Alternative Energy

OPIC commits $10m to fund off-grid solar kits in Chad

Mar 11, 2019

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has committed $10 million to support the introduction of off-grid solar kits and appliances in Chad. OPIC’s loan will help FinLux Ellen Sarl distribute solar kits and appliances to individuals, schools, health clinics and small businesses in Chad, providing them with an affordable…

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Renewable energy on the rise in Southern Africa – SACREEE/UNIDO

Mar 8, 2019

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is seeing a significant increase in the number and quality of its renewable energy and energy efficiency policies, according to a new status report launched at a special side event of the 11th Africa Energy Indaba. The report was prepared by the Namibia-hosted SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency…

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REDAVIA to build solar farm for chocolate factory in Ghana

Mar 6, 2019

REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable and clean solar power for businesses and communities, has been chosen by Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate & cocoa products, to establish a solar farm at their factory in Tema, Ghana. In Ghana, Barry Callebaut selected REDAVIA to deploy six solar units at…

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OMVS & Sinohydro sign contract for the Koukoutamba hydroelectric project in Guinea

Mar 6, 2019

The High Commissioner of the Organization for the Development of Senegal, Mr. Hamed Diane Ségéga, and the Chinese company Sinohydro corporated, signed this February 26, 2019 in Conakry the commercial contract for the realization of the project of hydroelectric development of Koukoutamba. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Cheik TalibySylla, Minister of Energy and Hydraulics…

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meeco develops clean energy products for Africa’s tourism sector

Mar 6, 2019

From 7th to 10th of December 2018, the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2018 took place in Maun, Botswana. The event brought together 150 delegates from 26 countries involved in the development and promotion of sustainable tourism. Among representatives of the public sector, the tourism industry, NGOs and development agencies, meeco with its CEO Mr. Sebastian…

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BBOXX receives largest crowd-funded debt raise in the history of solar in Africa

Mar 6, 2019

BBOXX and Trine’s funding initiative has hit the €6 million mark – in what is the largest crowd-funded debt raise in the history of solar energy in Africa. The pioneering collaboration between Trine, a service for sustainable investments in solar energy, and BBOXX, a next generation utility, will accelerate BBOXX’s installation of pay-as-you-go solar home…

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Gambia receives EU backing for €142m renewable energy programme

Mar 6, 2019

First country in the world to ensure all its 1,100 rural schools and health centres will benefit from reliable energy supply using solar and battery technology; 20MW solar energy and 400km distribution project to transform energy access and cut costs; first European Investment Bank engagement in Gambia since 1991. Access to clean energy in the…

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South Africa launches Africa’s first floating solar farm

Mar 5, 2019

Marlenique Estate, a fruit farm and wedding venue just outside of Franschhoek, has just unveiled Africa’s first state-of-the-art floating solar PV system. New South Energy was the company in charge of the installation, which was built on the farm’s dam to generate clean energy while minimising the dam’s evaporation rate and saving valuable agricultural land…

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Tanzania’s Njombe region set to generate wind power

Mar 5, 2019

THE country first wind powered electricity is expected to be set in Makambako in Njombe Region and the project development, spearhead by Windlab Development Tanzania, is progressing well. The project, Miombo Hewani Wind Farm, is a planned 300 megawatts in wind-powered power station in three phases of 100MW each. The project phase one set to…

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Kengen and Chinese firms partner on Ethiopian geothermal project

Mar 5, 2019

KenGen announced that its contract is for the implementation of drilling rigs and rig operation and maintenance for drilling geothermal wells at Aluto. Kenya’s electricity generating company KenGen has been awarded a contract in Ethiopia to explore and extract geothermal energy in the country. The company will work in partnership with a Chinese company. Ethiopia’s…

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