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Solar & Wind In South Africa Contributed More Than Nuclear For 1st Time Ever In…

South Africa’s grid is dominated by coal. According to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), published in its latest “Statistics of utility-scale power generation in South Africa in 2020″ report, coal still accounts for a whopping 83.5% of power generation. South Africa’s coal power plants provided 184.4 TWh … [continued]

Solar power plant in Crimea, Ukraine (currently occupied by Russia). Photo by CleanTechnica.

SolarPower Europe & South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) Sign Cooperation Agreement

SolarPower Europe and the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation and explore new business opportunities for solar companies in the European and South African solar market.

The Dance of Nuclear, Coal, & Renewables in South Africa

Regular CleanTechnica readers should know that Elon Musk was born in South Africa and only left for Canada when he finished high school. Does Tesla have a presence in his birth country? As far as I know, there is one Tesla employee who is promoting battery storage, which is sorely needed in a country with frequent blackouts. South Africa, as a former British colony, is a right-hand drive country and Musk has said that Tesla would open a store and begin sending Model3s there by the end of this year. There are many wealthy people in South Africa, and with Musk having “hero” status there, it ought to be a good market for Tesla cars, potentially the biggest in Africa.

Xtra Solar News

Accumulating more solar news in a week this time, instead of 3 months, I’ll supplement the headlines and links with short summaries again, since I know some of you prefer that. Click, read, enjoy. Solar Projects How Austin Energy Aims to Reach Solar-Plus-Storage Integration at 14 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour Back in December, Texas … [continued]