Alternative Energy

MCX Environmental invests in $100m solar park in Kenya

Jun 26, 2019

MCX Environmental Energy Corp has invested in a $100 million solar power plant, expanding its green energy technology to Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC), a US $2 billion community­ owned sustainable city located in Western Kenya. MCX AT MMTC MMTC is a 100% green city and is currently in the Final Phase 3 of…

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Off-grid solutions crucial to solving Zimbabwe’s power crisis

Jun 25, 2019

With the country’s main power utility, Zesa, struggling to provide adequate connections to growing demand in both rural and urban areas, Zimbabwe should push aggressively for new off-grid solutions to help the country achieve universal access to sustainable energy by 2030. The country’s sole power utility is short on cash for power imports and for…

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Kibo Energy signs agreement with ESS Tech Inc. on storage solution

Jun 25, 2019

Kibo Energy PLC, the multi-asset, Africa-focused, energy company, has signed a collaboration agreement with ESS Tech Inc. (ESS), a leader in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of long-duration energy storage technology products and services for the power sector, to develop suitable base-load electricity storage solutions. This agreement is in line with Kibo’s strategy of…

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AfDB receives €40m from European Commission for financing of small scale renewables in Africa

Jun 25, 2019

The African Development Bank  (AfDB.org) announced a EUR 40 million investment from the European Commission for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a new platform for financing small-scale renewables in Africa. The announcement was made to energy sector stakeholders at a sideline event held during the Africa Energy Forum, which took place in Lisbon, Portugal…

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EU and Jumeme inaugurate new solar mini-grid project on Lake Victoria Island, Tanzania

Jun 25, 2019

JUMEME Rural Power Supply Ltd. (JUMEME), together with the European Union Delegation in Tanzania and its project partners, celebrated the launch of its newly constructed solar-powered mini-grid on Lake Victoria, Mulumo island in the region of Kagera. The facility in Mulumo is one of eleven mini-grids to be commissioned on 10 different islands on Lake…

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Egypt’s NREA plans construction of wind farm

Jun 24, 2019

The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) plans to build a 200-megawatt (MW) wind farm plant near the Gulf of Suez, Al Mal reported. Feasibility studies are being conducted for the new project, in cooperation with international institutions to identify bird migration seasons and ensure environmental protection. Investments in the project are expected to reach EGP 4…

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Alten commissions largest solar power plant in Namibia

Jun 24, 2019

Alten Energias Renovables will this week officially commission Namibia’s largest solar power plant, with a generation capacity of 45.5 MWp. The plant in the south of the country, which will be commissioned tomorrow, is a joint venture between Alten, state-owned power company NamPower and Namibian solar companies Mangrove, Talyeni and First Place Investment. The southern African nation…

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Rwanda’s Rusumo hydro power plant 47% complete – Officials

Jun 24, 2019

The status of construction of 80MW power plant, under Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project (RRFHP), is at 47% percent, according to ministers in the three countries of Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. The declaration was made on Friday when the Burundian Minister for Energy, Côme Manirakiza, Rwandan Minister for Infrastructure, Amb. Claver Gatete and Tanzanian Minister…

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RES4Africa looks to address Africa’s energy gap

Jun 24, 2019

Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa (RES4Africa) foundation has marked its seventh annual conference in Addis Ababa at Sheraton Hotel on July 19, 2019, making it the first time the conference is held in the African continent. The session, titled “Overcoming Africa’s Energy Access Gap” was sponsored by Enel Green Power, Bonelli Erede and Terna, where…

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China’s Silk Road Fund acquires 49% stake in Africa focused renewable energy firm

Jun 24, 2019

ACWA Power, a leading developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants signed an agreement with Silk Road Fund, introducing it as a partner and shareholder in ACWA Power Renewable Energy Holding Ltd (ACWA Power RenewCo) – ACWA Power’s renewable energy platform that currently owns a number of its existing renewable energy…

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