Africa

June 6, 2022
Renewable energy power producer Scatec has signed power purchase agreements (PPA) for three co-located solar and storage projects with 1.1GWh of energy storage in South Africa.
May 31, 2022
A solar and storage project totalling 20MW has entered commercial operation in Malawi, which the companies involved say is the first grid-connected utility-scale co-located project to do so in sub-Saharan Africa.
May 19, 2022
The secretary-general of the UN has highlighted the crucial role battery storage can play in tackling the global climate crisis.
May 17, 2022
Cellcube has signed a five-year agreement with an energy asset developer to deploy 1GW-plus of its vanadium redox flow batteries (VFRBs) in Southern Africa, but CEO Alexander Schoenfeldt tells Energy-Storage.news the company’s supply chain has a long way to go before getting to that kind of number.
May 11, 2022
A lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) made by Saft will be installed at a 37.5MWp solar PV power plant in Côte d’Ivoire.
April 4, 2022
The global energy storage market will grow to deploy 58GW/178GWh annually by 2030, according to forecasting by BloombergNEF.
April 1, 2022
Update 5 April 2022: A Hyosung Heavy Industries representative told Energy-Storage.news the BESS will be 48MW rated output with 192MWh capacity.
March 23, 2022
Island nations Mauritius and Barbados have both begun renewable energy procurement processes that involve energy storage.
March 22, 2022
Energy group Enel has started operating a 4MW/1.7MWh backup power storage system at a plant in Spain’s North African territory using 78 repurposed Nissan electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
March 15, 2022
South African grid operator Eskom is close to finalising the launch of 832MWh of battery energy storage development, but eyes are on an even larger upcoming REIPPP-model procurement.

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