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Frost & Sullivan Lauds ZTE for High Value Offerings to the Telecommunications Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Africa Business on May 1, 2016



Through end-to-end green energy solutions, ZTE enables significant energy and cost savings for the entire telecommunications value chain Based on its recent analysis of the green energy solutions market for telecommunications, Frost & Sullivan recognises ZTE Corporation (ZTE) with the 2015 Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. ZTE has integrated …Read More

Unique Naturally Biodegradable Food Packaging Material Launched That is fully recyclable

Unique Naturally Biodegradable Food Packaging Material Launched That is fully recyclable

by Africa Business on Apr 25, 2016



Bio-on, an Italian renewable chemical developer and a pioneer in the bioplastic sector, in collaboration with University of Tampere in Finland has developed a new biodegradable material using paper and bioplastic for packaging of food. Made from a combination of paper and bioplastic, the material is a result of Minerv PHA Extrusion Coating project launched …Read More

Finalists announced in African Utility Week’s Innovation Hub for energy and water industry

by Africa Business on Apr 25, 2016



African Utility Week’s Innovation Hub offers unique opportunity Aquaponic farming, a geyser switch and other water and energy savings gadgets and software are amongst the winning innovations and inventions that will be showcased at the Innovation Hub taking place during the upcoming African Utility Week in Cape Town from 17-19 May. Fifteen SMEs, start-ups and …Read More

African Forum of Renewable Energies AFER 2016

by Africa Business on Apr 25, 2016



Tangier July 13th, 14th and 15th, 2016 English (Acrobat Reader, .pdf) “More recently, fed by the same approach that favors a long term plan, the Kingdom of Morocco has become one of the major actors of the energy transition in the world, especially on the African Continent. Thus the objective of 42%, which has been …Read More

Rolls-Royce Supplies 36 Gas Gensets for Power Plant in Ghana

by Africa Business on Apr 19, 2016



- 36 MTU Onsite Energy Series 4000 gensets supplied for power plant – Power plant to feed 56 MW into public grid from May 2016 Rolls-Royce has delivered 36 MTU Onsite Energy brand natural-gas-powered gensets for a gas power plant in Accra, Ghana. The Type 16V 4000 L32 gensets produce 1,560 kW of electric power …Read More

SOLAR PROJECTS EGYPT

SOLAR PROJECTS EGYPT

by Africa Business on Apr 19, 2016



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New Energy Update South Africa 2016

by Africa Business on Apr 19, 2016



400+ attendees, 50+ speakers and 20+ sponsors are gathering 8-9 June in Cape Town for the New Energy Update series of conferences, comprising of CSP Today South Africa, PV Insider South Africa and Wind Energy Update South Africa. Website: http://bit.ly/NewEnergyUpdateSA

Greenpeace ranks Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite on commitments to a 100% renewable energy vision

by Africa Business on Apr 19, 2016



South Africa’s top five retailers (Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite) have a major role to play in shaping sustainable growth in the energy sector and need to champion South Africa’s transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the latest report launched today by Greenpeace Africa (Greenpeace.org). The report ‘Shopping Clean – Retailers …Read More

Lessons Other African Countries Can Learn from the South African Renewable Energy IPP Programme

by Celine Paton on Apr 14, 2016



By: Celine Paton, Consultant for Energy & Environment, Frost & Sullivan Africa Following global trends leaning towards a more sustainable future, governments in most African countries have established increasingly ambitious renewable energy (RE) targets for their power sector. However, with the notable exception of South Africa and the hydro power sector, not much has materialised …Read More

African Utility Week’s Finance and Investment Forum: Africa as attractive power project investment destination

by Africa Business on Apr 12, 2016



“Let’s share success stories we can learn from and scale up” “Five years ago, when South Africa launched its renewable Reefit programme, it did not know how successful it would be”, says KPMG’s De Buys Scott. He adds: “the country has since then been the recipient of much global acclaim for its renewable programme successes …Read More

Swedish solar energy expert Midsummer receives funding from Mistra for development of lightweight solar modules on vehicles

by Africa Business on Apr 12, 2016



Swedish solar energy expert Midsummer, a leading provider of equipment for cost-effective manufacturing of flexible CIGS thin film solar cells, has received funding from Mistra for the development of lightweight solar modules on vehicles. The developed solar panels will be integrated in body panels in a Clean Motion Zbee ultra-light electric vehicle composite roof. The …Read More

Flexenclosure wins order for 1,000 energy efficient hybrid power systems to power IHS’ Nigerian mobile telecom towers

by Africa Business on Apr 6, 2016



Flexenclosure, a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry, has received an order to supply 1,000 eSite power systems for IHS Towers‘ sites in the Abuja region of central Nigeria.  The order is a part of IHS’s significantly larger green energy programme. This agreement is …Read More

