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South Africa approves 200 MW of PV under new distributed-generation rules

Sola Group plans to build two 100 MW siolar projects in South Africa’s North West province. It will sell the electricity under power purchase agreements to US-based titanium products provider Tronox, which operates several mines and smelters in the region.

South Africa postpones commercial close timelines for projects selected in fifth REIPPPP round

The fifth round of South Africa’s REIPPPP scheme was launched in March 2021. The authorities allocated 2.6 GW of renewable energy capacity across 25 projects ranging in size from 75 MW to 140 MW.


Module brands that earn the trust of solar installers

The latest global PV installer survey by Germany’s EUPD Research offers a hint of the solar brands which installers, mostly based in Europe, gravitate toward. This year’s report also ventured to South Africa and considered mounting systems for the first time.


South Africa launches tender for 1GW of PV

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has kicked off the sixth round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP). It aims to procure 1 GW of PV and 1.6 GW of wind power.


‘African countries must unite to establish a green hydrogen economy’

Only by working together can African nations overcome the obstacles to exploiting their abundant renewables resources and producing affordable green hydrogen – for use at home and in a European economy keen to wean itself off Russian gas, an online event has been told.


Solar for train traction in South Africa

The Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) is seeking consultants for the deployment of 3MW of solar capacity to supply power to the traction system and some stations of the Gautrain system – an 80km railway in Gauteng linking Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekurhuleni, and the O.R. Tambo International Airport.


Sola Group secures PPA for 200MW of solar capacity in South Africa

The planned solar capacity should be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2023. Titanium products provider Tronoxhe will purchase the electricity.


South African platinum mining company wants to deploy 75MW of hybrid wind-solar

South African platinum miner Sedibelo Platinum wants to deploy a 40MW hybrid wind-solar plant and a 35MW photovoltaic park to power its operations across several sites. The plants will be owned and operated by Sturdee and will supply power to the mining facilities via power purchase agreements.


Home Solar+Storage Focus: Smart application trends and tech in EMEA

In this pv magazine Webinar, home storage and its opportunities, challenges, and future are set to be discussed, dissected, and evaluated.

Norwegian renewables company moves on South African peer

Magnora will almost double its clean power portfolio in South Africa with the acquisition of a 92% stake in African Green Ventures. With the latter’s management team to hold the remaining shares in the business, Magnora has not revealed how much the acquisition will cost nor how the deal will be structured.

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