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Concentrated Solar Power increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW in 2018

An estimated 550 MW of concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) came online in 2018, increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW. CSP is also known as solar thermal electricity (STE). This annual increase represents the largest gain since 2014, and it occurred despite delays in several projects that had been … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW in 2018

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Vestas to deliver EPC wind turbines for wind energy project in South Africa

Leveraging its extensive project management experience and product expertise, Vestas has developed a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solution for the 35 MW Wesley wind farm located at the Eastern Cape. The order is placed by EDF Renewables and adds to Vestas’ more than 100 successfully executed EPC projects, totaling more than 4 GW … Continue reading Vestas to deliver EPC wind turbines for wind energy project in South Africa

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Two wind power projects to come online in South Africa in August 2020

The transportation of both Kangnas Wind Farm and Perdekraal East Wind Farm’s turbine tower sections have commenced, making their way from the West Coast’s Port of Saldanha and Atlantis. These two giant projects will be connected to the country’s national grid by August 2020, forming part of the government’s Renewable Energy Industry Power Producer Procurement … Continue reading Two wind power projects to come online in South Africa in August 2020

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Wind Atlas for South Africa launched

The Acting Director-General of the Department of Energy (DoE) has launched the Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) High-Resolution Wind Resource Map, which for the first time covers all nine provinces of South Africa. The atlas was launched at the WASA 2 Final Seminar hosted at the East London International Convention Centre (ELICC) in the … Continue reading Wind Atlas for South Africa launched

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Wind energy will be the largest South African power source by 2040

Eskom’s power generation woes mean that it may be time to look to alternative energy sources that can assist in keeping the national power grid running. This is particularly important given the monumental failure that has been South Africa’s two newest coal plants – Medupi and Kusile. One possible alternative energy source is wind energy, … Continue reading Wind energy will be the largest South African power source by 2040

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South Africa wind energy industry to promote economic growth

Recent data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) puts Africa in third place with 8.4% growth in renewables capacity, which is largely made up of wind power. According to the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), South Africa is spearheading this sector forward, contributing to greater social and economic growth. SAWEA Chair, Mercia … Continue reading South Africa wind energy industry to promote economic growth

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The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant was officially inaugurated in South Africa

The Kathu Solar Park constructed as an EPC project by ACCIONA and the engineering and technology group SENER, was officially inaugurated in the Northern Cape Region, in South Africa. The opening ceremony was hosted by the Northern Cape’s Premier, Sylvia Lucas. From ACCIONA, it was present the Managing Director of ACCIONA Industrial, Ramón Jiménez, among … Continue reading The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant was officially inaugurated in South Africa

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Enel starts construction of 140 MW wind farm in South Africa

The Nxuba project, which is slated to enter into operation by September 2020, is expected to generate over 460 GWh annually and will be the Group’s third wind farm in the Eastern Cape province· The company will invest a total of over 200 million euros in the construction of the project, which is part of … Continue reading Enel starts construction of 140 MW wind farm in South Africa

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Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (South Africa) constructed by Acciona and SENER came into commercial on 30 January

With an installed capacity of 100 MW, the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power will allow clean energy to be supplied to 179,000 homes in the Northern Cape region (northern South Africa) and prevent the emission of six million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere over the next 20 years. The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant incorporates … Continue reading Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (South Africa) constructed by Acciona and SENER came into commercial on 30 January

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ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects

ENGIE (www.Engie.com) is pleased to announce that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project with parabolic trough technology and equipped with a molten salt storage system that allows for 4.5 … Continue reading ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects

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AfDB approves $221m loan for 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power project in South Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a senior loan of ZAR3bn ($221m) to the 100MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project, which is expected to improve South Africa’s energy mix and accelerate the transition to renewable energy. The solar power project, located in the Humansrus Solar Park, Northern Cape Province of South Africa, is … Continue reading AfDB approves $221m loan for 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power project in South Africa

