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South Africa launches 1.6GW onshore wind tender

South Africa launches 1.6GW onshore wind tender

Energy minister launches a bidding window for 1.6GW wind and 1GW solar capacity, and announces that the two technologies are among preferred bidders in a separate round for dispatchable power

Africa missing out on ‘incredible’ wind resource potential - GWEC

Africa missing out on ‘incredible’ wind resource potential - GWEC

Africa and the Middle East’s cumulative wind capacity reached more than 7GW by the end of 2020. However, the region is not fulfilling its potential, GWEC warns

Enel teams up with Qatar fund for African renewables development

Enel teams up with Qatar fund for African renewables development

Enel Green Power and the Qatar Investment Authority have agreed to form a new joint venture to develop wind and solar PV projects in sub-Saharan Africa

Amazon knocks Google off top spot as 'world's biggest' renewable energy buyer

Amazon knocks Google off top spot as 'world's biggest' renewable energy buyer

With the addition of 26 new utility-scale wind and solar projects in Australia, South Africa, Europe and the US, Amazon now sources output from 6.5GW of renewable energy projects

Emerging markets order more than 1GW of wind turbines in September

Emerging markets order more than 1GW of wind turbines in September

Just over 1GW of firm orders were reported for wind farms spread across Egypt, Russia, Morocco, Colombia and Vietnam last month

EDF and Mitsui start work on Moroccan project

EDF and Mitsui start work on Moroccan project

The first phase of the Taza wind farm from the EDF Renewables and Mitsui consortium has kicked off in northern Morocco