Another Chinese firm is also aiming for its own project in nearby Kenya, as Asian giant pushes forward with ambition to export its technology.
In the past five years, more new renewable energy capacity has been installed worldwide than fossil and nuclear power combined.
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It imposed power cuts on about 100 days earlier in the year, there have been no significant blackouts in the past 90 days.
At present, South Africa is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa with active nuclear power plants.
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Africa’s biggest economy is seeking to add 1,200 megawatts of capacity by the end of the decade.
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