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SAWEA Supports Decision to License Businesses to Generate Renewable Power
Sunday May 19, 2019
Xodus Grows Capabilities with addition of Renewables Advisory Team
Sunday May 19, 2019
New Guide to Help Hydropower Build Resilience to Climate Change
Thursday May 16, 2019
Power Africa Supports 121 Power Generation Projects
Thursday May 16, 2019
Guarantee Risk Solar and eXcess Africa Team on Solar Projects
Wednesday May 15, 2019

Guarantee Risk Solar, a Zimbabwean company, teamed up with South African Bushveld Energy (eXcess Africa) to set up three solar PV plants. The plants, once constructed, will have a combined capacity of 250 MW.
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GE to Aid in Expanding Azito Capacity
Wednesday May 15, 2019

Azito Energie S.A. signed a contract with GE to deploy its Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) software for two GT13E2 gas turbines and two generators at the Azito III plant site,
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OVO Foundation Funds £1.75m Electrification Project in Kenya
Tuesday May 14, 2019

OVO Foundation is expanding its energy access project in Kenya, electrifying over 300 schools and health clinics in the hardest-to-reach parts of Kenya. The company is doing this through its Project Jua, which will bring solar energy to areas not supported by the national grid.
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GE to Expand Work in Egyptian Electricity Sector
Tuesday May 14, 2019

GE plans to expand its cooperation in the Egyptian electricity sector, mainly through renewable energy projects and wind farms.
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IEA Notes Morocco’s Positive Moves
Tuesday May 14, 2019

An extensive report covering Morocco’s reforms aimed at sustainable development in the national energy sector has been released by the IEA. According to the report, the IEA noted the government’s positive efforts to boost renewable investment, provide access to electricity, and phase out of subsidies for fossil fuel consumption.
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ExxonMobil Partners with NREL and Others to Advance Energy Technologies
Tuesday May 14, 2019
Siemens Presents Solutions for a Climate-friendly Energy Future
Tuesday May 14, 2019
IHA releases 2019 Hydropower Status Report charting growth in renewable hydro
Tuesday May 14, 2019
Ethiopia Re-Works Solar Plans
Monday May 13, 2019

Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnerships Branch re-worked the capacity of the pre-qualification application for the installation of solar plants. The country has phased down the capacity of those plants from 750 MW to 500 MW, spread over six locations.
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Zambezi Authority Reduces Power Output
Sunday May 12, 2019

The Zambezi River Authority has further reduced the allocation of the Lake Kariba water reserve in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Now, the two countries will have no more than 19, but 16 billion cubic meters of water each for electricity production.
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Green Electricity for More Affordable Hydrogen
Sunday May 12, 2019
ENI and ETAP Join Forces in Solar
Thursday May 9, 2019

In Tunisia ENI inaugerated its Tatouine asset in southern Tunisia; the site includes a PV plant with an installed capacity of 10 MW. The project, which was awarded to the ETAP-ENI consortium following a public tender issued by the Tunisian authorities in accordance with the country's licensing regulations,
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DHYBRID to Supply Hybrid Power Plant in Senegal
Thursday May 9, 2019

German hybrid specialist, DHYBRID, will supply seven PV-diesel hybrid systems in remote Senegalese locations with sophisticated hybrid control and energy storage systems
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World Hydropower Congress 2019 Opens in Paris Next Week
Thursday May 9, 2019
Mini Grids Summit to Focus on Scaling Mini Grids for Last Mile Electrification in SSA
Thursday May 9, 2019
Making Wind Powered Water Injection a Commercial Reality
Thursday May 9, 2019
Botswana and World Bank to Develop National Strategic Plan
Wednesday May 8, 2019

The World Bank and Botswana authorities recently reached an agreement to develop a national strategic plan for the development of renewable energy. The strategic plan is aimed at aiding the country in gaining energy autonomy.
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Sharm El Sheikh’s First Solar Plant Commissioned
Wednesday May 8, 2019

Schneider Electric commissioned the very first solar power plant in the Egyptian town of Sharm el Sheikh. The plant has a capacity of 5 MW.
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Aggreko Installs Power Plant in Burkina Faso
Wednesday May 8, 2019

In Burkina Faso, power generation will be boosted by an additional 50 MW provided by a temporary plant installed by Aggreko. The plant will enter service on May 15 in the community of Goughin.
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UK Funding for Kenyan Solar
Tuesday May 7, 2019

The UK has supplied £52 million in funding for a solar power plant, creating up to 250 jobs in Kenya. In addition to the £52 million, £11 million was invested by UK business De La Rue to produce high-tech identity cards, tax stamps and currency; as well as a £1.4 million package of support for creative industries in Kenya and Nigeria
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Lower Cost Energy for Somaliland through RE
Tuesday May 7, 2019

The Energy Security and Resource Efficiency Program (ESRES) of Somaliland plans to lower the cost of energy for the people in the autonomous region.
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REDAVIA Chosen for Solarize Chocolate Factory
Monday May 6, 2019

REDAVIA was chosen by Barry Callebaut to establish a solar farm at their factory in Tema, Ghana. REDAVIA will deploy six solar units at a total of 504 kWp at the Barry Callebaut factory in the Free Zone Enclave in Tema.
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Liberia to Connect 45,000 Consumers
Monday May 6, 2019

Liberians along the corridor of the Roberts International Airport are expected to be connected to the grid soon. According to the country’s electric company, LEC, 45,000 new energy consumers along the corridor will be connected.
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Africa Green Tec Powers Another Malian Village
Monday May 6, 2019

Africa Green Tec has just installed a mini-network with a capacity of 45 kW in the Malian village of Fanidiama. The plant, which has a storage capacity of 60 kWh, will allow the inhabitants of this rural community to have access to electricity.
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Transcorp Wins Bid for Afam Power Plant
Monday May 6, 2019

Transcorp, owned by Nigerian businessman Tony Elumelu, was successful with its offer for Afam, which operates a natural-gas fired power plant in Nigeria’s southern Rivers state.
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Frontier Energy II Raises $227 Million
Thursday May 2, 2019

Frontier Energy II, an investment fund specializing in the development of energy projects, has announced that it has raised $227 million, which has mainly been invested in East Africa.
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Chinese to Invest in Ethiopia’s Transmission and Distribution
Thursday May 2, 2019

State Grid Corporation of China wants to invest $1.8 billion in Ethiopia’s electricity transmission and distribution network, according to a report by New Business Ethiopia. This financing will be organized by the China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure).
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Tlou Gets Greenlight from Botswana’s DEA to include Solar
Thursday May 2, 2019

Tlou Energy received approval from Botwana’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) for its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for up to 20 MW CBM Power Generation, a 66kV-transmission line to Serowe and a solar farm up to 20 MW.
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Scatec Solar to Power Humanitarian Operations in South Sudan
Wednesday May 1, 2019

Scatec Solar selected South Sudan among the first of its locations for pilot projects in humanitarian settings. The company also plans to adapt its business model to ensure the project is amenable to the unique context of humanitarian interventions, which normally are funded annually in response to sudden emergencies.
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Mobisol’s Insolvency – is this the end of Private Companies Electrifying Rural Africa?
Wednesday May 1, 2019
Ngonye Solar Plant Begins Operations
Tuesday April 30, 2019

In Zambia, Enel Green Power launched operations at its first solar power plant in Ngonye. The plant, which is located in the South Lusaka Economic Zone, was established as part of the Scaling Solar project, implemented by the World Bank to accelerate the deployment of this type of infrastructure in developing countries.
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Household Solar Competition Launches Round 2
Tuesday April 30, 2019

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), in partnership with the UK government, launched the Household Solar Round 2 Competition. With a funding envelope of $20 million, the project aims to accelerate access to domestic solar systems by rural households in Ethiopia, Somalia, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.
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Waste-to-Fuel for Ain Sokhna
Monday April 29, 2019

Geocycle Egypt Company added a waste recycling plant in an Ain Sokhna facility. The alternative fuel produced at the plant is destined for a cement plant operated by LafargeHolcim in the Suez Governorate.
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Power Cuts in Nigeria
Monday April 29, 2019
DURABLE Project to Apply Drones & Robots to Boost Deployment of REs
Monday April 29, 2019
Smart Energy Deals for Egypt
Sunday April 28, 2019

Consukorra is arranging partnerships to provide smart energy solutions to refineries, petrochemical projects and glass manufacturing projects in Egypt.
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Nigeria: President Buhari commends African Development Bank’s Transformative Role
Sunday April 28, 2019
SGRE Secures Two Orders for its SG 4.5-145 Wind Turbine Totaling 487 MW
Sunday April 28, 2019
Tanzania Releases Funds for Stiegler’s Gorge
Sunday April 28, 2019

The Tanzanian government granted a $309.6 million advance to the Egyptian company Arab Contractors for the construction of the Stiegler's Gorge hydroelectric plant
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BBOXX Launches “Tomorrow’s Connected Community”
Thursday April 25, 2019

BBOXX launched its new concept called Tomorrow’s Connected Community in Togo. The concept brings BBOXX’s mission to life by transforming lives and unlocking the economic potential of entire communities in developing countries through access to energy.
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PAS Solar Raises Funds for Nigerian Expansion
Thursday April 25, 2019

PAS Solar raised $10 million in syndicated loans to expand its operations in Nigeria. The UK-based company is looking to power more than 150,000 households, through solar home installations, over the next five years.
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World Bank Slots Funding for West Africa and Sahel
Thursday April 25, 2019

The World Bank has approved $224.7 million in financing for electrification projects in 19 African countries. The countries to benefit from the funding are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Chad, and Togo
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New Solar Power Manager for Farmers, Businesses and Domestic Photovoltaic Systems
Thursday April 25, 2019
Tanzania Targets Big Power Increase
Wednesday April 24, 2019

Tanzania is targeting a big increase in thermal and renewable energy over the next five years. The country looks to have six times its current power generation capacity by 2025 through investment in thermal and renewable energy, Deputy Energy Minister Subira Mgalu told parliament.
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Eni, CDP, Fincantieri and Terna join forces to develop power plants on an industrial scale
Wednesday April 24, 2019
Clarins Becomes Plastic Odyssey's First Partner
Wednesday April 24, 2019
EETC and IFC Join Forces on Solar Project
Tuesday April 23, 2019

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) signed an agreement with the IFC to establish a 600-MW solar power plant west of the Nile
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Standard Bank Pulls Out of SA Coal Power Funding
Tuesday April 23, 2019

Standard Bank has reconfirmed its commitment to clean energy by announcing its decision to withdraw its funding on the construction of the Thabametsi and Khanyisa coal-fired Independent Power Producers (IPPs) projects in South Africa.
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DuPont PV Solutions Partners with Fraunhofer
Sunday April 21, 2019

DuPont Electronics & Imaging’s Photovoltaic Solutions business announced it has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, a leading institute for applied scientific and engineering research and development in solar energy, to optimize accelerated testing protocols for crystalline silicon solar panels.
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Smart Housing Prototype Shows Promise in Rapidly Urbanizing Africa
Sunday April 21, 2019

As the housing sector grows—and it must grow if we want an equitable world—we need to reduce its environmental impact, not raise it,” said UN Environment Acting Executive Director, Joyce Msuya. “Smart design is the only way to meet our housing needs and stay within planetary boundaries.”
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Electric Vehicles Enter Phase of Fastest Growth
Sunday April 21, 2019
Unlock the Opportunities at 2nd North Africa Renewable Energy Summit
Friday April 19, 2019
KawiSafi to Fund Solar in East Africa
Thursday April 18, 2019

KawiSafi Ventures closed the $70 million fund raising bid to support companies providing low-cost renewable energy to the poorest countries in East Africa. The funds will be used to help around 10 million people gain access to electricity through solar power.
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Ethiopia Kicks Off Scaling Solar Round 2
Thursday April 18, 2019

Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG) within the Ministry of Finance formally initiated its Scaling Solar Round 2 tender by issuing a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) for up to 500 MW of solar PV projects.
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Powering Opportunities Partnership Second Competition Window Opens
Thursday April 18, 2019
Social Security Investment Fund Agreement
Thursday April 18, 2019
IBC Solar to Present at African Utility Week
Thursday April 18, 2019
Chint Power Systems PV Inverters Provide Rapid Shutdown with Tigo’s UL Certification
Thursday April 18, 2019
Sweden to Aid in Electrifying Angola
Wednesday April 17, 2019

Sweden has pledged to aid Angola in its electrification plans in the Bengo province said Angolan Energy Minister Joao Baptista Borges during a visit to Stockholm.
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Labacorp Plans 900 MW Solar Plant in Zimbabwe
Wednesday April 17, 2019

Labacorp Power Company has expressed interest in building a 900-MW solar plant in Zimbabwe. In collaboration with local firm Craft Properties, the companies are planning to make a detailed presentation of the project by July.
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Siemens Gamesa Installs Arkona Offshore Wind Plant in Record Time
Wednesday April 17, 2019
Smart Housing Prototype Shows Promise in Rapidly Urbanizing Africa
Wednesday April 17, 2019
Siemens Gamesa Selected by Eolien Maritime France for Offshore Wind Projects
Wednesday April 17, 2019
IFC and Malawi to Co-Develop Mpatamanga Hydro Plant
Tuesday April 16, 2019

The IFC signed a co-development agreement with Malawi for a hydroelectric plant on the Shire River. The cooperation in bringing the plant to fruition will come through the InfraVentures Fund set up by the IFC.
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Abuja Transmission Project Launched
Tuesday April 16, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) started work on the transmission project known as the Abuja Feeding Scheme. The project consists of the establishment of five new substations in the city of Abuja over the next two years.
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Egypt Signs Benban PPAs
Tuesday April 16, 2019
Siemens Gamesa is on Track with the New SG 10.0-193 DD Wind Turbine
Tuesday April 16, 2019
65 MW of Benban Solar Hits the Egyptian Grid
Monday April 15, 2019

Egypt saw 65 MW of 400 MW from its Benban solar plant come onstream. Scatec Solar and partners grid connected and reached commercial operation at the plant.
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Morocco Looks for Investment
Sunday April 14, 2019

Morocco is looking to attract $30 billion of investment to its energy sector by 2030 to develop 10 GW of renewable energy and liquefied gas plants to meet its growing electrical demand.
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CSA 2020 Welcomes SAMSA Decision on Open-Loop EGCS
Sunday April 14, 2019
Burkina Faso Signs MoU for Solar
Thursday April 11, 2019

Burkina Faso signed a MoU with independent energy producers for the construction of solar power plants with a combined capacity of 155 MW.
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MASEN and IDB to Promote RE in Africa
Thursday April 11, 2019

The Moroccan Solar Energy Agency (MASEN) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to promote renewable energy in Africa.
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Nigerian University Inaugurates Biomass Power Plant
Thursday April 11, 2019

Nigeria’s Nsukka University inaugurated its own biomass power plant. The plant, with a capacity of 100 kVA, will produce electricity by converting fuel from waste into combustible gas. It will supply part of the university’s power, as well as some households in the area.
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Building Energy Preferred Bidder for Zambia’s GET FiT
Wednesday April 10, 2019

Building Energy was appointed the preferred bidder in the GET FiT tender for two solar projects in the country. The projects being developed by Building Energy are two-20MWac solar projects in Bulemu.
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ENI Starts Wave Power Energy Generation at the Ravenna Offshore Site
Wednesday April 10, 2019

ENI has successfully activated the Inertial Sea Wave Energy Converter (ISWEC), offshore Ravenna, capable of converting energy generated by waves into electricity. This technology in the future will enable ENI to convert mature offshore platforms into renewable energy generation hubs.
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Amazon Announces Three New RE Projects to Support AWS Global Infrastructure
Wednesday April 10, 2019

Amazon Announces Three New RE Projects to Support AWS Global Infrastructure Amazon.com announced three new renewable energy projects as part of its long-term goal to power all Amazon Web Services (AWS) global infrastructure with renewable energy. These projects – one in Ireland, one in Sweden, and one in the United States –
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Daystar Power Opens Second Office in Ghana
Wednesday April 10, 2019
Daystar Power Opens Second Office in Ghana
Wednesday April 10, 2019
Globeleq and Aurora Power Solutions Awarded Solar Projects in Zambia
Tuesday April 9, 2019

Globeleq, and SOLA Group’s Aurora Power Solutions were awarded two, 20-MWAC solar PV IPP power projects in Zambia. The projects are part of Zambia’s GET FiT Program, designed to assist the government to provide increased access to low cost, reliable and clean power, and diversifying the generation mix.
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Shell Helps Drivers Offset Carbon Emissions
Tuesday April 9, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell will spend $300 million over the next three years to help motorists offset the emissions from their cars, by funding large forest projects in the Netherlands, Spain, Australia, and other countries.
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AfDB Welcomes Partners to MDB Roundtable
Tuesday April 9, 2019
Max Bögl’s Mobile Fabrication wins the bauma Innovation Award
Tuesday April 9, 2019
Arrow Electronics and We Care Solar Co-operate on Innovative Solar Suitcase Technology
Tuesday April 9, 2019
Sinohydro to Invest in Nyabarongo II Hydropower Plant
Monday April 8, 2019

Sinohydro will invest $214 million in Rwanda’s power sector. These funds will be used to build the Nyabarongo II hydroelectric plant, which will have a capacity of 43.5 MW. The plant is scheduled to be operational in five years.
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NDB Signs Loan Agreement for South Africa’s RE
Monday April 8, 2019

New Development Bank (NDB) signed a $300 million loan agreement with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) for the Energy Sector Development and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Project in South Africa.
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New MDA Office is Net Zero Carbon Early Adopter
Monday April 8, 2019
AfDB Loan to Boost EAC Electricity Capacity
Sunday April 7, 2019

A $2.5 billion loan from the AfDB will see partner states of the East African Community (EAC) bring on an additional 7,480 MW of electricity by 2022.
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Siemens and Ethiopia Sign MoU
Sunday April 7, 2019

Siemens signed a MoU with the government of Ethiopia to support the government’s objective of becoming a low middle-income country by 2025. The MoU addresses the country’s energy and infrastructure sectors.
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GE Signs Deals in Benin and Cote d’Ivoire
Sunday April 7, 2019

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business announced that it has signed two deals to build energy systems in Benin and upgrade three substations in Cote d’Ivoire.
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my-PV implements self-sufficient power-to-heat systems all over the world
Sunday April 7, 2019
Mecasolar to supply 186 MW of Solar Trackers to Cobra Group
Sunday April 7, 2019
Sustainable Energy Supply in the Mining Industry
Sunday April 7, 2019
ENGIE Inaugurates First PowerCorner in Zambia
Thursday April 4, 2019

ENGIE inaugurated its first PowerCorner in the Zambian village of Chitandika in the presence of Matthew Nkhuwa, the Zambian Minister of Energy, ENGIE’s leadership team as well as local stakeholders. Chitandika, located in the East of Zambia, counts 378 households (1500 inhabitants) who previously were deprived access to electricity.
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Ethiopia Launches RFP Under Scaling Solar
Thursday April 4, 2019

The Ethiopian PPP Directorate General, part of the Ministry of Finance, launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) under the country’s Scaling Solar tender.
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OPIC Acting President and CEO Joins Presidential Delegation in Senegal
Thursday April 4, 2019
Solarcentury Commissions Two Hybrid Plants
Wednesday April 3, 2019

Solarcentury has just commissioned two solar-powered hybrid mini-power plants in Eritrea. The plants with electrical storage systems have been established in rural Areza and Maidma.
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Fenix Meets with Museveni
Wednesday April 3, 2019

A delegation from Fenix International met with Uganda’s President Museveni on March 30. Fenix relocated its global headquarters from San Francisco to Kampala in September of 2018 to invest in and help grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Uganda, to center their operations as close to their rural, off-grid customers as possible, and to catalyze an ambitious pan-African expansion plan.
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Alfa Romeo Goes Electric
Wednesday April 3, 2019

Alfa Romeo is breaking into the electric car world at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, revealing a new concept - the Alfa Romeo Tonale mid-size SUV. The Tonale is the brand’s first plug-in hybrid and the first mid-size utility vehicle from Alfa Romeo.
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SolarEdge Tracks Importance of Monitoring PV Industry
Wednesday April 3, 2019
Rolls-Royce and ABB Announce Global Microgrid Cooperation
Wednesday April 3, 2019
meeco Group to Start Solar Installation on Madagascar
Tuesday April 2, 2019

The meeco Group is about to start the installation of the first small scale solar projects in Madagascar. meeco’s international team is currently performing the last installation preparations for two 45 kWp sun2park solar solutions, energy custom-made for carports, to be commissioned near Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.
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Renault Sport Racing and DuPont Announce Strategic Partnership
Tuesday April 2, 2019
Repsol Opens Iberian Peninsula’s First Ultra-Fast Charging Point for Electric Vehicles
Tuesday April 2, 2019
Malian Government Approves Power Purchase from Sikasso Solar Station
Monday April 1, 2019

The Malian government approved the signing of the contract for the purchase of electricity produced by the Sikasso solar power station. The plant, with a capacity of 50 MW, will be located in the city of Sikasso, 375 km southeast of Bamako.
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GE Appoints New CEO for East Africa
Monday April 1, 2019

GE appointed Brenda Mbathi as the CEO for East Africa. In her role, Mbathi will play a pivotal role in steering the next phase of strategy and growth for General Electric in East African markets, excluding Ethiopia which shall continue to be led by Daniel Hailu, CEO, GE Ethiopia.
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Hanergy Debuts at The Solar Show Africa 2019
Monday April 1, 2019
German-African Energy Forum Gives a Boost to Africa’s Energy Security and Investment
Monday April 1, 2019
UN-Habitat and Egypt hold smart cities conference
Monday April 1, 2019
BP’s Looney Talks on New Carbon Fund
Monday April 1, 2019
Guinea Bissau Launches Solar Tender
Sunday March 31, 2019

Guinea-Bissau launched a call for tenders for the installation of 22 MW of solar power plants for the country. This tender launch comes through the African Biofuel and Renewable Energy Co.,
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Comprehensive Solutions from Sulzer on show at POWER-GEN Africa 2019
Sunday March 31, 2019
Comprehensive Solutions from Sulzer on show at POWER-GEN Africa 2019
Sunday March 31, 2019
Siemens inaugurates Qatar’s second-largest power plant Umm Al Houl
Sunday March 31, 2019
Benban to Provide 1.8 GW to Egypt
Thursday March 28, 2019

Benban Solar Park will cover around 37 sq km of desert with solar panels in 2019, providing around 1.8 GW of electricity to the Egyptian grid, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD) said on its website.
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US Partners with Ghana on Solar
Thursday March 28, 2019

The US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, led an event in Kpone to mark the new partnership between the Ghanaian company Strategic Security Systems International, and its subsidiary Strategic Power Solutions, with the US company AEG International.
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Egypt to Study Geothermal
Thursday March 28, 2019

Geothermal energy is next on Egypt’s list to add to its energy mix. The country’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy’s First Undersecretary for Research, Planning, Authorities’ Follow-up and International Cooperation, Mohamed Omran, said the Ministry is preparing a geothermal energy map in Egypt.
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AfDB and KfW Partner in Cote d’Ivoire
Thursday March 28, 2019
CrossBoundary to Power Nigerian Brewery
Wednesday March 27, 2019

CrossBoundary Energy signed a 15-year agreement to supply solar power to Nigerian Breweries (NB). The solar power provided to NB will come from an off-grid system.
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Solar Powered Borehole Facility in Ghana
Wednesday March 27, 2019

Project Maji, an NGO in collaboration with Global Living, inaugurated a solar-powered mechanized borehole water facility for the people of Kpordiwlor Tefle in Ghana’s Volta Region.
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‘Revved up climate action’ needed to counter ‘prolonged’ and deadly storms like Cyclone Idai: Guterres
Wednesday March 27, 2019
Solar Nigeria FTP to Build Nigeria’s Largest Mini-Grid
Tuesday March 26, 2019

