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Energy stakeholders call for new financing mechanisms to support off-grid and mini-grid connectivity in Africa

Energy industry stakeholders attending the 5th Energy Access Investment Forum have called for a restructuring of the financing mechanisms enabling the development of off-grid and mini-grid connectivity in Africa. “Meeting the universal electricity access objective within the next decade will require the roll-out of off-grid and mini-grid solutions at scale,” said Daniel Schroth, acting director of […]

Egypt completes construction of Chinese firm-funded 3 solar power plants

TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis has completed the construction of three solar power stations at Benban Solar Energy Park in Egypt’s southern province of Aswan. According to the company officials, the stations are part of the giant Benban Solar Plant, Gu Huchen, director of Engineering Management Department of TBEA’s New Energy International Engineering Division, told Xinhua. “The […]

Kuwait-Saudi consortium wins $400-mn Oman solar power station bid

The consortium includes Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Kuwait’s Gulf Investment Corporation and Alternative Energy Projects Company DUBAI: A Kuwait-Saudi Arabia consortium has won a $400-million bid to build a solar power station for the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), according to a report by Kuwait’s state news agency KUNA late on Sunday. […]

Africa needs cash, science for new clean energy model of development – leaders

French President, who hosted the “One Planet” climate summit, highlighted the example of West Africa’s Solar Mamas, a group of female engineers who install solar systems in their villages. BARCELONA: African countries must tackle climate change with a new economic model rooted in clean energy, forest protection and technology to support farmers – but they […]

Africa needs cash, science for new model of green development – leaders

BARCELONA: African countries must tackle climate change with a new economic model rooted in clean energy, forest protection and technology to support farmers – but they will need more investment and research to make that happen, leaders said on Thursday. French President Emmanuel Macron, who hosted the “One Planet” climate summit in Nairobi, highlighted the […]

AfDB President expected to pitch for promotion of renewable energies in OPS 2019

The Bank’s President will be actively involved in high-level conversations, sectoral deep dives and coalition building for climate and environmental action in Africa. The President of the African Development Bank Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will lead a delegation to the One Planet Summit (OPS 2019), which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 14 March 2019 […]

President Lungu commissions Zambia’s largest Solar Power plant producing 54 megawatts of power

President Edgar Lungu has commissioned the 54 megawatts solar power plant, Zambia’s largest solar renewable energy project constructed at a cost of $60 million. This represents Zambia’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm. The Bangweulu project was developed by Neoen and First Solar, a French-American Independent Power Producer consortium, under the management of the Industrial […]