Alternative Energy

12 Liberian towns get solar powered street lights

Jan 20, 2020

Twelve (12) towns in upper Bong County, rural Liberia, have received and switched-on 60 solar street lights through the instrumentality Bong County District #4 Representative Robert Flomo Womba, as part of his #LitUpperBong Project. For the first time, over 5,500 residents, including women, children, youth and the elders, will see and appreciate ‘lights’ in the…

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Villages in Zimbabwe get solar powered water pumps

Jan 20, 2020

Villagers in Nyaminyami area of Kariba district will be getting water for four irrigation schemes from solar-powered pumps. The projects are expected to be implemented from this month with funding from Save the Children Trust through its Greater Resistance for Optimal Women’s Nutrition (GROWN) project. Kariba district has a high rate of malnutrition, especially among…

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Mali to have West Africa’s largest solar farm

Jan 20, 2020

UK clean power projects developer PASH Global, majority-owned by Dutch commodity trader Trafigura, on Wednesday said it has purchased a 49.9% stake in a 50-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Mali. The project, developed by French independent renewable energy producer Akuo Energy, is located in the town of Kita. When completed, which is expected to…

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Senegalese-American singer Akon plans to develop eco-friendly city

Jan 19, 2020

Following a memorandum of understanding signed with the Company for the Development and Promotion of Senegal’s Coasts and Tourist Zones (Sapco), Akon, the Senegalese-American hip-hop star, has committed to building an ecological city in Mbodième, Senegal. Akon City is the new label that Akon, the Senegalese-American music star, is carrying. He has just committed himself…

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Consortium wins contract for the construction of the Agadez hybrid power plant, Niger

Jan 18, 2020

The contract for the construction of the Agadez hybrid solar / diesel power plant was awarded to a group of companies made up of the French Vergnet, Sterling and Wilson, and SNS, learned Niamey and both days . The consortium has won this market against six French and international competitors, we learned. Financed by the…

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Efacec secures EPC contract for 41MWp solar plant in Mozambique

Jan 17, 2020

Efacec was selected for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and operations and maintenance (O&M) of a 41MWp solar plant located in Metoro, north of Mozambique. With an area of about 138 hectares, this infrastructure has a production capacity of 68GWh per year. It will be the Solar Power plant with the highest installed capacity…

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Proparco finances Metier II for renewable energies and resources in Africa

Jan 17, 2020

Proparco, the subsidiary of the French Development Agency (AFD), participated in the Metier Sustainable Capital International Fund II. The fund was created to finance renewable energy (RE) and resource efficiency projects. After the African Development Bank (AfDB), it is Proparco’s turn to participate in the Metier Sustainable Capital International Fund II. The subsidiary of the…

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Low rainfall hampers power generation in Namibia

Jan 17, 2020

Local electricity generation decreased last year mainly as a result of inadequate water inflow into the Ruacana hydropower plant. This was due to poor rainfall received between January and March 2019 in both northern Namibia and southern Angola, compared to the same period in 2018. The hydropower plant requires consistent supply of large volumes of…

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Sudan, Poland discuss cooperation in energy fields

Jan 17, 2020

The Minister of Energy and Mining Eng. Adel Ali Ibrahim has discussed with the Consul of the Republic of Poland to Sudan, in the presence of the representative of the Polish KGHM Company, ways of cooperation between the two countries in the field of gold, iron and coal mining. The Minister said that they hoped…

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Infinity Energy, Masdar sign JV for African renewables market

Jan 17, 2020

The Egyptian company Infinity Energy and the energy company Masdar have just signed an agreement to create a joint venture, Infinity Power which will allow the two entities to join forces to conquer the African renewable energy market . Taymour Aboul Kheir, the investment manager of the new company which will start its activities in…

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