Lesotho: Scatec signs agreement for 20MW solar project (Engineering News)
- The power purchase agreement (PPA), connection agreement and implementation agreement were signed at a ceremony held in the capital, Maseru.
Malawi: 60MW Salima solar power plant reaches commercial operations (Afrik21)
- This is the first solar plant in the country to be connected to the national grid and it was successfully completed under a public-private partnership.
South Africa: AFD loans USD100 million to FirstRand Bank (Afrik21)
- The transaction is part of the Transforming Financial Systems for Climate program, which aims to support local financial institutions in scaling-up climate impact finance.
South Africa: Mining industry to build 3.9GW of renewables (PV-Tech)
- The projects, worth an estimated USD3.77 billion, include solar, wind and battery energy storage systems which could provide Eskom with some much-needed supplemental capacity.