Alternative Energy

SA wind body calls for IRP finalization

Jul 9, 2019

The wind energy industry, represented by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is calling for the release of the finalised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in order to create the certainty required to attract foreign investment. The document has not been updated since 2010. “Pressure for the release of the IRP is mounting across all…

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Vestas to build wind farm for EDF in South Africa

Jul 9, 2019

EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the French electricity company Électricité de France (EDF), has chosen Vestas Wind Systems to build its Wesley-Ciskei wind farm in the Eastern Cape Province. It will provide 34.5 MW to the network of the South African public company Eskom. Danish company Vestas Wind Systems has been selected to build the…

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World Bank loan set to aid Tunisia in its renewable energy future

Jul 8, 2019

The World Bank allocated $151 million in funding to Tunisia to assist in the process of diversifying its sources of electricity. The funds granted in the form of a loan will make it possible to produce clean and less expensive energy, with the establishment of renewable energy plants by private energy companies in the country.…

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TeraSun prepares for Namibian solar farm project

Jul 8, 2019

Energy company Natura Energy is already working on the project to build and operate a 50-megawatt solar power plant in western Namibia. The energy produced by TeraSun Energy’s solar photovoltaic park will be sold directly to large electricity consumers, without the intervention of the national operator. This is the result of a new reform, opening…

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DBSA provides funding to Mauritius based off-grid energy solutions provider

Jul 8, 2019

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) announced today that it has committed project preparation funding to the value of USD $2.25 million to Apalia24, an innovative Off-grid Energy and Media Company. Leveraging a uniquely innovative set of proprietary technologies, Apalia24 intends to boost Africa’s domestic electricity access by accelerating the adoption of affordable off-grid…

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Tanzanian wind farm receives environmental approval

Jul 8, 2019

Wind power investor, Emerging Markets Power (EMP), was last week issued with an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate, giving the much needed boost to the implementation of the Sh300 billion project. The National Environmental Management Council (Nemc) issued the EIA for EMP’s wind farm project located in Nala Ward, Dodoma. EMP country manager Zabron Mwaipopo…

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Zimbabwe Govt mulls solar energy for hospitals

Jul 7, 2019

ENERGY Minister Fortune Chasi has revealed plans by government to equip the country’s hospitals with solar energy as crippling power outages now threaten the lives of patients on life support. Power utility, ZESA has introduced 15 hour load shedding schedules for households and industry as the country’s power crisis persists. The situation has since caught…

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Chinese-built coal plant improves electricity capacity in Botswana

Jul 7, 2019

Botswana’s locally-generated electricity continues to improve with operational improvements of Morupule B Power Station, a coal-fired power station built by Chinese, Statistics Botswana has said. In its latest electricity generation and distribution report, Statistics Botswana said that electricity generated locally contributed 80.4 percent to electricity distributed during the first quarter of 2019, compared to a…

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REDAVIA deploys solar farm for leading agrofoods firm in Ghana

Jul 7, 2019

REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable and clean solar power for businesses and communities, deployed a solar farm last week for the Movelle Company, one of Ghana’s leading agrofoods businesses, at their site in Takoradi, Ghana. Movelle trades a high volume of pelagic fish due to the high demand for oily fish in…

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Ethiopia awards twelve solar energy projects to Chinese and Spanish firms

Jul 6, 2019

The government of Ethiopia has awarded 12 solar energy development projects to three Chinese and one Spanish firm. According to the agreement signed by the Ethiopian Electric Utility, the energy projects will be distributed across the country and is estimated to cost US $10.3m. Three of the projects built in Oromia, two in Amhara and…

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