Alternative Energy

Sasol officially opens 2020 Sasol Solar Challenge

Sep 29, 2019

Sasol officially opened the 2020 Sasol Solar Challenge for entries. The challenge has some exciting changes for participants who can look forward to a new route and changes in format. With a renewed title sponsor, the seventh Sasol Solar Challenge (SSC) will be held in September 2020, once again challenging top young engineers from across…

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Nigerien market is enriched with kits and solar street lights

Sep 29, 2019

The Kanf Electronics Group, in partnership with Sunna Design and Libre Energie, has launched in Niamey, the marketing of kits and solar street lights on the Nigerian market, notes the site Niamey and 2 Days . Kanf Electronics group CEO Kanfeni Mamadou said the equipment, ” manufactured to European standards”, will help improve the capacity…

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3 European countries provide $350m for solar energy and energy storage in Africa

Sep 28, 2019

France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have committed $350 million to invest in solar energy in Africa and electricity storage. It is a strategic investment at a time when Africa is relying on renewable energy to provide access to electricity for its population. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa will benefit from new funds to improve…

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Angola, Senegal to champion SDG7 initiative for Africa for 10,000MW of clean energy capacity by 2025

Sep 28, 2019

On the margins of the United Nations Climate Action Summit convened by the Secretary-General,Antonio Guterres to drum up support for climate action, a group of like-minded countries, financiers, project developers and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) launched an initiative to energize climate resilient development in Africa faster, better and cleaner with deployment…

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Kenya’s GDC carries out first drilling operations at Baringo-Silali geothermal site

Sep 28, 2019

The Kenyan state-owned company, Geothermal Development Company (GDC), has recently completed the first drilling on the site of the Baringo-Silali geothermal project. It will produce 300 MW of electricity. The Baringo-Silali geothermal project is making further progress. A first geothermal well has been drilled “successfully” according to Geothermal Development Company (GDC), the Kenyan public company…

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Thousands of Kenyans to get clean energy from U.S.$147m solar projects

Sep 26, 2019

The European Investment Bank and FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, have agreed to finance construction and operation of two new solar photovoltaic plants in Kenya. EIB and FMO will each provide US$53 million for the two projects, with the remainder of the US$147 million total project cost provided by the project promoters Frontier Energy,…

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No room for coal in Africa’s renewable future – Akinwumi Adesina

Sep 26, 2019

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to scrap coal power stations across the continent and switch to renewable energy at United Nations climate talks on Monday. Addressing a gathering of leaders and officials from almost 200 countries in New York, Adesina outlined efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants and build…

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39 solar power projects receive approval in Zimbabwe

Sep 26, 2019

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has processed 39 solar power projects that have capacity to generate up 1 151,87MW, as the country moves towards renewable energy to contain shortages. The projects are expected to require an investment of over US$2,3 billion. In e-mailed responses, Zera acting chief executive officer Mr Eddington Mazambani told The…

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Eni and Mainstream to collaborate on renewable energy in Africa, others

Sep 26, 2019

Eni, the global energy company, and Mainstream Renewable Power (“Mainstream”), the global wind and solar development company, have signed a co-operation agreement to develop large-scale renewable assets, targeting strategically important and high-growth markets for both companies. By signing this agreement, Eni and Mainstream will collaborate on potential developments of power generation from renewable sources across…

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Spanish firm invests $180m in Angolan wind energy project

Sep 25, 2019

At least USD 180 million is the amount to be invested by the Spanish company “V and V Rending S.A” in the production of wind energy in Kiwaba Nzoji municipality, Malanje province, expected to start next year. The intention to invest in the province was expressed this Tuesday, in Malanje city, by the company’s Chair…

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