September 5, 2023
French utility EDF Renewables has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with South African state-operated utility Eskom for a hybrid project to be built in South Africa.
June 14, 2023
Chinese ambassador to South Africa Chen Xiaodong has offered to provide the South African grid with 66GW of solar infrastructure.
April 19, 2023
A solar-plus-storage project is being planned for the capital of South Africa, as the city looks to move “away from Eskom reliance and towards a load-shedding-free Cape Town”, its Mayor said.
December 12, 2022
The fifth bidding round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme has signed power purchase agreements with 13 solar PV projects.
December 8, 2022
Scatec, the Norwegian independent power producer (IPP), has signed 273MW of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for solar projects in South Africa under the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
November 7, 2022
The World Bank has approved funding for a US$497 million renewable energy project in South Africa that will see 150MW of solar and 70MW of wind capacity installed in place of the coal-fired Komati power plant.
October 17, 2022
South African public utility Eskom has signed lease agreements with four independent power producers for the production of renewable energy.
July 26, 2022
South Africa's government has unveiled a raft of measures to bolster renewables deployment in the country as it responds to is energy crisis.
June 7, 2022
Independent power producer Scatec has signed power purchase agreements (PPA) for three co-located solar and storage projects in South Africa that include 540MW of PV capacity.
January 31, 2022
With the sixth auction round of South Africa’s REIPPP on the horizon and new opportunities for distributed PV opening up, Alice Grundy explores the remaining barriers to solar deployment in the country.

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