Scatec Solar beat South Africa’s nationwide COVID-19 enforced lockdown by just a day when it completed the 258MW Upington solar complex in April 2020. Here’s how they did it.
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Scatec Solar and its partners have both grid connected and reached commercial operation for the 86MW first phase of a 258MW PV installation in Upington, South Africa.
Leading PV industry association says 2GW of small-scale generation could be installed over a 12 month period as a much-needed supply source amidst national power crisis.
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Developer Sola Group partners with institutional duo to raise ZAR400m for PPA-backed pipeline, meant to bring down C&I costs by aggregating deals.
Matshela Koko says last year’s probe in South Africa has pushed him to ‘greater heights’ after securing Zimbabwe’s go-ahead to 100MW/240MWh plant.
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