Alternative Energy

Solar energy investment in Ethiopia takes off

Feb 13, 2019

Project Landscape The Ethiopian Government recently announced the commencement of a tender for four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. These four projects are in addition to two Scaling Solar projects which are currently being procured under the IFC’s Scaling Solar Programme. In addition, two separate solar PV projects are expected to be initiated later in the…

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Oragroup to utilize solar power in Togo

Feb 12, 2019

A bank in Togo is going green. The Togolese branch of Oragroup is involved in the energy transition. The financial institution will acquire, for its headquarters in Lomé, a photovoltaic system with a capacity of 400 KW, under a contract of realization concluded with the company Otamari. With this project, it has two objectives. First,…

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Cameroon to train youths on solar usage

Feb 11, 2019

The Ministry of Youth and Civic Education in Cameroon plans to train 450 young people in the use of solar photovoltaic energy. The two-week training course aims to provide learners with tools that will enable them to create businesses to offer energy solutions to the population. The objective of this course is to equip a…

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UNESCO and Armor to power schools in Africa with new photovoltaic film

Feb 11, 2019

A photovoltaic film will now provide solar energy to some schools in Africa. It is the result of a partnership agreement signed in 2018 between UNESCO and the French company Armor. The system has already been successfully tested in a Togolese school. A new day has come for some African schools? From now on, Armor’s…

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Alcazar Energy commissions Nubian Suns solar project in Egypt

Feb 10, 2019

Alcazar Energy commissioned part of its Nubian Suns solar project in Egypt. With a capacity of 64 MW, it is part of the large Benban solar power plant. The company, which employs 200 people in the Near and Middle East, wants to produce 256 MW in Egypt as part of its Nubian Suns project. The…

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Morocco in the fast lane with world’s largest concentrated solar farm

Feb 10, 2019

It’s not just on the track that Morocco is aiming to become a world leader in renewable energy. As well as a host nation of a Formula ePrix, the country is also home to the world’s largest concentrated solar farm. Built on an area of more than 3,000 hectares in area – the size of…

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Zambia looks to Climate Investment Fund for renewable energy aid

Feb 9, 2019

Zambia is seeking support from the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) for the development of renewable energies in the country. Minister of National Development Planning, Alexander Chiteme, on the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the fund, said the development of this type of energy is part of national efforts to combat global warming. Zambia has…

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Russia, China back nuclear power as a clean-power fix for Africa

Feb 7, 2019

In a damp office at Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University, doctoral student Hailu Geremew fantasises about working on the nuclear reactor his country is now pondering building. “Oh that is my dream, my dream, my dream,” said the nuclear physicist, 32, wearing rectangular glasses and a cardigan. Geremew is part of a new generation of African…

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ENGIE starts operations of 100MW Kathu solar plant in South Africa

Feb 7, 2019

ENGIE (www.Engie.com) is pleased to announce that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project with parabolic trough technology and equipped with a molten salt storage system that allows for 4.5…

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Egypt’s wind farm bids are in

Feb 6, 2019

Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) revealed that three international companies have submitted offers for NREA’s call for tenders. The authority said that the bids were to establish a 250 MW capacity wind farm in the Gulf of Suez. Companies sending in bids for the wind farm include Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, and Senvion. The…

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