South Africa

South Africa obtains 63 solar bids in newest renewables procurement round
South Africa's latest renewables procurement window for 2.6 GW of capability has actually gotten bids from 102 possible project programmers, consisting of 63 solar projects, according to the nation's Department of Mineral Resources as well as Energy (DMRE).
Aug 25, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, Policy, tender, auctions, Africa, South Africa, tenders, dmre, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy
Eskom looking to renewables as S Africa is reducing coal power
South African utility Eskom Holdings SOC will close down roughly 30% of its existing coal-fired power generation ability over the following years and repurpose some of the websites for solar energy production.
Aug 19, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Africa, eskom, South Africa
Boikanyo solar power plant (50 MWp) begins business operations
The Boikanyo solar photovoltaic or pv power plant is beginning its business procedures in South Africa. The plant in the Northern Cape Province has a capability of 50 MWp. This power is fed into the grid of the state-owned business Eskom.
Aug 12, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, South Africa, PV Power Plant, Boikanyo solar plant
John Cockerill to Supply Thermal Receivers to Redstone CSP Plant in SA
John Cockerill, a Belgium-based design company, has exposed that it will provide molten salt solar thermal receivers to Redstone's 100 MW Concentrated Solar Energy Plant (CSP) in the North Cape Province of South Africa.
Jul 28, 2021 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Thermal, Africa, South Africa, ACWA Power, Rajit Nanda, International, csp, Concentrated Solar Power Plant, John Cockerill, Redstone CSP Plant
South Africa increases licensing exception threshold for ingrained generation
South Africa's solar market has welcomed a new reform that will certainly raise the nation's licensing exception limit for ingrained generation projects from 1MW to 100MW.
Jun 12, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Grids, Policy, Africa, South Africa, embedded generation, sapvia, commercial and industrial
Scatec awarded 540 MW solar plant with storage in a federal government tender in South Africa
Scatec has today been awarded Preferred Bidder standing on three projects totaling 150MW (3x50MW) of Contracted Capacity, by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy in South Africa under the technology agnostic Risk Mitigation Power Procurement Programme (RMIPPP). The tariffs awarded to the projects drop within the series of the formerly granted preferred bidders.
Jun 2, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Raymond Carlsen, Scatec, Africa, South Africa, PV Power Plant, RMIPPP
ACWA Power closes money for 100-MW CSP park in S Africa
Saudi renewables programmer ACWA Power has commenced building and construction of the 100-MW Redstone focusing solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa after attaining monetary close for the project.
May 12, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Africa, South Africa, ACWA Power, PV Power Plant
ACWA Power Achieves Financial Close on 100 MW CSP Plant in South Africa
ACWA Power has actually introduced the commencement of construction on the 100 MW Redstone CSP project complying with the success of financial close.
May 11, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Africa, South Africa, ACWA Power, Paddy Padmanathan, International, csp, solar projects, ACWA CSP
Scatec eyes 12GW of renewables additions as part of US$ 11.7 bn growth
Scatec has unveiled a NOK 100 billion (US$ 11.7 billion) strategy that will certainly see the business increase its renewables portfolio to 15GW over the next four years.
Mar 23, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Raymond Carlsen, ENERGY STORAGE, Scatec, India, floating PV, South america, Brazil, Asia, Tunisia, Africa, South Africa
South Africa launches request for propositions for 1GW of solar PV
The South African federal government has actually released its most current renewables procurement round under its Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), which is to obtain 1GW of solar PV.
Mar 22, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, tender, solar-plus-storage, Africa, eskom, South Africa, ACWA Power, Gwede Mantashe, solar wind hybrid, G7 Renewable Energies, power cuts, procurement, Killian Hagemann
Scatec hails 'transformational' 2020 as renewables pipeline strikes record 10.5 GW.
Scatec said it went through a "transformational" year in 2020, with its complete renewables pipeline currently standing at a record high of 10.5 GW.
Feb 3, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Scatec Solar, IPP, South america, Brazil, Asia, Africa, South Africa, Vietnam, Independent Power Producer, construction
Renewable generation to remain below 10% in Africa by 2030
The amount of non-hydro renewables such as solar in Africa is most likely to continue to be below 10% in 2030, although there are substantial regional differences.
Jan 12, 2021 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Africa, South Africa, Namibia, renewables, University of Oxford, solar power generation, Philipp Trotter
Juwi builds PV plant in South Africa for a gold mine's own power consumption
German Juwi AG will install a solar power plant with a capacity of 9.9 MW for Pan African Resources in South Africa.
Dec 16, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, South Africa, PV Power Plant, juwi
Waterloo solar energy plant (75 MWp) enters into industrial operation
The Waterloo photovoltaic or pv solar energy plant is now operational. The 75 MWp center was built by the South African subsidiary of juwi Renewable Energies in behalf of a consortium of African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM, a member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments) with its IDEAS fund, Reatile Solar Power (RF) (Pty), Phakwe Solar (RF) (Pty), AREP (African Rainbow Energy and Power) as well as Cicada Community Trust.
Dec 2, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, South Africa, PV Power Plant
'Everything about the sun': Solar plant powers up at Sol brewery
Inauguration of solar plant at Sol brewery in Netherlands will certainly help parent firm Heineken reach goal of attaining 70 per cent renewable energy across its production centers
Nov 4, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, UK, Australia, Europe, Oceania, Netherlands, Africa, South Africa, Sol brewery, Diederik Vos