The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program was launched by the Government in 2011. To date, close to 9 GW of renewable energy has been procured by the Government, of which 1.5 GW is solar. The country aims to install more than 8 GW of solar by 2030. Scatec Solar entered the South African market in 2010. With 190 MW in operation and 258 MW under construction Scatec Solar, is a leading solar player in the country. We develop new projects across Africa from our offices in Cape Town. This is also our engineering hub and our 24/7 operated global control & monitoring centre is located here.
The Egyptian Government launched a solar Feed-in-Tariff programme in 2015 with a goal of generating 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2022. With 1.8 GW and covering 36 km² the Benban site near Aswan is in 2019 the world’s largest one-site solar project. Scatec Solar entered the market in 2015 and with 390 MW in operation, the company is the largest solar developer in Egypt.
The Malaysian Government has launched a programme to boost the renewable energy production, and has set out an ambition to source 20% renewable energy by 2025. Scatec Solar and partners are currently realising 240 MW across four projects in the country, supplying solar power to Tenaga Nasional Bernard, the country's largest electricity utility.
With focus on renewable energy and a well-developed regulatory framework, the solar market in Brazil has significant long-term potential. Scatec Solar is taking an active part in developing solar projects in the country. In 2017, Scatec Solar entered into a partnership with Equinor for solar development in Brazil and the partners have realised the 162 MW Apodi project together.
In order to reach the goal of generating 20% of its power from renewable sources by 2025, the Argentinean Government estimates that 10 GW of additional renewable capacity is needed. Under the RenovAR tender program, power purchase agreements have already been awarded to more than 4 GW. Scatec Solar entered the market in 2017 and is currently constructing a 117 MW solar power plant in partnership with Equinor.
Honduras is currently dependent on diesel power as a source of energy generation, but the country aims to generate 60% of demand from renewables by 2022. Scatec Solar entered the market in Honduras in 2014 and built the 60 MW Agua Fria solar power plant. In 2018 the 35 MW Los Prados plant was grid connected.
Ukraine’s target is to generate 11% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 in an effort towards more autonomy and less coal intensive production. Since 2014, a feed in tariff programme was launched and more than 1GW of solar capacity have been installed since then. Scatec Solar entered the Ukraine market in 2017 and is currently developing a significant project portfolio in the country.
Jordan is a very sunny country with over 310 days of sunshine a year. Combined with Jordan’s heavy reliance on fossil-fuel imports, the Government targets to generate 22% of its energy needs from renewable energy sources by 2020. Scatec Solar was one of the first developers to enter this market and built three solar plants totaling 43 MW in 2016.
Mozambique has undertaken significant efforts in recent years in electrifying the country. For the Government, renewable energy is essential to address the challenge of securing more electricity to the country. Scatec Solar is realising the first large scale solar power plant in Mozambique with a 40 MW project.
An attractive support scheme for solar power led to a strong market growth in the Czech Republic from 2009 to 2011. There has since this time been limited growth in the solar market in the country. Scatec Solar developed and built four solar power plants in 2009 and 2010 with a total capacity of 20 MW.
The Rwandan energy market is small but developing rapidly. The country aims for 100% electricity access and another 200 MW procured by 2030. Scatec Solar built the first large scale solar power plant in the country in 2014 with a 8.5 MW solar plant.