Large-scale solar blossoms in Africa

A number of international initiatives have helped large-scale solar gain a foothold in Africa. The question now is how the market for this segment will develop beyond these programmes and how much capacity grids will be able to support.

Eskom bags US$100 million KfW loan for renewables grid integration

South African utility Eskom and German Development Bank KfW have signed a US$100 million (~R1.35 billion) loan facility that will go towards improving the transmission network to support grid integration of renewable energy projects after 27 power purchase agreements (PPAs) were signed in April.

10MW PV system up and running in Uganda

Building Energy celebrated the outset of production for a 10MWp capacity solar plant in Tororo town, its first PV system in Uganda and one of the largest solar plants in East Africa.