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Symbion and Highland Group sign $100 million equity investment agreement for Rwanda methane gas projects
22-09-2017 | 08:24:55
Symbion Energy and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. (HGHL) have signed an agreement that will see HGHL co-invest $100 million towards the implementation of a $370 million, 106 megawatts of methane gas generated power
ECREEE, CTCN and PFAN unveils project for women led sustainable energy enterprises in West Africa
21-09-2017 | 12:12:06
ECREEE, CTCN and PFAN have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa, as part of the CTCN/ECOWAS Project on Mainstreaming Gender for a Climate-Resilient Energy System in West Africa.
Baker Hughes awarded contract by Nigeria LNG in digital agreement for Sub-Saharan Africa
21-09-2017 | 09:21:00
Baker Hughes, a GE company, has signed an agreement for the provision of Asset Performance Management software and services for LNG trains and related Balance of Plant by Nigeria LNG Limited.
[Madagascar] Henri Fraise Fils & Cie develops solar minigrids to boost electricity access
21-09-2017 | 08:50:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Henri Fraise Fils & Cie, a Malagasy energy company, for the development and implementation of minigrids in Madagascar, where only 15 percent of the population has electricity access.
UNDP bets on solar lanterns to light up Somali businesses and homes
14-09-2017 | 11:00:00
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over 600 solar powered lanterns to Somalia’s Federal Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.
AB Minerals Corp. meets with AMGC in Dar es Salam, Tanzania
14-09-2017 | 10:28:00
AB Minerals, at the invitation of African Minerals & Geosciences Centre Director General, Ibrahim Shaddad, made a presentation to the Board of Directors on the proposed Joint Venture Coltan Processing plant project.
[South Africa] GE’s power generation & air quality control technology is deployed at Kusile Unit One
07-09-2017 | 06:20:45
General Electric has announced that it has successfully commenced commercial operations of Unit One of Kusile’s coal power plant.
AfDB approves $55 million loan for three solar projects in Egypt
06-09-2017 | 08:05:00
African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved three senior loans for a total amount of $55 million to finance three solar PV Projects under the second Round of the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) Program in Egypt.
[Liberia] Bandera Electric Cooperative picked to design solar storage solution for Totota
04-09-2017 | 10:49:00
Bandera Electric Cooperative was selected by NRECA International to design and procure a solar and energy storage solution for Totota, Liberia, located 160 km east of the capital, Monrovia.
South Africa courts Kusile power station to stabilize the national grid
01-09-2017 | 07:45:00
Unit 1 of the South African coal fired Kusile power station project has been brought into full commercial operation, adding 800MW which will help to further stabilize the national grid.
Apex International Energy signs two concession agreements in Egypt
30-08-2017 | 10:17:00
Apex International Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Egypt, has signed two concession agreements for 1.7 million acres encompassing the West Badr el Din and South East Meleiha concessions.
[Nigeria] Schneider Electric to automate operations at Dangote oil refinery
30-08-2017 | 07:14:00
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has signed a contract to provide comprehensive process automation systems, solutions and services to Dangote Oil Refinery.
Siemens to strengthen Egypt’s national grid with two new substations in the Delta region
25-08-2017 | 16:14:27
In a new move aimed at improving the resilience of Egypt’s power grid, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company has awarded Siemens a contract for the construction of two substations.
Huntkey introduces new model of South African power surge protector
25-08-2017 | 08:00:00
Huntkey, a global leading provider of power solutions, has introduced its new model of South African standard power strip commonly referred to as surge protector
USTDA introduces U.S. carbon capture and recycling technology to South Africa
21-08-2017 | 08:40:45
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Swayana (Pty) Ltd, a Pretoria-based energy project developer, for a feasibility study that will use innovative U.S. technologies to convert waste gas into a valuable commodity.
Off grid solar will transform business in Nigeria, Lumos
18-08-2017 | 14:17:27
Lumos, the people behind one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in Africa, have said that the mobile solar revolution will transform Nigeria’s small-business economy.
[Tanzania] AB Minerals Corp signs MoU with African Minerals & Geosciences Centre for Strategic Partnership
17-08-2017 | 10:21:00
AB Minerals Corp. is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Africa Minerals and Geosciences Centre to establish a Strategic Partnership for the Company’s new Made for Africa Eco-Friendly coltan processing facility.
