Windlab and Eurus to build 80MW hybrid solar/wind power plant in Kenya

Aug 31, 2019

Kenya has signed a memorandum of understanding with energy developers Windlab and Eurus Energy for the establishment of the first large-scale hybrid wind and solar power plant on the continent. The infrastructure, which will have a capacity of 80 MW, will be located in the locality of Meru. It will operate with 20 wind turbines…

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Mini-solar power plant to power Borgou and Alibori localities in Benin

Aug 31, 2019

The Government of Benin has recently inaugurated a mini solar photovoltaic power plant that provides electricity to the populations of the Borgou and Alibori regions in the east of the country. In Benin, the populations of Borgou and Alibori now have a facility that ensures the supply of electricity. It is a clean energy produced…

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Madagascar plans 35MW hydroelectric project

Aug 29, 2019

The Madagascan water and electricity company and an Italian partner are planning to build a hydroelectric power plant in Antananarivo. Combined with two solar installations, the facility will produce 35 MW of electricity to fill the energy gap in and around the capital of Madagascar. The complaints published on social networks by Internet users against…

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BBOXX closes $50m Series D funding round

Aug 29, 2019

Next generation utility Bboxx has successfully closed a Series D funding round, valued at $50-million. The financial milestone includes a substantial investment from Mitsubishi Corporation, which led the funding round. The cash injection will enable Bboxx to continue with its international expansion. The investment follows a string of deals and strategic partnerships, including the $31-million…

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Uganda jettisons bid for hydro power project near Murchison Falls

Aug 29, 2019

Uganda has scrapped plans for a hydro power station near Murchison Falls, an official said Wednesday, a project tourism operators had warned would irreversibly scar one of East Africa’s natural wonders. Cabinet agreed the proposed 360-megawatt project on the Victoria Nile in Murchison Falls National Park would “affect the scenery, ecosystem and subsequently tourism”, said…

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Mali’s AMADER launches tender for 2 solar plants of 2.6MW

Aug 29, 2019

A call for tenders has recently been launched by the Malian Agency for the Development of Domestic Energy and Rural Electrification (Amader) for the construction of two solar power plants with a combined capacity of 2.6 MW. They will be located in the central Malian towns of Saye and Sarro. The project is supported by…

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5,600MW of solar power plants under construction in Algeria

Aug 28, 2019

Algeria has developed a project to build solar power plants with a combined capacity of 5,600 MW on its territory. The announcement was made by the Minister of Energy during a working visit to eastern Canada. He also announced that the country would use a new energy consumption model. Algeria will strengthen its electricity grid…

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InfraCo Africa, PowerGen commit $6.9m to developing Sierra Leone’s mini-grid project

Aug 28, 2019

InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a Shareholders’ Agreement (SHA) with PowerGen, committing US$6.9 million to develop the Sierra Leone Mini-Grid Project. As part of wider efforts by the Government of Sierra Leone to address limited rural electrification, the ground breaking project will roll out clean solar power in…

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USTDA finances cocoa pod biomass plant in Ivory Coast

Aug 27, 2019

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) this week announced a grant to support the world’s first cocoa biomass project in Cote d’Ivoire. The project is a biomass-to-energy plant that will use cocoa waste as fuel and have a capacity of 60 MW to 70 MW. The USD-996,238 (EUR 849,925) grant has been awarded to…

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Egypt’s Giza Zoo to be powered by renewable energy

Aug 27, 2019

The Ministries of Environment and Agriculture have agreed to implement a solar power station and a biogas station in Giza Zoo, in line with the national project for the development of zoos. Informed sources told Daily News Egypt that several officials from the Ministry of Environment visited the Giza Zoo to inspect the best location…

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