Tag Archives: private investors
FINANCIAL RISK INTERVIEW: “The solar off-grid grid space is fascinating. Like telecom it is an example where development and private interests are fully compatible.”
Exclusive interview with Harald Hirschhofer, Senior Advisor, The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), The Netherlands. Harald is organising a TCX Risk Mitigation workshop during the F&I Forum at African Utility Week and will address attendees on “Understanding of risks and their pricing – how can the supply of long-term local currency financing and hedging be improved?“
New technology for harvesting energy from low velocity ocean and tidal currents multiplies the potential for marine energy
by Anders Jansson, CEO, Minesto
Anders Jansson is co-founder and CEO of Minesto, an energy technology company in the field of marine energy, with a patented and proven technology (Deep Green) to harvest energy from low velocity tidal and ocean currents. He has eight years of experience from developing and commercialising marine energy technology, both as an entrepreneur and business leader with a background from Chalmers University of Technology. See http://www.minesto.com/.
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.
U.S. Identified as Most Attractive Region for Global Real Estate Investment
Following on the success of the launch of Viridis Africa 2011, where more than 20 major investment opportunities were presented to prospective investors, Viridis Africa is now soliciting business plans in the clean tech industry from entrepreneurs seeking funding to turn their projects to account.
By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa
The revelations that a decrease in land prices and interest from property investors in South Africa has resulted in an increase in the number of retail developments across the country being economically viable, have been welcomed by various investors.
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® finalists employ close to 700,000 and generate more than $165 billion in revenue
By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa
The African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector is fast proving to be the main driving force for the continent’s upliftment.
HELLERUP, Denmark, February 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —