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Nordex awarded second large wind energy contract in South Africa

Under the contract, Nordex will be supplying the “Red Cap Kouga” wind farm on a turn-key basis. The Nordex Group’s South African business is continuing to perform well: after establishing a subsidiary in Cape Town and receiving its first major contract, the wind turbine manufacturer has now been awarded a contract for the delivery and … Continue reading Nordex awarded second large wind energy contract in South Africa

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Ripasso Energy sets new solar-to-electricity world record

Ripasso Energy, a solar technology provider based in Sweden, has commissioned the first units of their Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) installation in Upington, South Africa. The technology is based on parabolic mirrors and Stirling Power Converters (SPC). During the initial operation a new solar-to-grid-quality-electricity efficiency world record of 32 % has been achieved. This means … Continue reading Ripasso Energy sets new solar-to-electricity world record

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Siemens receives onshore wind energy orders from Europe and South Africa

Siemens Energy has secured the order for the Jeffrey’s Bay wind power plant with a capacity of 138 megawatts (MW). This marks the company’s market entry into the South African wind power sector. Siemens has now received a total of 16 orders for more than 270 onshore wind turbines from Europe and South Africa since … Continue reading Siemens receives onshore wind energy orders from Europe and South Africa

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Wind turbines and photovoltaics orders for Siemens in South Africa

Siemens Energy has entered the South African renewable energy market. For the customer, the project companies owned by Mainstream Renewable Power Limited, Globeleq, and local B-BBEE investors.   The role of renewables in the energy mix is expected to grow strongly over the next few years, not only in South Africa but on the African … Continue reading Wind turbines and photovoltaics orders for Siemens in South Africa

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Vestas To Supply 37 Wind Turbines For Wind Farm In South Africa

The wind power project, consisting of 37 V100-1.8 MW wind turbines, will be installed in the province of Hopefield at the Western Cape of the country. Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, is pleased to announce a 67 MW order from Umoya Energy for South Africa. The turbine delivery is planned for the second … Continue reading Vestas To Supply 37 Wind Turbines For Wind Farm In South Africa

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Globeleq reaches financial close on South African renewable projects

Globeleq Generation Limited (Globeleq), the emerging markets power company, has reached financial close for its three renewable energy projects in South Africa – the 138 megawatt (MW) Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm on the Eastern Cape; the 50 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar farm in De Aar and the 50 MW PV solar farm in Droogfontein, both … Continue reading Globeleq reaches financial close on South African renewable projects

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Concentrated Solar Power in South Africa

Tractebel Engineering and its consortium partners* were chosen by the South African utility company Eskom to provide engineering and project management for one of the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power plants with tower technology (capacity 100 MWe) in Upington, South Africa. The project will be financed by the World Bank Clean Technology Fund, African Development … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power in South Africa

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Mainstream Renewable Power to Start Constructing 238MW of Wind Energy and Solar Power Projects in South Africa

Mainstream Renewable Power has signed the key Financing, Power-Purchase and Implementation Agreements with the South African Government for its wind and two solar projects in South Africa which have a combined investment value in excess of 500 million Euro. Mainstream will issue Notice to Proceed to its construction contractors this week on all three projects … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power to Start Constructing 238MW of Wind Energy and Solar Power Projects in South Africa

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Nordex Successfully Entering the South African Wind energy Market

Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has entered the South African market with a major contract. South African wind power producer, Dorper Wind Farm (RF) Pty Ltd, whose sponsors are South African based wind project developer Rainmaker Energy, through its subsidiary Dorper Wind Development (Pty) Ltd, and its Japanese partner Sumitomo Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary,  have … Continue reading Nordex Successfully Entering the South African Wind energy Market

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Soitec secures PPA for 44 MW CPV project in South Africa

Soitec (Euronext), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, has announced the signature today of a power purchase agreement covering the electricity generated at the Touwsrivier power plant it is to build in South Africa. This signature represents a decisive step for the project submitted by … Continue reading Soitec secures PPA for 44 MW CPV project in South Africa

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Abengoa begins construction on two CSP plants awarded by the South Africa DoE

Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One, will be the first concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in South Africa and will use advanced technology specifically developed for the country’s needs. Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, announced today that it has begun construction … Continue reading Abengoa begins construction on two CSP plants awarded by the South Africa DoE

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South Africa Seeks New Bids for 3,200 Megawatts of Green Energy

The government is targeting 1,470 megawatts from onshore wind projects, 400 megawatts from concentrated solar power and 1,075 megawatts from solar photovoltaic projects, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said. A total of 1 470 MW had been allocated for onshore wind, 400 MW for CSP, 1 075 MW for solar PV projects, 47.5 MW for biomass, … Continue reading South Africa Seeks New Bids for 3,200 Megawatts of Green Energy

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OPIC Approves $250 Million for 60MW Solar Power Project in South Africa

The project came about in response to the new Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program (REIPP), a South African government initiative that aims to increase investment in renewable energy production, especially solar power, with a goal of having 3725MW online by 2016. By involving two local firms as co-sponsors along with its U.S. investors, the … Continue reading OPIC Approves $250 Million for 60MW Solar Power Project in South Africa

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Concentrated Solar Power: One of Most Promising Large-Scale Renewable Energy Technologies in SA

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) on its own is probably the most promising of large-scale renewable energy technologies in South Africa, says Kadri Nassiep, CEO of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). Mr Nassiep is a headline speaker at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town in September, where he … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power: One of Most Promising Large-Scale Renewable Energy Technologies in SA

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Concentrated Solar Power in South Africa

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) on its own is probably the most promising of large-scale renewable energy technologies in South Africa, says Kadri Nassiep, CEO of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). Mr Nassiep is a headline speaker at the upcoming Solar Energy Africa as part of the Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power in South Africa

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Substantial storage for Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project in South Africa

The final 50 MW of the 200 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) allocation according to South Africa’s current renewable energy independent procurement programme was awarded to a joint venture between Saudi Arabian developer of power and water projects, ACWA Power International, and South African developer Solafrica. The Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project has selected parabolic … Continue reading Substantial storage for Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project in South Africa

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