Speech By Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Egh, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry Of Environment, Natural Resources And Regional Development Authorities During The Opening Ceremony Of The Sub-Regional Seminar On Facilitating The Transfer Of Climate Technologies In East Africa, At Strathmore University, Strathmore Business School Auditorium On 5th April 2016

Speech By Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Egh, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry Of Environment, Natural Resources And Regional Development Authorities During The Opening Ceremony Of The Sub-Regional Seminar On Facilitating The Transfer Of Climate Technologies In East Africa, At Strathmore University, Strathmore Business School Auditorium On 5th April 2016

by Africa Business on Apr 5, 2016



H.E. Amb. Tatsushu Terada Japan Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Anatole Krattiger Director, Global Challenges Division WIPO Geneva, Mr. Matthew Kennedy Vice Chair CTCN Advisory Board, Copenhagen, Mr. Edward Mungai Chief Executive Officer Kenya Climate Innovation Center, Representative from various African Countries present, Captains of the Industry Present, Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen, It is gives …Read More

Facilitating the Transfer of Climate Technologies in East Africa

by Africa Business on Apr 5, 2016



Leading East Africa organizations pioneering the improvement of agriculture and food production, and clean water supply in East Africa, have congregated in Nairobi, under the latest round of Facilitating the Transfer of Climate Technologies in East Africa Forum. Organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), in …Read More

Making Coal Fired Plants Green

by Africa Business on Apr 4, 2016



Sustainable Energy & Technology Asia, otherwise known as SETA, is an exhibition and conference developed specifically for international, government and industry discussions and collaboration on developing sustainable energy policies for the region’s future economic development. This year marks the inaugural years of this exhibition and conference. While the issues discussed at this exhibition and conference …Read More

World Panel SunStream™ Will Keep MTN Customers Charged in Energy-Strapped Region

World Panel SunStream™ Will Keep MTN Customers Charged in Energy-Strapped Region

by Africa Business on Apr 4, 2016



MTN South Africa (MTN.co.za) launched its new promotional package featuring World Panel’s SunStream™ (World-Panel.com) which allows users to stream electricity from the sun directly into their mobile devices. The new bundle was announced at an event in Mthatha with executives from MTN and World Panel Inc. present.  The event was held outside the MTN store …Read More

African Ministers of Energy to discuss opportunities for power sector investment this June

African Ministers of Energy to discuss opportunities for power sector investment this June

by Africa Business on Apr 4, 2016



Over 130 speakers to date have confirmed to attend the 18th annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) (Africa-Energy-Forum.com), taking place in London this year from 22-24th June. Widely considered the meeting place for Africa’s power sector professionals to discuss opportunities for investment into the power sector, 56% of the African continent was represented at the Forum …Read More

Energy and Environment Partnership Southern and East Africa announces opening of its 12th and 13th Call for Proposal

by Africa Business on Mar 30, 2016



As a challenge fund, the Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with Southern and East Africa (EEP S&EA) (http://www.EEPAfrica.org) is seeking high-quality applications for projects in the two regions that can contribute to the reduction of poverty by promoting inclusive and job-creating green economy and by improving energy security while mitigating global climate change. EEP is …Read More

Solar Park Freetown (6MW) – winning project of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

by Africa Business on Mar 24, 2016



The Government of Sierra Leone represented by the Ministry of Energy/Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 09, 2016 is pleased to announce that Sierra Leone has made a number of critical steps to commence the implementation of the Solar Park Freetown Project. These important steps include, the ratification of the ADFD Loan by the Sierra Leone Government, …Read More

PumpMakers Launches Platform for DIY Solar Pumps in Africa

PumpMakers Launches Platform for DIY Solar Pumps in Africa

by Africa Business on Mar 21, 2016



In an attempt to help reduce the global water shortage, strengthen the local economy, create jobs and prevent migration from rural areas, PumpMakers GmbH have successfully installed ‘do-it-yourself’ (DIY) solar pumps in Africa and Europe. Operational since 2012, these DIY pumps are the creation of Austrian well builder Dietmar Stuck, who has been active in …Read More

Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) to highlight challenges facing energy sector from 11 – 13 April in Dubai

Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) to highlight challenges facing energy sector from 11 – 13 April in Dubai

by Africa Business on Mar 11, 2016



HE Al Mansoori: “New and Renewable Energy initiatives are essential for attracting foreign capital to UAE” – Target is to make FDI 5% of GDP in next 5 years – Proposed FDI law will provide incentives for investors, says HE Al Mansoori – AIM provides unique platform to promote investment in various sectors. Dawood Al …Read More

