Alternative Energy

AfDB approves R3bn loan for South African solar power project

Dec 3, 2018

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a senior loan of ZAR 3 billion to the 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power Project, which is expected to boost South Africa’s energy mix and hasten transition to renewable energy. Located in the Humansrus Solar Park, Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the…

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Egypt joins global nuclear conference as Rosatom to complete plant in 2022

Nov 30, 2018

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity Hassan Mahmoud Hassanein led a high-level delegation to participate in the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), held Thursday in Vienna. The conference aims to focus on developments and innovations in nuclear science and technology for peaceful purposes, and the means…

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AFC invests in Cameroon’s Nachtigal Hydro

Nov 30, 2018

Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC” or “the Corporation”), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, is pleased to announce it is to invest in the Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (“NHPC”), located 65KM north of Yaounde in Cameroon. The EUR 1.2 billion power generation project will consist of a 420MW hydro-electric power station as well as…

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Zambia intensifies drive towards nuclear energy

Nov 30, 2018

Zambia is steadily advancing efforts at actualising its nuclear energy goals. South Africa is currently the only country in Africa with an operational nuclear power plant. Zambia is however steadily advancing efforts at actualising its nuclear energy goals with the European country. Shadreck Luwita, Zambia’s ambassador to Russia, recently revealed that the construction of a…

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Zimbabwe government considers legal framework on solar power

Nov 30, 2018

The Zimbabwean government is considering to formulate a legislative framework that outlaws the use of electric geysers in households and institutional buildings, as it urges citizens to embrace solar thermal technologies. According to Government, this will assist in saving and reducing the current power import bill. Speaking at the launch of the Solar Thermal Technology…

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S. African firm Sustainable Power Generation partners PWRstation on solar solutions

Nov 29, 2018

South African based Sustainable Power Generation and PWRstation entered a system integration partnership agreement for the African market. Under the new agreement, Sustainable Power Generation’s solar brand, SustainSolar, will assemble and integrate EXOrac™ into its range of mobile and ultra-rapid deployment containerized solar solutions. They will also act as distributor for EXOrac. Sustainable Power Generation,…

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Developing nations add more clean power than fossil fuels for the first time

Nov 29, 2018

Developing countries have added more clean power capacity than fossil fuel generation for the first time ever, charging ahead of wealthier nations in the global green energy push, according to Bloomberg NEF. Wind and solar generation accounted for just over half of the 186 gigawatts of new power capacity in developing nations last year, according…

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Bidders invited to install solar PV mini-grids in Mozambique

Nov 29, 2018

Under the efforts of the government of Mozambique to increase access to electricity in rural areas, FUNAE – Fundo de Energia intends to electrify the villages of Matchedje, Ngapa and Calanga-Chécua through solar PV mini-grids, providing basic electricity services in order to improve the welfare in the communities. The approach will be off-grid and will…

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Resolute Mining signs JDA for solar hybrid plant in Mali

Nov 29, 2018

Resolute Mining Limited expects to save around 40% in power costs at its Syama Gold Project in Mali after executing an agreement for the development of a 40-megawatt independent solar hybrid power plant. A Joint Development Agreement (JDA) has been signed with Ignite Energy Projects Pty Ltd, a leading financier, developer and operator of power…

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Kenya reduces reliance on thermal power plants as wind farm comes onstream

Nov 29, 2018

Due to the recently connected 310MW Lake Turkana Wind Farm, Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter has stated that three thermal power plants with a combined capacity of 190MW would no longer be needed. Keter was referring to Iberafrica Power Plant’s 56MW contract, set to end in October next year, Tsavo Power’s (74MW) ending in September…

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