Renewable energy projects are advancing rapidly in Southern Africa, with new government support for independent power producers (IPPs) and new interest from investors.
Southern Africa is seen by multiple analysts as one of the most important regions to develop renewable energies globally. Recently, 17 renewables projects were granted preferred bidder status under the last round of South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP). Now, Namibia is preparing its first 50 MW concentrated solar power project and Botswana has too plans to include renewable energy amongst its energy portfolio.
Leading Spanish developer Abengoa with three CSP plants totalling 250 MW, Saudi ACWA Power and South African Emvelo with 50 and 100 MW trough plants respectively are meeting at CSP Today South Africa 2014 (8-9 April, Cape Town) to discuss the next steps for the CSP industry in the region with financial institutions such as Investec, DBSA or Standard Bank and government officials from South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
For more information on CSP Today South Africa 2014 please visit: http://goo.gl/gyyzR8
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