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Africa Renewable Energy

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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The private sector’s role in alleviating SA’s water crisis

As South Africa grapples with the ongoing drought and increasing water demand from the burgeoning urban population, the development and maintenance of water infrastructure is expected to move higher up on the agenda. With government budgets already under pressure, the private sector could play a meaningful role in the financing, development and management of water and sanitation infrastructure. read more

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IoT innovation in solar powered milling

Providing energy to help save 100 billion hours of labour every year for the world’s most vulnerable communities read more

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Renewable energy, critical to meeting Africa’s energy needs by 2040

Africa, filled with many developing nations, provides the ideal opportunity for the application of renewable energy solutions and technologies.  About 635 million Africans still live without electricity and demand for energy is rising rapidly.   Given the lack of power supply, especially in the rural regions of the continent, the growth and demand for applications of small-scale solar, wind and geothermal technologies providing power to people and business, is rapidly expanding.    The use of renewable technologies is especially useful in the further and outlying areas as it is easier to install a more cost-effective solution in order to be less reliant on transporting electricity from power plants via transmission lines, which becomes very expensive.  Renewable energy has the potential to substantially assist many African countries and their people to have access to energy, essential for the reduction of poverty and to ensure economic growth. read more

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Business as usual in Nairobi next week as power professionals gather for Future Energy East Africa from Wednesday

Free expo offers workshops and new technologies read more

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Power underpins wave of African industrialisation

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. read more

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Exploring market trends in batteries and storage with photovoltaic industry experts

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 read more

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Two off grid projects to electrify rural communities in Nigeria

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. read more

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Africa GreenTec installs first solar container in Niger

Lone German private investor on site ensures independent power supply read more

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