Bokamoso Solar plant commences commercial operations in SA

Sep 18, 2020

Bokamoso Solar located in the North West Province has commenced commercial operations, having achieved full compliance on 12 September 2020. Bokamoso Solar noted in a press statement that this power plant and several others currently under construction, have put the North West on the map as a player in the renewable energy sector, to not…

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World Bank project to boost household access to affordable energy in Rwanda

Sep 18, 2020

Today, the World Bank Board of Directors approved $150 million in financing to improve access to modern energy for households, enterprises, and public institutions in Rwanda and to enhance the efficiency of electricity services. $75 million will be provided as grant funding, and $75 will be provided as a loan. Building on the achievement of previous World Bank…

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Cameroon’s Grand Eweng dam to be built by 2028 in collaboration with America’s Hydromine

Sep 18, 2020

Cameroon plans to build the Grand Eweng dam with a capacity of 810 MW by 2028 in collaboration with the American company Hydromine. The power plant’s output will supply the aluminum sector, part of the Cameroonian population and the rest will be exported to Chad. Cameroon has just launched the project to build the hydroelectric…

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Fénix and Canal + team up to provide solar-powered television in Benin

Sep 17, 2020

Fénix Benin, a subsidiary of Fénix international, a supplier of domestic solar systems, has just signed a partnership with Canal+ Benin, a subsidiary of the French group Canal +, specialised in the distribution of pay-tv channels. The two companies will distribute solar home kits accompanied by decoders, Canal+ satellite dishes and a “special package”. Access…

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Hydroma Inc. launches industrial production of hydrogen-based electricity in Mali

Sep 16, 2020

After eight years of an experimental phase, Hydroma Inc., the precursor of natural hydrogen in Mali, is moving up a gear. The natural hydrogen wells operated by this company will now be used to produce clean electricity on a large scale to meet the energy needs of Mali and even other countries on the African…

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Akuo Energy, partners sign PPA for 10MWp solar project in Tunisia

Sep 16, 2020

A tie-up of Akuo Energy, HBG Holding and Nour Energy has signed a power purchasing agreement (PPA) for a 10-MWp solar project that they secured in a recent tender in Tunisia. The trio won the Gabes photovoltaic (PV) project by quoting a tariff of TND 0.12800 per kWh (USD 0.0472/EUR 0.0397). As a result, they…

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GE set to equip 87MW Taza wind park in Morocco

Sep 15, 2020

GE Renewable Energy will supply turbines for the 87-MW Taza wind farm which is currently being built in Morocco by EDF Renewables and Japanese trader Mitsui & Co (TYO:8031). The renewables arm of General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) announced today it has been selected to deliver 27 units of its 3.2MW-85 turbines for the project near…

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SA to build 11,813 MW of power plants including 6,800 MW of renewable energy plants from 2022

Sep 14, 2020

South Africa has just launched a new program to build new power plants with a combined capacity of 11,813 MW. The power stations, which will mainly consist of wind and solar power, will be built from 2022 in order to strengthen national electricity power. In South Africa, the national regulator of the solar sector (Nersa),…

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Gambia 100% dependent on fossil fuel, biomass – Energy Minister

Sep 14, 2020

The minister of Energy and Petroleum says that The Gambia is 100 percent dependent on fossil fuel and biomass in meeting its energy demands. He maintained that alternative clean energy options such as solar offers more sustainable energy solutions for The Gambia. Minister Sanyang made these remarks on Tuesday during the virtual First World Solar…

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Mada Green is building a hybrid solar power plant in Madagascar

Sep 14, 2020

Solar hybrid system supplier Mada Green Power has just started construction work on a 17 MW solar hybrid power plant in Andranotakatra, in the Mahajanga district of Madagascar. The plant is expected to be commissioned in 2021. In Madagascar, construction work on a solar hybrid power plant has just been launched by Mada Green Power,…

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