Alternative Energy

Zimbabwe’s ZERA receives application for 108MW solar project

Jul 12, 2019

Independent power producer, Power Ventures (Private) Limited, has applied for a licence to establish a 107 megawatts solar energy plant in Hwange District, Matabeleland North province. The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) confirmed the application in a public notice yesterday. It said the proposed solar plant, if approved, would be established at Chidome Ward in…

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Ugandan region rejects government’s proposal to build hydropower dam on Murchison falls

Jul 12, 2019

Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom has opposed government’s proposal to construct a hydropower dam in Murchison Falls National Park. In a July 3 letter to the chief executive officer of Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), the kingdom prime minister, Mr Andrew Byakutaga, stated that the park is a unique landscape with several components that are crucial for enhancing…

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IBC Solar supports universities to improve Namibia’s energy supply

Jul 12, 2019

IBC SOLAR, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, is supporting Bavarian universities to create a pilot project for expanding the energy supply into rural areas of Namibia. The aim of the project “PROCEED” is to achieve a sustainable improvement in the energy supply based on renewable energy. The research will also…

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Morocco begins RfQ stage of 230MW solar tender

Jul 12, 2019

Masen, the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, has launched the call for pre-qualification (RfQ) relating to the 230-MW Noor Midelt II solar power plant project. This marks the beginning of stage one of the process to select a private partner to design, finance, build and operate the particular solar park with a storage component. The…

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Marubeni seeking partners for South African renewable energy program

Jul 11, 2019

Japanese multinational Marubeni has issued an expression of interest (EoI) notice calling on entities with ‘bid ready’ wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) project sites in South Africa to approach it with the view to potentially jointly submitting the project as part of any future renewables auction that could be launched by government. Marubeni has a…

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AfDB, Portugal and Cape Verde sign pact to accelerate diversification, renewables use and private sector

Jul 9, 2019

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the governments of Cabo Verde and Portugal have signed a country specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims to accelerate private sector development in Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa. The signing took place on Sal Island on 1 July, between Olavo Correia, Vice Prime…

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World Bank provides $150m to BOAD for electricity in W. Africa

Jul 9, 2019

The West African Development Bank will receive support from the World Bank and the Clean Technology Funds (CTF) for the implementation of the Off-grid electrification project (ROGEP). The two structures have recently disbursed $150 million and $74 million respectively to support this initiative, which will facilitate access to electricity in 19 African countries. The implementation…

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SA wind body calls for IRP finalization

Jul 9, 2019

The wind energy industry, represented by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is calling for the release of the finalised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in order to create the certainty required to attract foreign investment. The document has not been updated since 2010. “Pressure for the release of the IRP is mounting across all…

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Vestas to build wind farm for EDF in South Africa

Jul 9, 2019

EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the French electricity company Électricité de France (EDF), has chosen Vestas Wind Systems to build its Wesley-Ciskei wind farm in the Eastern Cape Province. It will provide 34.5 MW to the network of the South African public company Eskom. Danish company Vestas Wind Systems has been selected to build the…

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World Bank loan set to aid Tunisia in its renewable energy future

Jul 8, 2019

The World Bank allocated $151 million in funding to Tunisia to assist in the process of diversifying its sources of electricity. The funds granted in the form of a loan will make it possible to produce clean and less expensive energy, with the establishment of renewable energy plants by private energy companies in the country.…

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