Alternative Energy

Additional renewable energy capacity to end load shedding in SA soon – President

Feb 14, 2020

South Africa will soon acquire additional renewable energy capacities to resolve its energy deficit. This announcement was made by Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic. The latter also announced that measures would be quickly taken by the country to increase its energy capacity independently of Eskom, the national electric company which supplies more than…

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Solar research platform to be built in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Feb 14, 2020

The National Polytechnic Institute Houphouët-Boigny of Yamoussoukro (INPHB) recently signed a partnership agreement with the Solar and New Energy Research Institute (IRESEN), based in Morocco. Purpose of the partnership: the installation of a platform for testing, research and training on solar energy. Financed entirely by Moroccan partners, including the Phosphate Office (O.C.P.), this platform will…

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Africa and Middle East wind energy capacity to grow over 10.7GW by 2024 – GWEC

Feb 14, 2020

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows Africa and the Middle East installed 894 MW capacity of wind power in 2019, a decrease of 7 per cent on the previous year which saw 962 MW installed. However, faster growth is on the horizon with GWEC Market Intelligence’s preliminary forecasts expecting…

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Nickel batteries could make headway for electric cars in Botswana – Official

Feb 14, 2020

Innovation in nickel batteries would be a breakthrough for the development of a Botswana-made electric car, says acting Permanent Secretary to the President, Mr Elias Magosi. He told a Botswana Institute for Technology, Research and Innovation (BITRI) seminar on the “Nickel Mining Industry” on Tuesday that the innovation would be a strategic development for cost-effective…

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Pal 4 Solar Energy to build a 100 MWp power plant in Diema, Mali

Feb 14, 2020

An independent power producer (IPP) has recently won a contract in Mali. It is Pal 4 Énergie Solaire, which will build a 100 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant in Diéma in the west of the country. Despite a context marked by terrorist attacks, the municipality of Diéma has just been chosen to house two power…

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Mwsalat Misr inaugurates second electric bus service in Cairo, Egypt

Feb 13, 2020

Mwsalat Misr, a transport company based in Egypt, has recently inaugurated its second electric bus service in the city of Cairo, which will make it easier to travel around Cairo without adversely affecting the environment. A new electric bus network has been launched in the city of Cairo. The service is operated by Mwsalat Misr,…

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Cocoa Processing Company embarks on biomass power project in Ghana

Feb 13, 2020

Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) Limited has cut the sod for the installation of a combined heat and power generation plant. The biogas power plant project, which will utilise discarded cocoa pods, husks and other organic waste to generate power, will be undertaken under a six-year Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) arrangement and is expected to…

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Ethiopian PM urges local investors to develop Genale-Dawa hydro power project

Feb 13, 2020

Inaugurating the delayed Genale Dawa (GD-III) hydroelectric power project on Tuesday Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) made an appeal to local investors to build the next phase of the hydroelectric project GD-6, in the same river basin that requires an estimated financial outlay of USD one billion. According to the PM, the latest offer is…

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Senegalese Government to build waste-to-energy plant in Kaolack

Feb 13, 2020

The Senegalese government wants to promote waste recovery through a factory to be built in the Kaolack region. The project aims to modernise waste management in this region of central-western Senegal. “Zero waste” is the name given to the waste management operation launched by the Senegalese Minister of Urbanism, Housing and Hygiene in Kaolack, a…

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300MW of solar power plants expected in Angola soon – Minister

Feb 13, 2020

Angola aims to set up 300 MW of solar power plants within two years. Construction projects will start this year in the cities of Benguela, Luena, Saurimo, Dundo and Bailundo. All of these initiatives are expected to cost approximately $ 500 million. This information was given by Joao Baptista Borges (photo), the Angolan Minister of…

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