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Black developed 100MW Ilanga Concentrated Solar Power 1 achieves Commercial Operation Date

Ilanga CSP1, South Africa’s first 100% black developed Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) power plant achieves Commercial Operation Date (COD). Ilanga CSP1 is a truly transformation project that was conceived and developed by a 100% black developer (Emvelo). Its two top executives (CEO & CFO) are black females, two-thirds of its board members are black and … Continue reading Black developed 100MW Ilanga Concentrated Solar Power 1 achieves Commercial Operation Date

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The 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power plant with molten salt storage system accomplished first synchronization

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have reached a critical milestone in the construction project of Kathu Solar Park. Namely, the successful synchronization was achieved on 18 November, electric power was generated and transferred on the National grid complying with all expected parameters to ensure the supply of power starts and end users can consume reliable energy … Continue reading The 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power plant with molten salt storage system accomplished first synchronization

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New wind power projects promise to boost employment in South Africa

South Africa’s wind energy industry was under the spotlight this week at the 2018 Windaba in Cape Town. Among the key themes at this year’s event, the first event since the lifting of the REIPPP impasse, was on growing investment in the industry. Anne Henschel, managing director of Nordex South Africa and South African Wind … Continue reading New wind power projects promise to boost employment in South Africa

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Vestas to create local jobs in restart of South Africa’s wind energy market

Enel Green Power has awarded Vestas a wind power order for the 148 MW South African Oyster Bay wind farm. It marks a very positive re-start of the South African wind energy market and follows a 294 MW order for two other wind turbines projects in South Africa, taking Vestas’ total announced order intake from … Continue reading Vestas to create local jobs in restart of South Africa’s wind energy market

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Vestas wins 294 MW wind farm order in South African auction and introduces the first V136-4.2 MW wind turbines in Africa

Vestas’ global partner Enel Green Power has awarded Vestas a 294 MW wind power order of V136-4.2 MW wind turbines, delivered in 4.2 MW Power Optimised Mode, for two projects in South Africa. The projects consist of 147 MW each and debut the V136-4.2 MW in the South African market and will feature the largest … Continue reading Vestas wins 294 MW wind farm order in South African auction and introduces the first V136-4.2 MW wind turbines in Africa

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Wind energy in South Africa

Join Brenda Martin, CEO of South African Wind Energy Association, and Steve Sawyer, Senior Policy Advisor at Global Wind Energy Council, for our ‘Doing Business In … South Africa’ webcast on Tuesday 9 October at 15h CEST. South Africa’s competitive tender process (Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P)) was launched by the Department … Continue reading Wind energy in South Africa

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Nordex (Acciona) awarded big-ticket wind energy contracts in South Africa

The Nordex Group has again received big-ticket contracts from South Africa to install a total of 80 AW125/3150 wind turbines for the “Garob” and “Copperton” wind power projects. The wind farm “Garob” comprises 46 wind turbines which Enel Green Power has ordered. The second wind farm (“Copperton”) comprises 34 wind turbines for the developer and … Continue reading Nordex (Acciona) awarded big-ticket wind energy contracts in South Africa

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SENER & ACCIONA start the salt melting process at Concentrated Solar Power Kathu Solar Park

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have achieved another relevant milestone initiating the salt melting process at the Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant. The molten salt will be used to store heat from the solar field that can later be recovered to produce steam and generate electricity in the absence of solar radiation, extending … Continue reading SENER & ACCIONA start the salt melting process at Concentrated Solar Power Kathu Solar Park

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Enel Green Power Signs Project Financing for 700 MW of New Wind Power Projects in South Africa

Enel Green Power RSA (“EGP RSA”), the Enel Group’s South African renewables company, signed with senior lenders Nedbank Limited and Absa[1] all project financing agreements for up to 950 million euros, namely up to 80% of the overall investment of around 1.2 billion euros on a portfolio of five new wind projects, totalling roughly 700 … Continue reading Enel Green Power Signs Project Financing for 700 MW of New Wind Power Projects in South Africa

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