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Namibia solar photovoltaic solar power plant, Namibia

By: Sheila Barradas     20th April 2018 ALTEN Hardap plans to build the biggest solar photovolaic plant in Namibia.  

Construction set to begin on ‘flagship’ 40 MW Moz solar project

By: Terence Creamer     28th March 2018 Oslo-listed renewable-energy developer Scatec Solar, which has its African regional hub in Cape Town, South Africa, expects to begin constructing a 40 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Mozambique in the coming weeks after the project reached financial close in early March. GM and VP for... 

Namibian PV solar plant to start operating in September

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th March 2018 Solar developer Alten Africa has achieved financial closure of what will be the biggest photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Namibia and one of the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa.  

Solar-hydro hybrid schemes can help fulfil Africa’s energy needs

7th March 2018 By Riyaadh Hassim and Louiza van Vuuren The evidence for climate change is clear worldwide. We see it in record heat levels, heavier rainstorms and severe droughts, increased tropical storms and hurricane intensity. This reality has forced a new era of clean energy development. At the same time,... 

Katsina solar photovoltaic power plant, Nigeria

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2017 Pan Africa Solar plans to build a 75 MWac solar photovoltaic plant in Katsina state, the largest in Nigeria. 

Engine-solar photovoltaic hybrid power plant project, Burkina Faso

By: Sheila Barradas     1st December 2017 The Banque Internationale pour le Commerce and l’Industrie et l’Artisanat du Burkina have said they will provide financing for Eren Renewable Energy for the project. 

Sweihan photovoltaic independent power project, United Arab Emirates

By: Sheila Barradas     13th October 2017 Sweihan will be the world’s largest photovoltaic plant to be built at a single generating power plant. 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – third window, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st September 2017 An update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – third window. 

Aurora solar photovoltaic plant project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     1st September 2017 The power plant has started operation. 

Lesotho 20 MW solar photovoltaic project, Lesotho

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th August 2017 The African Development Bank has approved a $695 000 grant to support a bankable business case for the project. 

Mafraq I solar photovoltaic power project, Jordan

By: Sheila Barradas     21st July 2017 The project is one of four solar schemes awarded in the second round of Jordan's solar independent power producer initiative. 

The business case for captive renewable energy plants in Africa

14th July 2017 Renewable energy has journeyed from the subsidised fringes of electricity supply to become an integral part of the power landscape, particularly across Africa, where it has the potential to provide millions of citizens and businesses with access to a cleaner, more affordable, easily deployable... 

Sol Real solar photovoltaic power plant project, Panama

By: Sheila Barradas     16th June 2017 Enel brought the Sol Real project into production in April. 

Mafraq I solar photovoltaic power project, Jordan

By: Sheila Barradas     9th June 2017 The 50 MW solar PV plant is expected to reduce Jordan’s carbon footprint by more than 80 000 t/y of carbon dioxide. 

Pumped-storage and solar photovoltaic power project, Chile

By: Sheila Barradas     26th May 2017 The project involves the construction of two distinct, but complementary, power projects. 

Bir Rebaa North solar photovoltaic project, Algeria

By: Sheila Barradas     19th May 2017 The project involves the construction of a 19 MW solar plant. 

Engine solar photovoltaic hybrid power plant project, Burkina Faso

By: Sheila Barradas     19th May 2017 The project entails the construction of a 15 MWp solar power plant. 

Least-cost electricity transition being played out at CSIR’s Pretoria campus 

By: Dylan Slater     12th May 2017 The expansive Pretoria campus of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is increasingly being taken off the grid with the roll-out of renewable-energy projects as part of its drive to demonstrate the potential of renewable energy to the domestic energy industry. To drive... 

Least-cost electricity transition being played out at CSIR’s Pretoria campus

By: Dylan Slater     12th May 2017 The expansive Pretoria campus of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is increasingly being taken off-grid with the roll-out of renewable-energy projects as part of its drive to demonstrate the potential of renewable energy to the domestic energy industry.  

K-1 solar photovoltaic project, Nigeria

By: Sheila Barradas     12th May 2017 The project aims to strengthen northern Nigeria's electricity network. 

