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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 […]

Africa: Angola and Senegal to champion SDG7 Initiative for Africa for 10,000 MW of clean energy capacity by 2025

New York : On the margins of the United Nations Climate Action Summit convened by the Secretary-General,Antonio Guterres to drum up support for climate action, a group of like-minded countries, financiers, project developers and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) launched an initiative to energize climate resilient development in Africa faster, better and […]

AFRICA: 3 European countries provide $350 million for solar energy and energy storage

France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have committed $350 million to invest in solar energy in Africa and electricity storage. It is a strategic investment at a time when Africa is relying on renewable energy to provide access to electricity for its population. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa will benefit from new funds to improve […]

ENGIE acquires Mobisol and becomes market leader in the off-grid solar in Africa

Founded in 2011, the company employs over 500 people as well as approximately 1,200 contractors. ENGIE expands its decentralized energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, a pioneer of off-grid solar solutions. Mobisol has operations in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya and has installed more than 150,000 solar home systems, providing clean and reliable […]

IEA and African Union hold first ever ministerial meeting on development of Africa’s energy sector

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: The International Energy Agency co-hosted a joint ministerial summit with the African Union Commission (AUC) on Wednesday that brought together high-level representatives from government and industry to discuss the development of Africa’s energy sector. The event, titled “The Future of Africa’s Energy,” is the first of its kind and reflects the IEA’s […]