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Sunport Power: the First off-grid Solar PV with S1 module Taken into Operation

NAGANO, Japan : After four months installation and test, the first industrial off-grid solar PV project equipped with MWT light and flexible panels in Japan was taken into operation and started power generation. With help of the attached power storage system, this rooftop PV plant will provide the factory beneath with clean electricity for self-utilization. […]

Samsung SDI Plans to Mass Produce All-Solid-State Batteries in 2027

B2Gold commissions world’s largest off-grid solar plant

Suntrace and Baywa r.e complete commissioning of the world’s biggest solar-battery hybrid system for the mining industry at the B2Gold Fekola mine in Mali. Suntrace and BayWa r.e., together with B2Gold, have completed commissioning of the world’s largest off-grid solar-battery hybrid system for the mining industry, at the Fekola gold mine in Mali, West Africa. […]

Morocco Eyes Green Hydrogen Exports With IRENA Renewables Collaboration

Developing the stand-alone solar product market in the Sahel

The World Bank will add $22,5million in additional financing to the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Project to support the development of the stand-alone solar product market in West and Central Africa, with a dedicated effort to include countries from the Sahel region. The additional financing to the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP) is in the […]

Morocco Eyes Green Hydrogen Exports With IRENA Renewables Collaboration

African Development Bank opens $50-60m pot for off-grid solar Covid recovery

Multilateral development lender the African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed US$20 million to a US$50-60 million Covid recovery fund for companies which distribute solar home systems and clean cooking stoves and set up green mini-grids and other off-grid renewables systems across the continent. The directors of the AfDB last week agreed to allocate US$20 million […]

Morocco Eyes Green Hydrogen Exports With IRENA Renewables Collaboration

GOGLA’s position on VAT for off-grid solar products in Kenya

A new policy came into effect on 1 July, changing the status of off-grid solar equipment and accessories in Kenya, which were previously exempt from a 14% VAT. The adopted Bill removed the current VAT exemption for “specialised equipment for the development and generation of solar and wind energy, including deep cycle batteries, which use […]

Samsung SDI Plans to Mass Produce All-Solid-State Batteries in 2027

MNRE extends phase-III of off-grid solar programme till March next year

The ministry added that during the extended period, the sanction of new projects under the Scheme will be available only in the northeastern region New Delhi: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the extension of the off-grid and decentralised solar photovoltaic (PV) applications programme phase-III till 31 March, 2021. The ministry […]

Public Procurement to Provide for Purchase Preference in Respect of RE Sector

Electricity access aims prompt fresh $120m in loans and grants for African off-grid solar

Benin has obtained a $21.1 million loan from the investment and development bank of the Economic Community of West African States and Burundi will benefit from a $160 million World Bank donation, $100 million of which will be dedicated to solar energy. The World Bank and Netherlands-based global off-grid solar industry body GOGLA last month […]

Morocco Eyes Green Hydrogen Exports With IRENA Renewables Collaboration

Kenya launches US$47 million Off-Grid Solar Access Project

The project targets 277,000 households (approximately 1.3 million people from the 14 marginalized counties). The government of Kenya has launched a USD 47 million (KSh 4.7 billion) facility under the Kenya-Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) aimed at spurring the private sector to provide viable solar and clean cooking solutions to about 1.1 million people in […]

Morocco Eyes Green Hydrogen Exports With IRENA Renewables Collaboration