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In 2012, BlueWave South Africa established a project development pipeline of approximately 500MW projects. This portfolio included numerous utility-scale projects submitted into the Department of Energy’s REIPPP programme and the Small Projects IPP Procurement Programme. In 2017, BlueWave was awarded as Preferred Bidders on two Projects in the Small Projects Programme with a combined capacity of 10MW. The timing of construction of these awarded sites depends on the South African Government’s re-activation of the renewables programme.

Small Projects Programme

BlueWave Solar has a portfolio of 30MW in the Department of Energy’s Small Projects IPP Procurement Program, which has a capacity cap of 5MW per project. In 2017 we were awarded Preferred Bidder for 10MW (two projects) and continue to develop the remainder of the portfolio for future rounds.

Large Projects Programme

BlueWave Solar has a project pipeline of over 460MW under development in the Department of Energy’s REIPPP Programme with each project having a maximum capacity of 75MW.

Private Sector Opportunities

BlueWave Solar is actively engaging with private stakeholders to provide off the grid utility scale power solutions. The uncertain power supply and pricing dynamics of South Africa makes this a major future growth area of the business.

Like our American operations, BlueWave's South African team is dedicated to using clean, renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions, create jobs, and aid economic development. We firmly believe in using solar as not only a means of reducing carbon emissions and electricity costs but also as a community and economic development tool.

Dean Smithyman 
& Laura Adelman
Dean Smithyman & Laura Adelman


Dean Smithyman - BlueWave Solar, Project Finance Director, South Africa

Laura Adelman - BlueWave Solar, Marketing Director

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