South Africa celebrates the first year of operation of the Concentrated Solar Power plant Ilanga 1, which has been supplying clean energy to the national grid since November 2018. sdr The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor partners, a consortium between COBRA, SENER and EMVELO, the owner [...]
Ilanga CSP1, South Africa’s first 100% black developed Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) power plant achieves Commercial Operation Date (COD). Ilanga CSP1 is a truly transformation project that was conceived and developed by a 100% black developer (Emvelo). Its two top executives (CEO & CFO) are black females, two-thirds of [...]
A Word with Pancho Ndebele, Founder & CEO of Emvelo, Chairman of the Southern Africa Solar Thermal and Electricity Association (SASTELA)
Renewable energy entrepreneur and CSP pioneer in South Africa, Pancho Ndebele, talks about the prospects of Concentrating Solar Power and highlights lessons that other countries could draw from South Africa’s renewable energy experience. By Carlos Márquez CM. South Africa ran its renewable energy procurement program, that included 600 MW [...]
Kathu plant construction activity is set to peak this year and the Engie-led developer group is integrating new work contracts and training schemes following unexpected demands from local business groups, Cedric Faye, CEO of Kathu Solar Park at Engie, said. The Engie consortium began construction of the 100 MW Kathu [...]
Emvelo is one of the two 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) bid winners in the third round of the REIPPPP.
A recent CSP Today webinar showed the factors driving concentrated solar power project finance lending in South Africa. Large capital requirements, a highly competitive environment and technology risk were the main topic