32% growth in solar generation

By the end of 2017, global renewable generation capacity had increased by 167 GW and reached 2179 GW worldwide. This represents an annual growth of around 8,3%, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). In the same period, wind energy grew by 10%. Asia continued to dominate the global solar […]

Three PV plants totalling 258 MW to achieve financial close

Norwegian Scatec Solar ASA (SSO) and partners are expecting to achieve financial close for three solar PV plants in South Africa totalling 258 MW. In April 2015, Scatec Solar was awarded preferred bidder status for the three projects in Upington in the fourth bidding round under the REIPPP. Construction start is expected in the third […]

Redstone agreement for 100 MW CSP project signed

As part of the South African Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), a consortium led by Solar Reserve and ACWA Power have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Eskom for the “Redstone” solar thermal power project. According to the companies, the 100 MW power station with 12 hours of […]