Daily Archives: November 23, 2017
Power is closely tied to a surge of new infrastructure projects and rapid industrialisation across Africa, with significant opportunities still open to the power sector, delegates heard at a briefing for key power sector stakeholders in Sandton this week.
In South Africa, Black Friday is still in its infancy and, it does not seem to be slowing down.
As part of ATA Insights’ new Skills Development Program for Renewable Energy Professionals, three webinars will take place in the month of December. Webinar descriptions, dates and free sign ups can be found at http://bit.ly/atainsightswebinars
As the city gears to host the globally recognised real estate-focused West African Property Investment Summit (WAPI) (WAPIsummit.com) next week, there is a renewed sense of investor confidence in the Nigerian real estate sector.
The first project – headed up by Pan Africa Solar (PanAfricaSolar.com) – is an 80MW utility scale Photovoltaic Power Plant located in Katsina State, near the town of Kankia. The project focuses on a stable state in the north of the country, where – due to lack of available hydro resources and gas supply – renewables are the only long term sustainable option. The project will integrate panels mounted on tilting structures that track the path of the sun throughout the day, constructed on 210 hectares of land.
Many African countries have made significant progress towards creating an Internet sector, with broad reforms that focus on increasing broadband availability. There have been further successes within countries in developing online platforms, fostering growth of local companies and increasing the incentive to go online– says a new report launched today by the Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org), a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet.