Africa’s top three C&I projects…so far

Remote mines, cement factories and shopping malls are a major catalyst for commercial and industrial (C&I) PV in Africa. A new survey from consultancy THEnergy aims to capture the progress so far and the scale of the opportunity to come. The firm's managing director Dr Thomas Hillig explains more, including how you can help assist the work.

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.

Scatec Solar signs PPAs for three solar PV plants in South Africa

Independent solar power producer Scatec Solar has confirmed it had signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) on three solar PV plants in South Africa totalling 258 MW. PV Tech recently highlighted that the South African government has finally signed a total of 27 PPAs after long-running saga of delays.