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AFRICA: REPP will finance renewable energy projects run by women

The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) has recently launched a call for expressions of interest to finance renewable energy projects run by women. Interested project leaders have until January 15, 2020 to apply. It is an initiative that will support women’s entrepreneurship in Africa and at the same time promote renewable energy. The Renewable Energy […]

Orange partnership to drive off-grid solar in Africa

Global telecommunications operator Orange has partnered with solar pay-as-you-go provider Greenlight Planet, to provide Orange customers with access to clean energy solutions in several African countries. These countries include Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone etc. The partnership involves both companies deploying Greenlight Planet’s Sun […]

AFRICA: Oslo offers €30 million guarantee to renewable energy suppliers

The Norwegian government has decided to offer a guarantee of NOK 300 million (30 million) per year to renewable energy suppliers to guarantee their investments in low-income countries. Many of these countries are in Africa, south of the Sahara. Good news for renewable energy suppliers based in Norway. Dag-Inge Ulstein, Norway’s Minister for International Development, […]

Africa to shut coal power plants, make world’s largest solar zone: Akinwumi Adesina

Is Africa on the verge of shutting down all coal power stations? The President of African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina received disclosed his ambitious plans to scrap coal power stations across the continent and switch to renewable energy. The Chief of African Development Bank revealed his intentions while addressing a gathering of leaders and officials […]