storage projects under the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) alongside the South African government. The PPA will run for 20 years. This agreement also included 540MW of solar power capacity. With this, South Africa is one […]

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Morocco Shows Africa A Renewable Pathway Away From Fossil Fuels

Morocco is showing the African continent a Renewable Energy pathway out of fossil fuel. Among the countries giving Morocco a good company are Egypt and South Africa, according to TAQA Net, a platform specialized in energy markets. Africa’s trailblazing growth in socio-economic sector has led several countries to further develop solar energy projects, especially at […]

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Now, A Hydrogen Valley In South Africa Pipeline

  South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the South African National Development Institute are creating a Hydrogen Valley in partnership with Anglo American, Bambili Energy and ENGIE. A press statement released by mining major Anglo-American reads, “The proposed hydrogen valley will stretch approximately 835 kilometres from the platinum group metals-rich Bushveld geological […]

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Tronox Announces 200 MW Solar Power Project in South Africa

Tronox Holdings, an integrated manufacturer of titanium dioxide pigment, has announced that it has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the independent power producer, SOLA Group, to provide 200 MW of solar power to mines and smelters of Tronox in South Africa. The news comes even as closer home in India, steel […]

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UK Climate Investments, Norfund Invest in South African Wind Portfolio

Macquarie-managed UK Climate Investments (UKCI) and Norfund are financing a joint venture between H1 Holdings and Pele Green Energy to fund their 40% equity participation in a 700 MW portfolio of onshore wind farms. Both partners will invest alongside Enel Green Power in one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy equity deals valued at around […]

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