Alternative Energy

60MW solar plant to end blackouts in Malawi

Dec 4, 2018

Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Monday launched the construction of a 60MW solar plant at Kanzimbe in Salima, a township in the central region of the country. The solar project is going to be spearheaded by JCM Matswana Solar Energy and will sell the generated power to Escom after the power purchase agreement has been…

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AfDB approves $18.17m for the Kopere solar project in Kenya

Dec 3, 2018

The African Development Bank Group has approved a US$ 18.17 million senior loan to the 40 MWac (50MWp) Kopere Solar Power Project owned by Voltalia, an international player in the renewable energy sector listed on the Paris stock exchange. The Bank is also in the process of securing a US$ 11.6 million concessional loan from…

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IFC, Cluster Solaire partner to fund renewable energy startups in Morocco

Dec 3, 2018

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group and Cluster Solaire, the Moroccan association of solar energy stakeholders, launched the Morocco Climate Entrepreneurship program last week. Under this program, collaboration between the IFC and the Cluster Solaire will stimulate synergies between ecosystem actors, strengthen the capacity and skill set of startups and support…

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AfDB approves R3bn loan for South African solar power project

Dec 3, 2018

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a senior loan of ZAR 3 billion to the 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power Project, which is expected to boost South Africa’s energy mix and hasten transition to renewable energy. Located in the Humansrus Solar Park, Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the…

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Egypt joins global nuclear conference as Rosatom to complete plant in 2022

Nov 30, 2018

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity Hassan Mahmoud Hassanein led a high-level delegation to participate in the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), held Thursday in Vienna. The conference aims to focus on developments and innovations in nuclear science and technology for peaceful purposes, and the means…

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AFC invests in Cameroon’s Nachtigal Hydro

Nov 30, 2018

Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC” or “the Corporation”), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, is pleased to announce it is to invest in the Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (“NHPC”), located 65KM north of Yaounde in Cameroon. The EUR 1.2 billion power generation project will consist of a 420MW hydro-electric power station as well as…

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Zambia intensifies drive towards nuclear energy

Nov 30, 2018

Zambia is steadily advancing efforts at actualising its nuclear energy goals. South Africa is currently the only country in Africa with an operational nuclear power plant. Zambia is however steadily advancing efforts at actualising its nuclear energy goals with the European country. Shadreck Luwita, Zambia’s ambassador to Russia, recently revealed that the construction of a…

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Zimbabwe government considers legal framework on solar power

Nov 30, 2018

The Zimbabwean government is considering to formulate a legislative framework that outlaws the use of electric geysers in households and institutional buildings, as it urges citizens to embrace solar thermal technologies. According to Government, this will assist in saving and reducing the current power import bill. Speaking at the launch of the Solar Thermal Technology…

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S. African firm Sustainable Power Generation partners PWRstation on solar solutions

Nov 29, 2018

South African based Sustainable Power Generation and PWRstation entered a system integration partnership agreement for the African market. Under the new agreement, Sustainable Power Generation’s solar brand, SustainSolar, will assemble and integrate EXOrac™ into its range of mobile and ultra-rapid deployment containerized solar solutions. They will also act as distributor for EXOrac. Sustainable Power Generation,…

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Developing nations add more clean power than fossil fuels for the first time

Nov 29, 2018

Developing countries have added more clean power capacity than fossil fuel generation for the first time ever, charging ahead of wealthier nations in the global green energy push, according to Bloomberg NEF. Wind and solar generation accounted for just over half of the 186 gigawatts of new power capacity in developing nations last year, according…

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