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Wind power in South Africa: Northern Cape gets wind farm

The Northern Cape is getting greener, this as 10 solar power plants are already feeding into the national grid. Three wind farms are on the cards, one of which is under construction. The wind farm in the early stages of construction is a life-line for the community. It has already created over 200 jobs for … Continue reading Wind power in South Africa: Northern Cape gets wind farm

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South Africa on way to 30 pct renewable energy by 2025

South Africa has rapidly become a world player in renewable energy and is well on its way to achieving the government’s goal of 30 percent clean energy by 2025, the Department of Energy (DOE) said on Tuesday.   In a report, the department cited an independent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research … Continue reading South Africa on way to 30 pct renewable energy by 2025

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Wind energy in South Africa: EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions wind farm

EDF Energies Nouvellas (EDF EN), the renewable energy arm of French utility EDF, has commissioned the 21.5-MW Chaba wind farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.   Chaba wind farm is one of the three projects InnoWind, the local unit of EDF EN, won at South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) … Continue reading Wind energy in South Africa: EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions wind farm

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Wind energy in South Africa: Acciona first wind farm

ACCIONA Energía, through a consortium in which it holds a majority stake, has put its first wind farm – Gouda – into commercial operation with a capacity of 138 megawatts (135.2 MW net). This means that the company now has two renewables facilities in operation in the country, following the start-up of the 94.3 MWp … Continue reading Wind energy in South Africa: Acciona first wind farm

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Wind power in South Africa: Noupoort Wind Farm breaks ground

A ground-breaking ceremony on the site of the 80MW Noupoort Wind Farm was attended by representatives from the community of the surrounding Umsobomvu Local Municipality, including Ward Counsellors and the Mayor. This Northern Cape project is one of the first to start construction as part of the third round of the Renewable Energy Procurement Programme … Continue reading Wind power in South Africa: Noupoort Wind Farm breaks ground

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Wind power in South Africa: Nordex wind turbines for a 80 MW wind farm

Nordex Energy South Africa has successfully completed a second Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape. The Kouga Wind Farm has been connected to the National Electricity Grid, supplying 80MW of green energy.   Kouga Wind Farm, which was one of the first projects selected in round one of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement … Continue reading Wind power in South Africa: Nordex wind turbines for a 80 MW wind farm

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South Africa benefits from wind energy and solar power

Spanjaard, the investment director and portfolio manager at Rezco Asset Management, said before the implementation of the state’s renewables programme, wind power projects were about to be approved at a cost of 125c per kilowatt- hour (kWh). “The government, under the auspices of the Department of Energy, then did some amazing work and developed the … Continue reading South Africa benefits from wind energy and solar power

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Wind energy in South Africa: Eskom’s Sere wind farm financed by the AfDB and CIF

The Sere Wind Farm from Eskom, the South African electricity public utility, recently achieved its full commercial operational capacity of a 100 MW . The achievement of this milestone in the Western Cape of South Africa is in line with the commitments made by Eskom in terms of both time and cost. The African Development … Continue reading Wind energy in South Africa: Eskom’s Sere wind farm financed by the AfDB and CIF

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Enel Green Power will provide 280 MW of wind power in South Africa

The company has won two additional energy supply contracts for two wind farms totalling 280 MW in South Africa, bringing the total capacity awarded to Enel Green Power in the fourth phase of the REIPPPP tender up to 705 MW. These projects mark a significant step forward in the consolidation of Enel Green Power Group … Continue reading Enel Green Power will provide 280 MW of wind power in South Africa

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Mainstream Renewable Power Awarded 250MW of Wind Energy Projects in South Africa Government Tender

A consortium led by global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power was today awarded Preferred Bidder status by the Department of Energy in South Africa for two large-scale wind energy projects with a total generation capacity of 250 megawatts. The award was made under the fourth round of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power Awarded 250MW of Wind Energy Projects in South Africa Government Tender

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SunEdison awarded 371 megawatts across five photovoltaic solar power projects in South Africa

