Cheers to new South African solar

A new type of farm is making an appearance in South Africa – and it doesn’t involve wine. The Northern Cape, a South African province renowned for its vineyards, will be home to a new 86 megawatt photovoltaic solar farm. The deal led by solar energy developer Sonnedix will see work begin on the farm in the […]

Google invests $12m in South African solar farm

Google is set to invest $12 million (£7.89m) in a solar power plant that will be built in South Africa’s Northern Cape. When complete, the Jasper Power project will have 96MW of total capacity – capable of generating enough electricity to power 30,000 homes. It is also expected to create around 300 construction and 50 […]

British firm helps South Africa increase renewable generation

Electronics giant Siemens has started the construction of two 50MW solar projects in South Africa – of which the majority of shares are owned by a British firm. Located in the Northern Cape, the two projects are part of a €500 million (£440.6m) investment, which also includes a 138MW wind project. UK power company Globeleq, […]