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SOLA signs land lease agreement with Eskom for renewable energy development

We have concluded land lease agreements with power utility Eskom, to develop some of its underutilized land in Mpumalanga. SOLA Group will use this land to develop two large renewable energy projects, with a combined generating capacity of approximately 345MW. We intend to conclude corporate PPAs with wheeling with either existing SOLA clients or new […]

How electricity generation has changed over the past 10 years – and what it bodes for our future

Alongside the global pandemic, electricity has been on many South African’s minds this year. And rightly so: South Africans can expect a 15% increase in their electricity costs from mid-2021, marking more than a decade of average annual increases of 14%, relative to average inflation of just under 6%.

Takeaways from Intersolar 2017: the latest and greatest in solar technology

​SOLA CEO, Dom Wills, and CTO, Ian Burger, attended the world’s largest gathering of solar professionals in Munich last week. Below follows a few takeaways from the conference. A positive outlook Much of the Intersolar conference focused on the global outlook of the industry during 2016 and using that perspective to predict on the future of solar and its applications. […]

Reflections from Intersolar, day 1

SOLA CEO, Dom Wills and CTO, Ian Burger, are currently in Munich for Intersolar Europe – the world’s largest gathering of solar professionals. Below are some reflections from the first day of the conference. Follow updates on Twitter. Sola Reduced costs and better technology paints a sunny picture for solar Overall, 2016 was a record year for solar. […]

SOLA Future Energy helps to green Century City Conference Centre

This week, SOLA Future Energy was pleased to assist the Century City Conference Centre in its journey toward sustainability by completing a solar energy system on the centre’s roof. The complete system consists of over 800 photovoltaic panels that will generate electricity directly from the sun for the conference centre.  The newly-built facility, owned by Rabie Property Group, […]

SOLA Future wins 10MW of solar IPP projects

SOLA Future Energy, together with it’s affiliate development company Aurora Power Solutions, has been awarded 2 x 5MW IPP projects which will be constructed mid-way through 2016. The projects, which represent a capital cost of around R250m, are part of the Small IPP procurement program administered by the Department of Energy in South Africa. Together […]