Alternative Energy

EU funded project to promote clean cooking in Rwanda

Oct 17, 2019

A new project is in the pipeline through which up to €5 million (Rwf5 billion) will be sunk in boosting Rwanda’s efforts to reduce deforestation by promoting clean cooking, officials have said. The project, which is to be funded by the European Union through its initiative “Global Climate Change Alliance Plus”, was announced during the…

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Caledonia Mining Corp. eyes solar farm for Zimbabwe mine

Oct 17, 2019

Toronto Stock Exchange-listed Caledonia Mining Corporation, is looking at investing in a solar farm at its Blanket Mine in an effort to deal with the crippling power cuts being experienced in the country. Zimbabwe is experiencing increased power shortfalls due to low water levels at Kariba Power Station, generation constraints at Hwange Power Station due…

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Wind energy supply chain to have massive impact on Africa’s economy

Oct 17, 2019

Besides generating much-needed clean and affordable electricity, wind energy has the power to unlock economic growth in Africa, give a new impulse to the continent’s under-performing manufacturing sector. This and developing an energy storage industry can develop and transform economies and create millions of direct and indirect jobs. Despite progress, energy security remains a challenge…

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Azelio sets up commercial renewable energy project in Zambia

Oct 17, 2019

Azelio has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Swedish company Nordic Distributed Power AB (ND Power) for a small-scale project in Zambia. The installation will operate under real-world commercial terms and serve as a model for ND Power’s future installations in the Southern African region. The initial project is a plant of 50…

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The Cizo project equipped more than 23,000 rural households in Togo with solar kits by mid-2019

Oct 17, 2019

Launched in Togo in December 2017, the rural electrification program using solar kits, Cizo, has enabled more than 23,000 households to be equipped by the end of July 2019, according to recent information. A year earlier, the number of homes that benefited from the kits through the services of the British operator BBOXX was 10,000.…

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Vergnet and Sagemcom to connect 5 mini-solar power plants in northern Burkina Faso

Oct 17, 2019

“120,000 inhabitants of the Nord and Centre-Nord regions of Burkina Faso will be supplied with continuous electricity from the beginning of November by the 5 new solar photovoltaic power plants set up by the joint-venture associating the Burkinabe company VERGNET BURKINA (a subsidiary of VERGNET HYDRO) with the French firm SAGEMCOM ENERGY & TELECOM,” enthuses…

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Work to begin on construction of the 1,500MW Mphanda Nkuwa dam in Mozambique

Oct 17, 2019

The project off of Mpanda Nkuwa, a hydroelectric facility under construction on the Zambezi River in Mozambique to reinforce the amount of electricity being transported along the Tete-Maputo line, has officially started work, said the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Augusto Fernando. The deputy minister, quoted by Rádio Mozambique, also said that the…

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100% solar powered school opened in Africa’s first solar village in Morocco

Oct 17, 2019

Id Mjahdi, Africa’s first solar village, located in northwestern Morocco, now has a school that is also powered by solar energy and 100% autonomous. The official opening of this educational centre took place on October 12, 2019, in the presence of the project partners. An additional asset for the Id Mjahdi solar village pilot project…

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Fourteen villages in Togo to have access to electricity through solar

Oct 15, 2019

In Togo, fourteen villages located in the regions of Kara, Savanes and Central will have access to electricity through solar home systems. Approximately 1,000 homes will benefit from this operation, with financial support from the Conseil de l’Entente. “Our commitment to developing off-grid is taking shape here in Togo. We will continue its development in this country…

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Sertum Energy puts Trekkopje solar plant into operation in Namibia

Oct 15, 2019

The Trekkopje solar power plant has recently been commissioned. With a capacity of 5 MW, it was built by Sertum Energy Namibia, an independent power producer (IPP). This facility is located on a site that could produce 27 MW. The Namibian authorities recently visited Trekkkopje, a locality located 50 km from the seaside resort of…

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