South African energy minister Dipuo Peters is considering an extension to the country’s renewable energy procurement beyond the 3725 MW originally specified for 2016.

Wind power had been designated the lion’s share, with an allocation of 1.85 GW, and the government is now pondering an extension to provide more market opportunities to manufacturers.
Preferred bidders have been named for 1197 MW so far, leaving 653 MW available in the third bidding round.

Solar photovoltaics had the next allocation with 1.45 GW, with concentrated solar thermal and small hydro next in line, reports WindPower Monthly.

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