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Mining Indaba Week

The Solarcentury Africa team will be in Cape Town for the mining Indaba week, if you are attending it would be great to meet you

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Solar and Battery Hybrid Power System for the Balama Graphite Mine – Mozambique

Solarcentury Africa is pleased to announce it has reached financial close on a solar PV and battery energy storage hybrid power system for Balama graphite mine (the “Mine”) in Mozambique, owned by Syrah Resources Limited (“Syrah”) of Australia. The hybrid power system will deliver clean, reliable power to the Mine resulting in significant operational cost […]

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Strategic Partnership to Develop the Nkhoma Deka Solar Park Project, Malawi

Solarcentury Africa and Renewable Energy Services Africa (“RESA”) are pleased to announce they have signed a joint development agreement to utilise their combined capabilities and strengths to deliver the Nkhoma Deka solar park project in Malawi. The Nkhoma project has secured over 150 hectares of land ideally located for the generation and export of solar […]

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Strategic Solar Energy Partnership Between Solarcentury Africa and Shumba Energy

Solarcentury Africa and Shumba Energy are pleased to announce they have signed a co-development agreement to utilise their combined capabilities and strengths to deliver renewable energy and storage projects together in Southern Africa, beginning with the grid connected 100MWp Tati solar project in Botswana. The Head of Development for Solarcentury Africa, Jason De Carteret commented […]

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BB Energy acquires leading solar player in Africa

BB Energy (BBE), one of the world’s leading independent energy trading companies, has acquired Solarcentury Africa (SCA). The historical presence of BB Energy in Africa and large network of consumers in the continent make it the perfect match with SCA, an integrated solar power developer offering development, construction, operation and financing to end-users in Africa. The transaction will […]

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IJsseldijk solar farm generating electricity

Construction of Dutch solar farm, Apeldoorn IJsseldijk, was completed and connected to the grid this March. IJsseldijk will generate approximately 3.9 MWh of clean electricity per year; enough to power over 1,300 households. The solar farm is located in the Apeldoorn region and covers 4.2 hectares, at a space bordered by trees and hawthorn hedges, […]

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Permits awarded for new solar developments in Castellón and Alicante, Spain

Solarcentury has received the grid access permits for two solar farms in Castellón and Alicante on the East coast of Spain, adding to those obtained last November in Turís and Alborache. The four Spanish sites will generate a total of 980 GWh/year, equivalent to the annual energy consumed by 290,000 local households. Collectively, the projects […]

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50 larks among abundance of birdlife spotted at Dutch solar farm

At Solarcentury we design and manage our solar farms to enhance biodiversity. A review of our projects in the Netherlands makes reassuring reading and offers insights we can build on.  Designs with nature in mind  Solar panels are positioned to encourage rainwater and sunlight to reach the ground below. In the Netherlands, 25% of the ground is left uncovered alongside the panels, leaving a […]

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The age of the large-format module

By Christopher West, Head of Central Engineering, Solarcentury Overview In 2019, an interesting trend started to appear in the PV market; the increase in module peak power was not being driven by improved cell efficiencies, but instead by making the PV modules bigger. Over the course of 2019 and 2020 modules of over 400 W […]

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Permits awarded for three new solar farms in Cádiz

Solarcentury has received the construction permits for three solar farms in Cádiz, Spain. Construction, which is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021, will require investment of 75 million euros. Once completed, the projects will further strengthen Spain’s energy transition. The three projects, Arenosas, Malabrigo and El Yarte, will be installed on a […]

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