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Frazium Energy signs €100 million deal for mega solar-storage project in Eswatini

With an initial capacity of 100 MW, the plant will supply more than 100 million kWh a year to countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, helping to reduce load shedding by providing much needed power at peak times.

Pele Green, EDF consortium to build 100 MW PV plant in South Africa

Platinum group metals mining giant Anglo American Platinum (Amplants) has selected Pele Green Energy and EDF Renewables South Africa as the preferred developers to build a 100 MW solar PV plant in South Africa.

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South Africa’s high court rejects legal action over content rules in 2 GW tech-neutral tender

The South African Department of Mineral Resources launched a tech-neutral procurement process for 2 GW of capacity in August 2020 in response to a chronic short-term electricity supply gap in the country.

New mounting structure for floating PV

The float can host conventional solar modules with a 120-cell design, a power output of over 400 W, and a weight not exceeding 30kg. It is being developed by South Africa-based Phelan Energy Group, in Dubai.

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SUN Exchange secures $2.5 million in convertible note financing

Sun Exchange is seeking to deploy 1 GW of solar power projects in Africa the next five years as it further expands its user base. Sun Exchange CEO Abraham Cambridge spoke to pv magazine about how the company will use its newly acquired funds.

REIPPP: One of the world’s best renewable energy tenders, but there’s room for improvement

South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) never ceases to amaze in terms of how different, exciting, competitive, and tough project bid submissions can be from one round to the next.

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South African miner tenders 70 MW solar plant

Exxaro Resources wants to generate clean electricity for its Grootegeluk site in Limpopo province and has opened a tender for the EPC and operations contract.

Gransolar switches on 63 MW solar plant in South Africa

The PV project, near the agricultural town of Douglas, is expected to generate enough clean electricity to power 20,000 households.

Legal dispute over South African content rules in 2 GW tech-neutral tender

The South African Department of Mineral Resources launched a tech-neutral procurement process for 2 GW of capacity in August 2020, in response to a chronic short-term electricity supply gap in the country.

Mobile solar unit to power green hydrogen at platinum mine

A 600 kW, container-based solar array will be used to electrolyze green hydrogen at a mine in Limpopo, South Africa after Engie signed a two-year lease for the mobile system, at Anglo American’s Mogalakwena site.