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African Development Bank bolsters South's clean energy transition

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

The African Development Bank (ADB) has approved a ZAR 3 billion (US$220 million) loan to help realise South Africa’s Redstone Concentrated Solar Power Project.

Located in Humansrus Solar Park in the Northern Cape Province, the 100MW Redstone Solar Power Project is expected to generate 466GWh of energy a year, thereby improving South Africa’s power supply, and assisting the country in its transition away from coal power, which currently makes up 82% of its energy mix.

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Eskom launches pilot solar-BESS project in South Africa Primary tabs

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Eskom plans wider rural electrification

South African power utility Eskom has launched a pilot solar-powered microgrid project with lithium-ion battery energy storage system in the country’s Free State province.

The demonstration plant harnesses solar energy and converts it “to a peak of 32 kilowatts electrical energy via photovoltaic panels and power inverters”.

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South Africa utility opens testing facility

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:56 -- Xuan Zhong
South Africa utility opens testing facility

South Africa’s main utility Eskom – one of the biggest power suppliers in Africa – has built a battery system testing and demonstration facility to help with its plan to provide 2GW of storage for energy produced from renewable sources eventually.

The testing will begin in July. Located at the utility’s Research and Innovation Centre in Rosherville, Johannesburg, the project will compare different energy storage technologies and solutions available today and find the best approach for the local electricity network and climate.

 
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