Solar Nigeria for the People Limited (Solar Nigeria FTP), the Nigerian subsidiary of Solar Philippines, signed a Community Agreement with Ode Omi Community to invest an estimated $500,000 to build Nigeria’s largest rural mini-grid.
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Daystar Power to See Influx of Cash for Expansion
Tuesday March 26, 2019

Verod Capital Management, a private equity firm based in Nigeria, and venture capital firm Persistent Energy Capital LLC announced a $10 million investment in the solar energy sector in West Africa.
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OPDEnergy and Marguerite Close €81 MM Construction Financing for Spanish Solar Projects
Tuesday March 26, 2019
Siemens Supplies First SGT-A45 Mobile Power Generation Unit
Tuesday March 26, 2019
UN and AU Leaders Give Merits to Joint Development Mechanism for Africa
Tuesday March 26, 2019
Kibo Investigates Integrating RE into Benga Power Plant
Monday March 25, 2019

Kibo Energy updated its Benga Power Plant Project in Mozambique. The company is advancing the development of its 65% owned Benga Power Plant Project in Mozambique in JV with Mozambique energy company Termoeléctrica de Benga S.A.
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Winch Energy Secures Multi-Million Dollar Investment
Monday March 25, 2019

Leading off-grid utilities provider Winch Energy, today announces a new investment from renowned Saudi Arabian power solutions group, AlGihaz Holding.
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Liberia Training Rural Women in Solar
Sunday March 24, 2019

The Liberian government plans to set up, in partnership with the Barefoot College of India, a vocational training center in solar energy for rural women.
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Windlab Sees Investment in African Subsidiary
Sunday March 24, 2019

Windlab Limited has entered into a $10-million investment agreement with Eurus Energy Holdings Corp. The funds will be injected into its subsidiary Windlab Africa, whose investor will now own 25% of the shares.
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SGRE Awarded Financing Certificate for its SG 3.4-132 Onshore Wind Turbine
Sunday March 24, 2019
Exim Bank India Finances DRC Solar
Thursday March 21, 2019

The Indian Export-Import Bank (Exim Bank of India) granted $83.11 million to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to finance three solar power plants.
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AfDB’s Nyong Named Among World’s “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy”
Thursday March 21, 2019

African Development Bank: Professor Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, named among world’s “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy”
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SRK Solution to Aid in Southern Africa Energy Roll Out
Wednesday March 20, 2019

An Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) developed by SRK Consulting (South Africa) for the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) is being rolled out among Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries states to help accelerate priority electricity projects.
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Themis to Build Gas Power Plant in Nigeria
Wednesday March 20, 2019

Themis, a privately held Morocco-based power supply company, signed a partnership with Nigeria’s Kingline Development to install a 550-MW gas-fired power plant in the state of Ondo.
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RE Policy Almost Ready in Namibia
Tuesday March 19, 2019

In line with its plans to make renewable energy its main source of power generation, Namibia is currently finalizing its national renewable energy policy for wider use.
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Sudan Secures Funds for Al-Fula Power Plant
Tuesday March 19, 2019

Sudan secured 50 million Kuwaiti dinars from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED). The government plans to use the funds to construct a power plant at Al-Fula in its Kordofan state.
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BP and Environmental Defense Fund Collaborate to Reduce Methane Emissions
Tuesday March 19, 2019
Aalborg CSP Header-and-Coil Technology Celebrates its 10-years Leakage Free
Tuesday March 19, 2019
Atlas Announces $152 Million for Financing of Three Solar Energy Plants in Brazil
Tuesday March 19, 2019
The Role of Manufacturing in Africa
Tuesday March 19, 2019
Zambia’s Largest Solar Plant Complete
Monday March 18, 2019

President Edgar Lungu has commissioned a 54-MW solar power plant, as the construction of the Bangweulu plant reached completion. The plant is Zambia’s largest renewable energy project, constructed at a cost of $60 million.
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UK Invests in Kenyan Solar
Monday March 18, 2019

The UK government, through InfraCo Africa, a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, is investing $2.2 million in the development of two solar plants in rural Kenya.
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ENI Constructing Solar Plants in MENA
Sunday March 17, 2019

ENI started construction on two solar plants on oil and gas assets in the MENA region. The company broke ground on a 5 MW facility at the ADAM concession in Tunisia. T
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AfDB to Double Climate Finance
Sunday March 17, 2019

The AfDB announced that it will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025. The news was revealed by the bank’s president, Akinwumi Adesina, at the One Planet Summit. Adesina said that the Bank would commit at least $25 billion towards climate finance.
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Why Women are a Force for Good in the Climate Change Movement
Sunday March 17, 2019
PAT and Watt Renewable Sign $20 Million RE Deal
Thursday March 14, 2019

Pan African Towers (PAT) Limited, a Nigerian firm, has signed a $20 million infrastructure investment deal with Canadian firm, Watt Renewable Corporation. The partnership will see Watt Renewable provide alternative energy solutions like solar and other renewable source to all towers owned and managed by PAT in Nigeria, to help the latter reduce exposure by as much as 50%.
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Vetiva Signs MoU Aimed at Access to RE Funding in Africa
Thursday March 14, 2019
Saipem Signs Agreement with KiteGen for Technology to Generate Power from High Altitude Wind
Thursday March 14, 2019
One Planet Summit supporting Africa
Wednesday March 13, 2019

When the third One Planet Summit gets underway in Nairobi on March 14, it will make history while also making a crucial point about climate change.
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ADS-TEC’s First Large-Scale Storage Facility in Operation
Wednesday March 13, 2019
Winch Energy Signs Contract with Sierra Leone on Mini-grids
Tuesday March 12, 2019

Winch Energy signed a contract with the Ministry of Energy in Sierra Leone; to provide electricity to 24 towns and villages in northern Sierra Leone through solar mini-grids as part of a public-private partnership project.
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LEC Connecting Liberians
Tuesday March 12, 2019

Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has begun connecting 102,000 new households to the grid. This new series of connections will increase this access,
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UK Provides Additional Energy Funding to Africa
Tuesday March 12, 2019

The UK will be providing additional funding to help more people and businesses in Africa to access clean and affordable energy. Harriett Baldwin, the UK's Minister for Africa said $34 million will be added to Africa's Energy Access Transformation Program.
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One Planet Summit Gets Underway in Nairobi
Tuesday March 12, 2019
First Floating PV Project in South Africa Complete
Monday March 11, 2019

South Africa saw its first floating PV project completed. The floating PV farm was undertaken by New Southern Energy, with the installatio
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NNPC to Add 4,000 MW of Power Capacity
Monday March 11, 2019

Nigeria’s state-run oil and gas firm, NNPC, is preparing to build 4,000 MW of additional gas-fired power plants by independent producers. These plants will be located in the cities of Abuja, Kaduna, and Kano.
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Mali’s EDM Director General Resigns
Monday March 11, 2019
South Sudan Sees First Off-Grid Solar Battery Hybrid Power System
Sunday March 10, 2019

Aptech Africa recently successfully designed, built and installed the first off-grid solar battery hybrid power system in South Sudan. This USAID-funded project, developed by AECOM International, incorporated a one-of-a-kind containerized PV storage solution by SustainSolar.
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OPIC Funds Off-Grid Solar Kits in Chad
Sunday March 10, 2019

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) committed $10 million to support the introduction of off-grid solar kits and appliances in Chad. OPIC’s loan will help FinLux Ellen Sarl distribute solar kits and appliances to individuals, schools, health clinics and small businesses in Chad, providing them with an affordable source of reliable electricity.
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Azito Power Station to Increase Power Capacity
Sunday March 10, 2019

Globeleq and IPS (West Africa) a company owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, announced its subsidiary, Azito Energie SA, has signed an amended Concession Agreement with the government of Côte d’Ivoire to add 250 MW to the existing Azito gas-fired power plant near Abidjan
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World Bank Funds Madagascar’s LEAD
Thursday March 7, 2019

The World Bank granted Madagascar $150 million in funding to improve people's access to electricity. These funds, which have been allocated through the International Development Association (IDA),
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Solar in Space
Thursday March 7, 2019

China is planning something that has been over a half-a-century in the making, solar in space. First proposed 1968 by aerospace engineer Peter Glaser, the concept of a power-generating platform in orbit has been batted around but the logistics in the cost have been prohibitive.
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REDAVIA Chosen to Solarize Chocolate Factory
Wednesday March 6, 2019

REDAVIA was chosen by Barry Callebaut to establish a solar farm at their factory in Tema, Ghana. REDAVIA will deploy six solar units at a total of 504 kWp at the Barry Callebaut factory in the Free Zone Enclave in Tema.
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meteocontrol to Launch the blue’Log XC Power Plant Controller
Wednesday March 6, 2019
Solar to Power Gambian Schools and Health Centers
Tuesday March 5, 2019

Gambia will be the first country in the world to ensure all of its 1,100 rural schools and health centers will benefit from a reliable energy supply using solar and battery technology. This will happen through a 20-MW solar energy and 400 km distribution project to transform energy access and cut costs, brought to Gambia by the European Investment Bank (EIB).
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Tanzanian Solar-Hybrid Project Breaks Ground
Tuesday March 5, 2019

RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer and majority shareholder of JUMEME Rural Power Supply Ltd., announced that construction of the first phase of its ambitious solar-hybrid mini-grid project in Tanzania was in progress.
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BBOXX/Trine Crowdfunding Initiative Hits Milestone
Tuesday March 5, 2019

The BBOXX and Trine funding initiative has hit the €6 million mark – in what is the largest crowd-funded debt raise in the history of solar energy in Africa.
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Togo BBOXX Customers to Receive Subsidy
Monday March 4, 2019

BBOXX customers in Togo will receive a subsidy to spend on solar energy. This is the government subsidy for the purpose of solar energy payments in Africa.
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meeco Develops Clean Energy Products for Tourism Sector in Africa
Monday March 4, 2019
Rolls-Royce Power Systems Reports Another Positive Business Performance
Monday March 4, 2019
Senegal Signs for Hydropower Plant with Sinohydro
Sunday March 3, 2019

The Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) signed an agreement with the Sinohydro for the construction of the Koukoutamba power dam. The plant, with a capacity of 294 MW will be located in Guinea on the Bafing,
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OrPower4 in Kenya
Sunday March 3, 2019

OrPower4, the independent geothermal power producer operating in Kenya, earned $113 million in 2018 for power generation transferred to the grid. The US company is currently the only independent energy company operating in the country.
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Record Registrations Set to Usher in Era of Ambition at Africa Climate Week
Sunday March 3, 2019
Algeria Plans Two Power Plants
Thursday February 28, 2019

In Algeria, two power plants with an individual capacity of 160 MW will be built in Adrar and In Salah. These two projects will ensure a continuous supply of electricity in summer according to Mohamed Arkab, the president and CEO of Sonelgaz.
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Morocco and Spain Plan 3rd Connection
Thursday February 28, 2019

Morocco has signed with Spain a MoU for the construction of a third electricity interconnection between the two countries. The national electric firms of the two countries will soon carry out the appraisal work for the project,
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EUR 255m EIB Support to the Upgrade of Greek National Electricity Network
Thursday February 28, 2019
KenGen to Drill Geothermal Wells in Ethiopia
Wednesday February 27, 2019

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), the Kenyan electric company, has been awarded a geothermal drilling contract with Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP).
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Sonangol to Invest in Solar
Wednesday February 27, 2019

Angola’s state-run firm Sonangol has invested in the construction of a solar power plant. The firm will invest an estimated $33 million to establish the plant in the Namibe province.
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Power from Kariba Hydropower Dam Halved
Wednesday February 27, 2019

Due to a drop in the output of water levels in the reservoirs supplying the Kariba hydropower dam, power production has dropped by half. The power station at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe is supplying both countries with electricity.
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MainOne and Facebook Announce Open-Access Fiber Network in Nigeria
Wednesday February 27, 2019
Angola Looking for Consultant on RE
Tuesday February 26, 2019

The Angolan government is looking to engage a consulting firm to advise it on setting up a renewable energy program. A call for expressions of interest for this purpose was recently launched by the Ministry of Energy and Water through the National Directorate for Renewable Energy (DNER).
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AfDB Initiates Studies on Electricity Cooperative Models in Nigeria and Ethiopia
Tuesday February 26, 2019

The AfDB initiated feasibility studies to evaluate the potential of implementing electricity cooperative business models in Nigeria and Ethiopia.
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Worldwide Wind Power Capacity Reaches 600 GW
Tuesday February 26, 2019
Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge 2019 Launched
Monday February 25, 2019

Nigeria has launched the Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge 2019. The challenge has been organized by the USADF and All On to provide financing to young off-grid companies.
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Angola Looking for Consultant on RE
Monday February 25, 2019

The Angolan government is looking to engage a consulting firm to advise it on setting up a renewable energy program. A call for expressions of interest for this purpose was recently launched by the Ministry of Energy and Water through the National Directorate for Renewable Energy (DNER).
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Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge 2019 Launched
Monday February 25, 2019

Nigeria has launched the Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge 2019. The challenge has been organized by the USADF and All On to provide financing to young off-grid companies.
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Wind Producers Protesting Eskom Renegotiation Suggestion
Sunday February 24, 2019

Independent power producers in the South African wind energy sector are protesting against the suggestion made by Eskom Holdings SOC to renegotiate certain power purchase agreements
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Firms Could Decrease Carbon Footprint and Reduce Energy Costs through Corporate PPAs
Sunday February 24, 2019
Marguerite Closes 100 MWp Solar PV deal with OPDEnergy
Sunday February 24, 2019
Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program for Malawi
Thursday February 21, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, launched a “Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program for Malawi” to expand energy access in the country via solar home systems (SHS).
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Win a Solar-Powered Vaccine Fridge for your Hospital or Health Center
Thursday February 21, 2019

Dulas are running a fantastic competition to win one of 10 Solar Powered Vaccine Refrigerators. If your health center or hospital is in a remote location with no reliable source of power, this is a great opportunity to equip your facility with a lifesaving solar direct drive refrigerator which will keep your vaccines safe, whatever the weather.
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Climate Research Should Inform Development Policies in Africa
Thursday February 21, 2019
BBOXX Adds bPower300
Wednesday February 20, 2019

BBOXX has increased its power offerings with the addition of bPower300. The company said that the bPower300 completes its bPower range.
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Joint Africom Military Exercise Concludes
Wednesday February 20, 2019

Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States concluded the eighth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2019 (CE19) on February 7.The Cutlass Express is an exercise sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM),
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IHA launches Hydropower Pro
Wednesday February 20, 2019
Laúca Hydroelectric Plant Closing in on Completion
Tuesday February 19, 2019

The last two turbines of Angola’s Laúca hydroelectric plant will be fully operational by June, according to the chief engineer of the project employed by Odebrecht, Yamba Ambrósio. The project is said to be 90% complete.
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Tanzania to See Power Cuts
Tuesday February 19, 2019

In Tanzania, residents of Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam will be without electricity in the coming weeks according to TANESCO, the national utility firm.
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Lekela Power Signs PPA in Egypt
Monday February 18, 2019

Lekela Power signed a power purchase agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC). The contract concerns a 250-MW wind power plant that will be located in the Suez Golf Course about 30 km from Ras Ghareb.
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Centurion Law Group Again Number One in Equatorial Guinea
Monday February 18, 2019
Shell Expands Smart Energy Storage and Energy Services with Acquisition
Monday February 18, 2019
Ghanaian Bottling Facility’s Solar Power Commissioned
Monday February 18, 2019
Africa50 to Finance Congo Power Station
Sunday February 17, 2019

Africa50 signed an agreement with the Republic of Congo on the mobilization of financing for the extension of the capacity of the Congo Power Station.
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SolaX Power Inverters Attain Rapid Shutdown with Tigo’s UL Certification
Sunday February 17, 2019
Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas from Wood Wastes
Sunday February 17, 2019
Flexible, Solar-Powered Supercapacitors Could Underpin New Generation of Wearable Electronics
Sunday February 17, 2019
Voith Wins Modernization Gig for Togolese Hydropower Plant
Thursday February 14, 2019

Voith was contracted to complete the modernization of the West African hydropower plant Nangbeto. The technology group has received an order from the Communtauté Electrique du Bénin (CEB), a Beninese-Togolese JV, to carry out extensive rehabilitation and modernization measures at the plant.
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Applications for 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards Now Open
Thursday February 14, 2019
Rusumo Achieves 35% Completion
Wednesday February 13, 2019

The Rusumo hydroelectric plant under construction in Rwanda is 35% complete. The plant, with a capacity of 80 MW, will serve Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. It should be completed in 2020, according to the authorities of the three countries.
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GPTech to Open Plant in South Africa
Wednesday February 13, 2019

The Spanish manufacturer of GPTech inverters will implement a production line in South Africa. The new assembly plant will be managed by RWW Engineering, a designer and local manufacturer of electrical equipment.
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UAE Firms Invest in African RE
Tuesday February 12, 2019

UAE-based renewable energy developer AMEA Power has signed a MoU with Chad for a 120 MW PV project. The MoU was signed by AMEA’s chairman, Hussain Al Nowais, and Chad’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mahamat Hamid Koua on February 1.
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Zayed Sustainability Prize Looks for Submissions from Africa
Tuesday February 12, 2019

The Zayed Sustainability Prize submissions for the 2020 edition is looking for applicants from across the African continent. Interested parties can submit their applications until May 30. Zayed Sustainability Prize submissions are open to organizations and schools who have projects in one of its five categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.
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Clean Energy Innovation Report Identifies Breakthrough Technologies
Tuesday February 12, 2019
More SAAB Seaeye Robotic Vehicles for Sellafield Nuclear Waste Project
Tuesday February 12, 2019
Reliability key to operator health
Tuesday February 12, 2019
Averda Wins 20 Year Contract with Tangier City
Tuesday February 12, 2019
Oragroup Goes Green in Togo
Monday February 11, 2019

A bank in Togo is going green. The Togolese branch of Oragroup is involved in the energy transition. The financial institution will acquire,
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Egypt Takes Over AU Chairmanship
Monday February 11, 2019

Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s term as African Union chair, came to an end. Taking over the duties of the AU is Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Chairmanship is rotated between the five regions of the continent.
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Facebook to Open its First Content Review Center in SSA
Monday February 11, 2019

In a statement, Facebook announced its intention to take security seriously in Sub Saharan Africa. "As part of our continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on our platform, we are opening a new content review center in Nairobi, Kenya," the statement said.
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AIIM Appoints Wanjiku Mugane as Senior Advisor in Kenya
Monday February 11, 2019
Sulzer Schmid’s New Tech Platform Slashes Cost of Drone-Based Rotor Blade Inspections
Monday February 11, 2019
BioLNG goes Mainstream: Nordsol Attracts Shell Ventures as New Investor
Monday February 11, 2019
Cameroon to Train Youths in PV
Sunday February 10, 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.
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World Vision Partners with Panasonic in Kenya
Sunday February 10, 2019

World Vision and Panasonic Corporation have launched an Off-Grid Solutions Project in Narok County, Kenya. Panasonic has donated power supply stations, solar storage devices, solar lanterns and other lighting equipment at the launching ceremony held on January 31, 2019, in Ilkimati community in Narok.
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Kathu Solar Park Achieves Commercial Ops
Thursday February 7, 2019

ENGIE saw the start of commercial operations at its 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
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Mining Firm Looks to RE for Power in Niger
Thursday February 7, 2019

GoviEx Uranium has signed a MoU with Canadian energy developer Windiga Energy to jointly evaluate the feasibility of powering the company’s flagship Madaouela project using hybrid solar power solutions in Niger.
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New PV Film Powers Schools
Thursday February 7, 2019

As a result of a partnership between UNESCO and French firm Armor, a new PV film will provide solar energy to some schools in Africa. The system has already been successfully tested in a Togolese school.
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Nubian Suns Solar Project Commissioned
Thursday February 7, 2019
Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge Opens
Wednesday February 6, 2019

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and All On have officially opened the application window for the 2019 Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge, which will provide up to $100,000 in blended finance per enterprise for the successful applicants.
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Zambia Looks to CIF for RE Aid
Wednesday February 6, 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,
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El Sewedy Wins Power UAE Jobs
Wednesday February 6, 2019

Egyptian power company El Sewedy Electric will execute two power projects with a combined capacity of 1,965 MW in the UAE.
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5th Powering Africa Summit to Take Place in Miami
Wednesday February 6, 2019
Siemens Gamesa Inks New Contracts to Supply 200 MW in Spain
Wednesday February 6, 2019
Egypt’s RE Bids Are In
Tuesday February 5, 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.
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Growing Confidence in Geothermal
Tuesday February 5, 2019
Off-Grid Plant Commissioned in Nigeria
Monday February 4, 2019

Nigeria, in an effort to address power shortages at the Ariaria International Market in Aba, Abia state, the country’s president ordered a new power plant.
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Renewables for Mining in Africa Enter the Next Stage
Monday February 4, 2019
ENI and Pertamina sign MoU to Cooperate in Low Carbon and RE
Monday February 4, 2019
BBOXX Makes Cleantech 100 List
Sunday February 3, 2019

BBOXX was named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Gleantech 100. The company has been transforming lives, creating new markets and unlocking potential across the developing world through access to energy and other modern utilities.
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Hanergy to set up Middle East’s First Thin-Film Solar Power Industrial Park
Sunday February 3, 2019

The world's largest thin-film solar power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (00566.hk) (en.HanergyThinFilmPower.com) has signed an MOU investment cooperation agreement with Ajlan & Bros on Monday (Jan. 28) in launching the first solar thin-film industrial park in the Middle East region.
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Atlas Renewable Energy Deploys NEXTracker’s TrueCapture Control System
Sunday February 3, 2019
SGS announced as a SunSpec Alliance Authorized Test Laboratory (ATL) partner
Sunday February 3, 2019
Tekmar Selected for Northwester 2 Wind Farm
Sunday February 3, 2019
AfDB Commits to ARPF
Thursday January 31, 2019

The African Development Bank (AfDB) committed a $25 million equity financing to the ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF) for the development of renewable energies in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Solytic Takes over Solar Monitoring Portal Suntrol from Solarworld
Thursday January 31, 2019

Berlin, 30.01.2019. Solar monitoring software provider Solytic will take over and operate Suntrol Portal by bankrupt solar panel producer Solarworld from March 8th 2019 onwards. For its 27,500 globally registered users, the portal will still be available free of charge.
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Demand for Renewable Electricity Surpasses 500 TWh in Europe
Thursday January 31, 2019
Algeria Plans Solar Tenders
Wednesday January 30, 2019

Algeria plans to issue several tenders for renewable energy projects this year as it seeks to meet growing demand for electricity and save gas for export, an official told Reuters.
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Africa Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Inaugurated in Rome
Wednesday January 30, 2019
Sonelgaz to Send Invoices by Text
Tuesday January 29, 2019

In Algeria, customers of the National Electricity and Gas Company (Sonelgaz) will soon receive their invoice by phone message (SMS).
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Madagascar Plans to Double Power Capacity
Tuesday January 29, 2019

Madagascar plans to double its electricity over the next five years. The news was revealed by Roland Ravatomanga, the country’s new Minister of Energy, Water and Hydrocarbons, when he took office.
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Max Bögl Among the Top 3 Nominees for Bauma Innovation Award 2019
Tuesday January 29, 2019
BHGE Commits to Reducing CO2 Equivalent Emissions to Net Zero
Tuesday January 29, 2019
Mali Calls for Tenders
Monday January 28, 2019

Mali launched a call for tenders for the selection of a consultant as part of its Hybrid Rural Electrification Systems project. The chosen company will be responsible for monitoring the environmental and social compliance of the companies selected to build the hybrid power plants.
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Meralco to Takeover Ghana’s ECG
Monday January 28, 2019

Ghana power company, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), is being taken over by a company out of the Philippines. According to reports, the takeover of ECG by Meralco Consortium will take effect on February 1.
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Blockchain Solution to Render African Projects Economically Viable
Monday January 28, 2019
ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group Partner with Clariant to Advance Cellulosic Biofuel Research
Monday January 28, 2019
AFC Closes Bridge Loan for Cote d’Ivoire Hydro Project
Sunday January 27, 2019

