The Lumos Mobile Electricity Service aims to bring power to millions of people who do not currently have access to an affordable, reliable or clean energy supply.
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved $990,000 to eThala Management Services, to support the development of a 10-MW Biomass-to-Power plant to be located in the KwaZulu Natal Province of South Africa.
Alfanar Company has closed the financing for the development, construction, ownership and operation of a 50 MW solar PV plant in Egypt's Aswan province and which will be supported by Egypt's FiT program.
Phoenix Energy of Safra, Lebanon participated in the official signing of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Nubian Suns Feed-in-Tariff Financing Program in Cairo, Egypt.
Schneider Electric signs manufacturing partnership agreement with SDM Electrical Switchboards Botswana
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is empowering the continent through supporting and addressing the transfer of skills and technology in the power and energy industry.
REDAVIA a global leader in solar energy has invested in the largest minigrid in Tanzania connecting more rural people to the national grid.
[Kenya] JinkoSolar switches London Distillers to solar energy in largest commercial rooftop project in East Africa
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd a global player in the photovoltaic (PV) industry has supplied 924 Kilowatts of PV modules to be installed on the rooftop of the London Distillers’ distillery in Athi River, Kenya.
EREN Renewable Energy and Access Power enter Egyptian renewable energy market with completion of financial close for two solar plants
EREN Renewable Energy and its strategic partner Access Power have announced the successful financial close of two solar PV plants with a total capacity of 126MWp located in the Benban complex.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will advance off-grid energy solutions in sub-Saharan Africa through several new awards announced at the Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa Conference in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
TOTAL Nigeria has commissioned the second High Speed Filling Machine in its Lubricant Blending Plant in Koko, Delta State in October 2017.
ENGIE and Fenix have agreed on a transaction in which ENGIE will acquire 100 per cent of Fenix International, a next generation energy company, offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has issued the first “Light Up and Power Africa” Bond for $90million sold to the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, the sole investor in the transaction.
African national oil companies need to evolve for the future in light of a challenging and disruptive environment - PwC analysis
NOCs across Africa have an enormous opportunity to secure a more sustainable future by transforming into “national energy companies” (‘NECs’), escaping the economic trap of a lower oil price
[South Africa] Delta Energy & Communications partners with Mzansi Digital Republic Trust to boost energy, WIFI connectivity
Delta Energy & Communications, a network, smart grid, and big data company focused on providing connectivity around the globe has signed an agreement with the Mzansi Digital Republic Trust, a South African non-profit organization.
The World Bank has approved an International Development Association $150 million grant in support of Mozambique’s energy sector.
[Egypt] Islamic Corporation for Development of the Private Sector and Alfa Solar to part-fund construction of solar plant
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector and Alfa Solar have signed facility agreements for a US$28.5 million financing to part-fund the construction of a solar plant in Egypt.
Symbion and Highland Group sign $100 million equity investment agreement for Rwanda methane gas projects
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 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, 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.
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.
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, 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
General Electric has announced that it has successfully commenced commercial operations of Unit One of Kusile’s coal power plant.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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, a global leading provider of power solutions, has introduced its new model of South African standard power strip commonly referred to as surge protector
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.
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
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.
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, 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.
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
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved US $21.7 million for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance its Geothermal Energy Development Project.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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
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, 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 has received approval for a $25 million loan from the Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund (CIF CTF).
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
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 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.
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.
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
Uganda-based solar energy company SolarNow is due to open its first branch in Kenya on June 20th.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group has announced a landmark financing package of $55 million to build Mozambique’s first utility scale solar PV plant, which will help increase electricity sector climate resilience and deliver power to rural areas.
Builders Warehouse has unveiled the North Riding store as the first to make use of renewable energy. The store has a 126 kilowatt peak plant which consists of 400 roof-mounted polycrystalline PV panels.
Energiya Global commits 1$billion to advance green energy power projects across 15 West African countries.
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
In early 2017, Bolloré Logistics secured an end-to-end logistics contract to transport materials for the construction of a thermal power plant.
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
The Regional Maritime University (RMU) has chosen REDAVIA, to implement an alternative solution to existing power grid and reduce dependency on diesel generators.
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
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 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 $965,000 for off grid solar rooftop project on buildings
The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US$ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.