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AFDB to provide underserved communities in Nigeria with sustainable energy solutions

The African Development Bank and the Government of Nigeria have launched the National Electrification Project (NEP), to address critical energy access deficits by channeling private sector investments into mini grid and off-grid solutions. The project, which will be implemented by Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency, is a boost to efforts to achieve the target of universal […]

BURUNDI: IDA grants $100 million for electrification via mini-solar grids

The International Development Association (IDA), a subsidiary of the World Bank, has recently granted $100 million to Burundi. The funds will be used to finance a project to electrify households, small businesses, schools and health centres in rural areas via mini-solar grids. Burundi has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA). These are two […]

EGYPT: In two years, EETC buys renewable energy worth $230 million from IPPs

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has purchased 3.6 billion Egyptian pounds (nearly $230 million) of electricity from renewable energy sources since February 2018. The power is produced and sold by Independent Power Producers (IPPs). It is a record that should encourage independent power producers (IPPs) who are already investing heavily in Egypt. The Egyptian […]

Jaza Raises $1.7-Million To Fund Renewable Energy Projects In Tanzania

HALIFAX: An Atlantic Canadian startup that helps bring sustainable and affordable energy to Tanzania has secured $1.7-million in seed funding to expand its service. ​ Jaza provides a solar-powered, rechargeable battery service in Tanzania by building ​Energy Hubs​ that charge battery packs for rural, last-mile customers to take home and use to power lights and […]

Azelio inaugurates its renewable energy storage at Noor Ouarzazate solar complex in Morocco

Azelio has completed the installation of its renewable energy storage with 24h clean power production at Noor Ouarzazate solar complex in Morocco. An inauguration ceremony was held on March 5, 2020 together with the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) and invited prominent guests. A well-attended inauguration ceremony of Azelio’s renewable energy storage took place […]