Renewable energy has a critical role to play in satisfying Africa’s growing energy needs. It is cost competitive while benchmarked against fossil fuels, is quick to deploy and can be established either on-grid or off-grid. By investing in renewable energy technologies early, Africa can take full advantage of building out new energy into a low-carbon economy.
Mainstream is known in South Africa as a market leader in renewable energy development with over 845 megawatts awarded from the SA Government since the inception of the REIPPP programme. South Africa
In Ghana, Mainstream partnered with NEK, a Swiss developer, to develop the 225 megawatt Ayitepa project. Ghana
Mainstream also has investments in Senegal – the Taiba N’Diaye wind farm is the first utility-scale project in Western Africa. The project reached financial close in July 2018 and has entered construction. It will be fully operational in around 24 months.