Land claims to be included in renewable project risk profiles

by Africa Business on Mar 7, 2016



International renewable energy developers must do extensive legal research and preparation for projects in South Africa, as re-opened land claim process exposes projects to greater risks, and a new law is set to ban freehold land ownership by foreign entities. South Africa reopened its land claim process in June 2014, given any person or community …Read More

NEXTracker Partners with Leading European Steel Manufacturer Metalogalva  to Accelerate Tracker Deployment on Both Sides of the Atlantic

NEXTracker Partners with Leading European Steel Manufacturer Metalogalva to Accelerate Tracker Deployment on Both Sides of the Atlantic

by Africa Business on Mar 1, 2016



Partnership with Portugal-based steel manufacturer decreases material lead time by 50% NEXTracker™, a Flex company, today announced that it has formed a partnership with Metalogalva to accelerate production of its advanced trackers for projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Eastern United States. Through this partnership, Metalogalva will manufacture essential steel torque tubes …Read More

Eskom Senior General Manager of Renewables Unit to Attend New Energy Update South Africa 2016

by Africa Business on Feb 29, 2016



Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned energy utility, has confirmed participation at the New Energy Update South Africa conference series 2016. New Energy Update, taking place 8-9 June in the newly opening Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town, is bringing the legacies of CSP Today, PV Insider and Wind Energy Update together under one roof for …Read More

Revelations on Bolloré group’s investment in plantations in Africa

Revelations on Bolloré group’s investment in plantations in Africa

by Africa Business on Feb 25, 2016



Africa’s forests under threat A new Greenpeace France investigations on Socfin, a company owned 38.75% by Bolloré group, has revealed the impact of the company’s plantations on forests, communities and wildlife in Africa; The report ‘Africa’s forests under threat’, shows that Socfin’s expansion plans in a dozen countries, mostly in Africa, are threatening forests that are …Read More

On The Rails With Clarence Gooden

by Africa Business on Feb 24, 2016



There has always been a fascination about railroads, whether it’s the speed in which they move, their enormous size and even the hundreds of movies about them over the years. There is no question that railroads have played a big part in the expansion and creation of North America by transporting everything from oil, coal, …Read More

Rice Straw Power – Renewable Energy And Saving Climate At Once

by Africa Business on Feb 19, 2016



The Rice Straw Power Project was started in 2006 by Hans Lothar Köhl. The project is focused towards reducing air pollution caused due to open burning of crop fields after yielding. After spending several years in research and study, Mr. Köhl along to many other volunteers developed better ways to rot the rice straw which …Read More

Ripasso / THEnergy study: Renewables for mining go baseload with a hybrid fuel-solar solution

by Africa Business on Feb 13, 2016



The combination of concentrated solar power (CSP) and gas or diesel allows for robust power generation in 24/7 applications with different fuel types incl. biogas and off-gas Munich, February 2016 – The study “A hybrid solution with concentrated solar power (CSP) and fuel for baseload mining operations” analyses the fit of Stirling Hybrid solutions for …Read More

Hurd: Ethiopia agreement will help us transform Africa’s solar market

by Africa Business on Jan 29, 2016



Ethiopia is the latest country to back the campaign, which aims to accelerate universal energy access in sub-Saharan Africa. They pledged to boost solar energy access in a deal signed with Britain at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. An estimated 5 million households in Ethiopia lack regular electricity access. This not only disrupts …Read More

Power Africa Launches Roadmap to 60 Million Connections and 30,000 MW by 2030

by Africa Business on Jan 28, 2016



Today at the Powering Africa Summit, Power Africa partners launched a roadmap to meet President Obama’s goals of adding 30,000 megawatts and 60 million connections across sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. The U.S. Government committed an initial $7 billion that has leveraged nearly $43 billion in commitments from over 120 public and private sector partners. The …Read More

The Egyptian government to engage DFIs and investors to outline 30GW of energy projects this February

The Egyptian government to engage DFIs and investors to outline 30GW of energy projects this February

by Africa Business on Jan 27, 2016



Next month (16 -18 February 2016) Egypt’s government, regulators and public sector stakeholders will discuss the role of DFIs and the private sector to fund and build 30GW of electricity generation, transmission and distribution projects that are about to go to tender, and projects which will require additional investments and partnerships to be completed.   …Read More

Cadiz Water Project is an innovative project which may solve water problems in Southern California

by Africa Business on Jan 27, 2016



Southern California is known to be an extremely arid region. Many parts of the state have faced extremely severe droughts in the recent past, with water supply being largely inconsistent across the region. In order to solve this problem, the Cadiz Water Project has been proposed. A partnership between the private company, Cadiz Inc. and …Read More

Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa 2016

Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa 2016

by Africa Business on Jan 25, 2016



This high-level conference will bring together key regional and international players from the solar industry to explore the huge on and off-grid market opportunities in West Africa and beyond. With over 50 international speakers, this two day conference will provide fantastic opportunities for in-depth discussions and networking. When Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at 08:30 – …Read More

Solar Show Africa: New PV mounting system for flat roofs

by Africa Business on Jan 20, 2016



Aerodynamic system for north-facing solar systems Pretoria, 20.1.2016 – At the Solar Show Africa, South African wholesaler Lumax Energy presents Renusol´s new ballasted flat-roof mounting system FS10-S and FS18-S for mounting north-facing photovoltaic panels. It requires few components and uses especially short rails, making the system price-efficient and quick to install. As it has little surface …Read More

HVAC Equipment Relies on Energy Efficiency to Produce Gains

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



Frost & Sullivan finds signing of strategic partnerships will also improve the HVAC market The demand for energy-efficient systems and rise in consumer confidence has increased the uptake of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Homeowners and end users from the construction and commercial verticals are increasingly seeking out technologically innovative solutions as replacement products. …Read More

Zayed Future Energy Prize Recognises Nine New Winners

Zayed Future Energy Prize Recognises Nine New Winners

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



Gro Harlem Brundtland receives top international award for renewable energy and sustainability pioneers Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – January 19, 2016 – (ME NewsWire) Former Prime Minister of Norway, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, yesterday received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Zayed Future Energy Prize at an awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Brundtland, …Read More

Oil price dumping improves mining companies’ position regarding long-term renewable energy contracts

by Africa Business on Jan 13, 2016



A THEnergy analysis exemplarily shows the mining sector why the timing is excellent for intensive energy consumers to commit to solar and wind energy Munich, January 2016 – The price for crude oil is falling, and the diesel price is following. This development is triggered partly by the demand side, as China’s economy is not …Read More

USTDA Accepting Proposals for Power Africa Projects

by Africa Business on Jan 5, 2016



WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, January 5, 2016/APO (African Press Organization)/ –The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is expanding its investments in sustainable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa. An implementing agency of the U.S. government’s Power Africa initiative, USTDA invests in project preparation activities designed to generate renewable and gas-fired power, modernize electric grids …Read More

Ethiopia calls for pricing carbon pollution

Ethiopia calls for pricing carbon pollution

by Eden Sahle on Dec 21, 2015



For the first time, an alliance of Heads of State from France, Germany, Mexico, Chile, Ethiopia and Canada have joined hands to urge countries and companies around the globe to put a price on carbon pollution. Speaking before more than 500 people at the climate talks, the leaders of six countries stood on stage calling …Read More

WAPIC attendance grows by 37% as West African power sector looks to the future with growing confidence

by Africa Business on Dec 21, 2015



“WAPIC was the place to do business” The continued growth in the quality and the numbers attending the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) reflects the increased confidence of the region’s power sector says WAPIC programme director Natalie Bacon. The 12th edition of the region’s leading power and energy conference and trade expo took place …Read More

Paris Climate Agreement: EU and Africa committed for the future of the planet

by Africa Business on Dec 18, 2015



ACCRA, Ghana, December 18, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ –195 countries adopted in Paris an ambitious and legally binding agreement that includes clear, fair and ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. European and African countries decisively contributed to the positive conclusion of the negotiation. The implementation of the agreement will be regularly reviewed and countries …Read More

Cameroon’s ENEO CEO says iPAD Cameroon was “a great platform for dialogue and discussions”

by Africa Business on Dec 18, 2015



160+ attend launch event in Yaoundé “The iPAD Cameroon Energy & Infrastructure Forum proved to be a great platform for dialogue and discussions between the various actors in our sector”, says Mr Joel Nana Kontchou, CEO of ENEO Cameroon, the country’s state utility. He adds: “I had some very interesting meetings with very serious partners …Read More

Solar and renewable energy trends in 2016

Solar and renewable energy trends in 2016

by Sven Lindstrom on Dec 16, 2015



-      as seen by Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer 2016 is soon here and it promises to be another exciting and eventful year for the solar and renewable energy industry. Sven Lindström, CEO of thin film solar cell manufacturing equipment supplier Midsummer, outlines his predictions for the four strongest solar energy trends in 2016: China will …Read More

Africa-Led Renewable Energy Project Receives Billions in Backing from International Community

by Africa Business on Dec 9, 2015



The ambitious Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), an African-led plan to add 10,000 MW of additional renewable energy on the continent by 2020, has received over $10 billion worth of backing from the international community at COP21. At an event on the sidelines of the Paris climate meeting, the European Union, Sweden and G7 jointly …Read More

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