Noor Complex Solar Power Plant, Morocco – The world's largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, called the Noor Complex, is being built in the Moroccan desert. Noor 1, the first phase of three, is located near the town of Ouarzazate on the edge of the Sahara.
It was switched on in February, 2016, and provides 160 megawatts of the project's planned 580 megawatt capacity. Once completed in 2018, the project is expected to provide electricity for 1.1 million people.
Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant, Kenya – Several renewable power plants are operating in the geothermal fields of Olkaria, Kenya, harvesting the power of underground geothermal energy.
The site is located on the floor of the Kenyan Rift Valley, near the shores of Lake Naivasha some 120 kilometers north-east of the capital, Nairobi.
Lake Turkana Wind Project, Kenya – At least 100 turbines are expected to be ready on site by September, 2016. On completion, the project will comprise 365 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850 kilowatts, and will be connected to the national grid system. The company hopes to produce 18% of Kenya's electricity generating capacity when it comes online.
Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme, South Africa – The Ingula Hydroelectric Plant in South Africa has now begun production, and is the fourth of its kind to be built in the country. With some parts still under construction, it has a planned capacity of around 1,100 megawatts and will be one of the largest in terms of power generating capacity once fully operational in October 2016, according to construction company Salini Impregilo.
Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme, South Africa – Located below the Little Drakensberg mountain range along the border of the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State provinces, the project stretches underground through a large tunnel network several kilometers long. It will generate and store power using turbines and pumps which recycle the water by pumping it back up to the reservoirs at night when the demand is low.