Alternative Energy

Vaya Africa launches new fleet of electric taxis in Zimbabwe

Jun 1, 2020

Vaya Africa, a Mauritius-registered company specialising in the transport of people and goods in Africa and the generation of adjacent revenues in this sector, has just launched a new fleet of electric taxis and charging facilities in Zimbabwe. The vehicles are called “Vaya Electric” and the ambition extends to the rest of Africa. On May…

Read More

American school of Antananarivo in Madagascar now solar-powered

May 31, 2020

Green Energy Solutions (GES), a Malagasy company that develops energy solutions for public and private companies in Madagascar, has recently completed the commissioning of a 72.8 kW photovoltaic power plant. Made up of 260 solar panels, it now powers the American school in Antananarivo, the economic and political capital of Madagascar. A first! Students at…

Read More

Solgas to feed 5MW into Zimbabwe’s national grid

May 31, 2020

Hwange — based independent solar power producer, SolGas Energy founder Tafadzwa Muchinda, says they are set to commission a 5-Megawatt plant in August this year. The project has already created over 300 jobs for local communities. Work on the construction of the 5MW plant at Cross Mabale in Hwange to be fed into the national…

Read More

Ignite Power reaches 5,000 homes in Rwanda with solar kits in two months

May 30, 2020

In Rwanda, solar kit specialist Ignite Power has recently extended access to electricity to 5,000 households in rural areas. The service was provided in two months as part of its Pro-Poor Extreme Affordability programme. It’s a gamble that Ignite Power in Rwanda has won. The solar kit supplier electrified 5,000 households in rural areas in…

Read More

Ethiopia and Morocco to foster partnerships in the renewable energy sector

May 29, 2020

Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Sileshi Bekele, and Morocco’s Minister of Energy, Minerals and Environment, Aziz Rabbah, recently discussed perspectives for bilateral cooperation between their two countries in the field of renewable energy. Ethiopia, an East African country, and Morocco, a North African country, plan to strengthen their partnership in the field of…

Read More

Hybrid solar dryers break new ground in Benin’s agribusiness sector

May 29, 2020

A solar drying project in Benin’s northern division of the Atacora department is about to transform an agri-food product chain. The initiative comes from the French association Bolivia IntiSud Soleil (BISS), in partnership with an NGO and a Beninese company. In the department of Atacora, in the north of Benin, a healthy and efficient method…

Read More

CWE to finally commission Gwayi-Shangani Dam in Zimbabwe by 2022

May 28, 2020

The Gwayi-Shangani Dam construction site will be delivered in 2022 instead of 2021 as originally planned by the Zimbabwean authorities. The delay is due to the health crisis caused by the Covid-19. Workers at the construction site of the Gwayi-Shangani Dam recently received a visit from the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs of Bulawayo…

Read More

Researcher invents affordable, clean fuel for use by urban and rural poor in Kenya

May 28, 2020

Boniface Jiveri, a researcher currently working at Kaimosi Friends University College, has invented a clean cooking and lighting fuel that peri-urban and rural poor can use. The fuel, Bio-gel, is also a mosquito repellent and air freshener. In addition, Jiveri generates organic fertiliser from the waste that is used to produce the gel. In 2017,…

Read More

Optimal functioning of the Volobe dam in Madagascar threatened by lack of water

May 28, 2020

In Madagascar, the entry into service of the Volobe hydroelectric plant (120 MW) could be compromised due to the insufficient water resource, reports Express de Madagascar . The Ivondro river, which hosts the infrastructure, is in great danger of not being adequately supplied by its tributaries, which are the Onibe, Namandrahana and Ivoloina rivers, among…

Read More

Africa’s oil producers seek energy independence post COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Plummeting oil prices, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, have left Africa’s oil and gas producers staring at the bottom of the barrel. Renewables could offer them a way out. Months before Covid-19 triggered a historic oil price crash, there were signs that the market was already in ill-health. In December 2019, Nigeria’s environment minister warned…

Read More

SUBSCRIBE TO LATEST ENERGY NEWS

Read the latest energy industry news and researched articles
for oil and gas, power generation, renewable energy, events and more...