The three largest African commercial and industrial (C&I) solar projects are fuel reduction projects at remote mines. This is mainly due to the extremely high energy demand in mining.
International infrastructure investor John Laing Group has closed financing on its 174.9MW Finley Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia, which is being developed by Esco Pacific.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has added 250MW of solar PV to its agreement with a consortium led by Saudi-based developer Acwa Power for capacity in the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is already one of the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) developments.
South Korea’s government is planning for nearly 3GW of solar PV alongside smaller capacities of wind and batteries on reclaimed land in Saemangeum, which is an estuarine tidal flat on the coast of the Yellow Sea.