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The Department of Energy (DoE) has announced that an additional 13 renewable energy projects with combined capacity of 1,084MW have been selected as part of the fourth round of the renewable energy independent power producer procurement (REIPPP) programme. Seven wind and six solar power projects were selected, with Ireland’s Mainstream Renewable Power and the US’ SunEdison two of the big winners. The new projects represent an investment of around R25bn ($2bn).Energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson promised additional preferred bidders in April, when she announced the first 13 fourth-round projects with combined capacity of 1,121MW.