The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a senior loan of ZAR3bn ($221m) to the 100MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project, which is expected to improve South Africa’s energy mix and accelerate the transition to renewable energy. The solar power project, located in the Humansrus Solar Park, Northern [...]
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $324-million in loan support to two renewable energy projects in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire that are expected to significantly increase power supplies and boost economic growth in those countries. The loan support is in line with the AfDB’s New Deal on Energy [...]
With 160 hectares and located 81 km south of Oujda and about 30 km from the Algerian border, Ain Beni Mathar was opened on May 12, 2010 as the first concentrated solar thermal plant in Africa.
South Africa's Northern Cape province has one of the highest solar irradiation levels in the world and continues to attract a growing pipeline of concentrated solar power projects.
XiNa is a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant using parabolic trough technology and a superheated steam cycle with a storage capacity of 1,650 MWh.
Climate Investment Funds Give North Africa and Middle East Green Light for Revised Regional Solar Plan
The plan will receive US $660 million from the CIF's Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and is expected to leverage nearly US $5 billion from other donors and private financing.
During the first half of 2012, the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved US$800 million in loans to encourage private investment in Morocco’s growing wind and solar markets.
African Development Bank (AfDB) projects to develop concentrated solar power in Morocco and geothermal energy in Kenya are two of some 20 renewable energy initiatives being covered by Africa Express.
Solar Impulse landed close to the site of what will be Ouarzazate first solar thermal power plant. Of a capacity reaching 160 MW, this plant is based on concentrating solar power (CSP).
Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia have joined together to expedite the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP) and exploit the region's vast solar energy resources.
Morocco is looking to speed up tender processes for the development of its 2,000 MW solar energy plan, starting with the first contract for 160 MW to be generated using concentrated solar thermal power (CSP).
Morocco plans to speed up tender processes for the development of a 2,000-megawatt solar energy plan, starting with the first contract for 160 megawatts to be generated using concentrated solar thermal power technology.
The solar thermal station will utilize concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, arraying parabolic trough mirrors around a central tower filled with fluid material, to generate 160MW in the first phase.