Alternative Energy

GET FiT Zambia awards six solar PV projects

Apr 6, 2019

Get Fit Zambia, which was designed to assist the Zambian government in the implementation of its Refit Strategy, on Friday announced that six solar photovoltaic (PV) independent power producer (IPP) projects, totalling 120 MW, have been awarded. Get Fit Zambia aims to procure 200 MW of renewable energy projects within the next three years. Of…

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Siemens launches FABRIC project to help develop intelligent water infrastructure & sustainable energy solutions in Ghana

Apr 6, 2019

Siemens (www.Siemens.com) launched an extraordinary data visualization project called FABRIC at the German Africa Business Summit in Accra, demonstrating how crucial data is in transforming Africa’s urban centers into smart cities of the future. This interactive initiative previously launched in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya showcases African ecosystems and how by understanding data patterns, we…

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KMC to generate electricity from waste in Gambia

Apr 5, 2019

The Kanifng Municipal Council has disclosed readiness in generating energy from garbage within the municipality. This was manifested through an official signing of a memorandum of understanding between the council and a Finnish company called WOIMA Cooperation, on Monday 1st April 2019. This company is expected to come up with innovative knowledge in changing waste to…

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Chinese firm invests $214m in Nyabarongo hydro power plant, Rwanda

Apr 4, 2019

Rwanda’s efforts to achieve universal access to electricity by 2024 have received a boost after a deal that will see China’s SynoHydro build the Nyabarongo-II Hydropower Plant. The 43.5MW plant is expected to be in operation in five years time at a cost of $214 million. According to Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL), once complete,…

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Delegation from solar firm Fenix International meet with Ugandan President

Apr 4, 2019

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has met a delegation of solar energy systems distributing firm, Fenix International and discussed prospects of increasing access to the rural areas. Museveni met the delegation led by Chief Executive Officer of Fenix International, Lyndsay Handler at his State House, Nakasero in Kampala last week. According to the press statement, President…

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Solarcentury commissions two solar-powered hybrid mini-power plants in Eritrea

Apr 4, 2019

Solarcentury, the global integrated solar power company with operations across Europe, Latin America and Africa, is pleased to announce the completion and commissioning of two solar-hybrid mini grids, bringing power to the rural communities of Areza and Maidma in Eritrea in east Africa. This project is a state-of-the-art hybrid power system, combining solar photovoltaics with…

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ENGIE inaugurates first mini-grid in Zambia

Apr 3, 2019

ENGIE (ENGIE.com) inaugurated today its first PowerCorner in the Zambian village of Chitandika in presence of Matthew Nkhuwa, the Zambian Minister of Energy, ENGIE’s leadership team as well as local stakeholders. Chitandika, located in the East of Zambia, counts 378 households (1500 inhabitants) who previously were deprived access to electricity. With the installation of this…

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Solar Turtle partners SANEDI, DST on solar energy kiosk roll-out in SA

Apr 3, 2019

The South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi), the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and community empowerment solar photovoltaic (PV) product developer SolarTurtle have signed a contract to develop the next-generation SolarTurtle solar energy kiosk, called the BabyTurtle. “This contract will see the design and implementation of three new solar kiosk designs of various portable sizes. They will all…

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Namibian dairy producer gets 800 Kwp solar power plant

Apr 3, 2019

Cronimet Mining Power Solutions recently completed the construction of an 800 kWp solar power plant located in Windhoek to cover the energy needs and cut operational costs of Namibia Dairies. The plant consists of two roof-mounted installations of 252 kWp and 310 kWp, a 140 kWp greenfield installation as well as a rooftop plant with…

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meeco Group to begin solar installations in Madagascar

Apr 3, 2019

Having entered the renewable energy market in Madagascar in 2018, The meeco Group is about to start the installation of the first small scale solar projects on the island. meeco’s international team is currently performing the last installation preparations for two 45 kWp sun2park solar solutions, energy custom-made for carports, to be commissioned near Antananarivo,…

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