Home Middle East & Africa

Middle East & Africa

African Development Bank Group approves $25 million Equity Investment in Fund for Renewable Energy Projects in Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an equity investment of up to US$ 25 million in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), a US$ 250 million private equity fund for renewable energy projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. ARPF will provide equity for the development and construction of 10 to 15 […]

‘We Care Solar’ wins Zayed Sustainability Prize in Health Category

Off-grid, portable maternity and medical device – “Solar Suitcase” – wins health solution at UAE’s pioneering global sustainability award WASHINGTON: We Care Solar, the US-based provider of efficient solar energy systems to health facilities in off-grid regions, won the 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize (Health Category), for its portable maternity and medical “Solar Suitcase.” The announcement was made at […]

CORRECTED-ACWA considers supporting solar panel manufacturing in Saudi

(Removes incorrect quote, changes headline and body to reflect ACWA is considering supporting manufacturing, but does not plan to manufacture itself) ABU DHABI: ACWA Power is considering supporting the manufacturing of solar panels in Saudi Arabia, its chief executive said, as the power and water plants developer seeks to facilitate Saudi Arabia’s plans to develop […]

Saudi Arabia plans $2-billion solar and carbon black complex

A feasibility study for the solar and carbon project will be completed by mid-2019, said Tariq Baksh, vice-president, chemicals and renewables programme, at Saudi Arabia’s National Industrial Clusters Program ABU DHABI: Saudi Arabia plans to develop a $2 billion solar and carbon black integrated complex in partnership with China’s Longi and South Korea’s OCI, a […]

IRENA report: Rise of renewable energy sources creating ‘new world’

The rapid growth of renewable energy sources and the demise of fossil fuels are causing major changes in global politics, a special commission said in a report Friday. The shift “will alter the global distribution of power, relations between states, the risk of conflict, and the social, economic and environmental drivers of geopolitical instability,” said […]

Energy summit in Abu Dhabi to focus on sustainability, innovation

Global stalwarts and leading policymakers are meeting in Abu Dhabi to discuss the new technologies and framework required to meet the emerging global energy demand. During the next four days at World Future Energy Summit (WFES) – part of Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week – investment innovation in energy, clean technology, and sustainability are key focus areas. […]

Sub-Saharan Africa partners with UNDP to launch solar systems in health centres

The initiative aims to use solar power to refrigerate medicines, maintain health information systems, and create adequate conditions for the delivery of babies while reducing emissions which harm the environment. Solar power is helping make universal healthcare a reality in places where unreliable power supplies regularly affect access to vital services, and can out people’s […]

JinkoSolar Together with Schneider Electric Donated a 55kW Off-grid Solar Project in Egypt

SHANGHAI: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or “Company”) (NYSE code: JKS), a reputable solar module manufacturer in the world, today announced itspartnership with Schneider Electric to donate a 55kW off-grid solar project in Abu Redis, South Sinai, Egypt. The remote village called ABU GHURAQD is located about 30 km away from Abu Redis, which comprises of 35 families, a mosque, […]