Africa PV News Snippets
PASH Global & Tswana Renewables Strike Solar Partnership In Botswana & More From Central African Republic, AMEA
Monday, 08 May 2023
PASH Global and Tswana Renewables to build 30 MW solar under partnership in Botswana; Central African Republic brings online 15 MW solar plant; AMEA Power secures 25-year PPA for 85 MW solar plant in South Africa.
South African Water Department Wants Renewable Energy
DWS Opens EOI For Renewable Energy Projects, Including Floating/Ground Mounted PV, To Bring Down Increasing Energy Costs & Reliance On Grid
Monday, 27 Mar 2023
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in South Africa has launched a call to select an independent power producer (IPP) to establish renewable energy projects including floating and ground mounted solar power plants for selected government waterworks infrastructure.
CIP Acquires South African RE Company With 25 GW+ Pipeline
Acquisition Of Mulilo Energy Holdings Bring To Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners 440 MW Operational & Over 25 GW Renewables Pipeline In South Africa
Friday, 10 Mar 2023
South African renewable energy developer Mulilo Energy Holdings with its 440 MW operational wind and solar power capacity and an extensive pipeline of over 25 GW onshore wind, solar PV and storage, now has Danish investment firm Copenhagen Infrastruc.
TotalEnergies Bags Private Solar & Wind PPAs In South Africa
260 MW Solar & Wind Capacity To Power World’s ‘Biggest’ Oxygen Production Site In South Africa Under TotalEnergies’ PPA With Sasol & Air Liquide
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2023
French energy company TotalEnergies and its partner Mulilo will supply solar and wind energy from 260 MW capacity in South Africa to power the world’s ‘biggest’ oxygen production plant after the duo were selected by Sasol and Air Liquide under .
Scatec Raises ZAR 979 Million With Solar Project Stake Sale
Norway’s Scatec Divests 42% Stake In 258 MW Operational South African Solar Power Plant To STANLIB Infrastructure Fund, To Finance Future Growth
Thursday, 02 Feb 2023
One of the largest asset managers of South Africa and part of the Standard Bank Group Limited, STANLIB Infrastructure Fund II has acquired a 42% stake in 258 MW Upington Solar Power Plant in South Africa from Norway’s Scatec for ZAR 979 million ($5.
Now Time To Explore Renewable Energy Manufacturing In Africa
African Solar PV Manufacturing Can Be Cost Competitive With China, Says SEForALL In New Report On African Renewable Energy Manufacturing Potential
Tuesday, 24 Jan 2023
The African continent has the potential to install 180 GW renewable energy capacity by 2030 and 1.2 TW by 2050 and to get there, it needs to scale up its manufacturing capabilities with a helping hand from its main trade partner China, says Sustainab.
South Africa To Launch Tenders For Around 15 GW RE Capacity
To Accelerate Renewable Energy Installations, Power-Starved South Africa Brings Down Local Content For Solar Panels From 100% To 30%
Monday, 23 Jan 2023
As South Africa stares at another 2 years of load shedding as forecast by Eskom, President Cyril Ramaphosa led government is taking measures to accelerate renewable energy installations with plans to procure 14.771 GW of new wind, solar and battery s.
South Africa: Disappointing 6th RE Round For Onshore Wind
Solar Steals The Show In South Africa’s 6th REIPPPP Bid Window Winning All Of 860 MW Awarded; Oversubscribed Onshore Wind Segment Gets No Grid Capacity
Tuesday, 13 Dec 2022
South Africa has concluded the country’s 6th bid window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), awarding all of 860 MW to 5 solar PV projects even as the oversubscribed segment of onshore wind lost with no grid capacity available.
325 MW PV Module Production Fab In South Africa
Talesun Solar & ARTSolar’s South African 325 MW Solar Module Manufacturing Facility Online
Tuesday, 08 Nov 2022
A 325 MW solar PV module factory, jointly built by China’s Talesun Solar and South African solar module producer ARTSolar has been commissioned in South Africa’s New Germany, Pinetown region, with production expected to start in mid-November 2022.
