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 448 MW in operation Scatec Solar is the leading solar player in the country.
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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.
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.
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 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 that will be owned 50% by Scatec Solar and 50% by 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.
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 totalling 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 completed the first large scale solar power plant in Mozambique in August 2019 which represents an important step in realising Mozambique's ambition to increase renewable power generation in its energy mix.
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.
Since the end of 2016, the Tunisian government has embarked on the implementation of its programme for development of electricity production from renewables. In this framework the Ministry of Industry and SMEs launched an international tender for solar PV projects in 2019 with a total capacity of 500MWac.
At the start of 2020, renewable energy constitutes 3% of Bangladesh’s electricity generation, with 600 MW installed – including 326 MW of solar power systems, the majority from small scale, rooftop systems. The Government aims to boost the share of renewable sources in its energy mix up to 10 percent of generation by 2021 and double it by 2030, counting on the development of large scale solar plants, having signed initial agreements for more than 1GW, but also energy efficiency, and wind.
Scatec Solar entered the market in 2017, exploring several potential locations for projects with offtake agreement from the Government.
A landlocked country and one of the largest in Africa, Mali depends on costly thermal generation, variable hydropower and electricity imports. However, the country has set ambitious targets to harness its large renewable energy potential. Scatec Solar is proud to be working with the Government of Mali to develop the Segou solar plant, one of the first large scale renewable energy projects in the country.