Natcore negotiates technology license for Ghana solar farm
16-08-2017 | 09:13:52
PSECC Solar Farms Ltd, a climate change mitigation company and developer of solar farms, has turned to Natcore Technology Inc. to help restore financial viability to a 20 MW Ghanaian project that was threatened by a 29 per cent reduction in feed-in tariffs.
Ignite launches affordable price plan for solar home systems in Africa
15-08-2017 | 09:22:16
Ignite, headquartered in Rwanda, has been able to change the energy paradigm in a continent afflicted by energy poverty with over 700 million people without access to power.
SEFA to support first utility scale solar PV project in Lesotho
14-08-2017 | 08:24:34
The African Development Bank managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa approved a $ 695,500 grant to NEO I SPV Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of OnePower Lesotho Pty Ltd., to support the preparation of a bankable business case
[Nigeria] NNPC to increase Federal Government revenue by $30b
08-08-2017 | 09:32:00
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has disclosed that the four major investments it recently embarked upon with key upstream joint venture partners are capable of providing incremental revenue to the national treasury by over $30 billion.
Wartsila to supply 22 Megawatts power plant to Morocco
07-08-2017 | 13:32:09
Technology group Wärtsilä is to supply a 22 MW baseload power plant to Morocco’s state utility under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
[Somalia] Electro Power Systems integrate wind energy to existing microgrid to meet growing power demand
03-08-2017 | 11:33:32
Extension of microgrids in Somalia’s north eastern town of Garowe is currently on-line, Electro Power Systems S.A, technology pioneer in energy storage systems and microgrids, has said.
Ethiopia and UK sign energy compact to increase access to clean energy, create jobs
03-08-2017 | 08:06:31
Ethiopia and UK have signed a compact that will support the acceleration of the off-grid solar market in Ethiopia by creating business opportunities, more jobs and helping improve access to electricity for poor people.
Transformation of cocoa production, rural economy, energy in focus as AfDB president Adesina visits Ghana
02-08-2017 | 15:14:31
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, is championing the transformation of the rural economies of African countries as the fastest way to lift millions of people out of poverty.
[Nigeria] Total partners with Blackbit on distribution of solar home solution
31-07-2017 | 08:51:00
Total Nigeria Plc and Blackbit Limited signed a Solar Home Solution distribution agreement. This Solar Product distribution partnership is aimed at facilitating seamless nationwide access to Solar energy products.
[Tanzania] REDAVIA begins operations on Shanta Gold’s eight container solar farm
27-07-2017 | 08:44:55
REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective rental solar power for businesses and communities, has kicked off operations of its eight-container solar farm at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in the Chunya district, Tanzania.
AfDB and FAO take the ‘Desert to Power Initiative’ to Sudan
26-07-2017 | 08:08:00
In a collaborative initiative, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have joined efforts to operationalize the ‘Desert to Power program’ in eleven countries including Sudan.
Tanzania wins $21.7 million from Climate Investment Funds to advance geothermal exploration and transform its energy sector
20-07-2017 | 08:05:03
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved US $21.7 million for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance its Geothermal Energy Development Project.
Gigawatt Global expands its green energy offerings in Africa with Burundi street lighting project
20-07-2017 | 07:56:22
Downtown Bujumbura just got a little brighter, thanks to an innovative partnership between Mayor Freddy MBONIMPA and Gigawatt Global, a founding member of United States Power Africa's Beyond the Grid program.
[Togo] BBOXX to install 30,000 solar home systems in five years
19-07-2017 | 14:51:39
BBOXX , one of the UK's fastest growing renewable-energy businesses has signed an agreement to implement 300,000 BBOXX solar home systems in Togo over the next five years.
Akon talks to CNN on Akon Lighting Africa project and focus on charity
19-07-2017 | 08:00:00
Rapper turned philanthropist Akon has, in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson, explained about his passion for Akon Lighting Africa project, his life growing up between Senegal and the U.S. and why he is now focusing on charity work.
[Startup Interview] Frank Balestra, Founder, AB Minerals & Made for Africa Eco-Friendly solution
18-07-2017 | 12:46:00
Frank Balestra is a Canadian who has lived in Africa the better part of the last five years, both in the DRC and Rwanda. This has given him a good understanding of the people, the African culture, the countries and the coltan industry.
