Congo (DRC) Govt requests €78.2m from GCF to electrify three cities

Mar 15, 2020

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently submitted an application to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for a loan of 78.2 million euros (about 151 billion Congolese francs). The financing will be used to electrify three of the country’s cities using renewable energies. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) acknowledges receipt of…

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Funae and Enabel issue call for tenders for mini-grids project in Mozambique

Mar 14, 2020

The Mozambican Energy Fund (Funae) and the Belgian Development Agency (Enabel) recently launched a call for tenders for a technical and financial feasibility study for the construction of five hybrid solar mini-grids. Interested companies have until 30 March 2020 to express their interest. New mini-hybrid solar mini-grids will soon be built in Mozambique. A call…

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Liberia’s $8m River Gee hydro power project under review

Mar 13, 2020

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Judiciary, Mines and Energy, Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning and Foreign Affairs to review a 29,384,000 Emirates Dirhams (equivalent to US$8 million) Loan Agreement between the Government of Liberia and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to finance the River Gee Hydropower Project. The Joint Committee…

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UNCDF launches call for renewable energy projects in Burkina Faso

Mar 13, 2020

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has issued a call for renewable energy projects in Burkina Faso. The Fund, with financial support from Luxembourg, will invest up to 200,000 dollars (approximately 117 million CFA francs) depending on the project. Companies and start-ups specialising in renewable energy in Burkina Faso have the opportunity to obtain…

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Eskom shares its findings on Koeberg nuclear power plant outage

Mar 13, 2020

Eskom has explained that on 10 March 2020, Koeberg nuclear power plant Unit 1 was manually tripped by the operators in line with the operating procedure. Eskom said: “The reason for the manual trip was as a result of the increasing temperature on the secondary side of the plant due to degraded heat removal (or…

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Redavia connects small-scale solar power plant for KKTR sawmill in Ghana

Mar 12, 2020

The German company Redavia has recently put into operation a small photovoltaic solar power plant in Sedorm-Yiti in south-eastern Ghana. The plant, which also serves as a carport, supplies electricity to the Kete Krachi Timber Recovery (KKTR) sawmill. Part of the electricity consumed by the Kete Krachi Timber Recovery (KKTR) sawmill in Sedorm-Yiti will come…

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K26m solar irrigation scheme commissioned in Malawi

Mar 12, 2020

People from Senior Chief Kalembo in Balaka can now breathe a sigh of relief following the commissioning of a K26 million worth of Kakhobwe Irrigation Scheme, thanks to World Food Program (WFP) through Find Your Feet (FYF). DC Bambe: Commissioned the solar powered irrigation scheme in Balaja Kalembo is one of the places in Balaka…

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DPA partners with Canadian Solar to provide off-grid for businesses in Africa

Mar 12, 2020

Canadian Solar, a company specialising in the manufacture of photovoltaic panels and solar energy components, recently signed a contract with Distributed Power Africa (DPA), a solar off-grid supplier. The agreement covers the supply of solar off-grids with a combined capacity of 25 MW to businesses in Africa. The off-grid supplier Distributed Power Africa (DPA) and…

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Mozambique launches tenders for hybrid solar mini-grids

Mar 12, 2020

A call for tenders has been launched in Mozambique for a technical and financial feasibility study for the construction of five hybrid solar mini-grids. The call was launched by the Mozambican Energy Fund (Funae) and the Belgian Development Agency (Enabel). Three of the facilities will be located in the province of Zambezia and two in…

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Holt Holding will invest $7m in a 10 MWp solar power plant in Zimbabwe

Mar 12, 2020

The Holt Holding Group, a German renewable energy company, will invest 7 million dollars in the construction of a 10 MWp solar power plant in Zimbabwe. A solar power plant with a capacity of 10 MWp will be built in Zimbabwe by 2021. The system will be developed by the German group Holt Holding, which…

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