Africa Finance Corp. (AFC) announced the financial close of a bridge loan facility contracted by Ivoire Hydro Energy (IHE) for the construction of the 44-MW Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric power project (SAHP)and associated infrastructure.
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Africa Ranks High in Zayed Sustainability Prize Winners
Sunday January 27, 2019

African innovators excelled at this year’s Zayed Sustainability Prize’s annual awards, winning in three out of five categories including Energy, Food and Global High Schools.
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Egypt Keen on Green Tourism
Thursday January 24, 2019

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Egypt’s Minister for Tourism Raina Al-Mashat made it know the country is looking to implement green tourism measures going forward. Speaking to CNN reporters Becky Anderson and John Defterios, Minister Al-Mashat said:
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TESLA to Enter Nigerian Energy Market
Wednesday January 23, 2019

US electric car manufacturer, TESLA, plans to introduce batteries on the Nigerian market that can power homes and businesses.
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UKCI to Invest in African RE Yieldco
Wednesday January 23, 2019

UK Climate Investments (UKCI) plans a £28 million investment in a dedicated African renewable energy yieldco, Revego Africa Energy Limited.
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Another Attack in Kenya
Wednesday January 23, 2019

Police in Kenya repelled another attack by suspected al Shabaab terrorists. According to reports the militants attacked a construction company in the eastern part of the country
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Thousands of Nigerian Refugees Seek Safety in Chad
Wednesday January 23, 2019
Max Bögl Builds Some of Asia’s Tallest Wind Turbines
Wednesday January 23, 2019
Siemens Gamesa Secures 242 MW Scioto Ridge Wind Project in Ohio
Wednesday January 23, 2019
Mozambique to Benefit from SunFunder/SolarWorks! Debt Facility
Tuesday January 22, 2019

SunFunder closed a $2 million debt facility with SolarWorks!, a leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar home system and energy services provider in Southern Africa.
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World Bank to Fund Zambia Electrification
Tuesday January 22, 2019

The government of Zambia will see funds from the World Bank in the amount of $26.5 million to enhance electricity access across rural areas.
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POP Looking for Innovative Projects
Tuesday January 22, 2019
Ethiopia Issues Tender for Solar Plants
Monday January 21, 2019

In Ethiopia, the Ministry of Energy launched a call for tenders for the installation of six large-scale solar power plants. The plants would have a combined capacity of almost 800 MW and be located in the states of Afar, Somali, Oromia and Tigray.
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Funds for Nigerian Off-Grid Projects on the Way
Monday January 21, 2019

In Nigeria, the Rural Electrification Fund (REF), which is implemented by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), signed agreements for disbursement of N1.9 billion grant for the execution of mini-grids and solar home systems.
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Angola and UAE to Cooperate on Energy
Monday January 21, 2019

Angola signed three cooperation agreements with the UAE. The agreements cover the fields of energy production, transmission and distribution, as well as in the supply of drinking water.
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Inspired Evolution Contributes to d.light Expansion in Africa
Sunday January 20, 2019

Inspired Evolution led a $41 million equity investment by its Evolution II Fund and other consortium partners into d.light. Evolution II invested $18 million alongside $10.6 million from the Dutch Development Bank FMO, $7.5 million from Swedfund and $5 million from Norfund.
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Siemens and QPOWER Sign Service Agreement Extension at Ras Laffan
Sunday January 20, 2019
ElectriFI Commits to Bumbuna II
Thursday January 17, 2019

As the 143-MW Bumbuna II Hydroelectric power project in Sierra Leone enters the final stages of development, ElectriFI, the Electrification Financing Initiative, has committed $3.5 million of development capital to finance 50% of the external development expenses needed to reach financial close of the project.
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Siemens Gamesa Launches 10 MW Offshore Wind Turbine
Thursday January 17, 2019

Siemens Gamesa launches 10 MW offshore wind turbine; annual energy production (AEP) increase of 30% vs. predecessor
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Small Thermal Plants Hold Promise for African Economies
Thursday January 17, 2019

Small-scale power generation plants driven by hydrocarbon sources and biomass are still likely to play a valuable part in rolling out electricity in regions of Africa unserved by grid power and where renewable resources are insufficient to sustain a reliable energy supply.
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South Africa hosts First Lead Author Meeting of the IPCC
Thursday January 17, 2019
New Global Alliance Commits over $1 Billion to Help End Plastic Waste
Thursday January 17, 2019
Togo Secures Solar Funding
Wednesday January 16, 2019

Togo secured $15 million to establish a 30-MW solar plant from IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency). According to reports this is the largest project approved by IRENA, in terms of capacity.
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Isimba Hydro Plant to be Commissioned
Wednesday January 16, 2019

Uganda’s Isimba hydroelectric plant will be commissioned by the end of January according to the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL).
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IRENA Names New MD
Wednesday January 16, 2019

Francesco La Camera has been named the new Managing Director of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Prior to his appointment La Camera held the position of Director General for Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate in the Italian Ministry of the Environment.
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Emirates Insolaire Showcases Colored Solar Panel Technology and Projects at WFES
Wednesday January 16, 2019
BBOXX and AIIM in 3-Country Investment Deal
Tuesday January 15, 2019

Ten million people will gain energy access following a deal between BBOXX and Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM). AIIM, though its AIIF3 fund, is investing $31 million for a minority stake in BBOXX’s operations in Rwanda, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Grand Renaissance Initial Capacity Expected Next Year
Tuesday January 15, 2019

Initial energy production from the Grand Renaissance dam in Ethiopia is set to begin in 2020, according to Ethiopia’s Water and Sanitation Minister Seleshi Bekele.
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PGGM and Shell Explore Potential Joint Acquisition of Eneco
Tuesday January 15, 2019
Burkina Faso to Set Up Temporary Power Station
Monday January 14, 2019

Burkina Faso plans to set up a temporary thermal power station, running on fuel to meet its energy deficit. The emergency measure being developed will enable the country to have 50 MW of additional electricity over the 2019-2021 period.
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Algeria Negotiates Power Exports
Monday January 14, 2019

Algeria is currently negotiating with Spain to export to it, part of the electricity produced. This information was revealed by Mustapha Guitouni, the Algerian Minister of Energy.
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Calyxo Thin-Film Modules Achieve All-Time Production High
Sunday January 13, 2019
SolarNow Receives Funding for Ugandan Expansion
Thursday January 10, 2019

SunFunder and two institutional investors, ResponsAbility and Oikocredit have provided additional financing of $9 million to SolarNow, a specialist in off-grid solar installations in Uganda.
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Senegal Doubles Electricity Capacity
Thursday January 10, 2019

Senegal saw its energy production double over the past six years. The country’s power generating capacity has gone from 500 MW in 2012 to 1,141 MW in 2018.
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January 2019 Global Economic Prospects
Thursday January 10, 2019
meeco Simultaneously Energised Two Large-scale Solar Installations on Two Continents
Thursday January 10, 2019
ElectriFI Finance REDAVIA in Ghana Expansion
Wednesday January 9, 2019

REDAVIA and ElectriFI have signed a $2 million financing agreement to support REDAVIA’s expansion in Ghana’s industrial and commercial sector, offering affordable, reliable and clean power generated through modular solar farms.
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AfDB to Finance Hydro in Gabon
Wednesday January 9, 2019

The AfDB and GPC-ERANOVE Consortium signed a LoI for the financing of Gabon’s Ngoulmendjim and Dibwangui hydropower plants. The hydropower plants will have a capacity of 73 MW and 15 MW, respectively.
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The Nkomazi SEZ to Contribute to Industrialization of The mpumalanga Province
Wednesday January 9, 2019
Romainville Island Solar Park to Save Seychelles $1 Million
Tuesday January 8, 2019

The solar park located on Romainville Island in the Seychelles is set to save the government revenue that would otherwise be spent on the import of petroleum products. The solar park will save the country $1 million a year in energy expenses.
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ADF Authorizes Funds for RE and Agribusinesses
Tuesday January 8, 2019

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) authorized a credit risk participation for seven loans worth $149 million cumulatively for renewable energy and agribusiness projects in Uganda, Sudan, and Cameroon.
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Gabon Coup Attempt
Tuesday January 8, 2019

A coup attempt to oust one of Africa’s longest standing rulers, President Ali Bongo, took place yesterday morning in Gabon. Soldiers took over the national radio station, announcing the establishment of a "restoration council."
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Honeywell UOP Awards Scholarships to Engineering Students from Cairo University
Tuesday January 8, 2019
Why Solar Power is the Obvious Solution for South Africa
Monday January 7, 2019

As South Africa kicks off the New Year with a lower petrol price and hopes for a constructive 2019, there are some looming problems that hinder the great spirit of the country. For example, Eskom is maintaining that load-shedding is still a possibility
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GE Turbines for Kipeto
Sunday January 6, 2019

GE was tagged to provide the wind turbines for Kenya’s Kipeto power station. GE Renewable Energy, GE Financial Service and GE EFS will provide technological and advisory support to WorleyParsons, which secured the construction of the infrastructure last September.
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GCF to Fund Mini-Grids in Burkina Faso
Sunday January 6, 2019

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will provide €24.3 million to the Burkina Faso’s Yeleen Rural Electrification Project. The project aims to bring clean energy to 100 villages through the installation of solar mini-grids in rural areas.
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Sumitomo Invests in M-KOPA
Sunday January 6, 2019

Japanese firm, Sumitomo Corp., has invested in M-KOPA Holdings Limited. M-KOPA empowers homes and small businesses through an advanced pay-as-you-go platform – unlocking solar, information, technology, finance and opportunity for millions of people.
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Five innovators win a place in the Senegal Start-Up Accelerator
Sunday January 6, 2019
JinkoSolar and Schneider Electric Team up in Egypt
Thursday January 3, 2019

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. partnered with Schneider Electric to donate a 55kW off-grid solar project in Abu Redis, South Sinai, Egypt. The project is to be located in a remote village about 30 km away from Abu Redis, in Abu Ghuraqd.
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AfDB to Support Nigeria’s NEP
Thursday January 3, 2019

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved a $200 million loan for Nigeria. The investment is intended to support the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP), implemented as part of the Nigerian Government’s 2017-2020 Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
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Ketraco and Tana River County Partner on Electrification
Thursday January 3, 2019

Kenya’s Tana River County has partnered with the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) to implement a strategic electrification plan for the region.
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Drilling Begins on Baringo-Silali Geothermal Project
Wednesday January 2, 2019

In Kenya, a geothermal well began drilling on behalf of the Baringo-Silali geothermal project according to the Geothermal Development Corp (GDC) of Kenya.
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Bank Windhoek Issues First Green Bond
Wednesday January 2, 2019

Bank Windhoek issued Namibia’s first green bond to finance eligible green projects and assets. The bank, Namibia’s largest locally owned bank and its second largest lender, becomes the first commercial lender in southern Africa to issue such a bond.
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Edu Okeke Steps Up as the New MD of Azura Power
Wednesday January 2, 2019
Happy Holidays
Friday December 28, 2018

Happy holidays to you and yours from Alternative Energy Africa! We will return to our normal breaking news updates on January 2, allowing our team to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. See you in 2019!
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Zimbabwe Mobilizing Hwange Financing
Tuesday December 25, 2018

The Zimbabwean government has announced that it plans to raise $350 million in the coming budget year to finance the work on the Hwange 7 and 8 thermal power plants. This amounts to just over one third of the $969.4 million required for the work.
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D.light Expanding in Africa
Tuesday December 25, 2018

D.light, has raised $41 million in private equity from a group of investors led by Africa-based investment consulting firm, Inspired Evolution
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Work on Congo Power Plant Complete
Monday December 24, 2018

Maintenance work on the Republic of Congo’s Côte Matève power plant is now complete, according to Louis Kanoha Elenga, the director general of the Congo Electric Power (E2C),
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Thermal Power Plant for Jacqueville
Thursday December 20, 2018

Cote d’Ivoire will see a new thermal power plant constructed in Jacqueville. The plant will have a capacity of 390 MW and cost an estimated $430 million.
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Greenlight Planet Energizes Nigeria
Thursday December 20, 2018
Grace Mugabe Wanted in South Africa
Thursday December 20, 2018
Cote d’Ivoire Goes for Azinto Phase 4
Thursday December 20, 2018

Cote d’Ivoire will invest roughly $392.6 million to add an additional 253 MW of production capacity to the Azito thermal power station in Yopougon.
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UL Introduces Testing and Commissioning for Energy Efficiency in MENA Building
Thursday December 20, 2018
CAPE Investment Partners Take Majority Share of CAPE Holland and FoundOcean
Thursday December 20, 2018
Kenyan Wind Farm Achieves Financial Close
Wednesday December 19, 2018

Kipeto Energy reached financial close on its planned wind farm in Kenya, following the acquisition by leading growth markets investor Actis of the respective equity interests of IFC and African Infrastructure Investment Managers’ (AIIM).
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EIB to Support Clean Energy Project in Guinea
Wednesday December 19, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide €495 million in new support for three projects to support sustainable transport, clean energy and internet access projects in North, West and East Africa. Agreements for the three projects were signed at the Africa‑Europe High‑Level Forum in Vienna.
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GE to Provide Turbines to Kipeto Wind Project
Wednesday December 19, 2018

GE Renewable Energy and GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) have partnered to provide technology and advisory support for its flagship onshore wind project in Kenya, Kipeto Energy’s 100 MW wind power project is located south of Nairobi, in Kajiado.
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AfDB Committed More Than Ever to Fighting Climate Change
Wednesday December 19, 2018
The Silent Transition to Electric and Hybrid Vessels
Wednesday December 19, 2018
Zola Electric Teams Up with FMO and Symbiotics
Tuesday December 18, 2018

Zola Electric, formerly Off Grid Electric, along with FMO and Symbiotics, announced a $32.5 million facility to finance growth in Zola’s Tanzanian operations over the next five years.
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World Bank and AFD Working on Solar Risk Mitigation
Tuesday December 18, 2018

The World Bank and Agence Francaise de Devleloppement (AFD) are jointly working on a Solar Risk Mitigation Initiative (SRMI) to improve solar energy deployment in some of the world’s poorest countries.
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No Zesco Sale to China
Tuesday December 18, 2018

The government of Zambia is not selling the country’s state-run utility, Zesco, to China for debt repayments despite rumors to the contrary. Apparently the United States was under the impression that the African country was selling off the state utility to China but the government has denied this.
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Mozambique Extends Cahora Bassa Concession
Monday December 17, 2018

In Mozambique, the government has issued an extension for the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric power station concession, according to the spokesman for the Council of Ministers of Mozambique, Ana Comoana.
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Elsewedy and Arab Contractors Tagged for Tanzanian Hydro
Sunday December 16, 2018

Tanzania signed the construction contract for its planned $3 billion hydroelectric power plant. The contract was signed with a fully integrated JV between Elsewedy Electric and Arab Contractors.
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Greenfield Power Plant for Ghana
Sunday December 16, 2018

Early Power Limited (EPL) issued a full construction Notice to Proceed on Stage 1 of the 400 MW Bridge Power Project (the Bridge Project). Stage 1 of this greenfield multi-fuel combined cycle power plant located in Tema, Ghana, is comprised of 202 MW. It will begin delivering electricity to the Ghanaian power grid in Q4 of next year.
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Sustainability Guidelines Define Good Practice for Hydropower
Sunday December 16, 2018
Offshore Wind Continues to Blow FoundOcean in the Right Direction
Sunday December 16, 2018
InfraCo Africa to Fund Cameroon Solar
Thursday December 13, 2018

The UK’s InfraCo Africa, a subsidiary of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), signed a $1.7 million convertible loan with South African developers of the Elan solar PV plant in Cameroon
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Special Ice Tags REDAVIA for Solar in Ghana
Wednesday December 12, 2018

Special Ice has chosen REDAVIA to establish its first solar farm in Ghana. The two signed an agreement that will see nine solar units and a total of 756 kWp being deployed at the Special Ice factory in the Oyarifa district in Accra.
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UK Increasing Funds for RE in Africa
Wednesday December 12, 2018

The UK government is increasing its funding for renewable energy projects in Africa. According to the Energy and Clean Growth Ministry, the country will provide £100 million in extra funding.
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Azuri Showcases Innovative Financing at COP24
Wednesday December 12, 2018

News out of COP24 being held in Poland has Azuri Technologies and the Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI) showcasing how innovative financing in the off-grid solar sector is helping millions across Africa access affordable, renewable, clean energy.
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LTP Energias Provides Off-Grid Power
Wednesday December 12, 2018
E-voucher System Launched in Kenya
Wednesday December 12, 2018

Azuri and Unilever launch mobile e-voucher system in Kenya for off-grid rural consumers as a gateway to goods and services. During the visit to Kenya by UK Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this year, Azuri and Unilever announced that they were teaming up to bring solar to millions more off-grid homes across Kenya and, with that, modern goods and services to enhance family life.
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Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water Visits Japan
Wednesday December 12, 2018
Reintroducing Biodiversity into Urban Living
Tuesday December 11, 2018
DLO to Invest in Nigerian Solar
Tuesday December 11, 2018

DLO Energy Resources Group is investing in a solar farm project in Nigeria’s Kaduna State to power its green industrial zone. DLO’s MD and founder Linda Mabhena-Olagunju and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, signed a MoU to build lower-cost, utility-scale solar-electric generating facilities.
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Seraphim Inaugurates Solar Cell Factory in Coega
Tuesday December 11, 2018

Seraphim Solar System Co. Ltd, inaugurated a new 500 MW solar cell factory in the Coega Industrial Development Zone of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, along with 200 MW half-cell module assembly expansion in Eastern Cape.
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Egypt Taking Over as Africa Union Head
Tuesday December 11, 2018
IRENA Plans Single RE Market in Africa
Monday December 10, 2018

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) plans to create a single renewable energy market in Africa. The continental initiative would encourage lower electricity costs and a reliable supply for African consum
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Floating Solar for Cote d’Ivoire
Monday December 10, 2018

The French Development Agency (AFD) will finance a project to build the first floating solar power station in Africa. The project will be located in Côte d'Ivoire and was announced by the country’s Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies, Thierry Tanoh.
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Cenpower Cancels EPC for Kpone Contract with Group Five
Sunday December 9, 2018

Cenpower Generation Company Ltd. has announced the termination of its engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with Group Five Power for the construction of the 350 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant, the Kpone Independent Power Project (KIPP) in the Tema industrial zone.
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Necsa Board Ousted
Sunday December 9, 2018

South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe announced that the entire board of directors of state-run nuclear firm Necsa have been let go and the chief executive has been suspended over problems with how it was governed.
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NGO Chief Convicted on Bribery Charges of Chadian & Ugandan Officials
Sunday December 9, 2018
Tunisia Tags 30 for Tender
Thursday December 6, 2018

The Ministry of Industry and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Tunisia has tagged some 30 firms and/or consortia as part of the tender process to add 800 MW of capacity to the country’s national grid.
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AfDB Backs Nigerian Off-grid
Thursday December 6, 2018

The AfDB mobilized $200 million to support the Nigerian power sector. This funding will support the efforts made in the country for the electrification of rural areas, facilitating the deployment of off-grid solutions by private investors, as well as the implementation of electrical systems for federal universities.
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Tekeleza Prize Winners Announced
Thursday December 6, 2018
KenGen Starts Construction on Geothermal Plant
Wednesday December 5, 2018

Kenya launched construction on an 83-MW geothermal power plant, according to state-run KenGen. President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the groundbreaking for the plant at Olkaria.
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Kanzimbe Solar Plant Breaks Ground
Wednesday December 5, 2018

In Malawi work on the Kanzimbe solar power plant in the Salima region has started. The 60 MW capacity infrastructure will be built by JCM Matswana Solar Energy and is already under a power purchase agreement with Escom, the national power company.
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GE’s EMS to Monitor Malawi’s Grid
Wednesday December 5, 2018

GE’s Energy Management System (EMS) will provide real-time and remotely managed information on Malawi’s electrical grid and power outages. Aligning with MCA-M’s Infrastructure Development Project,
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New DNV GL Research Sees Long-term Expansion of Hydrogen Use for Energy
Wednesday December 5, 2018
SolarPower Europe Publishes First Report on Grid Intelligent Solar
Wednesday December 5, 2018
Schletter Group: 1 MW Rooftop Project in Jordan Now on the Grid
Wednesday December 5, 2018
New Solar Plant opens in Upington
Tuesday December 4, 2018

100 MW of new solar power was added to South Africa’s grid when the Karoshoek Solar One project went live in Upington, Northern Cape. This project is the latest success of thw government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) which mobilizes private capital and expertise to provide renewable energy to Eskom.
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Togo Becomes 20th Member Nation of AFC
Tuesday December 4, 2018

Togo has become the 20th Member State of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa’s leading infrastructure development finance institution. Togo's membership of AFC also makes it the 12th West African member of AFC after Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Liberia, Guinea, Chad, Cape Verde, Benin and Côte d'Ivoire.
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World Wind Energy Award 2018 for Shahid Hamid
Tuesday December 4, 2018
IFC and Solar Cluster Partner in Morocco
Monday December 3, 2018

The IFC and Solar Cluster, a Moroccan association that trains and supports local SMEs in the field of green entrepreneurship, launched a program for start-ups to design and market sustainable energy solutions.
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AfDB Allocates Funds for Senegal’s Malicounda
Monday December 3, 2018

The African Development Bank (AfDB) allocated €51.26 million to Senegal for the development of its electricity sector. The funds will be used for the construction of the 120 MW Malicounda combined-cycle diesel plant.
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Siemens and ADNOC Celebrate Inauguration of Taweelah Gas Compression Plant
Monday December 3, 2018
Zero Emission Genset: Emerging ‘Mobile Phone’ of the Energy Sector
Monday December 3, 2018
Rolls-Royce Partners with Northwestel for Backup Power System Deliveries
Monday December 3, 2018
Nigeria Sharing Electricity with Burkina Faso
Sunday December 2, 2018

Nigeria plans to supply electricity to Burkina Faso to help relieve the neighboring country of its energy deficit. This information was reported by Lamu Audu,
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Zonful Raises Funds from EAV
Sunday December 2, 2018

Zonful Energy has raised funds from Energy Access Ventures (EAV) for off-grid solar in Zimbabwe. EAV targets start-up companies whose main activity is the implementation of technologies and solutions in the energy sector.
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AFC Invests in Cameroon’s Nachtigal Hydro
Thursday November 29, 2018

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is to invest in Cameroon’s Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC). The €1.2 billion power generation project will consist of a 420 MW hydro-electric power station as well as a 50 km transmission line.
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RLS Facility Now in Five African Countries
Thursday November 29, 2018

Since launching a year ago, the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five countries ensuring that their Independent Power Producers (IPPs) receive protection against payment risks that often contribute to their failure.
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Solar Powering Algerian Petroleum Operations
Wednesday November 28, 2018

Sonatrach and ENI inaugurated a 10-MW solar plant at Bir Rebaa North (BRN) in Algeria. The plant, co-operated by the two firms through the GSA (Groupement Sonatrach-Agip), will provide green energy to the oil field, thus contributing to the decarbonization of the Algerian energy system.
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Bourbon Subsea Installs First Floating Wind Turbine at Kincardine
Wednesday November 28, 2018
PWRstation and Sustainable Power Generation Team Up
Tuesday November 27, 2018
South Africa to Reveal Plans for BIP at EnergyWeek South Africa
Tuesday November 27, 2018
Fronius Wins Two Prizes
Tuesday November 27, 2018
Atlantic Bank to Finance Rural Electrification in Mali
Monday November 26, 2018

The Atlantic Bank has committed to finance a rural electrification program implemented by the Renewable Energies Agency of Mali (AER), in rural areas. The initiative will bring energy to people in these communities through PV technology.
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Burkina Faso Adding More Solar
Monday November 26, 2018

Burkina Faso energy authorities signed contracts with private operators for the construction of several solar plants, with a total capacity of 155 MW.
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Contract Signed to Modernize Libyan Power Lines
Monday November 26, 2018