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced it has been awarded an additional five solar photovoltaic projects in South Africa, totaling 371 megawatts (MW) DC. This award stems from the extended capacity announcement for the fourth bid round of the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement (REIPPP) Programme organized by South … Continue reading SunEdison awarded 371 megawatts across five photovoltaic solar power projects in South Africa

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Wind power in South Africa: Gestamp Wind has been awarded 102 MW wind farm

Gestamp Wind, the Wind division of Gestamp Renewables has been awarded with a 20 year PPA for Copperton wind farm, a 102 MW wind project located in the Northern Cape (South Africa). Copperton Wind Farm was submitted for Round 4 in August 2014, it has been selected Preferred Bibber under the REIPP Program (Renewable Energy … Continue reading Wind power in South Africa: Gestamp Wind has been awarded 102 MW wind farm

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Enel Green Power begins work on new solar power plant in South Africa

Enel Green Power (“EGP”) has begun construction of Pulida solar power plant, which is located in the Free State Province in South Africa. The new solar facility will have a total installed capacity of 82.5 MW and once fully operational will be able to generate more than 150 GWh per year, equivalent to the annual … Continue reading Enel Green Power begins work on new solar power plant in South Africa

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SunEdison strikes renewable energy portfolio

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced the signature of definitive agreements to acquire five portfolios of renewable energy projects and two corporate platforms, LAP Holding, BV in Latin America and two subsidiaries of Honiton Energy Holding, Ltd., in China, as well as the closing of equity investments and … Continue reading SunEdison strikes renewable energy portfolio

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SunEdison Awarded 86 MW DC Solar Photovoltaic Project In South Africa

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced it has been awarded an 86 megawatts (MW) DC solar photovoltaic project in South Africa during the fourth bid round of the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Program organized by South Africa’s Department of Energy. The 86 MW award represents 20% of the … Continue reading SunEdison Awarded 86 MW DC Solar Photovoltaic Project In South Africa

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Wind energy in South Africa: Goldwind successfully won 120 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology will equip and construct the 120-MW Golden Valley wind park in South Africa under a deal with project developer BioTherm Energy.   The contract was signed with the domestic independent power producer (IPP) on April 16. As part of the deal, Goldwind will deliver 48 units of 2.5-MW direct-drive permanent … Continue reading Wind energy in South Africa: Goldwind successfully won 120 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind power in South Africa: Eskom wind farm with 46 wind turbines

The Sere Wind Farm near Vredendal in the Western Cape has achieved its full operational capacity and is producing enough electricity to power 124 000 homes.     Sere is Eskom’s first large-scale renewable energy project, and forms part of our commitment to renewable energy and reducing our carbon footprint,  said Eskom’s acting CEO, Brian … Continue reading Wind power in South Africa: Eskom wind farm with 46 wind turbines

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SunPower starts 86 MW solar power plant in South Africa

SunPower has started construction of its third solar power project under South Africa’s renewable energy program REIPPP.   The 86-megawatt peak (MWp) solar power plant is being installed at Prieska in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Last year SunPower completed two projects under REIPPPP, which is short for Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. … Continue reading SunPower starts 86 MW solar power plant in South Africa

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Enel Green Power is reinforced in South Africa with additional 425 MW of wind power

Enel Green Power is reinforced in South Africa with additional 425MW of wind power. And its presence in Africa is also the prelude to a possible growth in Asia and the Pacific, with geothermal, wind, solar and hydropower projects.   “Asia is our next step”, said Enel Green Power’s CEO Francesco Venturini in a recent … Continue reading Enel Green Power is reinforced in South Africa with additional 425 MW of wind power

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Enel Green Power has begun construction of Nojoli wind farm in South Africa

The new wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 88 MW and once fully operational it will be able to generate more than 275 GWh per year, equivalent to the annual consumption needs of around 86,000 South African households, therefore avoiding the emission of more than 251,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere … Continue reading Enel Green Power has begun construction of Nojoli wind farm in South Africa

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