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Plug Power Selected to Deliver Refueling System for World’s Largest Hydrogen-Powered Mine Truck

03 Dec 2019 17:16 | Latham, USA - Plug Power announced that it has been selected to provide a custom refueling system for the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck, which is set to begin operation next year. read more...


Ballard Power Receives Purchase Order for Fuel Cells for Mining Trucks

29 Oct 2019 09:46 | Vancouver, Canada - Ballard Power Systems received a purchase order for 9 of its FCveloCity-HD 100 kilowatt (kW) fuel cell modules from Anglo American’s platinum business, he world’s largest platinum group metals mining company and a strategic investor in Ballard. read more...


Scatec Solar Increases its Ownership in Three Operating Plants in South Africa

13 Sep 2018 09:56 | Oslo, Norway - Scatec Solar announced, that the company increases its ownership share in Kalkbult, Linde and Dreunberg in South Africa from 39 percent to 45 percent. Scatec Solar and Stanlib Private Equity Infrastructure Fund 1, both existing shareholders, are purchasing all of Norfund's 21 percent shares in the solar plant Kalkbult, and KLP Norfund's 16 percent shares in Linde and Dreunberg. read more...


Siemens Gamesa to Install Two Large Onshore Wind Farm Projects in South Africa

12 Jul 2018 16:39 | Zamudio, Spain - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply two wind farms in South Africa including 109 units of onshore wind turbines. The SWT-2.3-108 turbine will each feature a rated capacity of 2.3 MW and a 108 meters diameter rotor. read more...


Scatec Solar reaches financial close for 258 MW in South Africa

14 May 2018 15:19 | Oslo, Norway – Norwegian based solar company Scatec Solar has signed a power purchase agreements for 258 MW in Upington, South Africa. read more...


Scatec Solar Signs Power Purchase Agreements for 258 MW in South Africa

10 Apr 2018 13:59 | Oslo, Norway - Scatec Solar and partners recently signed all project documents and are shortly expected to achieve financial close for three solar PV plants in South Africa totaling 258 MW. read more...


juwi Commissions Second Industrial Size Roof-Mounted PV System in South Africa

11 Apr 2017 16:56 | W read more...


IBC Solar establishes regional company in South Africa

24 Jan 2017 16:56 | Bad Staffelstein, Germany / Cape Town South Africa - IBC Solar is now active in the growth market of South Africa with its own regional company. IBC Solar has been working together exclusively with its partner Maxx Solar Energy (Pty) Ltd. in the South African market since 2014. The new company IBC Solar South Africa (Pty) Ltd. with headquarters in Cape Town has now been formed in conjunction with Maxx Solar Energy. read more...


IFC and FMO Investment Helps Deliver Solar Energy to East Africa

16 Dec 2016 14:01 | Johannesburg - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Dutch development bank FMO have invested in Mobisol GmbH, a pay-as-you-go solar energy service company, to deliver renewable energy solutions to off-grid communities in East Africa. read more...


100 Percent Renewable Electricity System is the Cheapest Option for South America

07 Dec 2016 08:21 | Lappeenranta, South Africa - Transitioning to a fully renewable electricity system is possible for South America by 2030. A study by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. also shows that a 100 percent renewable system (100% RE) is the cheapest electricity production option and can be achieved with very few energy storages. read more...