Alternative Energy

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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Egypt to explore geothermal energy while consolidating solar, wind and hydro

Mar 28, 2019

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy requested the ministry of investment and international cooperation to seek new international funds to set up a geothermal energy map in Egypt, Mohamed Mousa Omran, Ministry of Electricity’s first undersecretary for Research, Planning, Authorities’ Follow-up and International Cooperation. “We know we are a little bit late in terms…

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AfDB approves $20m facility for green mini-grid program in DR Congo

Mar 28, 2019

The African Development Bank Board has approved the allocation of $20 million in loans to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support renewable-based, mini-grid solutions to the off-grid cities of Isiro, Bumba and Genema. The DR Congo Green Mini-Grid Program will serve as the pilot to an innovative private-led electrification approach to deploy renewable-based mini-grid…

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US partners Ghana on solar energy

Mar 28, 2019

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan led an event today in Kpone to mark the new partnership between the Ghanaian company Strategic Security Systems International, and its subsidiary Strategic Power Solutions, with the U.S. Company AEG International. Their initial objective will be to provide solar energy to six dioceses of the Ghana Catholic Church.…

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Contentious waste to power plant in Ethiopia to resume operations

Mar 26, 2019

Partially settling a seven-month-long dispute with contractors, the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) is planning to restart operations of Reppie Waste-to-Energy power plant in three months. The controversial project was inaugurated last September after two years of delays. However, it could not continue generating electric power following disputes between EEP and two contractors, Cambridge Industries and…

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Power shortage looms for Zambia, Zimbabwe as Kariba Dam dries up due to drought

Mar 25, 2019

The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA), which manages the Kariba Dam on behalf of Zimbabwe and its northern neighbour Zambia, has warned of a serious electricity crisis as water levels in the man-made lake have gone down to 39 percent. ZRA reported Thursday, that water levels had gone down by seven centimeters mid March owing to…

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Kibo Energy gives update on Benga coal power plant project, Mozambique

Mar 25, 2019

Kibo Energy PLC (“Kibo” or the “Company”), the multi-asset energy company, is pleased to provide an update on the Benga Power Plant Project in Mozambique (‘Benga’), further to the RNS published on January 30, 2019. Highlights · Definitive Feasibility Study (‘DFS’) completed ahead of schedule and final review in progress · Coal Purchase Agreements (‘CPA’)…

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Liberian government to train more rural women as solar energy technicians

Mar 24, 2019

The Government of Liberia, in partnership with the Barefoot College of India, is planning to open a Vocational Training Center at the Grand Bassa Community College, for the training of rural women in the use of solar energy. The Center, when established will train on an annual basis, twenty (20) women living in rural areas…

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Exim Bank India finances DRC solar projects

Mar 22, 2019

The Indian Export-Import Bank (Exim Bank of India) granted $83.11 million to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to finance three solar power plants. The three solar power plants, with a combined capacity of 35 MW, will be located in the provinces of Karawa, Mbandaka and Lusambo. “With the signing of these three…

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