Mustafa Sanalla, head of Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC), attended the contract signing ceremony that will see some power lines in the country modernized.
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Algeria Looking to Export Surplus Power to EU
Sunday November 25, 2018

Mustapha Guitouni, Algeria’s Energy Minister, has submitted an official request to enter Europe’s power market. The country is looking to export electricity surplus once it starts generating power from solar energy projects.
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IBC Commissions PV Station with Battery Storage in Harare
Sunday November 25, 2018

IBC SOLAR supplied and commissioned a 194-kilowatt peak system with battery storage in Harare, Zimbabwe. The flagship project was ordered by the Standard Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ), that will be using the PV system to provide an uninterrupted, environmentally friendly power supply to its central administration building.
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EIB Supports Cameroon’s Nachtigal Project
Sunday November 25, 2018

At its Africa Day in Addis Ababa, the European Investment Bank announced its strong support for the construction of a 420-MW hydropower project in Cameroon. The EIB will provide a €50 million long term project finance loan to Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) under the Impact Financing Envelope of the ACP Cotonou Investment Facility.
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Regional Cooperation in East Africa Set to Tackle Energy Insecurity
Sunday November 25, 2018
SFC Energy Enters into Hydrogen Technology
Sunday November 25, 2018
IMEON Solar Inverters and BYD Lithium Batteries Compatible
Sunday November 25, 2018
Blue Shark to Supply Tidal Turbines to Djibouti
Thursday November 22, 2018

Blue Shark Power System signed a MoU with Djibouti for the supply of its Tidal electric turbines. The turbines will have a combined capacity of 120 MW.
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Fortune CP Powers Malawian Hospital
Thursday November 22, 2018

Fortune CP (UK) commissioned a 55 KW hybrid solar project for a children’s hospital in Lilongwe Malawi. The hospital is run by Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi (Baylor-Malawi) an organization sponsored by USAID and Baylor College of Medicine, Texas.
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Nigeria Commits to Vision 30:30:30 Goals
Wednesday November 21, 2018

The Nigerian government aims to produce 30% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 to diversify its energy mix.
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Rwanda Signs DPO with World Bank
Wednesday November 21, 2018

The government of Rwanda signed a Development Policy Credit Agreement (DPO) with the World Bank to support a fiscally sustainable expansion of electricity services.
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Togolese Entrepreneur Winner of BOAD Award
Tuesday November 20, 2018
Battery Storage Market Growing
Tuesday November 20, 2018
Understanding How to Best Repower Wind Farms in the Drive for ‘Cheaper, Green, Energy’
Tuesday November 20, 2018
Unity Bank Going Solar
Monday November 19, 2018

Nigeria’s Unity Bank is going solar. The company and Daystar Power are working together to move the bank’s power supply at its 240 branches across the West African nation from diesel to solar-powered solutions.
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Israel to Fund Solar Project in Angola
Monday November 19, 2018

Israel plans to provide funding to Angola to be invested in several fields, including agriculture and energy generation. According to Oren Rosenblat, Israel's ambassador to Angola,
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Design for SBM Offshore Wind Floater Receives ABS stamp of Approval
Monday November 19, 2018
Elsewedy Electric Inaugurates Manufacturing Plant in Algeria
Sunday November 18, 2018

Elsewedy Electric Algeria inaugurated a manufacturing plan for the production of electric cable accessories in Algeria. Setting up this production plant cost $1 million and can produce 100,000 units a year.
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Global Energy Access Gaps Off-Track to Meet Targets
Sunday November 18, 2018
Ethiopia Targeting Access for All by 2025
Thursday November 15, 2018

Ethiopia is targeting energy access for all its citizens by 2025. The country, which currently has an electrification rate of 58%, intends to implement important hydroelectric and geothermal projects in order to achieve this goal.
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Engie Signs PPA with Senelec
Thursday November 15, 2018

Engie, alongside its investment partner Meridiam consortium and Fonsis, the Senegalese Sovereign Fund, signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with Senelec, the Senegalese off-taker for two solar PV projects in Senegal.
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Senegal Powering 25 Villages
Wednesday November 14, 2018

Senegal will see 25 villages in the south-east of the country electrified with solar by the end of the year as part of a sustainable development program promoting renewable energies.
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AfDB Launches Africa Energy Portal
Wednesday November 14, 2018

AfDBat the Africa Investment Forum brought together investors, policy makers and government officials for a presentation of the new initiative on November9, the Africa Energy Portal (AEP).
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Palfridge Wins LEAP Award
Tuesday November 13, 2018

Palfridge was named the winner of the Appropriate Design and User Experience innovation prize, within the Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition.
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Morocco’s 180 MW Midelt Wind Farm Mobilizes Funding
Tuesday November 13, 2018

In Morocco power producers Nareva and Enel Green Power completed the financial mobilization of $230 million needed for the construction of the Midelt wind farm.
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Kenya Targets 2020 for 100% RE
Tuesday November 13, 2018

Kenya aims to meet 100% of its energy needs through renewable sources of energy by 2020, according to the country’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta. Currently renewable energy accounts for 70% of the East African country’s energy mix.
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Electrifying the Deserts of Africa
Tuesday November 13, 2018
Power Africa Gets New Partner
Monday November 12, 2018

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and USAID’s Power Africa initiative signed a MoU that will finance power projects in 22 African countries.
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Greenlight Planet Powers 10,000 Homes in Zimbabwe
Monday November 12, 2018

Greenlight Planet’s partner, Zonful Energy, a pay as you go (PAYG) company in Zimbabwe has distributed 10,000 Sun King solar home systems in a span of four months.
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German Bank Funds Senegalese Rural Electrification
Monday November 12, 2018

Senegal will see financing for the electrification of 300 rural villages from KfW IPEX-Bank. The planned technical approach envisages the generation and provision of electricity by means of decentralized solar power systems and energy stores
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ECG to Pay Down Bui Power Authority Debt
Monday November 12, 2018

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is in arrears to the Bui Power Authority, the entity in charge of the Bui power plant. According to reports, ECG owes an estimated $250 million for energy provided by the plant to the national grid since 2013.
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Qua Iboe Thermal Power Plant to See $1 Billion in Investments
Monday November 12, 2018
Azuri and APA Insurance Introduce HospiCash
Monday November 12, 2018
Bamako Community Power Declaration
Monday November 12, 2018
MCC Approves Energy Compact for Senegal
Sunday November 11, 2018

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has just approved a new Energy Compact for Senegal. This agreement will see $550 million for the electricity sector and $50 million for stimulating economic growth and progress.
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Nachtigal Hydro Gets Loan from AFD Group
Sunday November 11, 2018

Proparco, on behalf of the French Development Agency (AFD), signed a €150 million loan to Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) to finance the design,
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Kpone Power Plant Start Up Postponed
Thursday November 8, 2018

According to Group Five the finalization of the Kpone thermal power plant in Ghana will be postponed again. The postponement is due to the contamination of the fuel
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Load Shedding Leaves Nigerian States in the Dark
Thursday November 8, 2018

Load shedding over the next two weeks will leave Nigerian localities of Sokoto and Zamfara in the dark according to the Transmission Company of Nigeria. This load shedding is due to technical problems on a transmission line in Gusau.
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BBOXX to Unveil Tomorrow’s Rural Home
Wednesday November 7, 2018

BBOXX will unveil its vision of a typical 2020s rural dwelling in the developing world at Unlocking Solar Capital Africa 2018. The house, Tomorrow’s Rural Home, reflects the needs and desires of rural households in the developing world.
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Perdekraal East Wind Farm Provides Power to Grid
Wednesday November 7, 2018

South Africa is seeing power from the 110-MW Perdekraal East Wind Farm transferred to its electrical distribution network. has announced to have started electrical distribution network on the $205 million Perdekraal East Wind Farm.
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Six Companies Vie for Sudanese Power Plant
Tuesday November 6, 2018

Six companies, including GE, are vying for the construction of the Al-Fula Thermal Power Plant in Sudan. The plant will be a dual cycle thermal power plant that will use both gas and petroleum products from the region.
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Millennium Challenge Corp. Hands Over Nkula A Hydropower Station
Monday November 5, 2018

A ceremony commemorating the official hand-over the Nkula A Hydropower Station in Malawi took place. Millennium Challenge Corporation VP, General Counsel and Board Secretary Jeanne Hauch marked the closeout of the MCC Malawi Compact at the ceremony.
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Why Financing Africa’s Energy Infrastructure is a Major Opportunity for Investors
Monday November 5, 2018
QWAY Keen on 500 MW of Angolan RE
Sunday November 4, 2018

QWAY is keen to construct 500 MW of renewable energy infrastructure in Angola. It is expected that 250 MW to 300 MW of this capacity would consist of solar power plants.
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Morocco Revising RE Targets Upward
Sunday November 4, 2018

King Mohammed VI, Morocco’s ruler, has ordered the 2030 targets for renewable energies be revised upward. Up to this point, the country had planned to produce 52% of its electricity from renewable sources.
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Egyptian Firms Win Hydropower Job in Tanzania
Thursday November 1, 2018

Arab Contractors Company has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of Rufiji's Dam and Power Plant in the Stiegler's Gorge area of Tanzania.
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ExxonMobil Faces Suit Over Deceiving Shareholders on Climate Change
Thursday November 1, 2018
Sidrive IQ Digital Platform: Optimized Performance into the Megawatt Range
Thursday November 1, 2018
Cyrq Energy to Invest in Kenyan Geothermal
Wednesday October 31, 2018

US energy company Cyrq Energy will invest $300 million to develop a geothermal power plant in Suswa, Narok County, Kenya. The plant will have a projected capacity of 330 MW.
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SADC Launches RE Center in Windhoek
Wednesday October 31, 2018

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) launched its Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) in Windhoek, Namibia.
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Hydro Group Completes Work on Groundbreaking Turbine Project
Wednesday October 31, 2018
Firms Recognized at Solar Power Portal Awards for Mini-Grid Expertise
Wednesday October 31, 2018
Mombasa Airport Going Solar
Tuesday October 30, 2018

Solarcentury East Africa will install a 500 KW solar PV plant at Moi International Airport in Mombasa, Kenya.
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Lekela Power Applies for Funding for Egypt Project
Tuesday October 30, 2018

Solarcentury East Africa will install a 500 KW solar PV plant at Moi International Airport in Mombasa, Kenya.The plant, which will generate 820,000 KWh of energy annually,
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Emirates Energy Award-2020 Launched at WGES
Tuesday October 30, 2018
APP Launches Library of Energy Information
Tuesday October 30, 2018
Etihad ESCO and Siemens to Retrofit 115 Mosques & 2 Buildings for Energy Savings
Tuesday October 30, 2018
CEE Group Presents Innovative Software for its Wind Turbine Components
Tuesday October 30, 2018
softEnergy Partner in Wind Turbine Monitoring
Tuesday October 30, 2018
Eskom Plans Transmission Upgrade
Monday October 29, 2018

South Africa will see its power transmission sector receive an upgrade over the 2019-2028 period. According to a plan from Eskom, the state-owned utility, around 6,500 km of high-voltage transmission lines and 46,000 MVA transformers will be installed over the next 10 years.
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AfDB Urges Power Sector to Capitalize on Women’s Capabilities
Monday October 29, 2018
Safety and Energy Efficiency Regulations for LED Lighting
Monday October 29, 2018
Cote d’Ivoire Plans Smart Grid
Monday October 29, 2018

In its efforts to boost its electricity exports, Côte d'Ivoire will inject €40 million into a smart electricity grid. This information was revealed by AmidouTraoré, the manager of the electrical sector management at CI-Energie.
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BBOXX and EDF Partner in Togo
Sunday October 28, 2018

BBOXXand EDF signed an agreement to develop and market solutions for access to off-grid electricity in Togo. The agreement was signed in Lomé, in the presence of the President of Togo, Faure Gnassignabé.
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Solar Mini-grids Re-Energise Rural Rwandan Economy
Sunday October 28, 2018

The number of enterprises have doubled in the village of Gitaraga, Rwanda, since MeshPower’s solar mini-grid was set up last May.
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African Leaders Call on World Bank to Support Baseload Power
Thursday October 25, 2018

African leaders are calling on the World Bank to do more to support baseload power in their countries. This was revealed during a World Bank meeting in Bali by Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank President.
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How Solar Power is Changing Lives in Africa
Thursday October 25, 2018
Inga 3 Hopefuls Given Deadline
Wednesday October 24, 2018

The two groups of foreign investors in the DRC’s Inga 3 hydropower plant have been given a deadline to submit a joint proposal for the multibillion-dollar development. The government has given the Chinese and Spanish groups four weeks to submit the proposal.
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GCF Approves Funding for African Projects
Wednesday October 24, 2018

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding for three proposals from the AfDB for climate change projects in Africa. The funding for the three approved projects total over more than $110 million.
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Police Fire Tear Gas at Conkary Rally
Wednesday October 24, 2018
EnergyWeek Morocco to Welcome 400 Energy Decision-makers
Wednesday October 24, 2018
The Rise of renewables across Africa
Wednesday October 24, 2018
New Partnership to Promote Carbon Capture Technology
Wednesday October 24, 2018
The future of gas in Africa
Wednesday October 24, 2018
ACWA Power and Egypt to Sign PPA for Wind Farm Power
Tuesday October 23, 2018

ACWA Power and the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) are expected to sign a power purchase agreement for a 500 MW wind farm by the end of the year.
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Vestas Turbines Destined for Enel’s South African Wind Farms
Tuesday October 23, 2018

Vestas Wind Systems, under contract to Enel Green Power, will install two wind farms with a combined capacity of 294 MW in South Africa. According to the agreement signed,
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Settlement Reached in Kenya Power Suit
Tuesday October 23, 2018

Kenya Power reached a settlement in the case of illegal billing brought against it. Reports have Apollo Mboya, the lawyer who brought the suit against Kenya Power to court, granted a friendly settlement.
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Biya Presidential Win No Surprise
Tuesday October 23, 2018

Results are in on Cameroon’s presidential election and it will come as a surprise to no one that the incumbent, Paul Biya, was the winner. Biya won the election with 71% of the vote according to the country’s Constitutional Council.
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Bourbon Wins Turnkey Contract for WindFloat Atlantic Floating Offshore Windfarm
Tuesday October 23, 2018
Eranove to Erect 65 MW Power Plant in Togo
Tuesday October 23, 2018
Rwanda Gets Funding from AfDB
Monday October 22, 2018

The government of Rwanda signed a €229.20 million funding agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support the country's program to improve electricity supply and expand access to electricity under the Scaling Up Electricity Access Program Phase II (SEAP II).
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Mount Kigali Substation Receives Upgrade
Monday October 22, 2018

Residents in Rwanda who receive electricity from Mount Kigali substation should be seeing a more stable supply following an upgrade to the substation. The substation was upgraded with two transformers of 20 MVA each, replacing the old 10 MVA transformers,
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AFDB and IRENA Make Mauritius Solar PV Visit
Monday October 22, 2018

A delegation made up of officials from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) visited Mauritius to assess the ADFD-funded $10 million solar PV kits project.
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Hanergy Introduces Cutting-Edge BIPV Product to Middle East Market
Monday October 22, 2018
ECA Aims to Become Africa’s Premier Think Tank
Monday October 22, 2018
Siemens and Bentley Systems Announce PlantSightDigital Twin Cloud Services
Sunday October 21, 2018
ecoligo.investments Platform Raises Funds for RE in Emerging Markets
Sunday October 21, 2018

Over €1 million was raised by crowdinvestors to finance solar projects in emerging markets on the ecoligo.investments platform. The milestone demonstrates the potential of individual investors to bridge a well-known finance gap for commercial and industrial (C&I) sector solar projects,
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Africa RE to Benefit from €1 billion EIB Financing Package
Thursday October 18, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a €1 billion financing the package for renewable energy sector at its last general assembly. This financial package will go to several projects, including two 500- MW solar power plant projects in Morocco, a 420-MW hydroelectric power plant in Cameroon,
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Togo Approves New Thermal Power Station
Thursday October 18, 2018

On October 12 at a meeting of the Council of Ministers, the Togolese government authorized the signing with the Eranove group a concession agreement for the construction and operation of a new thermal power station.
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Etihad Airways and Tadweer Launch Project to Turn Municipal Waste into Jet Fuel
Thursday October 18, 2018
DRC Signs Joint Deal for Inga 3
Wednesday October 17, 2018

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is moving forward with its Inga 3 hydroelectric project. DRC is said to have signed a joint deal on October 16 to develop the $14 billion hydroelectric project with one consortium led by China Three Gorges Corp. and a second led by Spain’s ACS (Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA)
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China Keen on Ghanaian RE
Wednesday October 17, 2018

Ghana plans to build a 150 MW wind project and a 250 MW solar power project,in order tohelp the country meets its renewable energy goals. The government laid out its plans at the Fourth Ghana Renewable Energy Fair which took place in Accra
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Finland to Invest €114 million in African RE Projects
Wednesday October 17, 2018

The Finnish government intends to invest €114 million in loans to support wind energy projects in developing countries, nine of which are in Africa. The funds will be managed through the IFC.
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Financing with Sustainability Targets
Wednesday October 17, 2018
Facebook Commits to 100% RE by 2020
Tuesday October 16, 2018

Facebook has committed to power its global operations with 100% renewables and reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions 75% by the end of the decade. Given that the company hit its previous renewable energy goal one year early, 100% by 2020 should be an achievable goal for the company.
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Sierra Leone to Add 50 MW Through Solar
Tuesday October 16, 2018

Sierra Leone secured $40 million in financing from the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, for the construction of a solar power plant. The solar plant will have a 50 MW capacity and construction is expected to take between 18 and 24 months.
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Alten Africa Seeking Partners for Nigerian Solar
Tuesday October 16, 2018

In Nigeria Alten Africa is seeking partners for the engineering, equipment, construction and operation of the 100 MW Kogisolar power plant. Companies have until October 26to submit their commitmentand interest in the project.
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US Cities Commit to 100% Renewable Energy
Tuesday October 16, 2018
Siemens and Bentley Systems’ Integrated APM Solution for Power Plants
Tuesday October 16, 2018
GTI SwRI and GE Break Ground on Supercritical CO2 Pilot Power Plantt
Tuesday October 16, 2018
IRENA Optimistic on Egyptian Renewables
Monday October 15, 2018

According to a recent report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Egypt could produce up to 53% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2020.
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EDF and GIBB Team Up to Form RE JV
Monday October 15, 2018
Ghana Inaugurates Burkina Faso Interconnection Project
Sunday October 14, 2018

The government of Ghana inaugurated the 225 kV Bolgatanga-Ouagadougou Power Interconnection Project on October 11.
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Olkaria V Moving Toward Completion
Sunday October 14, 2018

Kenya will add more geothermal power to its energy mix. KenGen’s new 165.4 MW capacity plant powered by geothermal steam is moving toward completion.
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AfDB Offers Up $1.5 Mil for Ghana’s RE
Sunday October 14, 2018

A grant from the AfDB for $1.5 million to Ghana will aid the country in removing barriers to investment in the renewable energy efficiency.
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EnergyWeek Morocco to Address Kingdom’s Role in Strategic Investment Opportunities in NW Africa
Sunday October 14, 2018
Liberating the potential of African gas
Sunday October 14, 2018
GE Power Joins Study on Blockchain
Sunday October 14, 2018
Storage Systems Featured at Innovation for Cool Earth Forum
Sunday October 14, 2018
Experts Validate Economic Commission for Africa Model
Sunday October 14, 2018
GE Power Wins Egypt’s El Dabaa Nuclear Gig
Thursday October 11, 2018

GE Power announced it won the contract to deliver the turbine island equipment for El Dabaa nuclear power plant project in Egypt through AAEM its joint venture with Atomenergomash.
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Intelvision Goes Solar in Seychelles
Thursday October 11, 2018

On the island nation of Seychelles, Intelvision is set to become a company with one of the largest PV systems on the island nation after the installation of a 100-kw system at its headquarters and plans for more installations at other offices.
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REDAVIA to Receive Financing from responsAbility
Thursday October 11, 2018

REDAVIA and the responsAbility-managed climate fund have signed a financing agreement for REDAVIA's Ghanaian subsidiary. The latest addition to the responsAbility portfolio of companies active in the distributed energy field,
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Mega Medupi Unit 2 Comes Online
Thursday October 11, 2018
Wind Turbine Installation Vessel launching and Construction Supervision Contract
Thursday October 11, 2018
Siemens Gamesa Plans Egypt Spend
Wednesday October 10, 2018

Siemens Gamesa, over the next seven years, plans to spend about $2 billion in the construction of wind farms in Egypt. Ayman Saad, the company's executive director,
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UN Warns Africa May Not Reach SDGs
Wednesday October 10, 2018

Africa will not attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Agenda 2063 unless urgent climate actions are taken, says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Murombedzi.
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Enabel Focuses on Tackling Climate Change in African Cities
Wednesday October 10, 2018

More than 170 participants from Belgium and from abroad will debate on plans to integrate climate change into the development strategies of secondary cities.
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SINN Power to Study RE Possibilities in Guinea
Tuesday October 9, 2018

SINN Power, out of Germany, will conduct studies to determine which mix of renewable energies will ensure a stable and sustainable electricity supply to Guinea.
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Siemens Gamesa Enters Russia with its first order for 90 MW Enel Wind Farm
Tuesday October 9, 2018
Germany to Fund Cote d’Ivoire’s Solar Plant
Sunday October 7, 2018

Cote d’Ivoire’s first solar power plant will receive financial support from Germany. The country granted the project a €27 million equity financing and will mobilize €9.7 million from the EU.
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EETC Enters into Negotiations with Siemens
Sunday October 7, 2018

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) entered into negotiations with Siemens on the feed-in tariff for wind power plant production.
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Algeria to Manufacture RE Parts
Sunday October 7, 2018

The first turbines manufactured in Algeria will be available by July 2019, according to the CEO of the country’s state-run utility Sonelgaz
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Akon Lighting Sierra Leone
Thursday October 4, 2018

Akon, Senegalese rapper and founder of Akon Lighting Africa, has pledged to equip Sierra Leone with 5,000 solar street lights and 2,500 traffic lights to accompany the national electrification agenda.
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Mini-Grid to Power Ministry Building in Abuja
Thursday October 4, 2018

The Nigerian Ministry of Energy is about to end its dependence on the national power grid by supplying its premises with a solar powered mini-grid, This Day reported.
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PAUWES Celebrates 3rd Graduating Class from Across Africa
Wednesday October 3, 2018
SEFA Approves Grant to Angola
Wednesday October 3, 2018

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the AfDB, approved a $1 million-grant to Independent Power Producers (IPP) in Angola to encourage private investment in renewable energy.
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JCM Matswani Solar Signs PPA in Malawi
Tuesday October 2, 2018

JCM Matswani Solar Corp signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom).
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EDP Takes Stake in Mozambique’s SolarWorks
Tuesday October 2, 2018

Energias de Portugal (EDP) acquired a minority stake in off-grid firm SolarWorks, an off-grid solar solutions company in Mozambique. The value of these vested shares amounts to €2 million.
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Rolls-Royce Expands Microgrid Position with Investment in Qinous
Tuesday October 2, 2018
Semcon Automates Production of Eco-Friendly Fuel Cells
Tuesday October 2, 2018
Zambia Launches Phase 2 of Mini-Hydropower Program
Monday October 1, 2018

Zambia has launched the second phase of its construction program for mini-hydropower projects by independent power producers. The 100 MW of new capacity will be put in place thanks to these mini-hydropower plants with a maximum capacity of 20 MW each.
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Turkana Transmission Line Sees Power Flowing
Monday October 1, 2018

Ketraco, Kenya’s state-run transmission company, announced that the Lake Turkana wind farm had finally delivered its first kilowatt hours to the grid.
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Two Solar Microgrids Up and Running in Kenya
Sunday September 30, 2018

Renewvia Energy’s first two solar microgrid facilities are up and running on the Islands of Ndeda and Ringiti in Kenya’s Lake Victoria region. The plants will power 10,000 residents and businesses, who were
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USTDA Extends Deadline for Power Proposals
Sunday September 30, 2018

