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Africa Renewable Energy

Energy expert Ted Blom: “Distributed generation will slice electricity costs by up to 90%”

African Utility Week returns to Cape Town in May read more

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Concentrated Solar Power puts end to Morocco electricity blackouts

Morocco’s first operating CSP plant has shown that concentrating solar power can solve the problem of energy blackouts in the peak evening hours, a senior representative of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) told the recent CSP Seville conference. read more

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Off-grid solar set to boom in Africa

The role of off-grid and mini-grid in rural electrification in Africa, will be a key discussion session during the 10th Africa Energy Indaba Conference on 20-21st February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, supporting the immense growth potential of solar. read more

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Emerging energy opportunities. 2018’s industry kickstart

As part of ATA Insights’ Skills Development Program for Renewable Energy Professionals, five free webinars will take place in the month of January. Webinar descriptions, dates and free sign ups can be found at http://bit.ly/atainsightswebinars read more

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Solar-only tower sites – a recipe for success or failure?

eSite x10 Hybrid Power System read more

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Commencement by H.E. The President of Sierra Leone of Solar Park Freetown (6MW) – Award Winning Project of The International Renewable Energy Agency /Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA/ADFD) International Project financing facility

Together with the Project Management and Contractor, the project total costs have also been reduced from the initial USD18 million allocation to only USD12.6 million for all project components read more

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Beyond Declarations – A Question of Localization

The mobilization of global climate actions in Bonn, Germany, which hosted the COP23, November 6th – 17th, provided a unique opportunity for UCLG Africa to highlight activities that have made African local governments, cities and territories an important global partner in the drive to achieve long term goals set by the Paris Agreement read more

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Signs a EUR 110.5 Million Agreement with SENELEC to Boost Senegal’s Energy Sector

The operation will contribute to secure the supply of petroleum products for electricity generation and power plants in the country read more

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Africa 100MW CSP XiNa Solar One completes its first three months of operation

We continue to receive good news from South Africa. Abengoa has developed three solar thermal power plants for electricity generation in the north of the country. Xina Solar One -the last to be constructed- achieved practical completion back in August 2017, and has successfully completed its first three months of operation. Today, we will examine this milestone which is evidence of the continuous evolution of Abengoa’s technology and its ability to undertake highly complex technical projects. read more

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Siemens and Rotan Power sign agreement for power plant project in Ghana

CEO of Siemens Sub-Saharan Africa, Sabine Dall’Omo emphasized that Siemens is part of social fabric of African countries, as an employer and investor as she was signing the agreement with the chairman of Rotan Energy, Kofi Morna read more

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African Energy Indaba celebrates its 10th edition in 2018

The African Energy Indaba (AEI) celebrates its 10th edition on 20-21 February, 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This flagship annual event on the African business calendar correlates with the growth in African energy on the continent, as the AEI is well-renowned for its focus in exploring and expanding on solutions for the energy future of Africa. read more

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Africa needs to fix its energy problems to accelerate and sustain growth, says ECA’s Songwe

Over 600 million people currently do not have access to energy in Africa, a situation the ECA Chief says cannot be allowed to continue read more

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Sierra Leone Parliament Ratifies Key Bumbuna II Project Documents

This marks another important milestone in the development of the Bumbuna II hydropower project which, when completed, will provide much-needed all-year round power to Sierra Leone read more

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A major step in developing energy services in Southern Africa

ENGIE acquires Thermaire Investments and Ampair, two key players in HVAC services read more

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