South Africa

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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Mainstream Renewable Wins 1.27 GW of Renewable Projects In South Africa Auctions

The consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power has received 50% of the total allocation in the latest round of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) Making the formal announcement on October 29, the firm announced that twelve of its projects have achieved preferred bidder status in Round 5 of South […]

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South Africa’s Eskom Plans $7.2 B Investment in Wind & Solar

South African electricity public utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. is planning to invest 106 billion rand, or $7.2 billion, in wind and solar power by the end of the decade. Eskom, which accounts for two-fifths of the nation’s greenhouse gas output, may execute its plan either independently or through a partnership. A few months ago, South […]

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Record 102 Bidders for 2.6 GW South Africa RE Tender

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) of South Africa has received bids from 102 potential project developers, including 63 solar projects, in response to its fifth renewable energy tender. Launched in March this year, this tender was aimed at procuring 2.6 GW of clean energy projects, including 1 GW of solar PV and […]

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