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Second phase kicks off for Morocco’s Midelt solar project

Prequalification has begun for the second phase of the giant Midelt solar project in Morocco, according to African Energy Live Data.

Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity, says report

Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, states the latest report from IRENA.

CSP with energy storage to ensure stable power supply

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with thermal storage will bridge dispatchable energy gap according to data and analytics company, GlobalData.

Molten salt storage: The rise of power stability

The intermittent nature of renewable energy has challenged the effective implementation of solar and wind on the national grid. This major disadvantage has encouraged investment into storage technologies to better equip these power plants...

DBSA energises local Independent Power Producers

The 100MW Ilanga CSP 1 power plant, will produce enough clean energy to serve around 100,000 South African households and offset over 340,000 tonnes of CO2.
ESI Insights

ESI Insights: editor’s news wrap-up

What do a solar-powered micro-grid with battery storage, a CSP research project, and the world’s number one nitrogen dioxide air pollution hotspot have in common?
Kathu Solar Park

Salt melting process begins at Kathu Solar Park

The engineering and technology group SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have achieved another milestone by initiating the salt melting process at the Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, in South Africa. The molten salt...

China’s Silk Road Fund to acquire 24.01% equity interest in DEWA CSP project

ACWA Power has announced that China’s Silk Road Fund will acquire a 24.01% equity interest in the 700MW DEWA Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the United Arab Emirates. Present at the signing was Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Vice...

S.Africa: Central Energy Fund signs 100MW CSP deal

The Central Energy Fund of South Africa and ACWA Power have entered into a cooperation agreement to co-invest in renewable energy projects the first of which will be the 100MW Redstone concentrated solar thermal...

NamPower reflects on the progress of renewable energy projects

Namibian power utility NamPower has taken stock of renewable energy projects that were tabled a few years ago and are still under development. The projects include solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, concentrated solar power (CSP) plants,...