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Solarcentury Africa achieves financial close on a 14 MWh battery energy storage project in Gibraltar

Solarcentury Africa, His Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority have entered into a build, own, operate and transfer agreement for a 14 MWh (AC) battery energy storage system to be located next to the North Mole Power Station in Gibraltar The project has reached financial close with funding being provided by Solarcentury […]

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Solarcentury Africa Granted full unconditional Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) membership as a Market Participant

Solarcentury Africa is delighted to announce that it has been granted full unconditional Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) membership as a Market Participant. Solarcentury Africa greatly appreciates the support received from Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) Limited in achieving this outstanding milestone and we look forward to many more achievements in the near future. This membership […]

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Solarcentury Africa and SolNam Energy receive licences to build a 60 MWp merchant solar project in Namibia

• Solarcentury Africa and SolNam Energy have received a generation licence from the Electricity Control Board (“ECB”) in Namibia to build a 60 MWp solar plant with a proposed connection to the Kokerboom sub-station near Keetmanshoop. • This follows the signing of a Joint Development Agreement (“JDA”) in 2023 between the two parties to jointly […]

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Solarcentury Africa and Dallaglio sign agreement to build a 7 MWp solar plant for Eureka Gold Mine in Zimbabwe

Solarcentury Africa has inked an exclusive partnership with Dallaglio to construct a state-of-the-art 7 MWp solar power plant at the Eureka Gold Mine in Guruve, Zimbabwe. Solarcentury Africa, supported by its parent company BB Energy, is dedicated to establishing a robust portfolio of renewable energy facilities in Zimbabwe and the wider region. These green power […]

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Solarcentury Africa successfully powers Balama with 11.25 MWp solar and 8.5 MWh BESS project for Syrah Resources

Syrah Resources achieves full operations of a groundbreaking 11.25 MWp solar and 8.5 MW/MWh BESS hybrid system at Mozambique’s Balama Graphite Operations. The system, designed by Solarcentury Africa, will provide over 35% of the mine’s power needs, making it one of, if not the, greenest off-grid mines in Africa, reducing carbon emissions and saving Syrah […]

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Solarcentury Africa granted membership of the Southern African Power Pool for trading power

• Solarcentury Africa conditionally admitted as a Market Participant of the Southern African Power Pool (“SAPP”) • One of the first conditional memberships to be granted and a significant step forward for the SAPP and Solarcentury Africa • Paves the way for Solarcentury Africa to build its first merchant solar PV plant, targeting trading of […]

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Solarcentury Africa and Sino Energy Sign A Joint Development Agreement for a Merchant Solar Pv Plant in Namibia

Solarcentury Africa and Sino Energy (Pty) Ltd are delighted to announce the signing of a joint development agreement to co-develop the Gerus solar PV plant in Namibia. The Gerus solar PV plant will be one of the first in the region to be developed and run as a fully merchant plant selling its power directly […]

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BB Energy, Solarcentury Aim to Trade Power on Southern African Power Pool End 2023

Global trading group BB Energy and its Solarcentury Africa unit aim to be trading solar-generated power on the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) around the end of 2023, executives tell The Africa Report. Solarcentury is developing solar projects in Botswana and Namibia, either of which would meet the threshold needed to gain access to SAPP […]

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BB Energy Launches its ‘Power Trading’ Business in the Southern African Development Community

BB Energy Group has announced the establishment of its new ‘Power Trading’ business, which represents a key pillar of its fast-growing Renewable division. As part of its strategic transition to cleaner energy, BB Energy is leveraging the long history and multi-decade trading expertise in Africa to start trading power in the Southern African Development Community […]

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