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Siemens Gamesa opens first blade factory in MEA region

Siemens Gamesa opens first blade factory in MEA region

MOROCCO: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) officially opened its new blade manufacturing plant in Tangier, northern Morocco, in mid-October. It is the first such facility in Africa or the Middle East.

Government forces Eskom to sign PPAs

Government forces Eskom to sign PPAs

SOUTH AFRICA: Cautious optimism marks wind-sector reactions to the South African government's 1 September promise to unblock a two-year, 2.38GW backlog of renewables projects, 1.4GW of which is wind power.

A vision realised as Africa's biggest project comes online

A vision realised as Africa's biggest project comes online

KENYA: Changes of government, corruption scandals and legal challenges hindered development, but the 310MW Lake Turkana project in Kenya, Africa's largest, is now generating electricity

Will president's pledge unlock PPA jam?

Will president's pledge unlock PPA jam?

SOUTH AFRICA: Political turmoil and the state utility's heel-dragging on renewables development are stifling wind-power growth in one of the world's most promising markets. But the president's promise to force Eskom into action has raised hope of breaking the deadlock.


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