Alternative Energy

Zimbabwe’s Govt courts renewable energy investors

Aug 27, 2019

Government through its development finance agency, the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) will open applications for suitors to partner in various renewable energy projects, 263Chat Business has established. Zimbabwe is currently going through 18 hour long power cuts, resulting from outdated energy infrastructure and limited energy alternatives. In a statement seen by this publication,…

Read More

Xina Solar One passes warranty tests on SA plant

Aug 26, 2019

Xina Solar One has just passed all warranty checks. The 100 MW concentrated solar power plant, built by independent power producer (IPP) Abengoa, is located in Pofadder in the North Cape Province of South Africa. The Abengoa IPP and its partners have successfully completed the guarantee tests: Xina Solar One has safely passed the warranty…

Read More

CTF earmarks $20m for AfDB’s Energy Inclusion Facility

Aug 26, 2019

The Clean Technology Fund (CTF) one of two multi-donor trust funds within the Climate Investment Funds (CIF)  on August 8, 2019 approved $20 million for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a facility sponsored by the African Development Bank to  provide sustainable financing for small-scale renewables in Africa. FEI is a $500 million financing platform…

Read More

Reinforcement for Clanwilliam dam in SA to be completed in 2023

Aug 26, 2019

Reinforcement work on the Clanwilliam Dam in the Western Cape will be completed by 2023. The reservoir provides water for crop irrigation. At a meeting of the Western Cape Provincial Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning for the Western Cape Province,…

Read More

Castrol launches Wind Academy to address skills gap

Aug 25, 2019

Castrol has launched a new wind academy that aims to address what it says is a critical skills shortage in the sector. The UK-based lubricant provider claims that demand for technicians and site managers within the industry is set to triple in the next 3-4 years. The academy is a multi-channel training programme designed to…

Read More

DPA doubles client base in Zimbabwe as demand for solar projects soar

Aug 24, 2019

Distributed Power Africa (DPA) has more than doubled its client base as the demand for solar energy soars amid the local power challenges, becoming the largest installer of commercial and industrial solar energy solutions in Zimbabwe. The current power crisis in the country has led to extensive outages, creating huge pressure on the national grid.…

Read More

Solar powered drone to help in fight against terrorism, save Lake Chad

Aug 23, 2019

A young Cameroonian engineer has developed a prototype drone that uses solar energy. The eco-invention is primarily intended for the fight against terrorism in the Far North region of Cameroon, with a fragile ecology that has become unmanageable due to insecurity. Perhaps by an ecological means, the end will come for Boko Haram, a terrorist…

Read More

Zimbabwe turns to nuclear enrichment with help from Russia

Aug 23, 2019

Troubled by a recurring electricity crisis, Zimbabwe agreed terms with Russia to engage in uranium exploration and enrichment in a bid to begin generation, Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo revealed this week. Moyo recently visited the Kremlin and on Tuesday told a post-Cabinet media briefing that Russia and Zimbabwe had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)…

Read More

Gaia signs MoU pact for Ethiopia biomethane project

Aug 23, 2019

Sustainable energy firm Gaia has signed an agreement with a waste-to-energy company to boost biomethane production in Ethiopia. According to a report by ESI Africa, Gaia signed the agreement with 4R Energy to increase production and security of Ethiopia’s energy supply. The two firms will work with environmental company Lem-Ethiopia and Addis Abada Water and Sewage…

Read More

Nuclear to remain part of South Africa’s energy strategy – Energy Minister

Aug 22, 2019

South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, said the government is considering implementing new nuclear power build in the country’s long-term energy strategy. The Minister made this comment during a round table engagement in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Africa Oil & Power reported. “It comes back to a resolution we took as a…

Read More

SUBSCRIBE TO LATEST ENERGY NEWS

Read the latest energy industry news and researched articles
for oil and gas, power generation, renewable energy, events and more...