The USTDA extended the deadline for initial proposals from project sponsors in sub-Saharan Africa or US companies working with African project sponsors in the energy sector.
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AfDB Approves Eskom Loan for Transmission Expansion
Sunday September 30, 2018

The AfDB approved a $218 million loan to Eskom, South Africa’s state-run utility firm. The funds will be used toward the upgrade and expansion of Eskom’s transmission facilities.
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ABB Wins $20 Million Order for Innovative Offshore Wind Transformers
Sunday September 30, 2018
Wild Energy Concert Fuels 100% Renewable Energy Cause
Sunday September 30, 2018
Dulas Sends Solar-Powered Fridges to Togo
Thursday September 27, 2018

British manufacturer of solar-powered vaccine refrigerators, has shipped 113 of its VC50SDD units to Togo, to support the work of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which is delivering immunization initiatives together with Togo’s Ministry of Health. Working with their local service partners BEMISS,
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SGRE’s High-Performance Energy Storage Facility Enters Final Construction Phase
Thursday September 27, 2018

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will celebrate the topping-out ceremony of its electric thermal energy storage (ETES) facility in Hamburg-Altenwerder
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OPIC Grants Funding for SET Fund
Thursday September 27, 2018
Kinyerezi II Online in October
Thursday September 27, 2018
ABB Selected to Help Upgrade Egypt’s Grid in Port Said
Wednesday September 26, 2018

ABB was selected by Egypt’s state-run utility, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), to help upgrade and digitalize the electrical grid in the Port Said region.
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ENI and UNDP Join Forces on SDGs in Africa
Wednesday September 26, 2018

ENI and the UNDP are joining forces to improve access to sustainable energy and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. The partnership is the first of its kind between UNDP and a global energy company.
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BBOXX and GE Launch Partnership in DRC
Wednesday September 26, 2018

BBOXX and GE have launched a partnership to provide energy access for small businesses, schools and other organizationsin Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Emerson Extends SolaHD High-Performance SDN-C Power Supplies Line
Wednesday September 26, 2018
Energy Experts call for Holistic Approach to Branding a Changing Energy Landscape
Wednesday September 26, 2018
Greensmith Energy Unveils Standardized Energy Storage Solution
Wednesday September 26, 2018
Egypt to Sudan Transmission Lines on the Way
Tuesday September 25, 2018

Egypt will begin testing operations on the interconnection line linking it to Sudan in November, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Energy. At this time the concrete bases for the electric towers have been laid.
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Total Expands EV Charging Solutions with New Acquisition
Tuesday September 25, 2018

Total has just finalized the acquisition of G2mobility, a French supplier of electric vehicle charging solutions. With this acquisition, Total now owns the entire company,
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Angola Betting on Renewables
Tuesday September 25, 2018

The Angolan government is looking to renewable energy technologies to lower the cost of power production and to help speed up the process of electrifying its rural areas.
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Valorem Acquires Stake in DLM EnR
Tuesday September 25, 2018
AfDB Launches First Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report
Tuesday September 25, 2018
Al Husainiyah Power Generation Licensed to Generate 50 MW Solar
Tuesday September 25, 2018
Five New North Sea Offshore Wind Contracts for Ampelmann
Tuesday September 25, 2018
Annual E-vehicle Production to Rise to 20+ Million in a Few Years
Tuesday September 25, 2018
Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Cell with Record Efficiency of 24.6%
Tuesday September 25, 2018
Fenix Names Uganda for New HQ
Monday September 24, 2018

Fenix International, part of global energy group ENGIE, has named Uganda as the site of its new global headquarters. The company will move engineering and technology development center from San Francisco to Uganda.
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ABB Named Global Leader Across Power Value Chain
Monday September 24, 2018
South Africa: Invitation for Public Submissions on Draft Integrated Resource Plan
Monday September 24, 2018
EUPVSEC Opens in Brussels
Monday September 24, 2018
Egypt Tags Siemens to Operate and Maintain World’s Largest Combined-Cycle Plants
Sunday September 23, 2018

Egypt selected Siemens to operate and maintain (O&M)its combined-cycle power plants. Siemens was selected by the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services (O&M) for the Beni Suef, New Capital and Burullus power plants, for the next eight years.
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Rosatom Promotes Nuclear Technologies in Ghana
Sunday September 23, 2018

Rosatom, as part of its promotion of nuclear energy in Africa, is supporting the Ghana Industrial Summit & Exhibition in Accra.
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ExxonMobil to Join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative
Sunday September 23, 2018
Rwanda Receives Funding to Improve Grid
Thursday September 20, 2018

Rwanda was the recipient of $23.6 million in funding to improve the stability of its electricity grid, which will help to avoid the risk of large-scale power cuts.
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Firms Apply for Zimbabwean Power Projects
Thursday September 20, 2018

In Zimbabwe four independent power producers have submitted applications to the country’s Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) for licenses to build new power plants.
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Rolls-Royce launches new range of powerful medium speed V-Engines
Thursday September 20, 2018
Siemens and E.ON reach milestone with 3D-printed burner for SGT-700 gas turbine
Thursday September 20, 2018
Chet Morrison Contactors and iSIMS introduce new iJacketTM
Thursday September 20, 2018
Yotta Solar Solves Panel Level Energy Storage
Thursday September 20, 2018
Ghana Inaugurates Second Solar Plant
Wednesday September 19, 2018

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana inaugurated the country's second solar power plant. With a capacity of 20 MW, the plant was set up by the local independent energy producer, Menergy Ghana.
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Gambia Looks for EOIs to Build Utility Scale Solar Plant
Wednesday September 19, 2018

The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC), Gambia’s state-utility, is preparing to build the country's first large-scale solar PV plant.
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Djibouti Betting on Geothermal
Wednesday September 19, 2018

Djibouti is investing in energy autonomy in an effort to end its dependence on energy imports from Ethiopia.
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Power Out in Libya
Wednesday September 19, 2018
Optimized Wind Turbines for New Hub Heights and More Powerful Turbine Generations
Wednesday September 19, 2018
Schletter Group Reorganise Management
Wednesday September 19, 2018
Ghana Brings 26 Micro-Grids Online
Tuesday September 18, 2018

In Ghana, the government inaugurated 26 solar-powered microgrids for remote off-grid health facilities in the Northern, Brong Ahafo, and Western Regions.
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Prysmian Contracted by NamPower
Tuesday September 18, 2018

NamPower, the Namibian state-utility, signed a contract with Italian Prysmian for the supply of electric cables worth an estimate $1.6 million.
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Framatome wins I&C Modernization Contract for EDF's 900 MW Reactors
Tuesday September 18, 2018
Nordex Turbines Bound for Garob and Copperton Wind Farms
Monday September 17, 2018

Nordex was awarded a contract to supply 80 AW125 / 3150 type wind turbines in South Africa. The equipment will be used for the construction of the Garob and Copperton Generating Stations in Northern Cape Province and will have a total capacity of 242 MW.
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GE Launches World’s First 6B Repowering Gas Turbine Solution
Monday September 17, 2018

GE’s Power Services business is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its 6B gas turbine fleet by launching the world’s first 6B repowering solution.
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Nigeria Launches Electrification Program in Jigawa
Thursday September 13, 2018

Nigeria launched its rural electrification program in Jigawa state with a call for expressions of interest from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)
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Jacobs Engineering Awarded Contract in Benin
Thursday September 13, 2018

Jacobs EngineeringSA was awarded a contract for the strengthening of electric infrastructure in Benin.This firm, jointly created by the OCP Group and US firm Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.,
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Life Healthcare Installs PV Panels on Third Hospital
Thursday September 13, 2018

In South Africa’s Pretoria the Life Healthcare Group completed its latest environmental sustainability project with the installation of solar PV panels at the Life Eugene Marais.
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Sparrows Group Strikes Renewables Gold at Prestigious UK Awards
Thursday September 13, 2018
Mitsubishi to Invest in NOA
Wednesday September 12, 2018

Mitsubishi Corp. has decided to invest in NEoTOffgrid Africa (NOA), a platform dedicated to the development of renewable energy electrification projects in Africa.
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South Africa RE Generation to More Than Triple by 2030
Wednesday September 12, 2018

South Africa’s share of non-hydro renewables for power generation will more than triple by 2030, according to a new report put out by GlobalData.
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WorleyParsons Provides Design Support for Revolutionary Wind Power Technology
Wednesday September 12, 2018

As an organization that focuses on finding solutions to the world’s changing resources and energy challenges, WorleyParsons continuously seeks to develop and encourage innovative ideas, refine those ideas and take them to market.
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Tractebel Acquires Overdick
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Off Grid Energy Charge Ahead with Smart Solution for EV Grid Constraints
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Guinea’s Souapiti Hydropower Plant Financing Mobilized
Tuesday September 11, 2018

The mobilization of financing for Guinea’s Souapiti hydropower plant has been completed. "We have just signed the formal agreement for the financing of the Souapiti hydroelectric dam," said Guinean President Alpha Condé during his participation in the China-Africa summit.
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Canadian Solar and ET Energy form JV for South African Solar Jobs
Tuesday September 11, 2018

Canadian Solar Inc. has established a JV with ET Energy to provide EPC services for two solar power projects totaling 132 MWp in South Africa for BioTherm Energy.
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WorleyParsons to Construct Kenya’s Latest Wind Farm
Tuesday September 11, 2018
Sharp Expands Solar Energy Solutions to Africa
Tuesday September 11, 2018
Blockbank Announces Key Banking Partner during ICO
Tuesday September 11, 2018
President of Togo visits BBOXX HQ as Solar Roll-Out Gathers Pace
Sunday September 9, 2018

BBOXX, a next generation utility, welcomed a delegation from the Government of Togo, led by H.E. President Faure Gnassingbé, at BBOXX’s London headquarters last week.
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WEC and COMESA Sign Historic Energy Agreement
Sunday September 9, 2018

The World Energy Council signed a historic agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA) to drive regional energy integration and enhance sustainable energy access in the 21 COMESA states.
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Egypt Sentences 73 to Death by Hanging
Sunday September 9, 2018
Former Zambian President Zambia Addresses Africa Oil & Power
Sunday September 9, 2018
Radebe Promotes Power & Renewables at AOP 2018
Friday September 7, 2018

H.E. Minister Jeff Radebe of South Africa promoted the efforts and success of his country at propelling the renewable energy sector during his speech at Africa Oil & Power 2018 in Cape Town this week. He also outlined the current status quo of the overall energy sector including
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AfDB Establishes Off-Grid Energy Fund
Thursday September 6, 2018

The AfDB established a $58 million fund to finance the electrification of Africa. Called Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF), the initiative will support projects initiated by the Nordic Development Fund, the Global Environment Facility and Calvert Impact Capital.
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Turkana Transmission Lines Completed
Thursday September 6, 2018

The constriction of transmission lines to transport the energy produced at the Turkana wind power plant in Kenya have been completed. The news was revealed by the Ministry of Energy,
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SNC-Lavalin and ABB Announce New JV
Thursday September 6, 2018
Meeco to Set Up Solar in Madagascar
Wednesday September 5, 2018

TheMeeco Group has signed an agreement with the Filatex group in Madagascar to set up two PV solar power plants and a solar-diesel hybrid power plant.
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Vandals Slow Zimbabwean Electrification
Wednesday September 5, 2018

The national electricity company of Zimbabwe, ZESA, revealed that it requires $20 million to replace the processors that were vandalized or stolen across the country.According to the government, around 4,000 transformers will have to be set up.
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Trelleborg and Ørsted Sign Long Term Wind Farm Cable Protection Agreement
Wednesday September 5, 2018
Malawi Calls for Kammwamba Coal Plant to Move Forward
Tuesday September 4, 2018

During the China-Africa Summit, Peter Mutharika, the Malawian President, urged speeding up the implementation of the Kammwamba coal plant.
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Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa
Tuesday September 4, 2018

After a foreign kickstart, African investors and regulators have to take over the lead in shaping the continent’s sustainable energy future For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition.
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Trump’s Arbitrary Foreign Policy Leads to Renewables Peak in Africa
Tuesday September 4, 2018

Donald Trump’s arbitrary foreign policy results in a renewables-peak for industrial offtakers in Africa Munich (Germany), September 2018 – In recent months, oil prices have been rather unstable
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Germany to Invest €120M in Senegalese Solar
Monday September 3, 2018

Senegal plans to electrify 300 villages with the support of Germany. This decision was announced by Senegalese President Macky Sall during the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Access to village electrification will be by solar energy led by German companies.
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Azuri Forms Partnership to Power Kenya
Sunday September 2, 2018

Azuri Technologies announced a partnership with Unilever Sunlight to bring solar home solutions to millions more off-grid homes across Kenya. The announcement comes as Azuri participates in a delegation led by UK Prime Minister Theresa May in Africa.
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Lourenco Inaugurates Belém Thermal Plant
Sunday September 2, 2018

In Angola, President João Lourenço inaugurated a 50 MW thermal power plant in Huambo province. The Belém plant, consisting of two turbines of 25 MW capacity each, has a cost of $325 million, according to Angola Press.
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Clarke Energy to Provide Jenbacher Engines in Rwanda
Thursday August 30, 2018

Clarke Energy has been named by Symbion Power as the preferred bidder for two power projects in Rwanda. The company projects include approximately 25 Jenbacher gas engines from GE’s Distributed Power business.
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Azuri Among UK Delegation to Nigeria
Thursday August 30, 2018

Azuri Technologies was among the UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s business delegation visiting Nigeria. The visit was aimed at strengthening business relations between the two countries.
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Exciting New Features Ahead at 5th Edition of Mauritanides
Thursday August 30, 2018
AfDB and Partners Support OGEF
Wednesday August 29, 2018
EEHC Ready to Sign Hamrawein Contract
Wednesday August 29, 2018
EnergyWeek Morocco to Welcome 400 Energy Decision-Mwakers
Wednesday August 29, 2018
METEC Removed from Grand Renaissance Project
Tuesday August 28, 2018

Ethiopia has removed state-run Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) from its Grand Renaissance Dam project.
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Nuclear Off the Drawing Board in South Africa
Tuesday August 28, 2018

South Africa nixed plans to add 9,600 MW of nuclear power by 2030 and will instead aim to add more capacity in natural gas, wind and other energy sources, the energy minister, Jeff Radebe, said.
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Mainstream Building Solar Plant in Nigeria
Monday August 27, 2018

Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd. aims to start building a 500-MW solar power plant in Nigeria. The company, which already operates the Kainji and Jebba hydroelectric plants with a combined capacity of approximately 1,500 MW, intends to diversify its power plant portfolio.
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President Nyusi Inaugurates New Power Plant
Monday August 27, 2018

Mozambican president, Filipe Nyusi, inaugurated a 106-MW combined-cycle gas power plant in Maputo. The plant consists of two 40 MW gas turbines and a 26 MW steam turbine.
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African Energy Resources to Increase Sese Power Plant Capacity
Monday August 27, 2018

African Energy Resources obtained approval from Botswana’s Environmental Affairs Department to increase the capacity of the Sese coal power plant to 500 MW.
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TÜV SÜD Certifies Symtech’s PV Power Generating Units and Solar Kits
Monday August 27, 2018
Industry Frontrunners to Collaborate in Making ‘Green’ Propulsion a Reality
Monday August 27, 2018
Ejuva Plants Open in Namibia
Sunday August 26, 2018

Two solar power plants were officially opened in Namibia, the Ejuva One and Ejuva Two. The plants are located in Gobabis, the regional capital of the Omaheke region of Namibia. The plants are located side by side and were constructed and managed as one project.
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Schletter Group to Present New Tracker at Solar Power International
Sunday August 26, 2018
Burkina Faso Launches Call for Tenders
Thursday August 23, 2018

In Burkina Faso, the government launched a call for tenders for the selection of companies, as part of a project to extend its electricity network.
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Solar to See 170% Growth in Middle East and Africa
Thursday August 23, 2018

According to a report recently released by GTM Research, the Middle East and Africa will experience an annual growth rate of 170% over 2018 with the establishment of solar plants
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SA’s DoE Fails to Appear at Scheduled Meeting
Thursday August 23, 2018
Ethiopia’s First W2E Facility Online
Wednesday August 22, 2018

Ethiopian president, Mulatu Teshome, was on hand at the launch of the country’s first waste-to-energy facility, the Reppie project. The facility is built on the Koshe landfill site located
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HelloSolar and BelCash Team Up on Off-Grid Solar
Wednesday August 22, 2018

HelloSolar and BelCash have teamed up in Ethiopia to introduce solar home systems. HelloSolar in partnership with BelCash, a mobile banking platform system, is set to introduce a pay-as-you-go system
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MIGA to Pay Visit to Namibia and South Africa
Wednesday August 22, 2018

Namibia and South Africa will be visited by the Deputy Executive Director of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Kieko Honda. The MIGA executive is part of a mission to evaluate ...
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AIIM Acquires Stakes in South Africa’s Wind and Solar
Tuesday August 21, 2018

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) acquired through its IDEAS Managed Fund, stakes in nine new solar and wind power plants in South Africa
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B-BBEE Commission to Host Women Empowerment Conference
Tuesday August 21, 2018
Global Wind Turbine Foundations Market to reach $7.2bn by 2022
Tuesday August 21, 2018
juwi Renewable Energies Wins EPCs and O&Ms
Tuesday August 21, 2018
Keter Says Kenya to Rework Energy Mix
Monday August 20, 2018

In an effort to reduce energy costs in the country, Kenya is gradually removing thermal energy from its electricity mix. The plan was one of the recommendations to come out of a working group set up by the
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West Africa Interconnection Finds Financing
Monday August 20, 2018

In Nigeria the country’s Council of Ministers voted draft orders authorizing the ratification of two financing agreements; a loan and donation amounting to 24 billion FCFA in total.
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Ethiopia Contemplates Electric Tariff Increase
Monday August 20, 2018
The World Mourns an African Icon
Sunday August 19, 2018

Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian favorite son, former UN secretary-general and Nobel Peace laureate, has died at the age of 80. Annan passed Saturday after a brief illness.
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Six-figure R&D Investment Sees Offshore Wind Success for Aleron’s Hybrid ROV
Sunday August 19, 2018
InfraCo Africa Signs for 60 MW in Chad
Thursday August 16, 2018

UK's InfraCo Africa has signed a contract with Chad to buy 60 MW of electricity. This agreement was signed with the Chadian Ministry of Energy and the National Electricity Company.
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Schletter Group Supplies Largest Solar Park in the Philippines
Thursday August 16, 2018
Nigeria Ready to Award Six Mini Hydro Projects
Wednesday August 15, 2018

The Nigerian government completed the formalities for the awarding of six mini hydroelectric power plant concessions. The infrastructure will be entrusted to private operators as part of a build, operate and transfer (BOT) agreement.
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Besix Awarded Cameroon’s Nachtigal Hydro Job
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Besix Group was awarded the contract for the design and construction of the Nachtigal hydroelectric plant in the central region of Cameroon. The plant will have a capacity of 420 MW.
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Caribbean Aims to Become World’s First Climate-Smart Zone
Wednesday August 15, 2018
Ecomondo and Key Energy to Tackle North Africa as Priority Environmental Issue
Wednesday August 15, 2018
CNN International Announces New EMEA Prime Time Line-up
Wednesday August 15, 2018
Africa Oil & Power Conference Shows Ongoing Pivot to African Energy
Wednesday August 15, 2018
Vantage GreenX Funds South African REIPPP
Tuesday August 14, 2018

Vantage GreenX Fund Managers, through its second renewable energy fund, Vantage GreenX Note II, has provided R2.05bn of funding to a combination of six solar and wind energy projects with a combined capacity of 433MW.
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Research on Use of IoT and AI Technology to Improve Capacity Factor of Geothermal Plants
Tuesday August 14, 2018
Repsol and the UNDP to Collaborate on Sustainable Development
Tuesday August 14, 2018
Seraphim Opens PV Factory in South Africa
Monday August 13, 2018

Chinese solar PV manufacturer Seraphim has inaugurated a $14 million, 300-MW solar PV module manufacturing facility in South Africa.
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Wind Farm to Conduct Bird Study
Monday August 13, 2018

Kangnas Wind Farm and the Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology are working in partnership to gather data related to the Red Lark bird species. The study revolves around the bird’s current status, its occurrence, habitat preferences and threats to the species.
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Azuri and Zambia’s Kazang Solar Win AECF Funding Award
Sunday August 12, 2018

Kazang Solar, Azuri Technologies’ official distribution partner in Zambia, has been awarded $1.6 million from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) under its Renewable Energy and Climate Adaptation Technologies (REACT) window.
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Liquid Battery Could Lead to Flexible Energy Storage
Sunday August 12, 2018
Eritrea to Launch Solar Hybrid Plants
Thursday August 9, 2018

Eritrea plans to launch two solar hybrid power systems in the near future that will provide grid quality electricity to 40,000 people and businesses in the towns of Areza and Maidma. The two towns have no access to the national grid.
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Double Play for Building Energy in Chile
Thursday August 9, 2018
NarrativeWave Announces Launch of Analytic Starter Kit
Thursday August 9, 2018
Siemens achieves breakthrough with 3D-printed combustion component for SGT-A05
Thursday August 9, 2018
Plans Unveiled for Biggest Ever Global Goals Week
Thursday August 9, 2018
New Study Questions African Utilities’ Future
Thursday August 9, 2018
Azuri Takes Part in Bright Hands in Nigeria
Wednesday August 8, 2018

Azuri Technologies has been invited to take part in a project aimed at helping students from less affluent communities in Nigeria discover the power of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in solving real-world problems.
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Odessey Energy’s Pipeline of Projects Surpasses 550
Wednesday August 8, 2018
Phanes Group Launches 2nd Edition Solar Incubator Program
Wednesday August 8, 2018
Sudan Announces RE Plans
Tuesday August 7, 2018

Sudan announced on August 5 that it is working on a plant to benefit from solar and wind power. The government is aiming at 1,000 MW of electricity from renewable energy sources in 2019.
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WGES 2018 to Highlight Role of Public-Private Leaderships to Drive Green Growth
Tuesday August 7, 2018
Energy Summit in Ghana to Address West Africa’s Oil, Gas & Electricity Development Potential
Tuesday August 7, 2018
ENGIE to Build 8 Hybrid Solar Power Plants in Gabon
Monday August 6, 2018

ENGIE has signed an agreement with CDC, the Gabonese financial institution Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, to deploy eight hybrid solar power plants in Gabon, representing a combined capacity of 2.2 MW.
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EDF Teams Up with Energy Generation in West Africa
Monday August 6, 2018

In West Africa French firm EDF and Lomé-based institution Energy Generation have teamed up in the West African country in an effort to help EDF boost its off-grid offer and develop local skills regarding the installation of off-grid solar kits.
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Financing Complete for Senegal’s First Wind Farm
Sunday August 5, 2018

Lekela completed the financing of the project to build Senegal’s first wind power plant. The plant is to be located in the locality of Taiba N'Diaye and will have a capacity of 158.7 MW.
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AfDB President Visits Morocco/Spain Interconnection Station
Sunday August 5, 2018

The president of the AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, paid a visit to the Melloussa interconnection station that connects Morocco and Spain for power supply. The station is one of the first to link the north African nation to Europe and Northwest Africa.
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Consultations Held on Gabon’s Kinguélé Aval Hydroelectric Project
Thursday August 2, 2018

In Gabon the promoters of the Kinguélé Aval hydroelectric project held the latest of their public consultations in Kango. The meeting was put together by FGIS-Méridiam and EDF-Artelia-Biotop for the technical part.
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UN Holds SDG Dialogue with Nigeria
Thursday August 2, 2018

In its efforts at improving awareness and deepening the knowledge of stakeholders on climate change mitigation, adaptation and impact in Nigeria,
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Power-to-X technologies and renewables Generating Hydrogen, Saving on Electricity
Thursday August 2, 2018
India’s PM Addresses Ugandan Parliament
Thursday August 2, 2018
IFC and Gaia Partner on RE
Wednesday August 1, 2018

