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PHOTOSOL SELECTS FIRST SOLAR TECHNOLOGY TO POWER UTILITY-SCALE PV PLANTS IN FRANCE

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that Photosol, a French photovoltaic (PV) solar energy company, has selected its high performance, lower-carbon, thin film modules to power 14 utility-scale solar power plants with a total capacity of 106.5 megawatts (MW)DC. The projects – developed and owned by Photosol – are part of the third procurement […]

PV HYBRID SYSTEM FROM SMA LOWERS ELECTRICITY COSTS IN EAST AFRICA’S LARGEST SALT FACTORY

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) and its subsidiary SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH have commissioned one of Kenya’s largest solar hybrid systems in Malindi, in East Africa. The SMA Fuel Save Controller smartly integrates the PV system including 34 Sunny Tripower inverters to the public grid and the diesel generators. This way the system generates approximately […]

USAID ANNOUNCES $4 MILLION TO SOLAR START-UPS FOR AFRICAN OFF-GRID ENERGY

At the 22nd session of the UN Climate conference (COP 22), Power Africa Coordinator Andrew M. Herscowitz announced $4 million in new investments to eight companies that are revolutionizing household solar power across Africa through the Scaling Off-Grid Energy: Grand Challenge for Development. (link is external)The Enterprise Awards are expected to create up to 120,000 […]

ENGIE commits to west African renewables & access power launch US $7 million competition

ENGIE commits to west African renewables & access power launch US $7 million competition ENGIE is the latest large company that commits to West African solar, joining 300 attendees at the West African Clean Energy Summit. Philippe Miquel, CEO, Western & Central Africa will update attendees at the Clean Energy West Africa Summit about ENGIE’s […]

ENEL GREEN POWER GIVES RENEWABLE ENERGY TO NEW PAEDIATRIC SURGERY HOSPITAL IN UGANDA

Enel Green Power (EGP) is participating in the project of Emergency and the architect Renzo Piano for the construction of a paediatric surgery hospital in Entebbe, Uganda, which will become the new centre of paediatric excellence in Africa. EGP will provide 2,600 thin-film photovoltaic modules manufactured at its 3Sun factory in Catania, for a total […]