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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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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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EREN Renewable Energy and Access Power Successfully Enter Egyptian Renewable Energy Market with the Completion of Financial Close for Two Solar Plants

The secured financing will be dedicated to two new solar photovoltaic power (PV) plants with a total capacity of 126MWp, located in the Benban complex, Aswan province, Egypt. Their construction is expected to start before the end of 2017 read more

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Webinar covers the Tunisia renewable energy framework

The webinar, taking place online on Wednesday, July 5th 2017 at 2pm Dubai time will analyze the Tunisia renewable energy framework. Places are free but limited and offered on a first come first served basis. Places can be reserved at http://bit.ly/2tifBC0 read more

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AFRICAGUA 2017 sets its sights on the United States

A delegation of the Canary Island Government led by its president, Fernando Clavijo, traveled to the United States to promote the Africagua Forum, the international meeting on Water and Renewable Energies held in Fuerteventura on the 6th and 7th of November. read more

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Perfect storm brewing for renewable distributed energy in urban areas – BIPV takes the lead

The stars are perfectly aligned for a swift and massive breakthrough of small-scale solar energy production in urban areas. This could completely change the world, the planet’s energy generation and save the environment. However, there are also obstacles to this bright future from the unlikeliest of sources. read more

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Sun Chaser Solar Powered Car on Display at American Corner at Sammy Marks Square, Pretoria

The solar car exhibition is part of the ongoing collaboration between the U.S. Embassy’s American Corner Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology, the City of Tshwane, and Sammy Marks Square read more

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EU and CARE support renewable energy and road sector in Somalia

Today, the Somali Education Authorities, together with the European Union and CARE International, launched a 3.8 million Euro project in Kismayu on vocational and higher education to train people in jobs related to road infrastructure and renewable energy. read more

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Risks in Renewable Energy Projects 2016

First report about ‘Risks of renewable energy projects’, elaborated by Blue Tree Asset Management and CMS Albiñana & Suarez de Lezo among 110 investors from 7 countries read more

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African energy company to expand operations in the continent

Cennergi, a recently-formed African energy company which is committed to providing energy solutions to Africans, is reported to be gearing up to acquire sizeable operational energy assets in generation on the African continent, according to  Liz Hart, Siyenza Management. read more

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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

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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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Practical solutions to energy challenges for industry at African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa “Overalls are optional”

“The operative word this year is definitely ‘practical’ and there simply is no substitute for onsite experience”, says a very excited African Utility Week event director Russell Hughes.  “I want to invite our expo visitors to come and get their hands dirty while earning some valuable CPD points – overalls are optional!” read more

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

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