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.
Scatec entered the market in 2017 and is currently operating a 117 MW solar power plant in partnership with Equinor, owned 50% by Scatec Solar and 50% by Equinor.
With focus on renewable energy and a well-developed regulatory framework, the solar market in Brazil has significant long-term potential. Scatec is taking an active part in developing solar projects in the country.
In 2017, Scatec entered a partnership with Equinor for solar development in Brazil and the partners have realised the 162 MW Apodi project together.
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 developed and built four solar power plants in 2009 and 2010 with a total capacity of 20 MW.
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 a planned capacity of 1.8 GW and covering 36 km², the Benban site near Aswan was in 2019 the world’s largest one-site solar project. Scatec entered the market in 2015 and with 380 MW in operation, the company is the largest solar developer in Egypt.
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 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. In recent years, market reforms and legislative frameworks have stimulated large solar and wind capacity additions at favourable prices. Such developments, in addition to a strong commitment by the government, place the country on track to meet or exceed its target of 20% renewable electricity production by 2025.
Scatec was one of the first developers to enter this market and built three solar plants totalling 43 MW in 2016.
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 and partners are currently realising 240 MW across four projects in the country, supplying solar power to Tenaga Nasional Berhad, the country's largest electricity utility.
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 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.
The Government of Pakistan has set in motion a plan to increase the share of renewable energy into its electric power mix to 30% by 2030. The 150 MW project portfolio in Sindh was awarded a “costs plus tariff” by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) in 2020.
The Rwandan energy market is small but developing rapidly. The country aims for 100% electricity access and another 200 MW procured by 2030. Scatec built the first large scale solar power plant in the country in 2014.
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 entered the South African market in 2010. With 448 MW in operation Scatec is the 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.
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.