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Saudi minister says solar power should fuel national growth

Saudi Arabia can meet its growing power needs solely through the deployment of new solar projects with energy storage, Dr Ibrahim Babelli, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy and Planning of Saudi Arabia, said at the MENASol 2016 conference on May 25. Read More…

27th May, 2016|

Eni seeks CSP opportunities; Engie signs South African PPA

Italian oil and gas producer Eni has announced that it will develop new renewable energy generation projects, including CSP plants, near the company’s facilities in Italy, Pakistan and Egypt in order to make the most of industrial, logistic, contractual and commercial synergies with the company’s traditional activities. Read More…

19th May, 2016|

Bokpoort CSP hits supply record; Abengoa to cut up to 10% of jobs in Spain

Bokpoort CSP plant reaches record 161 hours of full-load operation

ACWA Power’s Bokpoort CSP plant in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province has broken a record for the continuous, round-the-clock supply of electricity, ACWA announced on April 26. Read More…

5th May, 2016|

SA, Saudi Arabia launch R5bn solar plant

Upington – South African and Saudi Arabian government delegations, as well as energy developer ACWA Power, on Monday launched the R5 billion ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project in the Northern Cape. Read More…

14th March, 2016|

Eskom wants CSP storage to supply early-morning demand

CSP developers should aim to provide at least nine hours of storage to respond to South Africa’s morning demand peak, in addition to evening load, Vikesh Rajpaul, Eskom’s Renewables Unit CSP Program Manager, told CSP Today.

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10th March, 2016|

ESI Africa, Khi Solar One kicks into commercial operation

Africa’s first solar thermal tower technology power plant, Khi Solar One, has commenced commercial operation.

Located in South Africa’s Northern Province, the power plant has an installed generation of 50MW, enough power to electrify 45,000 local households.

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23rd February, 2016|

World Bank eyes MENA projects; Eskom backs South Africa plant

The World Bank Group has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) from consultancy firms to prepare a status report on CSP in six markets: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.
2nd February, 2016|

UAE’s MISP center accelerates pre-commercial tech development

The Masdar Institute Solar Platform is working with technology firms to drive up temperature capabilities, improve efficiencies and reduce the cost of CSP plants.
2nd February, 2016|