IFC forged a new partnership with Gaia Energy to create a joint platform for the development of wind power and other renewable energy projects in Africa. Gaia Energy is a Moroccan renewable energy developer active in 10 countries across Africa.
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Wind-Powered Blockchain Infrastructure for Morocco
Wednesday August 1, 2018

Soluna is building wind-powered blockchain computing infrastructure in Morocco. According to the company this a clean and sustainable alternative to the current cryptocurrency mining approach.
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iA and Bayport Team Up in Africa
Tuesday July 31, 2018

iA and Bayport Management Ltd have formed a partnership to help communities across Africa to improve their living conditions through access to clean water and lighting.
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Repsol Partners with Enagás on RE
Tuesday July 31, 2018

Repsol and Enagás signed an agreement to continue developing technology that allows for the production of renewable hydrogen. This technology, which was originally developed by Repsol,
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President Cyril Ramaphosa on the Occasion of the Post-10th BRICS Summit
Tuesday July 31, 2018
Uganda the First to Sign Agreement with RLSF
Monday July 30, 2018

Uganda has become the first nation in Africa to sign an agreement with the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), a joint initiative of the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) and multilateral guarantor and KfW with funding from German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.
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EIB Signs €375 Mil Finance Agreement to Support Egypt SMEs
Monday July 30, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a financing agreement worth EUR 375 million with the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) to fund investments by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps in Egypt.
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Tanzania Secures Funding for Power Line Project
Sunday July 29, 2018

Tanzania raised $123.39 million from the AfDB to finance a power line project. The infrastructure of 400 kV transmission capacity, will connect the localities of Nyakanazi and Kigoma and will extend 280 km.
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Ghana’s Nuclear Ambitions
Sunday July 29, 2018

Ghana aims to start construction of its first nuclear power plant in 2023 and put it into service by 2029, according to Robert Sogbadzi,
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Agricultural Inputs and Solar Lanterns Distributed in Loko
Sunday July 29, 2018

The UNDP, Adamawa State government, and the government of Japan flagged off the distribution of agricultural inputs and solar lanterns in Loko,
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African Investment Forum Road Show in Cairo
Sunday July 29, 2018
Siemens Sees Completion of Egypt’s Megaproject
Thursday July 26, 2018

Siemens, in conjunction with its consortium partners, Orascom Construction and Elsewdy Electric, and in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, announced the completion of the Egypt Megaproject. According to a statement by Siemens the project was completed in record time.
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BioTherm Reaches Financial Close for South Africa Wind and Solar
Thursday July 26, 2018

BioTherm Energy has reached financial close on a 284 MW portfolio of wind and solar projects in South Africa as part of the Fourth Round of the South Africa’s REIPPP. The four projects,
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Solar Impulse Foundation Partners with Energy Transition Event in Barcelona
Thursday July 26, 2018
Bujagali Power Dam Refinances Debt
Wednesday July 25, 2018

In Uganda, a consortium of financial institutions and commercial banks have mobilized $400 million to refinance the loans used to build the Bujagali Power Dam
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Hanergy Launches Lighting Africa in Tanzania
Wednesday July 25, 2018

Hanergy Thin-Film Power Group launched the “Lighting Africa” project at its first stop Tanzania on July 18. The project was launched in partnership with China Foundation for Peace and Development and Tanzania-China Friendship Association.
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Solid Green Scores its Half Century on Green Building Certifications
Wednesday July 25, 2018
Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Companies Raise Over $839 Million in VC Funding
Wednesday July 25, 2018
NIS Confirms Position as World Leader in Energy Storage
Wednesday July 25, 2018
AfDB Investment Side Event at BRICS Business Forum
Wednesday July 25, 2018
Sonelgaz Expanding Transmission Lines
Tuesday July 24, 2018

In Algeria, Sonelgaz set up since 2013, 22,000 km of medium and low voltage power lines in the country.
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South African Firms Conclude Trade and Investment Mission to Angola
Tuesday July 24, 2018
WorleyParsons to Participate in Second Kenyan Wind Farm
Tuesday July 24, 2018

WorleyParsons signed a 22-month owner’s engineer contract for the Kipeto Wind Power Project in Kenya, the second largest in the country after the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project.
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Nigerian Power Generation Constrained
Tuesday July 24, 2018

Nigeria has lost around 3000 MW of power generation due to six of the nation’s gas-fired plants unable to generate electricity because of gas supply constraints.
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Solar Helps Combat Drought Effects in Malawi
Tuesday July 24, 2018

Malawi is using renewable energy to help combat the effects of draught on its agriculture sector. Farmers in the country’s Zomba district are using solar-powered pumps to pull up underground water,
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ENI and ENEA launch a joint scientific research and technology partnership
Tuesday July 24, 2018
Tanzania Secures Financing
Monday July 23, 2018

Tanzania will obtain $200 million from Credit Suisse for financing energy and infrastructure projects. "We have made significant progress in securing the loan,
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New Wind Power Plant for Mauritania
Sunday July 22, 2018

Elecnor, out of Spain, was awarded the contract to develop the second wind power plant in Mauritania. With a capacity of 100 MW, the Boulenouar wind power plant will be located in Dakhlet Nouadhibou.
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STEG Launches Construction of Borj el Amri Power Plant
Sunday July 22, 2018

The Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG) launched construction on the Borj el Amri power plant according to a La Presse of Tunisia report.
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South Africa: Constitutional Review Committee Holds First Public Hearing in KwaZulu-Natal
Sunday July 22, 2018
Lumos Donates Solar Systems to Nigerian Army
Thursday July 19, 2018

Lumos donated 100 units of customized Solar Powered Systems to the Nigerian Army. The presentation, which took place at the Monguno Army Barracks, Borno State, was part of activities to mark the 2018 Nigerian Army day celebrations.
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Veolia Foundation Supports Madagascar Solar
Thursday July 19, 2018

The Veolia Foundation is renewing its support for a Madagascar start-up, Nanoé Développement. The Madagascan firm is experimenting with a new decentralized solar electrification model.
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Globeeq Reaches Agreement on Brookfield’s South African RE
Thursday July 19, 2018

Globeleq and an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management have reached a definitive agreement whereby Globeleq acquires Brookfield’s interests in its South African renewable energy portfolio.
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World Bank Approves Power Plant Guarantee
Thursday July 19, 2018
GE Power Releases Whitepaper on Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa
Thursday July 19, 2018
Voltalia Planning RE Investment in Egypt
Wednesday July 18, 2018

Voltaliais planning on investing $800 million in Egypt’s energy sector over the next five years. The news was revealed byregional director, Emad Ghaly, in a Daily News Egypt report.
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Tunisia Building Power Cable Factory
Wednesday July 18, 2018

In Tunisia, Youssef Chahed, the head of government has launched the project to build a power cable manufacturing unit in the locality of Bouhjar. The project will have a cost of about $35 million. It will create 3,500 jobs.
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ACWA to Invest in SA’s Redstone CSP
Tuesday July 17, 2018

During a state visit to Saudi Arabia by South African presidentCyril Ramaphosa, a cooperation agreement was entered into by the Central Energy Fund of South Africa and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power.
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Fears Persist Ahead of Zimbabwe Elections
Tuesday July 17, 2018
Eritrea and Ethiopia Agree to Restore Diplomatic Ties
Tuesday July 17, 2018
African Union Development Agency to Emerge
Tuesday July 17, 2018
Keter Says Garissa Solar Will Commission Early
Monday July 16, 2018

Kenya’s Energy Minister, Charles Keter, revealed that Kenya will see the commissioning the Garissa solar power plant in September. The commissioning will take place three months ahead of schedule.
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Hydro Projects Take Step Forward in Gabon
Monday July 16, 2018

A major step has been taken in the realization of the Ngoulmendjim and Dibwangui hydroelectric development projects developed by the Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund (FGIS) and the Eranove Group
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ABB Technologies Enable a Stronger US Power Grid
Monday July 16, 2018
Siemens Gamesa Supplies Turbines to South African Wind Farms
Sunday July 15, 2018

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply two wind farms in South Africa including 109 units of onshore wind turbines. The SWT-2.3-108 turbine will each feature a rated capacity of 2.3 MW and a 108 meters diameter rotor.
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Kenyan Solar Project Receives Financing
Sunday July 15, 2018

CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, alongside its partner, Globeleq, announced a $66 million debt investment in Malindi Solar Group, to build a 52 MWp solar photovoltaic power plant in south-east Kenya.
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AfDB Approves Financing for Zambian Small-Scale RE Projects
Sunday July 15, 2018

The Board of Directors of the AfDB has approved $50 million framework financing for small-scale renewable energy projects in Zambia.
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Bridging Between Traditional and New Energy
Sunday July 15, 2018
Grids Become Highly Vulnerable
Sunday July 15, 2018
GE Completes Grid Improvement Project in Ethiopia
Sunday July 15, 2018
Kenyan Solar Project Receives Financing
Sunday July 15, 2018
KenGen Looking for Solar Funding
Thursday July 12, 2018

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is looking to raise more than $56 million from multilateral partners for the construction of a solar power plant
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Mitsubishi Awarded Malawi Power Plant
Thursday July 12, 2018

In Malawi, the Japanese Mitsubishi has obtained the contract to construct a power plant at Tedzani. With a capacity of 19.5 MW, the infrastructure will be located in the Thyolo region
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Standard Bank's Contribution to South African RE Sector
Wednesday July 11, 2018

Standard Bank is the mandated lead arranger, underwriter and hedge provider of seven of the total 27 projects which have signed power purchase agreements with Eskom as part of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program, (REIPPPP), after a long delay
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Gas and Renewables to Feature more Prominently in South Africa’s Updated Energy Plan
Wednesday July 11, 2018
BP Ventures Invests in Energy Monitor Company Voltaware
Wednesday July 11, 2018
ecoligo and Sunbelt Energy Form Partnership in Ghana
Tuesday July 10, 2018

ecoligo GmbH and SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH have formed a new partnership in Ghana to develop solar projects using SMA inverters and other high-quality equipment procured by SMA Sunbelt.
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Botswana Power Signs First Contract with GE
Tuesday July 10, 2018

GE Power’s Grid Solution business signed its first contract with Botswana’s state-run utility, Botswana Power Corporation (BPC).
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Madagascar to Develop Solar through EGOSIP
Tuesday July 10, 2018

Madagascar plans to develop more solar power projects in a bid to reduce the costs of electricity production in the country. The government has received approval from the World Bank for a $40 million credit from the International Development Association for its implementation of the Madagascar Electricity Sector Operations and Governance Improvement Project (EGOSIP).
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IRENA to Highlight Key Role of Renewables to Realisation of SDGs at UN HLPF
Tuesday July 10, 2018
MMEX Resources Corp. enters into Solar Power Plan for its Refinery Project
Tuesday July 10, 2018
Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Rises YoY with $5.3 Billion in 2018 H1
Tuesday July 10, 2018
Total Partners with Solergie in Togo
Tuesday July 10, 2018
MoU Signed for Kenyan Waste-to-Power Project
Tuesday July 10, 2018
AEP Energy Acquires Kenyan IPP IberAfrica
Tuesday July 10, 2018
Talks Stall on Egyptian Solar Panel Factory
Tuesday July 10, 2018
HCB Hires Banks to Sell Shares on BVM
Monday July 9, 2018

Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) hired Banco Comercial de Investimentos of Mozambique and Banco de Investimento Global (BIG),
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Schletter Expands in West Africa
Monday July 9, 2018

Schletter Group is expanding its business in West Africa. The company signed an agreement with the steel manufacturer Sparkwest Steel Industries,
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African Development Bank Convenes Africa Energy Market Place
Monday July 9, 2018
GE and Lagos Government Pool Resources on Power
Sunday July 8, 2018

GE and the Lagos State Government have agreed to pool their resources for the development of critical infrastructure in the state including in the power sector.
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Self-Powering Smart Cities
Sunday July 8, 2018
Total Commissions First Solar Service Station in Ghana
Thursday July 5, 2018

Total’s subsidiary in Ghana has commissioned its first solar service station in the port of Tema, with a capacity of 35 kilowatts. In total, 225 m2 sq meters of solar panels were installed to meet the energy needs of the distribution center.
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GE Commissions Hybrid Power Unit in Ethiopia
Thursday July 5, 2018

GE has commissioned a scalable micro grid system powered by a Hybrid Distributed Power unit for Digo Village in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.
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Ingeteam aligns quality processes with turbine OEMs through new APQP4WIND standard
Thursday July 5, 2018
Cocoa to Power Cote d’Ivoire
Wednesday July 4, 2018

The world’s number one cocoa producer in the world, Côte d’Ivoire, is set to use its top crop to boost power generation. The country produces around 2 million tons of cocoa each year, and in turn, thousands of tons of pods that are burned after harvest
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Two New Solar Projects for Burkina Faso
Wednesday July 4, 2018

Burkina Faso’s National Trade Union of Traders (SYNACOM-B) will develop two solar power plants with a combined capacity of 150 MW. A 100-MW plant will be located in the locality of Nobéré and another of 50 MW in another location to be determined.
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Schletter Group Handed Over to New Owner
Wednesday July 4, 2018
PROINSO Collaborates with Joules Power on Bangladesh’s First Utility Scale Solar Project
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Nuclear Power’s Growing Role in a Clean Energy Future
Wednesday July 4, 2018
ECOWAS to Invest in Solar
Tuesday July 3, 2018

Stakeholders in Africa’s energy sector gathered at a regional workshop in Ghana to develop modalities to implement the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP).
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Adrian Kenya to Install GenCell A5 at Telecom Base Stations
Tuesday July 3, 2018

GenCell Energy announced that Adrian Kenya will install the new GenCell A5 Off-Grid Power Solution at 800 telecom base stations across Kenya. Shipment and installation of the GenCell A5 fuel cell solution will begin in Q4 2018.
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Egypt’s EETC will Launch Tender for Transformer Installations
Tuesday July 3, 2018

The Egyptian Electric Transmission Company (EETC) will launch a call for tenders for the installation of 5 transformers, with a combined capacity of 14,000 MVA.
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Azuri Looks to Power Kenya
Monday July 2, 2018

UK solar power firm Azuri Technologies aims to electrify 150,000 Kenyan households over the next three years. To achieve this, the company raised $20 million,
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Acwa Power Inaugurates Khalladi Wind Farm
Monday July 2, 2018

Energy firm Acwa Power inaugurated the wind farm in Morocco. The Khalladi is the first wind farm the company has built in Morocco.
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HOERBIGER Selected as Distributor of GE’s Waukesha Gas Engines in Nigeria
Monday July 2, 2018

HOERBIGER Service Middle East FZE has been selected by GE Power Distribution as the authorized distributor of its Waukesha gas engines and genuine parts in Nigeria.
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BP to Acquire UK’s Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Company
Sunday July 1, 2018

BP today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging company. Chargemaster operates the UK’s largest public network of EV charging points, with over 6,500 across the country.
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SKF Explorer bearings help Vattenfall keep the Wind Turbines Turning
Sunday July 1, 2018
African Development Bank Ranked 4th Best Company to Work for in Africa
Sunday July 1, 2018
Imperial College London and MIT launch search for African research collaborators
Sunday July 1, 2018
IoT Sensors to Detect Wind Turbine Damage in Real Time
Sunday July 1, 2018
REDAVIA to Implement RSHS’ Solar Farm in Ghana
Thursday June 28, 2018

Red Sea Housing Services (RSHS) has chosen REDAVIA to implement its first showcase solar farm in Accra, Ghana. Within the next few months REDAVIA will have fully commissioned a 336-kWp solar farm at RSHS’s biggest manufacturing facility in Tema,
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World’s First Battery Storage Facility Connected to an Offshore Wind Farm
Thursday June 28, 2018

Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and the Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor (formerly Statoil) have installed, and will soon begin testing, a new battery system designed to store electricity generated by Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm.
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Nigeria Offered Help with Nuclear
Wednesday June 27, 2018

Canadian firm StareCore Nuclear proposes to set up in Nigeria, 23 small modules of nuclear reactors distributed in power stations in order to increase the West African country’s energy capacity.
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Kenya Power Bills Drop due to Hydro Increase
Wednesday June 27, 2018

An increase of hydroelectricity power generation to Kenya’s energy mix will allow for the country’s citizens to see a drop in their power bills.
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Sights set on a Clear Goal: Maximum Solarization
Wednesday June 27, 2018
Zongo II Inaugurated
Tuesday June 26, 2018

Joseph Kabila, president of the DRC, inaugurated the country’s Zongo II hydropower plant in the central Kongo province on the Congo River.
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Russia and Rwanda Sign MoU on Nuclear
Tuesday June 26, 2018

Russian state-run nuclear company, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation or ROSATOM, signed a MoU with the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Rwanda on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy.
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Sulzer’s innovative solutions headline at POWER-GEN Africa 2018
Tuesday June 26, 2018
American University of Sharjah Fights Back on Climate Change
Tuesday June 26, 2018
Enel and IDC See Funding for Ngonye Solar Plant
Monday June 25, 2018

Enel Group and Zambia's Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) signed a $34-million financing agreement for the construction of the Ngonye solar power plant.
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World Bank Approves Tanzanian Loan for Transmission Project
Monday June 25, 2018

The World Bank approved a $455-million loan to Tanzania. This funding will be disbursed through the International Development Association (IDA) as part of a program to support energy projects in East African countries.
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Future Energy East Africa Celebrates 20 years in Nairobi in September
Monday June 25, 2018
Globeleq Signs Agreement for Temane Power Project
Sunday June 24, 2018

Globeleq, lead partner in the Temane Energy Consortium (TEC), and Electricidade de Moçambique E.P. (EDM) reached a significant milestone in the development of Mozambique’s electricity sector
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Chevron Launches Future Energy Fund
Sunday June 24, 2018

Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital arm of Chevron Corp., launched its Future Energy Fund. With an initial commitment of $100 million, the new venture capital fund was established to invest in breakthrough technologies that enable the ongoing energy transition to a greater diversity of sources.
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Floating PV Solar Plant Tender Launched
Sunday June 24, 2018

A tender to develop, finance, own, and operate a 4 MW floating grid-connected solar PV plant in the Seychelles was launched at the Africa Energy Forum that took place in Mauritius.
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The Future of Renewable Energy is Bright in Africa (Opinion)F R
Sunday June 24, 2018
Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa (Opinion)
Sunday June 24, 2018
Morocco to Aid Burkina Faso in RE Development
Thursday June 21, 2018

Burkina Faso signed a cooperation agreement with Morocco to develop the renewable energy sector, reports the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen).
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GE Hits Milestone in Sub-Saharan Africa
Thursday June 21, 2018

GE Power reached its 100th power plant installation in sub-Saharan Africa. This significant milestone was achieved with power plants in Angola powered by trailer-mounted aero gas turbine technology.
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African Development Bank Launches First Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa
Thursday June 21, 2018

Le Morne, Mauritius, 20 June, 2018 – Though the majority of African countries have developed relatively robust institutional frameworks for the regulation of their electricity sectors, much work remains in strengthening regulatory independence, says the Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa (ERI) – a crucial new report by the African Development Bank.
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Olkaria V Geothermal Plant 40% Complete
Wednesday June 20, 2018

Kenya’s Olkaria V geothermal power plant is now 40% complete according to KenGen director Rebecca Miano.
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BBOXX Partners with DC GO in Southern Africa
Wednesday June 20, 2018

BBOXX announced its intention to partner with DC GO to provide energy services in southern Africa.
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Tigo Awarded Patent for Flex MLPE Platform
Wednesday June 20, 2018
MBL-Energy First to Achieve 2018 DSA Pre-Check Certification for Solar Carports
Wednesday June 20, 2018
Siemens Selects RWG for their New Build SGT-A05 (KB7 HE) Program
Wednesday June 20, 2018
SunEQ Reaches Financial Close on Namibian Solar Project
Tuesday June 19, 2018

SunEQ Namibia reached financial close with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) for a 5 MWAC solar project for Ohorongo Cement. The Ohorongo Cement factory is the largest in the country.
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AfDB Supports ZECI’s Rural Electrification Goals
Tuesday June 19, 2018

The AfDB will support Zola EDF Côte d'Ivoire (ZECI) to raise financing of about $ 28 million to accelerate the electrification of rural areas in Côte d'Ivoire
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Building Energy to participate at Africa Energy Forum 2018
Tuesday June 19, 2018
Revolutionary FlexForm Solar Collector to Deliver Low Cost Solar
Tuesday June 19, 2018
SolarEdge Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Huawei and Distributor
Tuesday June 19, 2018
Ethiopia and Egypt Pledge to Settle Grand Renaissance Dispute
Monday June 18, 2018

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi have pledged to settle their dispute over the Great Renaissance dam, currently under construction by Ethiopia.
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Korhogo Solaire to Construct PV Plant in Cote d’Ivoire
Sunday June 17, 2018

Korhogo Solaire's first PV plant to be built in Cote d’Ivoire will be located in the locality of Binguébougou. The plant will have a power generation capacity of 25 MW.
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Dr. Carolyn Heeps joins Lloyd’s Register to Drive Growth in RE
Sunday June 17, 2018
EU Reinforces Position at the Forefront of Global Energy Transformation
Sunday June 17, 2018
Wärtsilä Leading Along the Path Towards a 100% Renewable Energy Future
Sunday June 17, 2018
SolarEdge to Add New Inverters and Power Optimizer to Commercial PV Suite
Sunday June 17, 2018
Sonatel Launches Orange Energy Project
Thursday June 14, 2018

Senegal’s National Telecommunications Company. Sonatel, launched the Orange Energy project, aimed at providing solar kits to rural households without access to the national electricity grid.
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Stiegler Hydro Gets EIA Go Ahead in Tanzania
Thursday June 14, 2018

The government of Tanzania revealed that its findings in the environmental impact assessment study for the Stiegler Gorge hydroelectric plant are conclusive enough to continue to move forward with the project.
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Off Grid and Captive Power Solutions Sustain Investment in Africa’s Energy Sector
Thursday June 14, 2018
Konecranes launches ECOLIFTING
Thursday June 14, 2018
World Bank Approves Additional Funds for Moroccan Solar
Wednesday June 13, 2018

The World Bank has approved additional financing of $125 million for the development of Noor Midelt I and II solar power plants in Morocco. These funds include $25 million in financial support from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF).
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Kibo Mining and Termoeléctrica de Benga Partner on Power Plant
Wednesday June 13, 2018

Kibo Mining signed a co-development agreement with Mozambique’s Termoeléctrica de Benga for a coal-fired power station. Under the terms of the agreement, the two firms will be responsible for the construction and operation of the plant.
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Wave and Tidal Power: Success Under 10MW
Wednesday June 13, 2018
Rolls-Royce to Deliver Five Greenhouse Projects with New B36:45L Gas Engines
Wednesday June 13, 2018
Winch and iWayAfrica to Deploy Solar Kiosk in Rural Uganda
Tuesday June 12, 2018

Under a pilot program, Winch Energy and iWayAfrica will deploy a remote solar kiosk. The Winch Hub (WH®), with integrated VSAT equipment will provide high-quality and affordable broadband connectivity in Uganda.
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Hamrawein Tender Winner to be Announced
Tuesday June 12, 2018
Tigo Welcomes Babu Jain as Chief Operating Officer
Tuesday June 12, 2018
New Wind Turbines are Even Efficient in Low Winds
Tuesday June 12, 2018
Alelion Moves into New Segment-Electrifies Heavy Vehicles
Tuesday June 12, 2018
Ethiopia Secures Funding for Electrification
Monday June 11, 2018

Ethiopia secured $375 million in funding from the International Development Association (IDA) for the development of its energy sector.
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AfDB Provides Funding for Kenya’s Geothermal
Monday June 11, 2018

The AfDB approved a senior loan of $29.5 million and a concessional loan of $20 million from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Clean Technology Fund (CTF) to Quantum Power East Africa GT Menengai Ltd.
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EPC Tender Goes Out for Mali’s Kenie Hydroelectric Project
Monday June 11, 2018

Eranove and Envol Africa, through their subsidiary Kenié Energie Renewable, continue the development of this project in Mali with the launch of the EPC for the Kenié hydropower plant.
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BBOXX Signs Pioneering Deal with DRC
Sunday June 10, 2018

