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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, 07 Jun 2022
US headquartered hyperscale data center campus provider data center solutions provider Vantage Data Centers will procure solar power from 87 MW capacity from SolarAfrica for the local grid supplying power to its Johannesburg data center campus.
Friday, 03 Jun 2022
South Africa’s Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited has launched construction of 3×10 MW solar power capacity in the country as part of its commitment to meeting environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets.
Thursday, 14 Apr 2022
Steel manufacturing giant ArcelorMittal is planning to conduct feasibility studies for 200 MW renewable energy generation capacity, basis which it will realize projects to power its existing facilities in South Africa on land owned by the company.
Friday, 08 Apr 2022
South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has launched round 6 or window 6 of the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) to procure power from 1 GW of solar PV and 1.6 GW of onshore wind energy.
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