Commercial operations start at Enel’s Gibson Bay Wind Farm

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     4th May 2017 Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power (EGP), has started commercial operations at its 111 MW Gibson Bay Wind Farm, in the Kouga municipality of the Eastern Cape. Enel South Africa country manager William Price noted that this was the second wind farm for the company in the province. The... 

Wärtsilä supplies 15 MW solar plant in Burkina Faso

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd March 2017 Technology group Wärtsilä has entered into an agreement with independent power producer Eren Renewable Energy’s 90%-owned Essakane Solar, in Burkina Faso, to supply it with a 15 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant. The remaining 10% is owned by Eren’s development partner African Energy... 

Bwana Mkubwa solar photovoltaic project, Zambia

By: Sheila Barradas     17th March 2017 The project entails the construction of an 80 MW to 120 MW solar PV plant. 

Renewables division experiences record-breaking 2016

17th February 2017 Italian energy company Enel Green Power’s (EGP’s) global renewable energies division made 2016 a record-breaking year after building an all-time-high 2 018 MW of new capacity within a calendar year. This is a major achievement for EGP as it more than doubled what it achieved in 2015, when... 

Mubuga solar photovoltaic power plant project, Burundi

By: Sheila Barradas     17th February 2017 The project aims to increase the installed capacity of Burundi by an estimated 14%. 

Enel’s South African unit brings two new PV plants into operation

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th February 2017 Italian energy group Enel’s renewable-energy subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA has brought its 82.5 MW apiece Adams and Pulida solar photovoltaic (PV) plants into commercial operation. The Pulida PV plant, in the Northern Cape, and the Adams PV facility, in the Free State, which are supported by... 

Renewable energy projects receive $44.5m boost from ADFD

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th January 2017 Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) to receive $44.5-million in funding. These projects include a 4.6 MW hybrid microgrid project in the... 

Emperors Palace extends solar PV plant

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th December 2016 Hotel group Peermont is extending the solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at its Emperors Palace hotel and casino, in Johannesburg, from 1.18 MW to 2.72 MW by adding more generating capacity on its parkade rooftop and other roof spaces. After the successful reveal of the first phase of the rooftop... 

Zina Solaire solar photovoltaic power plant project, Burkina Faso

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2016 The project involves the construction of a 26.8 MW solar photovoltaic plant. 

Rubi solar photovoltaic power plant project, Peru

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2016 The project involves the construction of Peru’s largest photovoltaic facility. 

Rubi solar photovoltaic power plant project, Peru

By: Sheila Barradas     9th December 2016 The project involves the construction of Peru’s largest solar photovoltaic plant. 

Ituverava solar photovoltaic plant project, Brazil

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd September 2016 The project involves the construction of a solar photovoltaic plant of which the estimated energy production of which will be about 500 GWh/y. 

ARC for Renewable Energy solar photovoltaic project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd September 2016 The project involves the construction of a 50 MW solar photovoltaic plant. 

Barrick sees ‘perfect storm’ brewing around cost-effective renewables

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th September 2016 Renewable-energy sources have reached the stage where they can reduce energy costs as well as emissions, Barrick Gold’s senior manager of energy and greenhouse gases (GHGs), Russell Blades, tells Energy and Mines. “We are seeing a ‘perfect storm’ brewing around renewables. Solar and energy... 

Alcazar Solar 1 photovoltaic plant project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     9th September 2016 The project entails the construction of a 50 MW solar photovoltaic plant. 

Delta Solar project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     26th August 2016 The project involves the constrcution of a 50 MW solar plant in Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Agency’s 37.5 km2 Benban 1.8 GW photovoltaic solar park. 

Wind, solar can supply bulk of South Africa’s power at least cost, CSIR model shows 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd August 2016 The dramatic fall in the cost of supplying power from wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) plants has moved the global electricity supply industry beyond a critical “tipping point”, which leading energy scientist Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz says is irreversibly altering the operating model, with... 

Gestamp Solar Feed in Tariff photovoltaic project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 The project entails the construction of a 50 MW solar photovoltaic plant, in Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Agency’s Benban 1.8 GW PV solar park. 

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