Alternative Energy

Climate change, renewable energy workshop held for energy industries in Gambia

Aug 7, 2019

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology in collaboration with the University of the Gambia, on Monday August 5th 2019, held a workshop on a feasibility study and technical training on climate change and renewable energy at the University’s Faculty of Law. The workshop which was sponsored by the German Ministry of Higher Education and…

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Phanes Group’s Solar Incubator in search of promising sub-Saharan Africa solar projects

Aug 7, 2019

The initiative rewards solar PV developers with commercial and technical expertise to help bring their project to fruition; Applications are open now, with the winner(s) announced at the Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa 2019 conference in Dakar, Senegal. Document Link: bit.ly/2KsiW80 Phanes Group (PhanesGroup.com), an international end-to-end solar provider headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is once again on…

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AIIM raises $300m for West Africa electricity projects

Aug 6, 2019

Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), a private equity fund manager, has recently completed a $300 million fundraising campaign. The operation is intended to finance projects in the energy sector in West Africa. Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has new funds available to be reinvested in investment projects in the energy sector in West Africa. This…

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U.S. keen on renewable energy cooperation with Morocco

Aug 6, 2019

On a visit to the Ministry of Energy in Rabat, US Congressman Frank Pallone said he is impressed by Morocco’s progress in renewable energies. Pallone, who is also the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, is leading a congressional delegation which arrived in Rabat as part of the US-Morocco determination to strengthen bilateral relations in…

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Mascara Renewable Water raises €2.2m for small desalination units

Aug 6, 2019

The company MASCARA NOUVELLES TECHNOLOGIES, marketing its products under the brand name Mascara Renewable Water, was created in 2014 by Marc VERGNET, business leader having created in the past the group VERGNET, manufacturer of wind turbines, as well as VERGNET HYDRO, manufacturer of village hydraulic pumps, distributed today worldwide and Maxime HAUDEBOURG, manager of companies…

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Kita solar power plant to be commissioned by Akuo in Q4 2019

Aug 5, 2019

The Minister of Energy and Water, Sambou Wagué, visited Monday in Kita, the sites of the photovoltaic solar power plant of 50 MW whose construction work is entrusted to the company Akuo Kita Solar. The managers of the company assured the Head of the Department of Energy and Water of the commissioning of the plant…

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Mainstream erects first turbine for 158MW wind farm in Senegal

Aug 5, 2019

The flat semi-arid Sahel plain of Senegal has a new feature – the first of 46 towering turbines in what is set to be West Africa’s largest wind farm. The construction work marks a significant milestone for the Taiba N’Diaye Wind Farm, which is being developed by our Africa Joint Venture, Lekela. Located 90km northeast…

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El Sewedy Electric to connect solar power from Benban to Egypt’s grid by September

Aug 5, 2019

El Sewedy Electric will complete the implementation of a 500kV power line with a length of 185 km in September. Sources in the Ministry of Electricity told Daily News Egypt that El Sewedy Electric is executing the line to connect Benban 3 to Naga Hammadi to transmit and transfer electricity produced from solar energy feed-in…

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Senegal gets solar PV research centre with Swiss support

Aug 5, 2019

A new solar research centre has been inaugurated earlier this summer in Senegal to test solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and components and help restore the locals’ trust in solar power. Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Swiss research institute and university, announced last week the opening of the centre in Dakar, called CT2S and…

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Ghana Atomic Energy Commission now a global leader in nuclear research – VP

Aug 4, 2019

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday commended the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) for its cutting edge research and training that had put Ghana at the forefront of global efforts to convert high-enriched uranium fueled research reactors to low-enriched uranium fueled. In August 2017, Ghana became the first country, outside China, to successfully complete…

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