Renewables To Replace South African Coal Power Plant
$497 Million World Bank Backing For South African Plan To Install 220 MW Solar & Wind & 150 MW Storage
Monday, 07 Nov 2022
South Africa has secured $497 million financing from the World Bank Group to decommission and repurpose its Komati Coal-Fired Power Plant with 150 MW solar PV, 70 MW wind energy and 150 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) capacity as a demonstration project for the energy transition.
2 GW Renewable Capacity Moves Forward In South Africa
Eskom Enters Land Lease Agreements With Independent Power Producers For 2 GW New Renewable Capacity
Tuesday, 18 Oct 2022
South Africa’s sole electricity utility Eskom has signed 1st batch of land lease agreements with 4 independent power producers (IPP) to bring online around 2 GW of clean energy capacity to the grid within next 24 months to 36 months around Majuba a.
Corporate Solar PPA For 148 MW Signed In South Africa
Solar PPA For ‘Largest’ Renewable Energy Site Dedicated To A Corporate Client In South Africa
Thursday, 06 Oct 2022
A subsidiary of global metals and mining giant Rio Tinto, Richard Bay Minerals (RBM) has entered a 20-year corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) with French renewables company Voltalia for the ‘largest’ renewable energy site dedicated to a corporate client in South Africa.
South Africa Unveils Bidders For REIPPPP BW 6
Solar Outshines Onshore Wind In South Africa’s REIPPPP Bid Window 6 That Received 9.6 GW Bids
Thursday, 06 Oct 2022
A total of 56 projects representing around 9.6 GW renewable energy capacity, including 5.5 GW of solar PV have bid for bid window round 6 of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
Envusa Energy Kickstarts With 600 MW RE In South Africa
EDF Renewables & Anglo American Launch South African Renewable Energy Joint Venture Envusa Energy
Wednesday, 05 Oct 2022
British mining company Anglo American and the renewable energy arm of France’s EDF, EDF Renewables have unveiled Envusa Energy as their South Africa focused renewable energy joint venture to build 600 MW wind and solar projects under phase I.
South African City Tenders 7 MW Solar Power Plant
City Of Cape Town Seeking Bidders For Its 1st Grid Connected Solar Plant, For Energy Security
Friday, 23 Sep 2022
The City of Cape Town in South Africa has launched a solicitation drive for EPC service contractors for a 7 MW solar plant which it says will be the city’s 1st grid connected solar project that’s aimed as a measure to end load-shedding over time.
South Africa Amends REIPPPP Bid Window 6
Solar’s Share Remains Unchanged In South Africa’s Renewable Energy Bid Window 6, But Wind Goes Up
Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy in South Africa has increased the overall capacity of the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) window 6 to 4.2 GW, without changing 1 GW capacity limit for solar PV.
Packaged Goods Producer To Go Solar In South Africa
South Africa’s Tiger Brands To Secure Solar Power For 35 Manufacturing Sites Via PPAs
Thursday, 18 Aug 2022
One of the largest packaged goods producers in South Africa, Tiger Brands has announced a multi-million rand investment to procure solar power for its 35 manufacturing sites by 2030 to secure 65% of its electricity needs fulfilled by clean energy.
South Africa Leans On RE To Improve Power Supply
President Ramaphosa Says REIPPPP Bid Window 6 Capacity To Be Increased To 5.2 GW
Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said his government will increase the amount of new generation capacity to be procured through window 6 of the auction procurement program.
South Africa Seeking Low Carbon Projects
UK Backed CFA South Africa Invites Low-Carbon Project Proposals Under Phase II
Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022
The Government of South Africa, supported by the UK government, has launched its 2nd call under the Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) seeking proposals for low carbon projects at pre-feasibility stage to enable the country’s transition to a net zero economy by 2050.
SAPVIA Appoints New Board Members
Chanda Nxumalo To Head South Africa’s SAPVIA As Board Chairperson
Monday, 20 Jun 2022
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has appointed a new board of directors, to be led by Chanda Nxumalo as the chairperson who works as Director of Harmattan Renewables, a technical consultancy firm for Africa energy projects.
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