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Canadian Solar’s Partner Romano Wins Eskom Rooftop Project in Johannesburg

About Eskom

Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa. Eskom generates, transmits and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers and redistributors. Additional power stations and major power lines are being built to meet rising electricity demand in South Africa. Eskom will continue to focus on improving and strengthening its core business of electricity generation, transmission, trading and distribution.  For more information, please visit www.eskom.co.za. read more

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MENA gains from US climate fund

The 1st dedicated exhibition for the PV and solar industries of the MENA region 3–5 September 2013 read more

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GulfSol 2013 set to address MENA solar power problems

Solar power in the Middle East seems simultaneously logical with sun-scorched deserts everywhere, and illogical, all that oil, at the same time. read more

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“African countries are increasingly focused on the potential renewable energy offers to their economies.”

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Time for “Dark Continent” to invest in renewable energy

By Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

Dr Al-Hosany is director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize and the Director of Sustainability at Masdar read more

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Climate Investment Funds Give North Africa and Middle East Green Light for Revised Regional Solar Plan

 

AfDB/World Bank-supported plan to generate more than a gigawatt of power read more

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Standard Bank Group arranges first renewable energy bond in South Africa

Standard Bank Group has acted as the sole lead arranger for South Africa’s first – and only the world’s third – renewable energy bond for concentrated photovoltaic energy . The R1-billion, 16-year solar financing bond (closed on 29 April), with an 11% coupon was raised for French renewable energy firm Soitec. read more

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ReneSola achieves MENA accreditation

The 1st dedicated exhibition for the PV and solar industries of the MENA region 3–5 September 2013 read more

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Standard Bank Group ranked the world’s 12th greenest bank

Standard Bank Group has been ranked the 12th “greenest” bank in the world and the cleanest in Africa by Bloomberg Markets. read more

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PR NEWS

SunEdison and Petrobras sign an agreement to build one of the largest solar PV plants in Brazil read more

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RES Americas Starts Construction on Buffalo Dunes Wind Project BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the construction of wind and solar projects in North America, is pleased to announce it has started construction on the 250 MW Buffalo Dunes Wind Project.  Located… MY Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Unaudited Results ZHONGSHAN, China, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MY), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended December… JinkoSolar Partners with University of Western Ontario to Power a Solar Car Competing in "2013 World Solar Challenge" SHANGHAI, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a leading global solar power product manufacturer, today announced that it will team up with the University of Western Ontario’s (“UWO”) Western Engineering to… ReneSola Signs 44 MW Solar Module Agreement with Enerparc

http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnc/20080506/CNTU030JIASHAN, China, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ReneSola Ltd (“ReneSola”) (NYSE: SOL), a leading global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (“PV”) modules and wafers, today announced it has agreed to provide Enerparc AG (“Enerparc”), an internationally oriented and dynamically… read more

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World Earth Day: Clean Power Africa to showcase renewable energy solutions for businesses

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. read more

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Sustainable Energy for All: Sector Results Profile

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.

Off-grid solar power is lighting up gers and herders' lives across the vast steppes of Mongolia. Seventy percent of Mongolia’s herders now have access to electricity.

Challenge

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. read more

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“Solar investors, project developers and EPCs are shifting from a short term cost per Watt focus to a more accurate measure of a system’s value based on the levelized cost of electricity, expressed as cost per kilowatt hour.”

Exclusive interview with StephanPadlewski, Market & Program Leader at DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.  DuPont is a silver sponsor at the upcoming Clean Power Africa.  A DuPont specialist will also address the solar conference session on:  “Know What is in Your Modules – Materials Matter”. read more

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