Tanzanian Govt upbeat on Nyerere hydropower project completion

Apr 7, 2020

THE Government has assured timely completion of the Julius Nyerere Hydropower Project (JNHPP) that is expected to produce 2,115 megawatts of electricity, noting that the execution of the project is progressing well. The project that is constructed along the Rufiji River, Coast Region, by a joint venture of Egyptian companies, Arab Contractors and El Sewedy…

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Scatec Solar’s 258MW Upington project in SA completed

Apr 6, 2020

Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected and started commercial operation of the third 86 MW solar plant in Upington, South Africa, completing the 258 MW solar power complex. The 86 MW facility, known as Dyason’s Klip 2, is expected to produce 217 GWh annually. ‘We are proud to have achieved this major milestone. Power…

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Ghanaian government to power airports with solar energy

Apr 6, 2020

The Government of Ghana is about to implement a project to power the country’s airports with solar energy. It is receiving support from India for this solarisation project. Ghana’s airports will soon go green thanks to a government project that aims to equip every airport in the country with solar power plants to supply electricity.…

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AFSIA launches awards for solar innovation

Apr 5, 2020

The African Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) plans to award its new AFSIA Solar Awards on July 2, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. These are several awards that recognise innovation in the solar sector in Africa. Solar energy is becoming more democratic in Africa. This solution for access to electricity is increasingly used in cities and remote…

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Water levels rise in Zambezi River – ZRA

Apr 4, 2020

The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has said water flows upstream of the Zambezi River and subsequent inflows into the Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba have increased, but will not result in an immediate increase in power generation. ZRA yesterday said water levels were trending above the long-term average, and the highest in 20 years. While…

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Renewvia Energy Africa aims to raise $ 350m over 5 years to install 1,000 solar systems

Apr 4, 2020

The American company Renewvia has just launched Renewvia Energy Africa, a branch specializing in solar offgrid. The organization has also set itself the objective of raising $ 350 million in funding in five years for the development of its activities. “Our goal is to install 1,000 offgrid solar systems over the next five years in…

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WAMU releases handbook for green bond issues in West Africa

Apr 3, 2020

The Regional Council for Public Savings and Financial Markets (CREPMF), an organ of the West African Monetary Union (WAMU), has just made available to the UMOA’s financial market players a guidebook on Green, Social and Sustainable Bonds issues. The tool will be used to promote the use of capital markets in the financing of environmental…

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Biogas capacity building project launched in Ghana

Apr 3, 2020

The Ghanaian part of the Digital Global Cooperation on Biogas (DiBiCoo) project has recently been launched in Accra during a workshop attended by the Ghanaian authorities, private stakeholders and the project’s technical and financial partners. Developing the biogas market in Ghana. This is one of the objectives of the Digital Global Biogas Cooperation (DiBiCoo) project…

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Ethiopia signs $800m geothermal PPA

Apr 3, 2020

The Horn-of-Africa nation, which is second-most populous on the continent, has the second-biggest electricity deficit in Africa according to the World Bank, with about two-thirds of the population lacking a connection to the grid. Ethiopia has signed a power purchase agreement worth $800 million with the developers of a 150 MW geothermal plant, the prime…

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ABO Wind connects 1.5 MWp of rooftop PV at Tunisian poultry farms

Apr 3, 2020

German renewables developer ABO Wind AG has commissioned 12 photovoltaic (PV) rooftop systems totalling 1.5 MWp at poultry breeding farms run by Poulina Holding Group in Tunisia. The project involved the installation of solar modules on six buildings at two sites located some 40 kilometres (24.8 miles) south-west of the Tunisian capital Tunis. In the…

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