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Africa set for nine-fold wind capacity increase

Africa set for nine-fold wind capacity increase

The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects Africa's wind power fleet to increase nine-fold between the end of 2018 and 2040, but the continent's small power markets and underdeveloped grids pose challenges to managing variability as renewables' penetration increases.

Wind set for bulk of new South African capacity to 2030

Wind set for bulk of new South African capacity to 2030

South Africa's government expects 14.4GW of new wind power capacity to be installed between 2022 and 2030 under its final Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) -- more than any other energy source in this period.

Africa's first wind-solar-storage hybrid project unveiled

Africa's first wind-solar-storage hybrid project unveiled

Developers Windlab and Eurus Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kenyan authorities for what could be Africa's first hybrid renewable energy plant.

Lekela funds latest Egypt project

Lekela funds latest Egypt project

Lekela has reached financial close on the 250MW West Bakr project in north Egypt, nearly four years after first signing a memorandum of understanding over the project.

Vestas to supply Saudi Arabia's first wind farm

Vestas to supply Saudi Arabia's first wind farm

Vestas will supply a consortium of EDF Renewables and Masdar with 99 turbines for Saudi Arabia's first utility-scale wind farm.

Record turbine orders confirm Africa's developing potential

Record turbine orders confirm Africa's developing potential

A surge of confirmed deals in South Africa led to Africa's turbine order intake reaching a record 1.5GW last year, according to new figures.

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