Alternative Energy

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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France’s AFD loan ignites Tunisian smart grid project

Jun 21, 2019

The ambitious Tunisia smart grid project is set to kick off after parliament approved a US$131.7 million loan request from French Development Agency (AFD). The loan, which is to be repaid over 20 years with a grace period of up to 7 years, is part of the Tunisian government’s efforts to establish a strategy of…

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Stanbic reiterates commitment to Ghana’s mining and energy sectors

Jun 21, 2019

Stanbic Bank Ghana has reiterated its keen interest in contributing to the development of the metals and mining industry in Ghana. Juliet Sheiddy Akamboe, Manager, Client Coverage, Metals and Mining, Stanbic Bank Ghana, speaking on the sidelines of the Ghana Mining Summit held in Accra, said, “Ghana is Africa’s current largest producer of gold in…

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Trump initiative for Africa’s power, other sectors; ‘Prosper Africa’ unveiled

Jun 21, 2019

This week, at the biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit organized by the Corporate Council on Africa in Maputo, a number of African Heads of State as well as other senior government leaders rubbed shoulders with an impressive line-up of Trump administration officials. Deputy Commerce Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley and USAID Administrator Mark Green outlined the administration’s…

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Angola possesses capacity to produce 14MW of solar energy – Govt Official

Jun 21, 2019

Angola has the capacity to produce 14 megawatts of solar energy installed in rural zones, with a view to reducing the poor supply in those regions, the Secretary of State for Energy, António Belsa da Costa, said on Thursday in Luanda. In the domain of solar energy the country has small systems operating in zones…

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Symbion Power announces mini-hydro pilot in Rwanda and geothermal plant in Kenya

Jun 21, 2019

Symbion Power is proud to announce two keystone investments in Africa in conjunction with the rollout of the U.S. Government’s ‘Prosper Africa’ initiative today at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 2019 U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique. A collaboration between two U.S. companies, New York based Symbion Power and San Francisco based Natel Energy will…

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USTDA chooses partner for Ivory Coast smart grid pilot

Jun 20, 2019

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has selected EnerNex as a partner for grid modernisation project in Cote d’Ivoire. EnernEx will provide its services for the implementation of a smart grid study project. The study will help Côte d’Ivoire Énergies (CI-ENERGIES)  to identify measures to reduce its energy losses. The results of the pilot will be…

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Over 10,000 benefit from solar project in Gwanda, Zimbabwe

Jun 20, 2019

More than 10 000 people are now benefiting from Zimbabwe’s first solar-powered mini-grid in Gwanda rural district giving farmers a much cheaper and reliable energy source. The Mashaba solar-powered mini-grid was funded through a four-year 7,1 million project for Zimbabwe and Malawi under the European Development Fund (EDF), the main instrument for European Union (EU)…

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Dutch firm to invest $70m on solar factory in Rwanda

Jun 19, 2019

At least 900,000 households, or 4.2 million people, will be connected to electricity in the next five years if the proposed solar factory begins operations. Dutch solar firm, NOTS, has announced it will invest $70 million (about Rwf61 billion) in the production of solar lighting products in Rwanda, raising the country’s prospects of achieving universal…

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