South Archive

19 Oct 2014

South Africa’s Largest Thin-Film Solar PV Project Commissioned

Projects allocated under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer programme are taking shape and boosting renewable energy infrastructure in the country. Moncada Energy Group, through its South African subsidiary, has commissioned the largest thin-film solar power
9 Sep 2014

Construction starts on 250MW Silver State South solar project in US

Construction has started on the $ 1bn, 250MW Silver State South solar power plant in the Mojave Desert, Nevada. CTBR – News
20 Aug 2014

U.S. Coal Exports to South Korea Could Cut Emissions

Counterintuitively, exporting U.S. coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, according to scientists at Duke University. The Daily Fusion
12 Aug 2014

Wind Meets 43% Of South Australia’s Energy Demand In July

RenewEconomy South Australia’s wind farms produced enough electricity to meet a record 43 per cent of the state’s power needs during July, and on occasions during the month provided all the state’s electricity needs. The output was
9 Aug 2014

EIB to support Eskom’s 100MW CSP plant in South Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide €75m loan to support Eskom’s 100MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in the Northern Cape, South Africa. CTBR – News
8 Aug 2014

EIB finances Northern Cape solar power plant in South Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) have a signed ZAR1.4bn contract ($ 130m) to finance a concentrated solar-power plant in the Northern Cape. CTBR – News
19 Jul 2014

Iberdrola completes construction of two wind farms in South Africa

Spanish energy firm Iberdrola has completed construction of the Noblesfontein and Klipheuwel wind farms, totaling 101MW, in South Africa. CTBR – News
27 Jun 2014

AfDB grants $142m loan for 100MW concentrated solar project in South Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has granted a $ 142m loan to construct a 100MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa. CTBR – News
29 May 2014

SolarReserve completes two solar PV plants in South Africa

SolarReserve has completed construction of two 75 MW-DC solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in South Africa. CTBR – News
17 Apr 2014

South Africa Moves To Add More Renewable Energy

South Africa occupies an interesting place in the world these days — one part Westernised country, one part African nation. A report from earlier this year identified the country as one of the top 10 countries likely