BBOXX signed a pioneering deal with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which will bring reliable, renewable electricity to 2.5 million citizens in the DRC by 2020
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Ethiopia to Regulate Solar Quality
Thursday June 7, 2018

The Ethiopian government plans to establish national quality standards for home solar installations. This measure aims to regulate the quality of imported equipment, mainly from Asia
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SolarEdge Streamlines PV Design for a Value-driven Solution
Thursday June 7, 2018
Alesia First PR Agency to Accept SolarCoins
Thursday June 7, 2018

Alesia Communications, the renewable energy PR & Marketing specialist, will now accept payments in SolarCoins for the delivery of its services. With this move, Alesia Communications takes a strong step forward in fostering the SolarCoin ecosystem.
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Kenergy Renewables Signs PPA
Wednesday June 6, 2018

Kenergy Renewables, out of Kenya, signed a 20-year deal to sell 40 MW of PV solar power to state-run utility Kenya Power Co. Kenergy will draw the energy from a solar PV project and sell the electricity to Kenya Power at $0.08 per kilowatt hour
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Sterling and Wilson Win First Large-scale Hybrid and Energy Storage Job
Wednesday June 6, 2018

Sterling and Wilson won its first large-scale hybrid and energy storage turnkey EPC contract in Western Africa. The contract is for what could be both the largest battery storage project and single battery installation on the continent.
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Voltalia Signs PPA for 50 MW of Solar
Wednesday June 6, 2018

In Kenya, Voltalia signed a PPA for a 50 MW solar project located in Kopere. The 20-year PPA was signed with state-run utility Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC).
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Siemens to Deliver One of the World’s Most Efficient Combined Cycle Power Plants
Wednesday June 6, 2018
Highview Power Launches World’s First Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant
Wednesday June 6, 2018
GenCell Energy Unveils World’s First Affordable Off-Grid Primary Power Fuel Cell Solution
Wednesday June 6, 2018
Moroccan Firm Tagged for Solar in Cote d’Ivoire
Tuesday June 5, 2018

Côte d'Ivoire announced the construction of Moroccan firm Korhogo Solaire’s first PV solar plant in the country.
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Zimbabwe’s Parliament Calls for Cancelation of Gwanda Solar Park
Tuesday June 5, 2018

Zimbabwe’s parliamentary energy committee is calling for the cancelation of the Gwanda Solar Power Plant project. The project is to be developed by Intratek stemming from a contract awarded in 2015.
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South Africa to Launch New REIPPP
Monday June 4, 2018

South Africa is set to launch a new REIPPP round in 2018, possibly by November. The round, which would be the country’s fifth, follows the signing of deals from previous rounds that led to a host of investment in the renewable energy sector.
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Fenix Introduces ‘Fenix Flames’
Monday June 4, 2018

Fenix International announced a pay-out to employees such as customer service associates, sales managers, chefs, and guards under their unique inclusive employee ownership program in Africa.
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Solar to Power Algerian O&G Facilities
Monday June 4, 2018

Algeria’s Sonatrach revealed that it plans to deploy more solar projects in the country. However, company chief executive Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour said that renewable technologies would not supplant fossil fuels in importance in the country’s economy.
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World Bank Urges ROC to Invest More in Electricity
Sunday June 3, 2018

The World Bank is encouraging the Republic of Congo (ROC) to adopt a real national policy in its power sector. The lending group estimates that the investments made by the ROC in the sector are woefully insufficient and need to be increased.
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Uganda to Go Nuclear
Sunday June 3, 2018

Uganda signed a cooperation agreement with China for the development of nuclear power. Under the terms of the MoU signed with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)
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Jubilee to Inject More Cash into Bujagali
Sunday June 3, 2018

Insurance firm Jubilee Holdings will inject an additional $44 million into Uganda’s Bujagali hydropower plant as part of its diversification into the East African region
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Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex Coming Online in Phases
Thursday May 31, 2018

Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate Solar Power Complex, the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant will enable the country to source almost half of its energy needs from renewables by 2020.
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B2Gold Inaugurates Solar Plant
Thursday May 31, 2018

The B2Gold Namibia gold company inaugurated its Otjikoto solar plant. The plant has a 7 MW capacity and is located in Namibia’s Otiozondiupa region.
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Power Africa Promotes Micro-finance in Nigeria
Thursday May 31, 2018

Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid (BTG) team in Nigeria is working with companies to catalyze the market and ensure that off-grid products and services are within easier reach for consumers in rural Nigeria.
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ABB to Equip High-Spec Vessel for World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm
Thursday May 31, 2018
Strong Policy and Falling Battery Costs Drive Another Record Year for Electric Cars
Thursday May 31, 2018
300+ Firms Blacklisted in Kenya
Wednesday May 30, 2018

More than 300 firms in Kenya have been blacklisted from energy tenders. According to the East African country’s energy minister, Charles Keter, 350 companies linked to corrupt deals at Kenya Power Lighting Company were blacklisted.
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Nuclear Power for Nigeria
Wednesday May 30, 2018

The proposed plan by the government of Nigeria to construct a nuclear power plant by mid 2020 is seen as a way for the country to provide a cheaper and stable source of electricity at fair pricing to Nigerians.
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India Willing to Loan Funds for Hwange Rehab
Wednesday May 30, 2018

The Indian Government expressed that it is willing to extend a $310 million soft loan to Zimbabwe to finance a rehabilitation program for Hwange Thermal Power station.
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Malawi Minister Defends MAREP 8
Wednesday May 30, 2018
Total South Africa Removes Recycling Bins
Wednesday May 30, 2018
ENGIE Strives to Tackle Africa’s Electrification Challenges
Wednesday May 30, 2018
BIO4A: the new H2020 Project on Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Europe Takes Off
Wednesday May 30, 2018
IBC Solar Partners with SEWT in Morocco
Tuesday May 29, 2018

IBC SOLAR AG and its Moroccan partner company SEWT sarl (Sun Energy and Water Technologies), have delivered and installed an off-grid PV hybrid system with a capacity of 126 kWp ordered by the National Moroccan Fishery Office (Office National des Pêches – ONP).
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Agreement Signed on Desert to Power Program
Tuesday May 29, 2018

On the sidelines of the AfDB’s annual meetings, the heads of Africa50, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed an agreement to collaborate on the Desert to Power Program for solar projects in the Sahel.
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DHYBRID Partners with QOS Energy to Monitor PV Hybrid and Energy Storage Off-grid Plants
Tuesday May 29, 2018
IFAD Vice-President in Kenya to Promote Innovations for Rural Transformation
Tuesday May 29, 2018
GGGI Partners for Green Growth in Africa
Monday May 28, 2018

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the African Development Bank and the signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Friday on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings in Busan,
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AfDB Takes Lead in Financial Alliance for Climate Change
Monday May 28, 2018
Multiconsult Tagged for GET FiT Zambia
Sunday May 27, 2018

Multiconsult has been selected to implement GET FiT Zambia. The program aims to realize investments in 200 MW of renewable energy.
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Actis to Acquire Stake in Kipeto Wind Project
Sunday May 27, 2018

Actis LLP aims to acquire 88% stake in the Kipeto wind project in Kenya, according to a Bloomberg report.
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2018 Hydropower Status Report Shows Record Rise in Clean Electricity
Sunday May 27, 2018

A record 4,185 terrawatt hours (TWh) in electricity was generated from hydropower last year, according to the 2018 Hydropower Status Report, published today.
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Fronius: Cost Effectiveness is Part of the Solar Energy Strategy
Sunday May 27, 2018
AfDB Achieves Historic Disbursement of $7.81 Billion
Sunday May 27, 2018
World Bank Provides Solar Funding to 19 West African Nations
Thursday May 24, 2018

The World Bank will provide 19 West African countries $200 million in funding as part of the Off-Grid Electrification Project (Ropeg). Implemented by Cedeao's Ecreae Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, the initiative will enable the deployment of solar photovoltaic systems for households, utilities and production infrastructure.
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Uganda Receives Funding for Transmission Network
Thursday May 24, 2018

Uganda will receive €37.1 million from the French Development Agency for the development of its electricity transmission network. The funds will go to finance a project to improve the transmission line of 400 kV connecting 135 km, the cities of Masaka and Mbarara.
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South Korea Signs LoI with AfDB
Thursday May 24, 2018

The South Korean government has signed a LoI with the AfDB to launch the Korea-Africa Energy Investment Facility. Under the terms of the agreement, South Korea will allocate $600 million in concessional and non-concessional loans over a five-year period.
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Solar Impulse Foundation Launches Efficient Solution Label
Thursday May 24, 2018
Optimized Mounting Systems Assist Mining Sector
Thursday May 24, 2018
New Power Plant in the Works for Mozambique
Wednesday May 23, 2018

Mozambique signed an agreement with Great Lakes Africa Energy (GLAE) for the construction of a 250-MW gas-fired power plant in the northern region of the country.
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AfDB and Korea launch the Korea-Africa Energy Investment Facility
Wednesday May 23, 2018
SwRI receives $1.2 million from DOE to advance turbine technology
Wednesday May 23, 2018
Tender Launched for Selous Hydro Project
Tuesday May 22, 2018

The Tanzanian government launched a tender for the clearing of 148,000 hectares of forests in the Selous Game Reserve to build a 2,100-MW hydroelectric plant.
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WGES Summit 2018 to Kick Off in October
Tuesday May 22, 2018
Refugee Camps to Benefit From RE
Monday May 21, 2018

Refugees in Rwanda’s Kigeme, Gihembe and Nyabiheke refugee camps will benefit from a Rwf10 billion, three-year project to provide affordable and sustainable sources of renewable energy.
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Pioneer of Small Hydro Technology: Kössler Celebrates its 90th Birthday
Monday May 21, 2018
Court Orders Work Stopped on Kenyan Transmission Line
Monday May 21, 2018

The construction of the transmission line to the Lake Turkana wind farm has been put on hold by order of a Kenyan court. The work stoppage is in response to a petition filed by Afriscan Kenya Limited,
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SGS Chooses REDAVIA for Ghana
Sunday May 20, 2018

SGS contracted REDAVIA to implement its first renewable energy project in Ghana as part of its Sustainability Strategy. The company’s Sustainability Strategy is built around four pillars – Professional Excellence,
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Bavarian Parliament Lights Up with Solar
Sunday May 20, 2018
Securing the Utility’s Most Valuable Resources
Sunday May 20, 2018
Siemens Wins Award for its South Africa HQ Micro Grid Project
Sunday May 20, 2018
China Power and GE Interested in Batoka Gorge
Thursday May 17, 2018

China Power and General Electric want to build Zimbabwe and Zambia’s Batoka Gorge hydroelectric power plant.
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Uganda to Rehabilitate Transmission Network
Thursday May 17, 2018

Uganda’s national electricity distribution company, Umeme, will invest $1.2 billion over the next seven years in the rehabilitation and expansion of the national electricity grid according to a Reuters report.
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Experts Discuss Need for Energy Access at SEforALL Africa Workshop
Thursday May 17, 2018
Gulf Energy Enters Clean Coal Tech Agreement with GE for Kenya Power Plant
Thursday May 17, 2018
Tunisia Launches Pre-Qualification Tenders
Wednesday May 16, 2018

The Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has launched a pre-qualification process for renewable projects in the country.
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Kenya to Spend $15 Million to Improve Power Supply in Western Region
Wednesday May 16, 2018

Kenya will disburse about $15 million for the implementation of several projects to improve electricity supply in the western part of the country.
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Meetings Held on Gribo-Popoli Construction
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Air Conditioning a Key Driver in Global Electricity Demand Growth
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Global Power Insulator Market will Increase to $1.2 Billion by 2022
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Oxford Parks: A Catalyst for Urban Regeneration
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Voith Opens East Africa Hub
Tuesday May 15, 2018

Voith opened its new East Africa Hub in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. In doing so the company is highlighting its active contribution to the development of electricity generation from hydropower in East Africa.
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Philadelphia Solar Sees Financial Close for 11 MWp Al Badiya Expansion
Tuesday May 15, 2018

After signing the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Irbid District Electricity Company and Philadelphia Solar for the 11 MWp expansion of Al Badiya Power Generation,
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Philadelphia Solar Sees Financial Close for 11 MWp Al Badiya Expansion
Tuesday May 15, 2018

After signing the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Irbid District Electricity Company and Philadelphia Solar for the 11 MWp expansion of Al Badiya Power Generation
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Finding the Connection for Power Supply in Africa
Tuesday May 15, 2018
MoU Signed for Solar Panel Factory
Monday May 14, 2018

The China's GCL Group signed a MoU with Egypt for the creation of a solar panel manufacturing facility worth up to $2 billion.
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Kenya to Help Djibouti Develop Geothermal
Sunday May 13, 2018

Kenya will provide technical support to Djibouti in the development of renewable energy, mainly geothermal energy. The news was revealed when Djibouti’s president, Ismael Omar Guelleh, paid a visit to Kenya.
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Libya to Receive Assistance from US on Electricity
Sunday May 13, 2018

Libya will receive assistance from the US in reforming its electricity sector. The Libya Electricity Sector Reform Task Force held its first meeting in Tunisia,
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Zambia to See First Large Scale Solar Project This Year
Thursday May 10, 2018

Zambia will complete its first large-scale solar power plant in September. With a capacity of 50 MW, the infrastructure is built by Neoen and First Solar as part of the World Bank's Scaling Solar program.
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Mauritania to Provide Mali with Power
Thursday May 10, 2018

Mauritania will provide Mali with between 40 and 50 MW of energy to help it reduce its energy deficit. This news was announced by the Mauritanian Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine, after a working session with a Malian delegation.
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Stuttgart to Host International Workshop on CIGS Thin-Film Solar Modules
Thursday May 10, 2018

Advances in commercially manufactured thin-film solar modules with a semiconductor made of copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS) have been impressive of late. The industry's improvements in recent years will be the marquee topic when international experts convene at the ninth IW-CIGSTech workshop in Stuttgart on June 18, 2018.
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SolarEdge to Acquire Gamatronic, Enter UPS Market
Thursday May 10, 2018

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, announced today that it will enter the field of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) by signing an asset purchase agreement with Gamatronic Electronic Industries Ltd (TLV: GAMT), a technology leader in the field.
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Kenya’s Access to Power Highest in East Africa
Wednesday May 9, 2018

Kenya has achieved the highest electricity access rate in East Africa. The growth in access is supported by the accelerated investment in the distribution network and in renewable energy generation.
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ONEE and IDB to Power Sub-Sahara
Wednesday May 9, 2018

In Morocco, the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) signed a cooperation agreement with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the electrification of 33,000 rural households in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Toshiba and RectCo Sign Cooperation Agreement
Wednesday May 9, 2018

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp. signed a General Cooperation Agreement with RentCo East Africa Limited (RentCo). RentCo is a Private Limited Company that provides structured lease financing solutions either directly to its customers or through vendor finance partnership programs for various business assets across all sectors.
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Access to End-use Technologies Key to Catalysing Mini-grid and Enterprise Development in Africa
Wednesday May 9, 2018

Productive use of energy holds the key to livelihood transformation in Africa’s rural areas. Small industries could improve their production processes and efficiency if they had better access to electricity and technologies.
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Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017
Wednesday May 9, 2018

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, launched at IRENA’s 15th Council in Abu Dhabi today, the total number of people employed in the sector (including large hydropower) now stands at 10.3 million globally, surpassing the 10 million figure for the first time.
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Toshiba and Malawi Sign MoU on Geothermal
Tuesday May 8, 2018

Toshiba signed a MoU with the Malawian Ministry of Energy for the development of a geothermal power plant. Under the terms of the agreement, the two entities will collaborate to set up a plant with a capacity of between 1 and 10 MW.
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AfDB “Disbars” CHINT Electric from Bank Projects
Tuesday May 8, 2018

The AfDB saw the completion of a settlement agreement with CHINT Electric Co., Ltd., a power transmission and distribution equipment manufacturer and EPC contractor. An investigation conducted by the bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that CHINT Electric engaged in a multitude of fraudulent practices. In bidding for contracts in the context of numerous Bank-financed power projects, the company misrepresented its experience with similar assignments in order to meet qualification requirements.
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AfDB Approves Grant for Nigeria Power Project
Sunday May 6, 2018

The AfDB approved a grant of $1.5 million to support power project in Nigeria’s Jigawa state. This was revealed by Amadou Hott, VP of the Power, Energy, Climate and Growth department of the bank in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abidjan.
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Rafiki and Trojan’s Microgrid Project Makes Award Finals
Saturday May 5, 2018

Rafiki Power and Trojan Battery have been named as finalists for the Intersolar Europe’s “The Smarter E Award” for a microgrid project in Tanzania. The winner of “The Smarter E Award” will be announced at Intersolar Europe in Munich on June 20.
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Innovative Solution Supports a New Model of Energy Generation
Saturday May 5, 2018

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, is launching an innovative solution for grid services and virtual power plants, to support a shared energy economy. SolarEdge’s grid services offer aggregative control and data reporting enabling the pooling of PV and storage in the cloud for the creation of virtual power plants. Offering benefits to all stakeholders, the solution will provide utilities with the tools to leverage distributed energy generation systems to more efficiently meet demand. Energy retailers will enjoy protection from price peaks and PV system owners can increase their revenue from joining this new energy economy.
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Zimbabwe to Review Intratek Contract
Thursday May 3, 2018

Zimbabwe plans to review its contract with local company Intratek for the construction of the 100-MW Gwanda solar power plant, according to a report in The Herald. Josh Chifamba, the executive director of Zesa Holdings, announced a meeting with the company to discuss upcoming changes.
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Humbrella Launched
Thursday May 3, 2018

China Clean Energy Company, Hanergy Group, launched a solar powered umbrella dubbed “Humbrella”. The innovation, meant to light up African villages and provide a cost efficient and environmentally friendly solution compared to other sources of energy, was launched at an event at the Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center, Beijing, China.
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Siemens’ BlueVault™ Energy Storage Solutions Bring Clean, Reliable Power to Offshore Operations
Thursday May 3, 2018

A clean, reliable power supply is critical for offshore oil and gas assets. Siemens is now applying its extensive electrification experience in the marine industry to offshore oil and gas, with a focus on reducing emissions and risk in particularly unforgiving operational environments. The company’s advanced lithium-ion battery based solution, known as BlueVault™, is suited for both all-electric and hybrid energy-storage applications. BlueVault energy storage solutions are designed to help ensure continuity of power and to minimize carbon dioxide emissions, with an end goal of a low-emissions platform. The battery is designed to maximize life, performance and safety.
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New Thermoelectric Plant for Tunisia
Thursday May 3, 2018
Kenya Hydro Projects on Hold Due to Security Issues
Wednesday May 2, 2018

In Kenya, the launch of two hydropower projects worth an estimated $627 million are being being delayed due to security issues. The company responsible for carrying out the preliminary studies is suspending operations for security reasons.
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Xina Solar One to Launch in Mid-May
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Abengoa’s third solar thermal plant in South Africa, Xina Solar One, will become fully operational on May 18. The Xina Solar One plant with parabolic trough technology has a total installed capacity of 100 MW with a five-hour thermal energy storage system using molten salts.
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KenGen Sees Loan Guarantee
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Kenyan power company, Kenya Electricity Generation Company (KenGen), saw the World Bank approve a $180 million loan guarantee for the company. The guarantee will help in long-term commercial financing of up to $300 million to refinance part of KenGen’s existing commercial loans, enhance its credit quality and promote further development of renewable energy in Kenya, according to the World Bank.
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Outlook Mixed for RE Installations in Middle East and Africa Region
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Renewable energy has a mixed outlook in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, due to a reluctance to invest from some countries and an inability to afford renewables in others, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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Higher Hub Heights for Wind Energy in North America
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Many wind turbines in the United States consist of a steel tower with an average hub height of less than 100 meters. Yet higher wind turbines are proven to produce higher yields. Max Bögl Wind AG is the market leader for hub heights above 130 meters and recently built the world’s tallest wind turbine with a hub height of 178 meters. At AWEA WINDPOWER 2018 on May 7-10 in Chicago, the company will present its Hybrid Tower system at booth 2340 and showcase its current activities in the North American market.
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Six African Energy Ministers to Feature at 20th Africa Energy Forum
Tuesday May 1, 2018
METKA Powering Nigerian Universities
Monday April 30, 2018

METKA Power West Africa signed an agreement with the Nigerian government for the first phase of the Energizing Education program. METKA will provide full EPC services for power generation plants, street lighting and training centers, as well as operation and maintenance services, for four universities.
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Tanzania Asks AfDB to Finance Hydro Project
Monday April 30, 2018

Tanzania petitioned the AfDB to finance one of its renewable energy projects. The government is looking for financing for its 2,100 MW hydroelectric plant at a World Heritage site.
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A Pioneer Town Reinventing How We Harness Energy
Monday April 30, 2018

The city of Fort Collins sits along the eastern foothills of Colorado’s Front Range, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. Founded as a way station for caravans heading west on the Overland Trail, today it draws pioneers of science and engineering eager to blaze new paths in the energy industry.
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Larson Electronics Releases Solar Powered Explosion Proof LED Strobe Light
Monday April 30, 2018

Larson Electronics LLC, a leading industrial lighting company, announced the release of a powerful solar powered explosion proof strobe light that features 360-degree illumination and is powered by four sealed lead acid batteries.
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DRC’s Manono Powers Up
Sunday April 29, 2018

The DRC’s Manono solar power plant is now supplying power to the African nation. The plant went into service in March and produces electricity and supplies a new separate grid established by state-run SNEL.
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Low Energy Designs to Light up Nigerian Streets
Sunday April 29, 2018

Nigeria’s metropolitan city of Lagos has signed a contract with Britain's Low Energy Designs for the installation of public lighting. The street lights, subject of the agreement, will number 10,000 and cover about 300 kilometers of road.
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Senegal Launches Second Compact for Energy Boost
Sunday April 29, 2018

Senegal is launching a second Compact to boost economic growth and reduce poverty through the development of its energy sector. The project portfolio envisioned by the Unité pour la Formulation et Coordination d'un Second Compact (Ufc-Mca) has a value estimated at $1.36 billion.
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Energas Technologies to Distribute R Schmitt Enertec Gensets
Sunday April 29, 2018

Energas Technologies entered into a distribution agreement with R Schmitt Enertec, a German manufacturer of gas engines, generator sets and cogeneration sets, to offer Enertec’s highly efficient power generators to the local South African market.
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Mini-Grid Innovation Lab Launches
Wednesday April 25, 2018

CrossBoundary, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, officially launched the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab. The Lab, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation is the first R&D Fund for sub-Saharan Africa that focuses exclusively on testing business model innovations in the mini-grid sector.
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iQ Power to Invest in Egypt’s Power Sector
Wednesday April 25, 2018

iQ Power revealed it is interested in investing $300 million into Egypt’s power sector. The company wants to participate in the construction of power plants with a combined capacity of up to 300 MW.
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50 by 50 Initiative to Bring Hybrid Projects to Somaliland
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Impact PPA and Earth Day Network Impact PPA announced the implementation of the "50 by 50" initiative in Somaliland. The goal of this project is to provide a hybrid solar and wind-powered electrical installation in 50 social-community facilities such as schools and health centers, among others.
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Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Companies Raise $472 Million in VC Funding
Wednesday April 25, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas – April 23, 2018 – Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the first quarter of 2018.
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Royce Bill Strengthening U.S.-Africa Trade Becomes Law
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Today, the president signed into law the AGOA and MCA Modernization Act (H.R. 3445). The bipartisan legislation, authored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), strengthens both the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) - key laws in the effort to encourage African economic independence and promote U.S.-Africa trade.
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225 MW of Solar Planned for Guinea
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Indian energy company Avaada Power is ready to build nine solar plants with a total capacity of 225 MW in Guinea. The plants will have power generating capacities of between 5 and 85 MW.
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Wärtsilä’s Flexicycle Plant for Senegal
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Wärtsilä signed a contract to engineer, manufacture and deliver a 130 MW Flexicycle plant in Senegal. The Malicounda power project in Mbour is located 85 km from the country’s capital Dakar. The order, booked in March, was placed by Matelec, contractor of the Independent Power Producer MPG (Melec Power Gen) and part of the Matelec Group, based in Lebanon.
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Power Plant for Delta State
Wednesday April 25, 2018

