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CSP continues to be a shining star

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION OPTIMISATION AND INNOVATION In recent years, South Africa has taken tentative steps toward diversifying its energy portfolio to provide alternative power that is sustainable and affordable. This strategy, for an inclusive energy...

SA’s largest CSP tower project secures financing from local bank

South Africa’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower project has appointed Absa Bank as a mandated lead arranger, senior lender and hedge provider.

South Africa: ENGIE acquires 40% stake in 100MW Xina Solar One

ENGIE announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire from Abengoa a 40% equity stake in Xina Solar One, a 100MW CSP.
CSP plant Bokpoort

CSP plant breaks African record for around the clock operation

South Africa’s Bokpoort CSP plant has become the first renewable energy facility on the continent to complete a full week of continuous round the clock operation.

Dubai commissions world’s tallest solar power tower

The lifting and installation of the Molten Salt Receiver (MSR) on top of the world’s tallest solar power tower is complete.

juwi awarded Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project O&M contract

juwi Renewable Energies’ subsidiary, juwi Solar ZA O&M 1 has been awarded the contract for the O&M of the Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project in South Africa.
World Bank

Success story of the solar industry in the MENA region

2019 was a record-breaking year for global solar installed capacity, which reached an estimated 617.9GW and also realised growth in the MENA region.

SA celebrates 100MWe CSP grid-connected plant

South Africa celebrates the first year of operation of the Ilanga 1 CSP plant, which has been supplying power to the national grid since November 2018.
South Africa

IRP, a balancing act for South Africa’s energy mix

South Africa's integrated resource plan (IRP2019), positions distributed generation as a clear winner in the country's energy mix until 2022.
renewable energy

SAREC disappointed in lack of CSP in the IRP2019

SAREC Council Chair Terence Govender says the council was disappointed in the IRP2019 not allocating for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) up until 2030.