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Apr 15, 2016
The inauguration last month of renewable-energy project developer Solar Capital’s 90 MW De Aar 3 solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, in the Northern Cape, marked the seventeenth solar PV plant to start commercial operation in the province. Energy Minister Tina...
Mar 24, 2016
Global solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Sterling and Wilson (S&W) has committed to executing 500 MW of photovoltaic (PV) power plants across Africa in the next three years. This follows the recent commissioning of a 90 MW solar PV plant...
Mar 04, 2016
La Silla will be the first utility-scale photovoltaic plant in the world to combine the use of smart and bifacial modules with conventional modules for side-by-side testing.
Feb 29, 2016
Swiss solar developer HopSol has selected photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer First Solar’s high-performance thin-film modules to power the Otjozondjupa Solar Park, in Namibia. The 5 MW facility, which was expected to be completed in June, would be Namibia’s largest...
Feb 15, 2016
Ingeteam began the year 2016 by commissioning the first hybrid plant in Brazil to be connected to the public grid, combining PV energy and battery storage. The power generated by the rooftop PV panels (90 kWp) is stored in a sodium battery bank (276 kWh) controlled...
Jan 22, 2016
The 558 kW ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar plant at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria is fully operational with initial testing completed in 2015. The project, which began construction in June last year, forms part of the...
Oct 30, 2015
The project involves the installation of an integrated solar-diesel microgrid at ABB’s Longmeadow premises, in Johannesburg.
Sep 04, 2015
Jul 15, 2015
Jul 08, 2015
Building Energy signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the New and Renewable Energy Authority, Egypt for the development of two 50 MW PV plantsA Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Cairo between NREA, represent-ing the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and...
Jun 05, 2015
Acciona’s Sishen solar photovoltaic plant has reached 100% capacity.
Feb 27, 2015
An update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – second window.
Feb 13, 2015
The solar project is the first greenfield plant commissioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Phase II.
Feb 02, 2015
Airports Company South Arica (ACSA) has called on interested parties to bid for the design of two 500 KWp photovoltaic (PV) solar plants, for installation at its Upington International and its Kimberley airports respectively. ACSA regional airports GM Yvette Schoeman...
Jan 30, 2015
The Sishen solar photovoltaic plant was officially connected to the national grid in December 2014.
Jan 23, 2015
The 216-GWh-producing Sishen solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Northern Cape has officially connected to the national grid and will have the highest level of electricity output of all the operational solar PV plants in Africa, said Spanish stakeholder Acciona...
Dec 12, 2014
The 216-GWh-producing Sishen solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Northern Cape has officially connected to the national grid and will have the highest level of electricity output of all the operational solar PV plants in Africa, says Spanish stakeholder Acciona...
Oct 24, 2014
Cash-hungry solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in sub-Saharan Africa are largely assessed by lenders on a case-by-case technical basis and, while some standard technical and nontechnical aspects would be required to reach financial close, these are not entirely...
Oct 17, 2014
The project involves the construction of Japan’s largest solar PV plant.
Oct 10, 2014
The project proposes to establish a 40 MW solar photovoltaic plant in the villages of Nandiya and Gardhani, in Baori Tehsil, in the state of Rajasthan.
Oct 03, 2014
An update on the second window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
Aug 08, 2014
The project involves the construction of a 10 MW solar photovoltaic plant.
Jul 18, 2014
Commercial operations have started at Scatec’s Linde solar PV project, in the Northern Cape.
Jul 11, 2014
First Solar has received board approval for financing to support construction of the Luz del Norte solar power plant.
Jul 10, 2014
Commercial operations have started at Scatec Solar’s 40 MW Linde solar photovoltaic (PV) project, located near Hanover in South Africa’s Northern Cape and incorporating solar-tracking technology. The project is the Norwegian group’s second utility-scale solar PV...
Jun 13, 2014
The project involves the installation of a 141 MW alternating current solar photovoltaic plant in the Atacama desert, in the province of Copiapó.
May 16, 2014
A South African solar energy atlas is in the process of being developed to further stimulate the deployment of both solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal technology solutions in the sun-rich country. Science and Technology Deputy Minister Michael Masutha reported...
May 09, 2014
A study recently published by the Sir Richard Branson-founded Carbon War Room had found that by implementing renewable energy generation solutions into mining and big-industry projects in South Africa, especially at those located off-grid, companies stand to rein in...
Apr 30, 2014
Valentin Software presents PV*SOL premium at Intersolar Europe for the first time ever Valentin Software GmbH, located in Berlin, will be presenting its new planning software PV*SOL premium at the world’s largest trade fair for the solar industry for the very first...
Apr 18, 2014
The project involves the construction of a 155 MWp solar photovoltaic plant on a 183 ha site, close to the village of Aiwiaso, in Western Ghana.
Mar 28, 2014
A progress update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – first window.
Mar 10, 2014
Mining and energy solutions firm Cronimet Mining were recently selected to proceed to the next round of approval for independent power producers (IPPs) to bring six 5 MW South African projects on line. Should Cronimet receive approval to bring 30 MW of production...
Mar 05, 2014
Ingeteam has connected its first solar PV plant in Puerto Rico. The 500 kW power plant, built by WindMar Renewable Energy Inc, is also the first solar plant to have installed the transformer version of Ingeteam’s UL compliant central inverter INGECON SUN Power Max....
Feb 18, 2014
Scatec Solar, the global solar energy provider, have in partnership with Norfund, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries and Dutch developer Gigawatt Global Coöperatief, successfully closed on $23.7 million in financing on an 8.5 megawatt solar...
Oct 25, 2013
The Ingeteam inverters will account for 38% of the total power awarded in the second round of tenders for PV plants organised by the South African government. In less than one year since Ingeteam first entered the South African market, this Spanish company has...
Oct 18, 2013
The project consists of the construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic facility, in the Northern Cape, with a total net contracted capacity of 74 MW.
Sep 30, 2013
A global mining and energy solutions firm is offering miners the opportunity to swap resources for electricity, which could potentially open the door to juniors seizing the opportunity to introduce renewable power at their projects without carrying the burden of...
Jul 26, 2013
The project involves the construction of a 50 MW solar photovoltaic plant on a 135 ha site in the municipality of Copiapo, in Chile’s Atacama region.
Jul 19, 2013
Llano de Llampos is expected to be the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in Latin America and one of the largest in the world.