SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Energy transition is central to Africa's economic future- IRENA, AfDB report

01-14-2022 | 14:59:00
The report, 'Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Africa and Its Regions', shows that Africa is prospering significantly from development enabled by renewables, while greatly improving energy access and offering profound welfare and environmental benefits to people across the continent.

ENGIE Equatorial inaugurates Lolwe solar mini-grid in Uganda

01-14-2022 | 11:48:51
This joint project between ENGIE Energy Access and Equatorial Power Ltd. is the most advanced mini-grid on the African continent. It is the result of a strong African-European alliance and is a real game-changer for the energy landscape in Uganda and the continent at large.

TATA Projects strengthens Africa footprint with orders worth approximately $323m

01-13-2022 | 14:30:00
India's fastest growing infrastructure company TATA Projects is now expanding its global footprint with an array of projects in the Transmission and Distribution sector.

United Nations SDG-Fund approves $45m renewable energy programme for Zimbabwe

01-13-2022 | 13:51:00
The United Nations SDG-Fund has approved Zimbabwe’s $45 million programme on catalysing investments in Renewable Energy (RE) for the acceleration of the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.

[Ghana] Asante Gold announces mining contractor for Bibiani Gold Mine

01-12-2022 | 09:17:00
Asante Gold Corporation announced that the contract to conduct mining activities at the Bibiani Mine has been awarded to PW Mining (Ghana).

USTDA awards grant to Daybreak Power Solutions to promote clean energy access in Nigeria

01-11-2022 | 09:05:28
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Nigeria’s Daybreak Power Solutions, for a feasibility study to help optimize clean energy supply to business entities in the country.

Capstone Green Energy to provide energy solution system to a food processing facility in Mali

01-07-2022 | 15:04:36
Green Energy Corporation a global player in carbon reduction and on-site resilient green energy solutions, has received an order for a 600 kilowatt (kW), C600S energy solution system, to be installed at a remote food processing facility in Bamako, Mali.

[Botswana] L'AfDB apporte $1 million à la transition énergétique

01-07-2022 | 08:08:00
Le Fonds pour l’énergie durable en Afrique (SEFA), géré par la Banque africaine de développement, a approuvé une subvention d’un million de dollars pour faciliter la transition du Botswana vers les énergies propres.

African Development Bank’s SEFA to provide $1 million in support of Botswana’s energy transition

01-06-2022 | 14:43:00
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a $1 million grant to facilitate Botswana’s transition to clean energy .

Solarcentury Africa partners with RESA to develop the Nkhoma Deka Solar Park Project Malawi

12-24-2021 | 08:18:39
Solarcentury Africa and Renewable Energy Services Africa, RESA, have signed a joint development agreement to utilise their combined capabilities and strengths to deliver the Nkhoma Deka solar park project in Malawi.

NFE signs MoU with Mauritania for LNG and gas to power project

12-23-2021 | 12:23:00
New Fortress Energy (NFE) announced the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mauritania for the development of an Energy Hub, including natural gas, power, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and blue ammonia.

Bboxx launches financial inclusion initiatives to accelerate inclusive economic development in Africa

12-22-2021 | 16:30:49
Bboxx, a next-generation utility, is ramping up the promotion of greater financial inclusion in Africa through a series of new initiatives. Among these is a cash loan and affordable financial services pilot aimed at positively transforming lives in Kenya.

Finland, EBRD partner to strengthen fight against climate change in North Africa

12-22-2021 | 13:29:00
Finland will strengthen its role in the fight against climate change through an investment in a new partnership launched by the EBRD. The funding will be targeted at climate action in North Africa.

UK crowdfunders, partners fund solar energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa

12-20-2021 | 11:11:00
In a partnership between Energise Africa and Solarise Africa, crowdfunders in the UK have raised over £1 million to fund eight large-scale solar energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

Comment soutenir davantage l’intégration des femmes dans le secteur de l’énergie

12-17-2021 | 09:55:00
Le secteur de l'énergie étant une industrie à prédominance masculine, il est devenu évident que les femmes ont un rôle de plus en plus important à jouer dans l'avenir énergétique de l'Afrique.
 
Features

[Interview] Janek Winand, Managing Director, Siemens Gamesa, South Africa

12-16-2021 | 15:09:00
Janek Winand is the Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa South Africa, a leader in the renewable energy industry, working to provide the world's best offshore and onshore wind turbines and services

[Column] Mansoor Hamayun: Breaking down financial barriers is the key to unlocking Africa’s clean energy transition

11-22-2021 | 08:42:50
There is no doubt that breaking down barriers to raising finance will be the single most significant action to support the clean energy transition in Africa.

[Column] Mansoor Hamayun: The power of the consumer in Africa’s clean energy transition

11-12-2021 | 07:30:00
As consumer demand for better clean energy options ramps up across the globe, it’s important to shine a light on the consumer in Africa in particular.

[Cas énergétique indépendant] Lancement d'un projet solaire de 2 MWc en Somalie

11-11-2021 | 09:52:00
Comme c'est satisfaisant de voir qu'une rencontre amicale à Djibouti en 2020, est suivie de l'installation de plus de 5000 panneaux solaires en Somalie plus d'un an plus tard.

[Independent Energy Case] 2 MWp solar project kicks off in Somalia

11-09-2021 | 08:04:00
How satisfying to see that a friendly meeting in Djibouti in 2020, is followed by the installation of over 5000 solar panels in Somalia more than a year later.

[Column] Mansoor Hamayun: We need to talk about the African context in the global clean energy transition

11-04-2021 | 07:36:45
There has been a lot of interest in how we shift from fossil fuels to renewables sources of energy in developed economies.

[Interview] Sidney Zeeman, Directeur des Ventes et du Développement commercial, Independent Energy BV

10-29-2021 | 09:09:00
Independent Energy BV est une entreprise qui conçoit, fabrique et installe des solutions solaires et de sauvegarde sur et hors réseau dans le monde entier, des petits systèmes de la taille d'une maison aux grandes installations complètes « plug and play ».

[Interview] Sidney Zeeman, Sales and Business Development Manager, Independent Energy BV

10-26-2021 | 15:31:00
Independent Energy BV is a company that designs, manufactures and install on- and off-grid solar and backup solutions worldwide from small house-size systems to large complete “plug and play” installations.

[Column] Africa’s green manufacturing crossroads: Choices for a low-carbon industrial future

10-13-2021 | 12:17:19
Africa is at a crossroads. As one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change and climate variability, it has a strong incentive to join global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and bolster its adaptive capacity.

[Column] Nick Hurd: Governments must prioritize off-grid solar in Africa’s economic recovery

09-24-2021 | 11:18:35
Off-grid Solar Home Systems and mini-grids are essential to provide energy access in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

[Column] Revised power plans can speed up Southern and Eastern Africa’s energy transitions

09-24-2021 | 11:08:44
This demand can certainly be met with the continent’s abundant but currently hugely untapped renewables resources. Northern and Southern Africa are among the sunniest places on earth. Wind speeds are impressively high in East, Northern and Southern Africa.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Drastic action needed to mitigate climate change risks

09-24-2021 | 09:31:11
Climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying. These are the findings of this year’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report released earlier this year.