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Agreement for Africa’s first utility-scale floating solar farm, located in Seychelles, to be signed this quarter

Key agreements for the construction of Africa’s first utility-scale floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Seychelles are expected to be signed at the end of the first quarter of this year, said the Energy Commission. The Seychelles Energy Commission said in a press communique Thursday that it has issued a notice of intended award to […]

US$20m raise for solar power projects in Africa by Rensource Energy

Rensource Energy, the Nigerian startup has raised a $20 million Series A round co-led by CRE Venture Capital and the Omidyar Network for solar power projects in Africa. The company that deals with renewable energy manufacture and operates solar-powered micro-utilities that provide electricity to commercial community structures, such as open-air trading bazaars. Since it’s launch […]

Smart solar pumps use big data to stop Africa being sucked dry

The pumps’ sensors record real-time data such as energy usage and pump speed in each location, which is shared with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) to calculate groundwater extraction rates and levels NAIROBI : High-tech solar pumps mapping underground freshwater reservoirs across Africa are collecting data that can help prevent them running dry, the […]

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 […]