A locally owned power company in Nigeria, Onose Tbea Energy, plans to build a 400 MW gas-fired power plant at Ekrokpe in Delta state. The plant, whose work has already been launched, is expected to deliver its first megawatts of power within 18 months.
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VARTA Storage Top 3 in European Home Energy Storage Systems
Wednesday April 25, 2018

VARTA Storage Top 3 in European Home Energy Storage Systems According to the EuPD, the company was ranked bronze among domestic storage system providers on the European continent in 2017
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Ampelmann Opens Dedicated Offshore Wind Base in Hamburg
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has opened its first office in Germany, in response to growing business in the offshore wind sector.
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ACF Finalists Named for $7 Million Investment Prize
Tuesday April 24, 2018

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets, has announced the launch of ACF 2018 (Access Co-Development Facility), the third edition of the highly successful funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa and Asia. For this third edition, Access has included Asia for energy projects and invite entrepreneurs across both Africa and Asia to compete.
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Ghana Delegation in Silicon Valley
Monday April 23, 2018

GE recently joined a delegation to Silicon Valley led by Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who is currently spearheading the country’s digital ...
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Wärtsilä Welcomes Global Shipping’s Pact to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Monday April 23, 2018
ENGIE and Meridiam Preferred Bidders in Senegal
Saturday April 21, 2018

ENGIE and investment partner Meridiam were selected by Senegal’s Electricity Sector Regulation Commission (CRSE) as a preferred bidder in a tender launched in October 2017 for two solar photovoltaic projects totaling 60 MW.
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Africa Investor and Africa50 to Co-Host African CEO Project Developers’ Summit
Saturday April 21, 2018

Africa investor (Ai), the international investment and communications group, and Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure platform established by the African Development Bank, will co-host the fourth Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit on June 18 in Mauritius.
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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and African Development Bank sign MoU
Saturday April 21, 2018

Washington, DC, April 19, 2018 – A Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration on sustainable economic development was signed on April 18 by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the African Development Bank and formalized during the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington, DC.
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Desertec Not Dead
Wednesday April 18, 2018

The Desertec project to export solar and wind energy produced in the Sahara Desert to Europe has been off the front pages for some time, but according to recent reports it has not been abandoned.
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Jirama Plans Hybrid Plants
Wednesday April 18, 2018

Jirama, the national utility of Madagascar, plans to install 45 hybrid plants with a total capacity of 65 MW. The infrastructure will operate from a renewable energy source to which diesel will be added for periods of non-availability.
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Building on a Legacy: Introducing the Zayed Sustainability Prize
Wednesday April 18, 2018

Evolving from 10 years of success as the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s preeminent sustainability Prize undergoes a strategic refocus
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New Research Could Literally Squeeze more Power Out of Solar Cells
Wednesday April 18, 2018

Physicists at the University of Warwick have today, Thursday 19th April 2018, published new research in the Journal Science today 19th April 2018 (via the Journal’s First Release pages) that could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells by physically deforming each of the crystals in the semiconductors used by photovoltaic cells.
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Building Energy Signs for Wind and Hydro
Tuesday April 17, 2018

Building Energy signed PPAs with South African utility, Eskom, to build, own, and operate a 147 MW wind plant in Roggeveld and a 4.7 MW mini hydroelectric plant in Free State.
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Sonatrach to Focus on Solar
Tuesday April 17, 2018

Abdelmoumene Ould Kaddour, Sonatrach’s CEO, revealed at an industry event taking place in the Algerian city of Oran that the company has plans to focus on solar power with foreign partners.
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OMVS to Launch Construction on Koukoutamba Dam
Tuesday April 17, 2018

The Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) plans to launch construction on the Koukoutamba hydroelectric dam.
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Scatec Solar Mobilizes Funding for Upington Solar Project
Tuesday April 17, 2018

Scatec Solar completed the mobilization of financing for the construction of the Upington Solar Power Plant in South Africa.
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BP Sets out its Commitment to a Low Carbon Future
Tuesday April 17, 2018

BP today published a new report setting out its commitment to a low carbon future and to helping meet the dual challenge of providing the increasing energy the world demands while at the same time working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Mini-Grid Association Launches in Africa
Monday April 16, 2018

The Africa Mini-Grid Developers Association (AMDA) announced its official establishment. The trade association -- currently numbering 11 companies, including innovative start-ups and established utilities -- aims to combine private sector innovation
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d.light Raises Funds
Monday April 16, 2018

d.light successfully raised $50 million in funding from the European Investment Bank, responsAbility Investments, Social Investment Managers & Advisors (SIMA), SunFunder and another mission aligned investor.
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SolarEdge Inverter with HD-Wave Recognized Innovation in RE Award Category
Sunday April 15, 2018
Building Energy Powers Italian Consulate in Cape Town
Sunday April 15, 2018

Building Energy donated an off-grid solar PV rooftop power plant with a capacity of 3.12 kwp (DC) to the Italian Consulate in the South African city of Cape Town. The plant, composed
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SolarReserve and Eskom Sign PPA for Redstone
Thursday April 12, 2018

As part of the South African Department of Energy's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP), a consortium led by SolarReserve and ACWA Power signed a 20-year PPA with Eskom for the Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project.
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Zambia Requests RfQs for Solar Projects
Thursday April 12, 2018

The Zambian government launched a call for qualification (RfQ) for the construction of solar power plant projects with a total capacity of 100 MW.
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Talks on Grand Renaissance End without Resolution
Thursday April 12, 2018

Talks between the three countries whose water supplies will be affected with the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia met in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum. Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan met to resolve differences over the dam Ethiopia is building for a mega hydro project.
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Proparco to Issue Guarantees for Nachtigal Hydropower Project
Thursday April 12, 2018

Proparco, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) subsidiary dedicated to financing the private sector, is expected to align itself with the providers of funds or guarantees for the construction of the Nachtigal dam in the Central region of Cameroon.
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Scatec Mobilizes Funding for Upington Solar
Thursday April 12, 2018

Scatec Solar has announced that it has completed the mobilization of financing for the construction of the Upington Solar Power Plant in South Africa.
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BPC Raises Electricity Tariffs
Thursday April 12, 2018

Energy consumers in Botswana will be paying more for their power as the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has increased its electricity tariffs by 10%
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Nigeria to Inaugurate 190 Power Transmission and Distribution Projects
Wednesday April 11, 2018

Nigeria’s Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) will inaugurate more than 90 power transmission and distribution projects in the coming weeks.
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Repair Work Begins on Kariba Power Dam
Wednesday April 11, 2018

French engineering firm Razel-Bec has begun repair work on the Kariba power dam between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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Eskom’s Kusile Wet Flue Desulphurization Plant Achieves 93% Removal Rate
Wednesday April 11, 2018

GE’s Steam Power business successfully completed tests for performance of Unit 1, of the Wet Flue Gas Desulphurization Plant (WFGD) at Eskom’s Kusile newly built plant, the first air quality control system of its kind in Africa.
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Senegal Sees its Lowest-Ever Solar Tariffs
Tuesday April 10, 2018

Engie and investment firm Meridiam were the winners of a tender for two solar PV projects totaling 60 MW in Senegal, seeing record low prices ranging between Euro cents 3.80-3.98/kWh. This was announced by Senegal’s Electricity Sector Regulatory Commission (CRSE).
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Ethiopia Prequalifies Bidders
Tuesday April 10, 2018

Ethiopia’s state-owned utility, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), prequalified bidders for its 250 MW solar tender, launched last October.
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New Prime Minister for Ethiopia
Tuesday April 10, 2018

Following the surprise resignation of long-term Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in February, the country’s parliament finally elected a new leader.
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Opposition President for Sierra Leone
Tuesday April 10, 2018

Sierra Leone’s All People’s Congress (APC) candidate Samura Kamara, faced off against Julius Maada Bio of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in March 7 elections
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Inspired Evolution Secures More Commitments for Evolution II Fund
Tuesday April 10, 2018

Inspired Evolution has successfully secured a further $35 million in commitments from the AfDB and Swedfund International AB (Swedfund) in a second closing of its Evolution II Fund.
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Infinity Solar to Develop Project in Egypt
Sunday April 8, 2018

Infinity Solar Company plans to complete a 130-MW solar power plant during the next year under Egypt’s FiT program’s second phase.
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Solar Mini-Grid Companies being Targeted by Commercial Investors
Sunday April 8, 2018

THEnergy sees the need for shortened due diligence processes and has developed a streamlined approach
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Tunisia Plans RE Projects
Sunday April 8, 2018

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced a series of actions and plans that the executive intends to implement in the coming months aimed at the country’s renewable energy sector. Ten projects are expected to launched as a result.
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Global Renewable Generation Continues its Strong Growth, New IRENA Capacity Data Shows
Sunday April 8, 2018

Sector adds record 167 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity, expands 8.3% in 2017
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Zimbabwe Adds More Power
Wednesday April 4, 2018

Zimbabwe’s Kariba South Hydropower Project was inaugurated by the country’s recently installed president, Emmerson Mnangagwa
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Maputo Power Plant Begins Operations
Wednesday April 4, 2018

In Mozambique, the Maputo combined-cycle power plant has started operations, reports Macauhub. "The electricity that will be generated over the next few days will range between 2 and 3 MW,
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ENGIE/Fenix Deal Complete
Wednesday April 4, 2018

ENGIE and Fenix International closed their acquisition agreement. Fenix is the first Solar Home System “SHS” company to join a major worldwide energy company and has already delivered clean,
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South Africa Signs Long-Delayed RE Contracts
Wednesday April 4, 2018

South Africa signed long-delayed renewable energy contracts worth $4.7 billion with independent power producers. The signing of the 27 PPAs, mostly solar and wind projects, was held up for over two years
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Construction on Tanzanian Hydropower Project to Start
Wednesday April 4, 2018

Construction on Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project in Tanzania is expected to start within three months, according to Minister of Energy Medard Kalemani.
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Ethiopia’s Faith in Grand Renaissance
Tuesday April 3, 2018

The government of Ethiopia has invested more than $56 million in the construction of its Grand Renaissance hydroelectric plant, according to MelesAlem, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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ATI and EIB Launch New RE Fund
Tuesday April 3, 2018

The African Commercial Insurance Agency (ATI) launched a $1 billion fund dedicated to renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa entitled theAfrican Energy Guarantee Facility (AEGF).
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Japan and Egypt Sign MoU for PV Power Project
Tuesday April 3, 2018

A MoU was signed between Egypt and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the construction of a PV solar power station in HurghadaHamzi. The infrastructure will have a capacity of 20 MW.
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Tunisia Receives Financing for Electricity Project
Tuesday April 3, 2018
EU Bank Tags Africa for Off-Grid Solar Investment
Monday April 2, 2018

The vice president of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Ambroise Fayolle announced the signature of $25million in financing with d.light design to strengthen access to energy in Africa via solar kits that do not require a grid,
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Burundi Receives Funding Package for Hydropower
Sunday April 1, 2018

Burundi is on the receiving end of a $33 million finance package for its electricity sector from the World Bank. The funding was provided through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), a member of the World Bank Group.
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Torresol Energy Celebrates 10 Years of Solar Thermal Power Generation
Sunday April 1, 2018
Sisi Takes Commanding Win
Friday March 30, 2018
Funding Secured for Guinea’s Thermal Power Project
Thursday March 29, 2018

Tè Power Company, the firm in charge of the construction of the Tè thermal power plant in Guinea, has completed the financial mobilization of the project. The company succeeded in raising the $121 million needed to construct the infrastructure.
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Energy 4 Impact and OVO Partner in Kenya
Thursday March 29, 2018

Energy 4 Impact, in partnership with the OVO Foundation, is piloting a novel approach to upgrading education and health care services in remote Kenyan communities.
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FixGrid 2018: Schletter Improves Their Bestseller for Flat Roofs
Thursday March 29, 2018
LINDA DOR Tags REDAVIA for Solar
Wednesday March 28, 2018

LINDA DOR Hospitality Group, operating rest stops, restaurants and lodges in the Eastern Region of Ghana, chose REDAVIA to implement its first solar farm for its group of companies. LINDA DOR is on the verge of uncovering the power of solar energy whereby the REDAVIA solar farm seamlessly complements electricity from the national grid, improving reliability and lowering cost.
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Orange to Expand African Solar Footprint
Wednesday March 28, 2018

At the Africa CEO Forum, French telecom operator Orange made known its desire to become a key player in the energy transition sector in Africa by providing services directly to the general public or as a wholesaler to public operators. The company already provides a service offering rural populations access to solar energy in the DRC and Madagascar.
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Masdar and Korea Energy Agency to Explore RE Collaboration and Investment
Wednesday March 28, 2018

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27 March 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) for renewable energy collaboration and investment between the Republic of Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Waste-to-Energy for Ghana
Tuesday March 27, 2018

In Ghana, Armech Africa Limited, a designer and manufacturer of modern industrial processes, will build a waste-to-energy power plant in Tema. The plant will generate 60 MW of energy, through the incineration of the 3,000 metric tons of waste generated daily in the country.
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Abu Dhabi to host first-ever Green Business Summit 2018
Tuesday March 27, 2018

The first ever Green Business Summit in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. The Summit will focus on the effect of economic growth on the natural environment, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA),
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Mozambique Secures Funding for Rural Energy Access
Monday March 26, 2018

The Belgian government has earmarked €12 million for Mozambique to support the expansion of access to energy in rural areas.
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Sierra Leone Presidential Run-off Delayed
Monday March 26, 2018

Sierra Leone’s High Court Justice, A. R. Mansaray, has placed an injunction delaying a presidential run-off election scheduled for March 27. The delay is so further investigation into reported corruption can be conducted as well as a review of the electoral system itself.
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Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa?
Monday March 26, 2018

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is possibly the most rigorous green building certification programme and sustainable design framework in the world. Developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) with the mandate of leading transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative, the Living Building Challenge standard raises the bar for sustainable development globally.
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Is LBC a reality for South Africa?
Monday March 26, 2018

As a seasoned green building practitioner, Marloes Reinink of Solid Green Consulting believes that the LBC can, and should, be implemented in local projects. She says, “We are so excited to be working on two residential projects in Cape Town that are registered to be Full Living Buildings under the Challenge.”
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Living Building Challenge Shares the Message
Monday March 26, 2018

In 2016, Reinink signed up to become South Africa’s first ambassador for the Living Building Challenge. She says, “The role of an ambassador is to the spread the word about the Challenge in your country. This work keeps me motivated and realistic that there is still a long way to go in terms of greening the built environment.
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Heriot-Watt Working with Yale to Split the Cost of Hydrogen Power
Monday March 26, 2018

The high cost and low efficiency of producing hydrogen from our most abundant energy source, sunlight, is being tackled by scientists at Heriot-Watt University.
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Elections in Egypt Get Underway
Monday March 26, 2018

On March 26, the polls in Egypt opened giving Egyptians three days to cast their ballot for president of the North African nation. Abdul Fattah el-Sisi, the sitting president, faces off against relative political unknown Moussa Mostafa Moussa. The election is expected to be little more than a formality extending el-Sisi’s presidential mandate another five years.
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Sustainable Hydro Projects can enter IHA Blue Planet Prize 2019
Sunday March 25, 2018
Off Grid Breakthroughs and Challenges
Sunday March 25, 2018
Masdar Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Shams 1
Sunday March 25, 2018
Construction Launches on Acciona Energia Solar Projects in Egypt
Sunday March 25, 2018

Acciona Energia launched construction of three solar power plants in Egypt with a combined capacity of 150 MW. The $180 million project is being
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Wave Energy Plant for Ghana
Sunday March 25, 2018

Ghanaian renewable energy company, TC Energy, announced that Seabased, which specializes in converting sea waves into electricity, has been awarded the supply
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Ketraco to Begin Transmission Line Construction
Thursday March 22, 2018

Kenya Electric Transmission Company (Ketraco) plans to begin construction of an auxiliary high-voltage power transmission line for the coal-fired power plant to be located north of Lamu City in July.
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Russia to Aid Sudan’s Nuclear Ambitions
Thursday March 22, 2018

Sudan’s nuclear power ambitions just received a boost with the signing of a deal with Russia. The two countries signed a new agreement on the use of civilian nuclear power.
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Japan Loans Kenya Money for Geothermal
Thursday March 22, 2018

The Kenyan government signed a $94-million loan agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for investment in the Olkaria I geothermal power plant rehabilitation project.
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Off Grid Energy Power up Latest Fleet of Electric Delivery Vans for UPS
Thursday March 22, 2018
Egypt: Lahmeyer Lends Expertise for World’s Biggest Solar Park
Thursday March 22, 2018

In January 2018, Lahmeyer International started a photovoltaics project as owner’s engineer for Alcazar Energy, a Dubai-based independent developer of renewable energy facilities. The project includes the construction of four 50 MW photovoltaic plants within the Benban Solar Park project in Egypt.
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Burkina Faso Home of World’s Largest Hybrid Plant
Wednesday March 21, 2018

Wärtsilä delivered the world’s largest solar hybrid power plant in Burkina Faso. Wärtsilä was selected by the global renewable energy independent power producer Total Eren SA and African Energy Management Platform (AEMP) to build a 15MWp solar PV plant that shall generate and deliver energy to Iamgold Essakane SA at its gold mine in north-eastern Burkina Faso.
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Siemens Leads the Waste-to-Energy Conversation in South Africa
Wednesday March 21, 2018
Burkina Faso Commissions Hybrid PV Plant
Tuesday March 20, 2018

The 15 MW hybrid PV plant at the Essakane Gold mine in Burkina Faso was officially commissioned by the country’s president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore.
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A World First RE System Inaugurated in Denmark
Tuesday March 20, 2018

The vision to set new standards for cost-competitive renewable heat and power production became a reality today with the official opening of a revolutionary green energy facility in Denmark.
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ETW Energietechnik Delivers the First Combined Heat and Power Plants
Tuesday March 20, 2018
Togo Secures Funding for Solar Plans
Monday March 19, 2018

Following its participation in the summit of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), that took place in India, Togo secured $40 million in funding for a rural electrification project using PV solar kits.
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North Backbone Project Receives Grant
Monday March 19, 2018

The AfDB issued a $74 million grant to Burkina Faso to finance the Nigeria-Niger-Benin-Togo-Burkina Faso electricity interconnection project.
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AfDB Undertakes High Power Sector Mission in Nigeria
Monday March 19, 2018

The AfDB has undertaken a mission to hold further discussions on Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Program (PSRP) with several stakeholders in Abuja.
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Funding Secured for Namibian Solar Farm
Sunday March 18, 2018

Alten Africa secured $50 million from Standard Bank of South Africa and Proparco for the construction of the Mariental solar power plant in Namibia.
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IFC and MIGA Refinance Bujagali
Sunday March 18, 2018

The boards of directors of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), subsidiaries of the World Bank Group,
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BBOXX Takes Part in Fastest Crowdfunding Ever
Sunday March 18, 2018

The world’s largest crowd-investment platform for off-grid solar energy has raised €1 million in less than a month. The crowdfunding initiative is a collaboration between TRINE,
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Raza Hasnani appointed Head of Infrastructure Investments atAfrica50 Project Finance
Sunday March 18, 2018
German Giants E.ON and RWE Make Mega Deal
Sunday March 18, 2018
NAPTIN Begins Training 545 Power Workers
Thursday March 15, 2018

In Nigeria the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) began the training of 545 power utility workers across West Africa. NAPTIN used 300 technical and non-technical employees of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in Lagos.
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Chinese Bank Grants Guinea Funds for Hydropower
Thursday March 15, 2018

The Exim Bank of China has granted Guinea $1.3 billion in financing for the construction of the 450 MW hydropower dam in Souapiti. "The signing of the financing agreement will take place soon,
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Algeria to Export Electricity to Libya and Tunisia
Thursday March 15, 2018
N-Sea Reinforces UXO Expertise with Scottish Power Renewables Campaign
Thursday March 15, 2018
Global Energy Transition Must Accelerate to Thwart Climate Change
Thursday March 15, 2018
First Benban Power Station Inaugurated
Wednesday March 14, 2018

Egyptian authorities inaugurated the first power station at the Benban solar complex, having entered into the operational phase in December 2017
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Ghana Announces Solar Plans at ISA
Wednesday March 14, 2018

Ghana has targeted setting up 200,000 solar power plants to serve households, businesses and public infrastructure,according to President Nana Akufo-Addo.
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Congo Energy Named Distributor of BEKA SCHRÉDER in DRC
Wednesday March 14, 2018
Econet to Invest in Zimbabwe Solar
Tuesday March 13, 2018

In Zimbabwe, the mobile operator Econet aims to invest $250 million into a solar energy project. The initiative, which the company says will create 5,000 jobs, will provide solar power to industries, businesses, and households.
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AfDB Partners with International Solar Alliance
Tuesday March 13, 2018

The AfDB, in a major boost for its Light up and power Africa initiative, entered into partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to scale up solar energy in Africa.
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Angola Leads the Way in Chinese Investments
Tuesday March 13, 2018

Angola has attracted the most investment from China in Africa in the field of energy infrastructure since 2000. According to a study by American University of Boston, China has injected more than $34.8 billion into energy infrastructure on the continent over the past 18 years, with $8.9 billion of this going to Angola.
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iQ Power and MFZ Sign MoU for Libyan Solar
Monday March 12, 2018

iQ Power Inc. and the Libyan free-trade economic zone, Misurata Free Zone (MFZ), signed a MoU that will lead to the development of renewable energy projects.
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Siemens Signs Long-term O&M Contract in Sudan
Monday March 12, 2018

Siemens has been contractedto provide long-term maintenance and O&M advisory services for two Sudanese power plants. According to the company this builds on its commitment to support the energy infrastructure in Sudan.
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Innovative Hybrid Solar System to be Presented at Congressional Showcase
Monday March 12, 2018
German Solutions for Renewable Energies in Japan
Monday March 12, 2018
SAWEA Celebrates Resumption of REIPPPP
Sunday March 11, 2018

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is celebrating the energy minister, Jeff Radebe’s, confirmation that the country’s renewable procurement program will resume.
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Mini Grids Deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa to be Boosted at Nairobi Summit
Friday March 9, 2018
Funding Approved for Zambia’s RE Program
Thursday March 8, 2018

Members of the Green Climate Fund (GFC) approved the first AfDB funding proposal for Zambia's renewable energy program. The GCF decided to provide a $50-million loan in addition to a $2.5 million grant.
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Power Plant Breaks Ground in Sierra Leone
Thursday March 8, 2018

Globeleq, along with CDC Group plc (CDC) and TCQ Power, celebrated the start of construction of the 57-MW Western Area Power Generation Project in Sierra Leone.
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Investors Greenlight Mozambique’s Mocuba Solar Plant
Thursday March 8, 2018

Scatec Solar, KLP Norfund investments and Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) have completed the financial mobilization of the largest solar power plant in the country..
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Rural Electrification Mini-grids to Become a Huge Energy Storage Market
Thursday March 8, 2018
ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Algae Biofuels Program Targets 10,000 BPD by 2025
Thursday March 8, 2018
Voith to Modernize Wanjii Hydropower Plant
Tuesday March 6, 2018

Voith is now extensively modernizing the Wanjii small hydropower plant in Kenya. The company is replacing the plant's turbines, generators, control technology as well as the electromechanical equipment.
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CBN Considering RE Investments
Tuesday March 6, 2018

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is currently considering investments of about $5 million in the renewable energy sector for Nigerians who are not connected to the national grid.
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USAID and Power Africa Conclude REEEP in Nigeria
Tuesday March 6, 2018
Burkina Faso Launches ERD-ZIGO
Tuesday March 6, 2018
Angolan Government Secures Loan for Lauca Hydro
Monday March 5, 2018