Alternative Energy

Namibian dairy producer gets 800 Kwp solar power plant

Apr 3, 2019

Cronimet Mining Power Solutions recently completed the construction of an 800 kWp solar power plant located in Windhoek to cover the energy needs and cut operational costs of Namibia Dairies. The plant consists of two roof-mounted installations of 252 kWp and 310 kWp, a 140 kWp greenfield installation as well as a rooftop plant with…

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meeco Group to begin solar installations in Madagascar

Apr 3, 2019

Having entered the renewable energy market in Madagascar in 2018, The meeco Group is about to start the installation of the first small scale solar projects on the island. meeco’s international team is currently performing the last installation preparations for two 45 kWp sun2park solar solutions, energy custom-made for carports, to be commissioned near Antananarivo,…

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Kumudzi Kuwale Ltd to construct 300 solar charging stations in Malawi

Apr 3, 2019

Malawi through Kumudzi Kuwale Limited is set to light up rural villages by constructing 300 charging stations by 2021. Kristian Viflot, Director of Charging Stations, Kumudzi Kuwale Limited confirmed the reports and said that the project aims at providing light to an estimated 150,000 rural Malawians. “The company’s mission is simple: provide sustainable energy for everyone. The…

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South Africa unlikely to move towards sun, wind power anytime soon

Apr 3, 2019

South Africa’s rolling blackouts are costing the country tens of millions of dollars a day in lost productivity, say energy experts. While South Africa’s energy industry pushes for increasing its coal-fired capacity, renewable energy providers say it would do better to take advantage of the African sun and wind. But experts say it will take…

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Ghanaian Govt to introduce electric buses soon – Minister

Apr 2, 2019

The Akufo-Addo government plans to introduce buses powered by compressed natural gas and electricity as part of efforts to reduce air pollution on the roads in the country. The buses which have been descibed as environmentally-friendly are expected to phase-out the operations of urban buses popularly called ‘trotro’ that use dirty fossil fuels such as…

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Malian Govt approves power purchase from Sikasso solar station

Apr 2, 2019

The Malian government approved the signing of the contract for the purchase of electricity produced by the Sikasso solar power station. The plant, with a capacity of 50 MW, will be located in the city of Sikasso, 375 km southeast of Bamako. It will be built as part of a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer,…

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Guinea Bissau launches tender for solar projects

Apr 1, 2019

Guinea-Bissau launched a call for tenders for the installation of 22 MW of solar power plants for the country. This tender launch comes through the African Biofuel and Renewable Energy Co., an organization that promotes the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency on the continent. This call for tenders includes the construction of a…

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No safety breaches at Koeberg nuclear power plant – Eskom

Apr 1, 2019

Eskom has refuted claims that there have been safety breaches at the Koeberg nuclear power plant in the Western Cape. Eskom confirmed that both units at the plant are running safely following allegations made in a video recording where a man alleges that there have been nuclear safety breaches at the plant. The plant’s General…

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Project Maji delivers sustainable solar-powered boreholes to Ghanaian communities

Mar 28, 2019

Water scarcity is one of the world’s leading problems affecting more than 844million people globally. Approximately 1 in 3 people worldwide lack access to safe, readily available water at home. Access to clean water continues to cause illness and stifle growth in emerging countries. While Ghana has made progress, many communities still do not have…

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Ugandan farmers to benefit from Shs1.8b solar powered irrigation scheme

Mar 28, 2019

Farmers under Robijame Farmers’ Group in Palorinya East Village, Itula Sub-county in Moyo District, are set to benefit from Shs1.8b irrigation scheme project developed by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) with support from the government of Japan. Speaking during the launch of the scheme on Tuesday at Palorinya East Village, Mr Abraham Lou, the chairman…

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