Rwanda, World Bank sign agreement to increase electricity access through off grid renewable energy
17-07-2017 | 12:20:00
Rwanda Minister of Finance and Economic Panning, Claver Gatete and World Bank Country Manager for Rwanda, Yasser El Gammal have signed a $50 million Scaling-Up Energy Renewable Program (SREP) financing agreement.
Mobisol secures additional loan facility from Finnfund to light homes
17-07-2017 | 08:42:32
Mobisol has strengthened its capital base by an additional substantial senior loan facility from Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd.), following an already provided senior loan in 2016
AfDB to finance construction of 32 megawatts solar power plant in N’Djamena, Chad
12-07-2017 | 07:34:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to fund the construction of a 32 megawatts solar plant to be constructed in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital.
REDAVIA opens new office in Ghana
06-07-2017 | 07:31:34
REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective rental solar power for businesses and communities, has opened its first office and legal entity in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
Morocco secures $25 million loan from the Clean Technology Fund for hybrid solar project
03-07-2017 | 15:45:26
Morocco has received approval for a $25 million loan from the Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund (CIF CTF).
African Union Commission signs partnership with New Zealand for new geothermal facility
29-06-2017 | 16:02:25
The African Union Commission and The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed a partnership for the establishment of the ‘New Zealand – Africa Geothermal Facility’.
Liberia to transform renewable energy sector with support from African Development Bank and Climate Investment Funds
29-06-2017 | 07:47:00
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) awarded Liberia a grant in the amount of $ 23.25 million to help transform the country’s renewable energy sector.
Mobisol acquires Lumeter to expand off grid solar pay as you go solution
28-06-2017 | 07:46:37
Mobisol has announced that it has acquired Lumeter, one of the largest providers of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) software for the off-grid solar industry.
Boost in Genset manufacturing activity to resolve power challenges in Southern African region
22-06-2017 | 12:48:00
Southern Africa's extreme dependence on South Africa to meet its electricity requirements is intensifying the need for diesel genset assembly plants in the country.
Zambia bets on solar power plant to power homes, produce sugar and export electricity
20-06-2017 | 12:16:44
Earlier this year, Cleantech Invest portfolio company Nocart announced the signing of a $200 million contract to develop a solar hybrid power plant in the Shangombo District of Western Province, Zambia
SolarNow to open first branch in Kenya on June 20
19-06-2017 | 08:26:18
Uganda-based solar energy company SolarNow is due to open its first branch in Kenya on June 20th.
IFC supports Mozambique’s first utility scale solar power plant to address energy gaps
08-06-2017 | 07:50:45
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group has announced a landmark financing package of $55 million to build Mozambique’s first utility scale solar PV plant, which will help increase electricity sector climate resilience and deliver power to rural areas.
[South Africa] Builders Warehouse launches first store powered by renewable energy
06-06-2017 | 11:28:28
Builders Warehouse has unveiled the North Riding store as the first to make use of renewable energy. The store has a 126 kilowatt peak plant which consists of 400 roof-mounted polycrystalline PV panels.
Energiya Global commits 1$billion to advance green energy power projects across 15 West African countries.
06-06-2017 | 07:28:00
Israel’s leading solar developer will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green energy power projects across the 15 member states of the West African economic community
[Mozambique] Bolloré Logistics picked to provide end to end logistics for thermal power plant
02-06-2017 | 10:32:00
In early 2017, Bolloré Logistics secured an end-to-end logistics contract to transport materials for the construction of a thermal power plant.
Z-One Holding and Tryba Energy to install a 10 MWp solar energy plant in Uganda
29-05-2017 | 08:56:06
ZT Energy and Tryba Energy of France through their local company, Emerging Power Uganda Limited has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, UETCL
[Ghana] Regional Maritime University chooses REDAVIA Solar to power campus and establish Renewable Energy Institute
23-05-2017 | 11:55:00
The Regional Maritime University (RMU) has chosen REDAVIA, to implement an alternative solution to existing power grid and reduce dependency on diesel generators.
