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Cape Town welcomes more than 5000 power and water professionals this week as Eskom CE Brian Dames and Minister Edna Molewa address African Utility Week
Clean Power Africa to showcase top hydro, solar and wind technology“Today’s World Earth Day reminds us all of our need to commit to protecting our environment and increasing renewable energy projects instead of relying on the more traditional power sources is a great way for countries and companies to start making a difference.” This is according to Emma Sayers, the conference producer of the upcoming Clean Power Africa in Cape Town’s CTICC from 14-15 May.
The event will give an exclusive look at hydro, wind and solar projects and opportunities across the African continent, gathering major stakeholders in the clean power energy generation sector looking at feasible solutions to fulfil Africa’s generation capacity needs.
World Bank Group financing for power generation, transmission and distribution, and energy policy and regulatory reform has helped expand access to millions of households in over 60 countries. Bank Group financing, combined with advisory and analytical services, knowledge products, as well as policy support, has also helped launch and scale up renewable energy generation and energy efficiency at national, sub-national and municipal levels. During 2002-11, the Bank supported projects for the construction and rehabilitation of about 115,000 kilometers of transmission and distribution lines and about 19,000 megawatts of generation capacity to improve access to reliable energy.
More than 1.2 billion people—about 17 percent of the world’s population—are without access to electricity, most of them concentrated in about a dozen countries in Africa and Asia. Another 2.8 billion rely on wood, charcoal, dung and coal for cooking and heating, which results in over four million premature deaths a year due to indoor air pollution. Shortages in power supplies, and their unreliable and poor quality, due to underinvestment, are also major challenges facing developing countries.
About SolarWorld AG: SolarWorld AG manufactures solar power systems and in doing so contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The company, located in Bonn, employs approximately 2300 people and carries out production in Freiberg, Germany, and Hillsboro, USA. From raw material silicon to the solar module, SolarWorld manages all stages of production including its own research and development. Through an international distribution network, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world with solar modules and complete systems. The company maintains high social standards at all locations across the globe, and has committed itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. SolarWorld has been publically traded on the stock market since 1999 and is quoted in the technology index TecDax. SolarWorld achieved sales of about one billion euros for the fiscal year 2011.
TUNIS, Tunisia, February 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US $1 million grant to finalize pre-investment activities for a hybrid renewable energy project in Nosy Be Island in Madagascar. The grant will be used to finance feasibility studies for a combination of hydro, wind and solar technologies, technical assistance to the national power utility, the transactions advisory for a Public Private Partnership. Through this intervention, the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) will play a catalytic role and pave the way for private investors and other financiers to work towards delivering a sustainable energy solution with huge socio-economic impacts on the island.
SHANGHAI, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a leading global solar power product manufacturer, today announced that it has signed a contract with fix price to supply WBHO-Building Energy (Pty) Ltd. (“WBHO-BE”) with 81 MW of photovoltaic (PV) modules for the solar PV park project in Gamagara Local Municipality, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Aquatech’s Innovative Waste Water Recycling System Wins H2O Water Award for Best Waste Water Project
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Aquatech, a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets, has received the H2O Water Award for the Best Waste Water Project. H2O Water Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) water industry and recognize projects, programs as well as products and solutions that have contributed to the advancement of the region’s water industry.
Report From ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance Suggests Progress In Reducing Carbon Emissions And Improving Energy Efficiency Of Investment Properties
DENVER, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A just-published report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance suggests that progress is being made within the real estate industry to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions for individual properties and portfolios.