Solar power firm Redavia seals energy deal at EPZ in Kenya

Mar 21, 2020

Regional solar energy company Redavia has ventured into the Kenyan market after signing an energy deal with Exotic EPZ. Redavia designs, manufactures, installs and maintains solar systems on behalf of its clients. Exotic hopes the solar power will reduce its monthly electricity costs. “Our system is based on a pre-configured model, including high-performance solar modules…

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Hysacam aims to generate 72MW of electricity at its waste dumping sites in Cameroon

Mar 21, 2020

The Hygiène et salubrité du Cameroun (Hysacam), an African multinational cleanliness company, reports that it has started three electricity production projects that have no equivalent in sub-Saharan Africa. The first project called “Landfill Gas and Use” is located at the landfill of Nkolfoulou, a suburb of Yaoundé. The idea is to build a power plant…

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Ethiopia set to boost climate investment and finance sector

Mar 21, 2020

The World Bank’s board of executive directors have approved $500 million ($250 million grant and $250 million credit) from the International Development Association (IDA) in continued support of the government of Ethiopia’s Homegrown Reform Agenda. The Second Ethiopia Growth and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (DPO) is intended to accelerate Ethiopia’s economic growth and achieve its…

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Phase II of homegrown “Solar Back-up” project to be initiated in Burkina Faso

Mar 21, 2020

Phase II of the “Solar Back-up” project will soon be launched in Burkina Faso. The Minister of Energy of Burkina Faso, Bachir Ismaël Ouédraogo, recently made the announcement during a visit to the installations carried out as part of Phase I of the project in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The Minister of Energy…

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GDC diversifies use of geothermal steam in western Kenya

Mar 20, 2020

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has recently commissioned a cereal drying plant in Menengai in the Rift Valley, western Kenya. Crops will be dried using geothermal steam. Geothermal energy is revolutionising agricultural practices in western Kenya. Now it is possible to dry cereals quickly and even in the rainy season. This is thanks to a…

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Multotec builds solar power plant for its Spartan plant in South Africa

Mar 20, 2020

The South African subsidiary of Multotec has built a small solar power plant to supply electricity to its factory in the town of Spartan, near Johannesburg. The plant also supplies electricity to the local grid. Multotec wants to reduce its environmental impact in South Africa. The company, which specialises in the manufacture of equipment for…

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Namibia, Angola to develop cross-border hydroelectric dam

Mar 20, 2020

The governments of Angola and Namibia have signed bilateral agreements for the construction of a cross border Baynes hydroelectric dam. Angolan Minister of Energy and Water H.E. João Baptista Borges made the announcement and said the agreement will enable the launch of a public tender for the selection of a construction firm for the project,…

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Uncertain future faces South Africa’s national nuclear company

Mar 19, 2020

It is crunch time for South Africa’s state-owned national nuclear company, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), which ran out of operating capital several months before its financial year-end. The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) is desperately awaiting an annual grant allocation of some R500-million from the government for its new financial year,…

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Switzerland grants €4.6m to 3 Cameroonian SMEs for water and renewable projects

Mar 18, 2020

Switzerland has granted close to 4.6 million euros (3 billion CFA francs) to three Cameroonian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for the implementation of their water and renewable energy projects. This financing will help improve the production of the SMEs. In Cameroon, the companies Sawel Water Sanitation and Environment, Experience Incorporated Cameroon and Solar Hydrowatt…

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WeLight connects over 1,000 households in Madagascar

Mar 18, 2020

WeLight exceeds 1,000 homes connected in its 18 active villages in Madagascar. The objective: to give access to reliable and affordable energy access to 50,000 people in rural areas within two years. ALREADY 1000 FIREPLACES ACCESSING ELECTRICITY THANKS TO WELIGHT Thanks to suitable energy solutions, WeLight today passes the threshold of 1000 connected homes. By…

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