Alternative Energy

Orion Minerals, juwi plan renewable energy supply for Prieska zinc copper project

Mar 12, 2019

juwi Renewable Energies (Pty), the Cape Town based subsidiary of international project developer juwi AG, and Repli Trading No 27 (Pty), subsidiary of Orion Minerals Limited (ASX/JSE: ORN) entered a collaboration agreement to investigate renewable energy generation for the Prieska Zinc Copper Project. The primarily scope of the agreement signed on the 27th of February…

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Winch Energy lights up 24 communities in Sierra Leone with solar

Mar 12, 2019

Winch Energy Ltd, a global energy developer and technology integrator focusing on off-grid renewable power projects has announced that it has signed a contract with the Ministry of Energy in Sierra Leone to provide electricity to 24 towns and villages. The project that will be implemented in northern Sierra Leone through solar mini-grids is part…

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South Africa’s Kathu solar park begins commercial operations

Mar 11, 2019

Kathu solar park in South Africa has begun commercial operations as disclosed by electric utility company, ENGIE. The 100-megawatts (MW) plant is a Greenfield Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project equipped with a storage system that allows for storing of energy for up to 4-5 hours. This  will provide reliable electricity in the absence of solar radiation and…

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South Sudan gets first off-grid solar battery hybrid power system

Mar 11, 2019

Aptech Africa recently successfully designed, built and installed the first off-grid solar battery hybrid power system in South Sudan. This USAID-funded project, developed by AECOM International, incorporated a one-of-a-kind containerized PV storage solution by SustainSolar. In record time, Aptech Africa planned, installed and commissioned the 79kWp ground mounted solar power system which feeds the 125-kWh…

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OPIC commits $10m to fund off-grid solar kits in Chad

Mar 11, 2019

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has committed $10 million to support the introduction of off-grid solar kits and appliances in Chad. OPIC’s loan will help FinLux Ellen Sarl distribute solar kits and appliances to individuals, schools, health clinics and small businesses in Chad, providing them with an affordable…

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Renewable energy on the rise in Southern Africa – SACREEE/UNIDO

Mar 8, 2019

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is seeing a significant increase in the number and quality of its renewable energy and energy efficiency policies, according to a new status report launched at a special side event of the 11th Africa Energy Indaba. The report was prepared by the Namibia-hosted SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency…

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REDAVIA to build solar farm for chocolate factory in Ghana

Mar 6, 2019

REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable and clean solar power for businesses and communities, has been chosen by Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate & cocoa products, to establish a solar farm at their factory in Tema, Ghana. In Ghana, Barry Callebaut selected REDAVIA to deploy six solar units at…

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OMVS & Sinohydro sign contract for the Koukoutamba hydroelectric project in Guinea

Mar 6, 2019

The High Commissioner of the Organization for the Development of Senegal, Mr. Hamed Diane Ségéga, and the Chinese company Sinohydro corporated, signed this February 26, 2019 in Conakry the commercial contract for the realization of the project of hydroelectric development of Koukoutamba. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Cheik TalibySylla, Minister of Energy and Hydraulics…

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meeco develops clean energy products for Africa’s tourism sector

Mar 6, 2019

From 7th to 10th of December 2018, the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2018 took place in Maun, Botswana. The event brought together 150 delegates from 26 countries involved in the development and promotion of sustainable tourism. Among representatives of the public sector, the tourism industry, NGOs and development agencies, meeco with its CEO Mr. Sebastian…

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BBOXX receives largest crowd-funded debt raise in the history of solar in Africa

Mar 6, 2019

BBOXX and Trine’s funding initiative has hit the €6 million mark – in what is the largest crowd-funded debt raise in the history of solar energy in Africa. The pioneering collaboration between Trine, a service for sustainable investments in solar energy, and BBOXX, a next generation utility, will accelerate BBOXX’s installation of pay-as-you-go solar home…

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