Clean energy victory as court dismisses final attempt by coal lobby to revoke 2GW+ of PPAs signed by wind and solar IPPs and troubled utility Eskom.
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.
Country reeling from widespread power cuts says Abu Dhabi Prince has agreed to assist with roll-out of 2GW solar portfolio nationwide, with Lake Kariba singled out as impromptu battery.
CSIR mining engineer tells PV Tech of potential rehabilitation in coal, gold and uranium mining areas with solar and wind focus.
Association in discussions with Ministry on omitted years, but applauds 'moderate level of certainty' overall.
GCF backs US$537m scheme to lower credit barriers for solar (280MW) and wind (50MW) IPPs in African country, in year when Eskom’s woes have cast doubts over state-offtaker route.
Caledonia group mulls solar PV plant as Zimbabwe's unprecedented power crisis triggers a slowdown in the broader mining sector, with three other players allegedly bankrolling the state utility's emergency purchase of international power.
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.
Reatile Group has already invested in three projects being built by juwi in South Africa under the REIPPP.
Ministerial move to allow direct clearing of 1-10MW projects by regulator NERSA will help 1GW pipeline awaiting approval ‘for years’, says PV body SAPVIA.
Nedbank Limited has become the first private sector institution in South Africa to issue a Climate Bonds Certified Renewable Energy Bond.
The New Development Bank (NDB) and South African utility Eskom have signed off on a loan agreement for renewable energy Integration and a transmission augmentation project. As part of the deal, the NDB will provide a loan with sovereign guarantee to Eskom for a total of US$180 million.
Developer hired by Orion Minerals to examine the viability of building 35MW hybrid plant to power neighbouring zinc-copper site in country’s semi-arid northwest.