USTDA in a 75 megawatt power project in South Africa
23-05-2017 | 11:32:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Pele Green Energy (Pty) Ltd, a South African independent power developer based in Johannesburg.
Xago Africa and Alevo Analytics partner with US Trade and Development Agency to provide technical assistance for energy storage in Kenya
22-05-2017 | 10:30:00
USTDA is partnering with Kenyan renewable energy developer Xago Africa and US battery storage manufacturer Alevo USA, Inc and analytics service provider Alevo Analytics to support the development of a utility scale solar photovoltaic power plant with integrated battery storage in Siaya County, Kenya.
Power Africa launches new initiative at African Utility Week
19-05-2017 | 09:12:00
Power Africa announced the launch of its Southern African Energy Program this week in Cape Town, South Africa. This announcement came as representatives from Power Africa, a U.S. government-led initiative, and the U.S. Mission in South Africa participated in African Utility Week and the Gas to Power World Congress.
[Zimbabwe] Oxygen Energy Private Limited receives $965,000 for off grid solar rooftop project on buildings
11-05-2017 | 17:04:43
The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US$ 965,000 grant to Oxygen Energy Private Limited to support the preparation of a bankable business case for the development of a 20MW off-grid solar PV rooftop project on buildings owned and managed by Old Mutual Property Group Zimbabwe countrywide.
AFD, KAM provide green energy financing in East Africa
02-05-2017 | 12:43:53
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) held a high level workshop on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance Programme (SUNREF) East Africa to discuss among other things, the opportunities and challenges of SUNREF since its inception in Kenya in 2011.
[Uganda] Largest East African solar plant receives 32,000 pieces of panels from Canadian Solar
26-04-2017 | 16:58:00
Canadian Solar Inc. one of the world's largest solar power companies, has announced that it has supplied 10 MW of PV Modules to Soroti Photovoltaic Plant in Uganda. The project is the largest of its kind in East Africa and was officially inaugurated at the end of 2016.
[Nigeria] Dangote Industries boost from USTDA for its solar power plant in Kano
26-04-2017 | 16:41:00
Dangote Industries Limited has received a grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency in support of its efforts to develop a 100 MW solar photovoltaic power plant with Black Rhino, an African infrastructure investor, in Kano State.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Empowering women through renewable energy
10-04-2017 | 08:03:05
The more central energy is to our lives, the more crucial it is to provide equal access and distribution for all in order to secure our country’s future. Increasingly, what we are realizing is that this accessibility is made problematic and the lack of it exacerbated by the growing poverty gap in spite of modern technological advances.
Burkina Faso set to host Africa’s largest engine-solar hybrid power plant
04-04-2017 | 10:32:05
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 15 MWp solar PV power plant to Essakane Solar SAS in Burkina Faso. The solar PV plant will be built next to a 55 MW Wärtsilä power plant currently running on heavy fuel oil.
Kenya’s energy and transport sectors receive financial support from European Investment Bank
03-04-2017 | 08:23:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has pledged new support for Kenya’s projects in the power and transport sectors. With Cabinet Secretary for the Treasury Henry K. Rotich, the signature of a connectivity project was announced.
New off grid energy technology promises job opportunities for rural Kenyans
31-03-2017 | 12:17:00
Technology group Wärtsilä has joined hands with Solar Fire Concentration, a Finland based company, to launch a new off grid energy technology that aims to give back to the society by breaking the cost-barriers currently limiting the deployment of solar thermal technologies in local entrepreneurial applications in East Africa.
Renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa, Berkeley study
31-03-2017 | 10:00:00
As Africa gears up for a tripling of electricity demand by 2030, a new Berkeley study maps out a viable strategy for developing wind and solar power while simultaneously reducing the continent’s reliance on fossil fuels and lowering power plant construction costs.
[Ghana] Buipe Solar Limited receives US Trade and Development Agency grant for feasibility study on solar plant
28-03-2017 | 07:07:19
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant today to the Ghanaian company, Buipe Solar Limited, in support of a feasibility study for a 20 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in northern Ghana.
Africa Climate Change Fund scales up operations with new contributions from Italy and Flanders
22-03-2017 | 07:02:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the conversion of the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) – established in 2014 with €4.725 million from the Government of Germany – to a multi-donor trust fund.