Alternative Energy

Globeleq and Aurora Power Solutions awarded solar PV projects in Zambia

Apr 10, 2019

Globeleq, and SOLA Group’s Aurora Power Solutions, have been awarded two 20 MWACsolar PV IPP power projects in Zambia. The projects are part of Zambia’s GET FiT Programme, designed to assist the government to provide increased access to low cost, reliable and clean power, and diversifying the generation mix. It also encourages private sector participation…

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NDB signs loan agreement with DBSA for South Africa’s renewables sector

Apr 9, 2019

The New Development Bank (NDB) and DBSA have signed a $300 million Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction and Energy Sector Development Project loan agreement. The NDB pledged to provide a loan without a sovereign guarantee to the national financial intermediary DBSA. Under the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction and Energy Sector Development Project, BRICS Bank seeks to…

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Xago Africa progresses with 300MW solar PV project in Zambia

Apr 9, 2019

Kenyan renewable energy developer Xago Africa is looking to build a 300 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in central Zambia. The project is part of 1 GW pipeline that Xago Africa has been developing in Zambia in partnership with local company Blue Chip Resources. The two partners have now engaged Solarcentury East Africa as technical…

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Tunisia release list of contractors for 70MW solar PV tender

Apr 8, 2019

The government of Tunisia has unveiled contractors for six 10 MW solar projects in the country’s second solar tender that was launched in August last year. The country’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies announced the reports and said the project contracts were awarded to Abo Wind AG and Bejulo GmbH of Germany, Spanish multinational EPC provider Enerland, France-based VSB…

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UNDP opens tenders for 10.5MW solar projects in Gambia

Apr 7, 2019

Gambia is seeking private power producers (PPPs) to develop two solar power plants with a total capacity of 10.5 MW. A call for tenders has recently been launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a call for expressions of interest for the construction of two solar…

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Solar Aid implements solar powered lights in Malawi village

Apr 6, 2019

People of Mandevu Village in Traditional Authority Mwase in Kasungu will have the chance of using cheap solar powered lighting with support from Sunny Money Project. The project, implemented by Solar Aid from United Kingdom, is aimed at eliminating poverty, illiteracy and combating climate change in the country. About 200 households are expected to benefit…

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GET FiT Zambia awards six solar PV projects

Apr 6, 2019

Get Fit Zambia, which was designed to assist the Zambian government in the implementation of its Refit Strategy, on Friday announced that six solar photovoltaic (PV) independent power producer (IPP) projects, totalling 120 MW, have been awarded. Get Fit Zambia aims to procure 200 MW of renewable energy projects within the next three years. Of…

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Siemens launches FABRIC project to help develop intelligent water infrastructure & sustainable energy solutions in Ghana

Apr 6, 2019

Siemens (www.Siemens.com) launched an extraordinary data visualization project called FABRIC at the German Africa Business Summit in Accra, demonstrating how crucial data is in transforming Africa’s urban centers into smart cities of the future. This interactive initiative previously launched in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya showcases African ecosystems and how by understanding data patterns, we…

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KMC to generate electricity from waste in Gambia

Apr 5, 2019

The Kanifng Municipal Council has disclosed readiness in generating energy from garbage within the municipality. This was manifested through an official signing of a memorandum of understanding between the council and a Finnish company called WOIMA Cooperation, on Monday 1st April 2019. This company is expected to come up with innovative knowledge in changing waste to…

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Chinese firm invests $214m in Nyabarongo hydro power plant, Rwanda

Apr 4, 2019

Rwanda’s efforts to achieve universal access to electricity by 2024 have received a boost after a deal that will see China’s SynoHydro build the Nyabarongo-II Hydropower Plant. The 43.5MW plant is expected to be in operation in five years time at a cost of $214 million. According to Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL), once complete,…

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