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TUNISIA: Qair to build floating solar power plant at Berges du Lac

The Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG) has recently signed an agreement with the French Independent Power Producer (IPP) Qair (formerly Quadran International) for the construction of Tunisia’s first floating solar photovoltaic power plant. The 200 kWp plant, to be built in the Berges du Lac district of Tunis, will be supported by the private […]

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TOGO: ADFD approves $15 million loan for solar photovoltaic project in Blitta

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has decided to allocate 15 million dollars for the construction of the future Blitta photovoltaic solar power plant in Togo. The project is being developed by the Emirati company Amea Power. The General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) took place on Sunday, January 12, 2020, […]

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MALI: Africa Green Tec installs containerised solar mini grid in Dalakana

The German start-up Africa Green Tec has recently inaugurated a containerised solar mini-grid in the village of Dalakana, in the Kati circle of Mali. It is the 20th containerised solar power plant installed by the start-up Africa Green Tec in Mali. The people of Dalakana village now have good access to electricity, thanks to the […]

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AFRICA: EIB and TDB lend $120 million to SMEs for renewable energy

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently partnered with the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) to open a USD 120 million credit line. It is intended to finance renewable energy projects for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The 9th Summit of Heads of State and Government of African, Caribbean and Pacific […]

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GHANA: 50 MWp solar park combined with Pwalugu hydroelectric power plant

The Chinese company Sinohydro has begun construction of the Pwalugu Multi-Purpose Dam in northern Ghana. It will be backed by a 50 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant. The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has recently made a visit to Talensi. He was in this northern district of the country for […]

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ZAMBIA: AfDB and FVC finance rural electrification by renewable energy sources

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Green Climate Fund (GCCF) have signed a US$ 154 million financing agreement. The project is aimed at electrifying rural areas through renewable energy sources (RES) in Zambia. It is an alliance that promises to boost rural electrification in Zambia. The partnership is made up of the African Development […]

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AFRICA: Orange and Greenlight join forces to distribute solar kits

The French telecommunications company Orange and Greenlight Planet have recently signed an agreement for the distribution of solar home kits in rural areas of several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. A new alliance for the electrification of rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa has been formed. It was signed between the French telecommunications giant Orange and Greenlight […]

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ANGOLA: Solenova will build a solar power plant (50 MWp) in Namibe Province

Solenova, a joint venture between the Italian oil company Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (ENI) and Sonangol, the Angolan national oil company, will build a solar photovoltaic plant in Angola. With a capacity of 50 MWp, it will be located in the province of Namibe. A little more is known about Solenova’s first solar photovoltaic project in […]

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NIGERIA : GVE connects 100 kWp solar off grid in Akpabom village

A 100 kWp solar off grid now supplies electricity in the village of Akpabom in Akwa Ibom State in southeastern Nigeria. It was installed by the Nigerian company GVE Projects. The people of Akpabom now have a much more stable and, above all, greener source of electricity. It is a solar off grid installed in […]

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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, […]

Siemens Energy to drive the development of green hydrogen economy in the Middle East