STE acquires photovoltaic solar power plant for its eastern agency in Chad

Mar 31, 2020

The water company of Chad (STE) will soon have a photovoltaic solar power plant. The installation is being carried out by Aboussimbil, a Chadian company specialising in general trade and building construction. The project will cost the construction company more than 500 million CFA francs (nearly ‘762,000). The plant of the Chadian water company (STE),…

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Solar emerging as prime source for West Africa’s future energy mix

Mar 31, 2020

The countries of West Africa should make solar PV the “prime source” in their future energy systems as they decarbonize in the decades leading up to 2050, according to a newly published study by a team of researchers in Finland. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) needs to substantially ramp up generating capacity…

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Rwandan Government to install 1 million m² of cooling roofs by 2021

Mar 30, 2020

Within the framework of the Million Cool Roofs Challenge 2021, the Rwandan government has launched a project called “Rwanda Cooling Project”. It aims to deploy 1 million square metres of cooling roofs in the country by September 2020. The project will require 94.36 million Rwandan francs, or USD 100,000. Rwanda is one of 10 countries…

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AfDB donates €12m for energy transition in Sao Tome and Principe

Mar 30, 2020

The African Development Fund (ADF) has donated € 12.5 million to Sao Tome and Principe to support the country’s energy transition. The funds allocated by the concessional financing window of the African Development Bank will finance the country’s energy transition and institutional support program ETISP. The program is scheduled to be implemented over at least…

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AfDB approves €62m financing for the electrification of over 1,300 rural localities in Ivory Coast

Mar 30, 2020

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved, Wednesday, March 25, a loan of 62.35 million euros to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire to finance the first phase of the project to strengthen the works of the electrical system and access to electricity called “PROSER I”. The completion of the four-year project will…

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Two million improved stoves by 2020 for biogas cooking in Malawi

Mar 30, 2020

In Malawi, the government has launched the project “2 million improved cookstoves” by 2020. These will enable women to cook sustainably using biogas technology. The country aims to achieve universal access to clean energy for all by 2030. In Malawi, biomass accounts for 89 per cent of the energy mix, with households consuming the bulk…

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REREC partners with SAP Ariba for renewable energy distribution in Kenya

Mar 29, 2020

The Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC), a Kenyan company, has joined forces with SAP Ariba, an American IT services company for the distribution of renewable energy in Kenya. The two partners have launched a digital transformation project called “Project Platinum”. The Kenyan public enterprise Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) wants to…

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ENERTIC aims to train 100 young people on renewable energies in Cameroon

Mar 29, 2020

A training offer for 100 young people passionate about renewable energy issues has been launched in Cameroon. It is a training project initiated by Environment, Renewable Energies and ICT in Central Africa (dubbed ENERTIC in French), a company involved in the process of supplying Central African countries with renewable energies. Candidates will be selected on…

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Renewable energy equipment in Mali exempted from duties

Mar 28, 2020

In Mali, only the Community Solidarity Levy (PCS) and the Statistical Royalty will now be paid on renewable energy equipment. The draft ordinance adopted on March 18 in the Council of Ministers, exempts these equipment from VAT and Duties and Taxes payable at the customs cordon. “The exemption of this equipment will allow in particular…

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US surpassed observer role in Great Renaissance dam negotiations – Ethiopia

Mar 27, 2020

According to the Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya, Meles Alem Tekea, the United States has exceeded its prerogatives during the last negotiations with Egypt and Sudan on the Great Renaissance dam (GERD). Since November 2019, the United States represented by the Treasury and the World Bank have participated as observers in the negotiations relating to the…

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