Alternative Energy

Thermal coal to produce 2,400MW of electricity by 2023 – Zimbabwe Govt

Sep 16, 2019

Mines and Mining Development Minister, Winston Chitando on Thursday said government was planning to work towards generating energy by taking advantage of thermal coal which has the potential to generate over 2 400 megawatts by 2023. Speaking at the second quarter state of the economy business breakfast forum, Chitando expressed optimism over the new plans…

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Namibian Stock Exchange lists first energy company

Sep 16, 2019

The Namibian Stock Exchange has listed an energy company for the first time, a good sign of deepening and diversifying Namibian capital markets. This was the view of NSX chief executive officer Tiaan Bazuin at the official announcement of Alpha Namibia Industries Renewable Power Limited (Anirep)’s listing on the NSX’s development capital board. There are…

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Saudi firm ahead of contenders to build 250MW solar project in Ethiopia

Sep 16, 2019

ACOA placed its financial offer of 0.025 dollars a kilowatt-hour on Friday, September 5, 2019, through the Independent Power Purchase agreement framework. A Saudi Arabian energy company, ACOA, is ahead of the competition in a bid to win a deal with the Ethiopian government to build an industrial scale solar park, which will be the…

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AfDB’s solar project aims to make Africa a renewable energy powerhouse

Sep 16, 2019

When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. “It is clear,” he said, “that we are witnessing a global renewable energy revolution.” That revolution is also taking place under…

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Solar energy research laboratory opened in Sohag, Egypt

Sep 14, 2019

The Egyptian and Chinese governments recently inaugurated a research laboratory on solar energy and electricity storage in the governorate of Sohag, in eastern Egypt. Egypt once again confirms its commitment to the production of electricity from renewable energy sources, including solar energy. Several members of the government of this North African country have visited the…

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100,000 jobs threatened in South Africa’s coal sector by 2030 – Lurco Group

Sep 14, 2019

In South Africa, 100,000 workers could lose their jobs in the coal sector by 2030. According to comments by Aubrey Chauke, Chief Operating Officer at Lurco Group, a private company, Thousands of jobs would be at risk if coal was shifted to other “cleaner” sources of energy in the government’s new energy plan. Despite the…

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Senegal opens training for women in energy sector

Sep 13, 2019

The Regional Centre for African Leadership, in partnership with Power Africa, is offering four weeks of intensive training for women working in the energy sector in Africa. The free training aims to develop their energy leadership skills among African women leaders. Registration for the very first edition of the training of young African women leaders…

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G5 Sahel Summit looks to transform region with huge solar energy resource

Sep 13, 2019

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, is in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, where he is expected to take part, on September 13, as a guest, in the Summit of Chefs de State and Government of G5 Sahel countries. President Adesina was received by the President of Burkina Faso, Marc Roch…

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BBOXX launches online payment service in Rwanda

Sep 12, 2019

In Rwanda, the BBOXX solar energy solutions provider has launched BBOXX E-Pay, an online payment method for its services. With this new platform, the company allows Rwandans in the diaspora and those living far from their families to directly provide access to electricity to their loved ones. This service is available from the BBOXX Rwanda website.…

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Zimbabwe opens tender for 235MW of solar power projects

Sep 12, 2019

The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe has issued a request for proposal to seek partners for the development and construction of seven solar parks, with a combined generation capacity of 235 MW, plus two mini-hydro power projects. The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe has issued a request for proposal to seek potential partners for the construction of…

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