South Africa

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Volvo Trucks South Africa Launches Electric Truck Equipment-As-A-Service Rental Solution

Last year, Volvo Trucks started delivering heavy electric trucks to its customers in South Africa. In another major boost for the uptake of heavy electric trucks in South Africa, Volvo Trucks South Africa has now launched Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) model for electric truck rentals in the country. The local Volvo electric … [continued]

Globeleq To Build Largest Standalone Battery Energy Storage System In South Africa

UK company Globeleq, the leading independent power company in Africa, yesterday announced that its Red Sands project in the Northern Cape has been awarded Preferred Bidder status in South Africa’s Energy Storage Capacity Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (ESIPPPP). Globeleq is majority-owned by British International Investment (BII), the Development Finance … [continued]

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Zero Carbon Charge Signs Deal To Bring 480 kW EV Ultra-Fast EV Chargers To South…

Zero Carbon Charge, the South African firm working to build South Africa’s first fully off-grid charging stations, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese energy storage systems manufacturer Shanghai Magic Power Tech Co., Ltd, also known as Magic Power, and its local partner Greencore Energy Solutions (PTY) Ltd to … [continued]

The 360-Gigawatt Reason to Boost Finance for Energy Storage Now

By Daniel Morris, Clean Energy Lead, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), and Francisco Boshell, Head of Innovation and End-Use Applications, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Our world has a storage problem.  As the technology for generating renewable energy has advanced at breakneck pace—almost tripling globally between 2011 and 2022—one thing has … [continued]

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Scatec’s 540MW PV + 1,140MWh Battery Storage Project In South Africa Begins Supplying Electricity To…

Scatec, a renewable energy solutions provider, has announced that it has officially started producing and supplying electricity to the national grid from the three Kenhardt plants in the Northern Cape Province, in South Africa. Scatec says the Kenhardt project is positioned to make an important impact on the renewable energy … [continued]

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South Africa’s Shoprite Group Has Doubled The Amount Of Renewable Energy Used In Its Operations…

The Shoprite Group is South Africa’s largest retailer by market capitalization, sales, profit, and number of employees and customers. Shoprite is accelerating its solar rollout across its sites in South Africa as well as other markets on the continent. Shoprite operates in 10 African countries, and the Group has about … [continued]

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South Africa’s First Utility-Scale Solar Project Celebrates 10 Years of Electricity Production

The RustMo1 Solar Project, the first renewable energy project developed under South Africa’s large renewables tender program — the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REI4P) — is celebrating 10 years of clean energy production. The 7 megawatt (MW) project has been generating around 12.5 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity … [continued]

Mercedes-Benz Expanding Solar At South Africa Factory, Investing In EV Charging Countrywide

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is investing R100 million ($5.35 million USD) in a solar PV installation with 22,847 solar panels at its East London manufacturing plant. This installation will be part of the second phase of MBSA’s pursuit towards net-carbon-neutral manufacturing. The first phase of the 3,692 PV solar panel … [continued]