Alternative Energy

TeraSun prepares for Namibian solar farm project

Jul 8, 2019

Energy company Natura Energy is already working on the project to build and operate a 50-megawatt solar power plant in western Namibia. The energy produced by TeraSun Energy’s solar photovoltaic park will be sold directly to large electricity consumers, without the intervention of the national operator. This is the result of a new reform, opening…

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DBSA provides funding to Mauritius based off-grid energy solutions provider

Jul 8, 2019

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) announced today that it has committed project preparation funding to the value of USD $2.25 million to Apalia24, an innovative Off-grid Energy and Media Company. Leveraging a uniquely innovative set of proprietary technologies, Apalia24 intends to boost Africa’s domestic electricity access by accelerating the adoption of affordable off-grid…

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Tanzanian wind farm receives environmental approval

Jul 8, 2019

Wind power investor, Emerging Markets Power (EMP), was last week issued with an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate, giving the much needed boost to the implementation of the Sh300 billion project. The National Environmental Management Council (Nemc) issued the EIA for EMP’s wind farm project located in Nala Ward, Dodoma. EMP country manager Zabron Mwaipopo…

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Zimbabwe Govt mulls solar energy for hospitals

Jul 7, 2019

ENERGY Minister Fortune Chasi has revealed plans by government to equip the country’s hospitals with solar energy as crippling power outages now threaten the lives of patients on life support. Power utility, ZESA has introduced 15 hour load shedding schedules for households and industry as the country’s power crisis persists. The situation has since caught…

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Chinese-built coal plant improves electricity capacity in Botswana

Jul 7, 2019

Botswana’s locally-generated electricity continues to improve with operational improvements of Morupule B Power Station, a coal-fired power station built by Chinese, Statistics Botswana has said. In its latest electricity generation and distribution report, Statistics Botswana said that electricity generated locally contributed 80.4 percent to electricity distributed during the first quarter of 2019, compared to a…

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REDAVIA deploys solar farm for leading agrofoods firm in Ghana

Jul 7, 2019

REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable and clean solar power for businesses and communities, deployed a solar farm last week for the Movelle Company, one of Ghana’s leading agrofoods businesses, at their site in Takoradi, Ghana. Movelle trades a high volume of pelagic fish due to the high demand for oily fish in…

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Ethiopia awards twelve solar energy projects to Chinese and Spanish firms

Jul 6, 2019

The government of Ethiopia has awarded 12 solar energy development projects to three Chinese and one Spanish firm. According to the agreement signed by the Ethiopian Electric Utility, the energy projects will be distributed across the country and is estimated to cost US $10.3m. Three of the projects built in Oromia, two in Amhara and…

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AfDB disburses $500m for renewable energy in Africa

Jul 6, 2019

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of $500 million for Africa’s electrification through renewable energy. The Energy Inclusion Facility (EIF) will distribute the loan among major project promoters and off-grid suppliers across the continent. According to the pan-African financial institution, $100 million will go to off-grid providers to enable them expand their…

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Madagascar set to construct 3 solar power plants

Jul 6, 2019

The government of Madagascar is set to construct three photovoltaic solar power plants, following a partnership agreement signed between them and Tryba Energy, a French company over the project. Vonjy Adriamanga, Madagascar’s Minister of Energy, Water and Hydraucarbons and signatory to the agreement, stated that accelerating electrification and increasing energy production were two strategic objectives…

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Western Power Company set to build $500m hydro power station in Zambia

Jul 6, 2019

Western Power Company is scheduled to construct a hundred and eighty megawatts hydro power station at Ngonye falls in Sioma and Senanga districts at a total cost of 500 million United States dollars. In an Interview with ZANIS yesterday in Senanga, Company Technical Director Andy Flemming said the construction works will start in 2020 and…

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