Alternative Energy

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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Stanbic Bank, SAZ in Zimbabwe solar plant deal

Jul 5, 2019

Leading financial services institution, Stanbic Bank, has facilitated the construction of a ZAR7 million, 190kw solar plant for Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ). Stanbic Bank Head of Personal and Business Banking Patson Mahatchi, said that the bank supported SAZ with the foreign currency required in the importation of all the necessary components. Mahatchi said Stanbic…

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IED Invest begins mini hydro power plant construction in the north of Cameroon

Jul 4, 2019

On June 20, 2019, the foundation stone of the Mbakaou mini hydropower plant was laid in Adamaoua. The project carried out by an independent producer IED Invest Cameroon will generate 1.4 MW of energy extensible to 2.8 MW. Officially, this infrastructure, which will cost XAF4.5 billion (including the construction of the transport line), will be…

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Rosatom presents its innovative nuclear and hydro solutions for Zimbabwe

Jul 4, 2019

Rosatom Central and Southern Africa presented its innovative solutions in nuclear and hydro for both on-grid and remote off-grid systems at the Zimbabwe 2nd Renewable Energy & Power Infrastructure Investors Conference (Renpower Zimbabwe). Dmitry Shornikov, CEO of the African division of global nuclear giant Rosatom highlighted the technical and financial benefits of implementing small scale…

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