Weekly News Round-up


Hot off the press this week!

In Zimbabwe, The Malilangwe Trust and Sustainable Agriculture Technology are inviting tenders for the selection of a company to provide engineering, design, procurement and construction services for a 4.5 MWp solar PV plant near the town of Chiredzi. Interested companies have 19 days to apply. Continue reading
 

Solar mini-grid provider Winch Energy has launched a crowdfunding event with the aim of raising $2.12m for rural electrification in Africa. The British company has a solid reputation for its electrification projects in East and West Africa. Continue reading
 

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved plans to allow embedded generation projects with up to 100 MW of capacity. Continue reading
 

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) director-general Advocate Thabo Mokoena reports that government intends using the South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM), which is currently being drafted, to position the country as a “globally significant” producer of inputs used in renewable-energy plants. Continue reading
 

In South Africa, Meadows Energy, in partnership with G7 Renewable Energies, will begin construction of the 128MW Oya Energy Hybrid Project this year. Continue reading
 

Earlier this year, the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) farm, consisting of 365 turbines, recorded its highest capacity factor rating. Continue reading
 

GE releases position paper on accelerating South Africa's energy transition with gas power and renewables. Continue reading


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