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Africa: Energy, Renewable Energy, Green Energy, Gas, Oil, Electricity

Global Solar Backsheet Market Revenues to Reach an Estimated $1.4 Billion by 2020; Energy Harvesting to Touch $3.1 Billion in 2017

  FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The global solar backsheet market is growing at a fast pace, supported by strong growth in the solar PV industry in many countries, such as Germany, Italy, China and the US. Global solar PV backsheet market revenues increased from an estimated $596.5m in 2008 to $1.6 billion in […]

Construction to commence to expand Globeleq’s Cote d’Ivoire plant

  LONDON, Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Globeleq Generation Limited (Globeleq), the emerging markets power company, announces the signature of financing for the 139 MW expansion of its existing 288 MW Azito gas-to-power plant near Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040611/DAF004LOGO ) Construction is expected to commence shortly, and to be completed in just over two years.  The […]

Kirchner Solar Group and develoPPP.de launch large electrification project in Uganda

  Modular solar generator solargenset empowers sustainable, green and affordable power supply for rural areas Alheim-Heinebach, October 2012 – Kirchner Solar Group, an international manufacturer, project developer and vendor of solar solutions, implements a large solar power supply project in Uganda, East Africa. The project is supported by means of a development partnership in the […]

POWER-GEN Africa 2012 confirms further Keynote Speaker

  Energy Conference & Exhibition focused on sub-Saharan Africa to provide Global Technology for Local Solutions 6-8 November 2012, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, RSA With under three weeks to go before the inaugural POWER-GEN Africa, it has been announced that the event has secured the participation of Engr. Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack, Chairman of the Board […]

UMEC 2013: 1st Uganda, Mining, Energy & Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition

  UMEC 2013 (Microsoft Word format) UMEC 2013 is a turnkey event focusing on the Republic of Uganda’s mining, energy and petroleum potential and their sustainable development. UMEC will feature two days of conference sessions, a trade exhibition, round table discussions, seminars as well as touristic trips and technical visits. The event will be organized […]

OPIC TO DEDICATE STAFF MEMBER FOR SOUTH AFRICA IN 2013

  Will support implementation of US-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, will dedicate a senior staff member for South Africa in 2013, aiming to leverage the country’s position as a business hub and strategic U.S. partner into new investment opportunities […]

Africa’s Energy Challenge: World Bank Africa Vice President Makhtar Diop

  Remarks at the IMF/World Bank 2012 Annual Meetings Event: The Energy Challenge of Africa Good afternoon everybody. I’m very grateful and thankful to the Japanese authorities for organizing this event jointly with the World Bank and for extending their hospitality to all of us here. I would like, in particular, to thank Minister Gemba, […]

Neptune Wave Power Gets Positive Results Testing Latest Buoy

  Tests Reveal Consistent and Verifiable Power Generation Portsmouth, NH, October 18, 2012 –(PR.com)– Neptune Wave Power, LLC has been running tests on Model 3.1 of their Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) device within the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Ocean Renewable Energy (‘CORE’) – with great results. The tests have proven the viability of […]

Conference and Expo Aims to Empower Africa to Unlock Its Energy Potential

Local power industry stakeholders are preparing to convene at the inaugural POWER-GEN Africa and co-located Renewable Energy World Africa events, from 6-8 November 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Under the theme “Global Technology for Local Solutions” the three-track conference and associated expo will set the stage for the industry to strategise, plan, […]

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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100310/ULILOGO ) Volume 3 of the Greenprint Performance Report™, released today […]

Energy Edge Issues “Africa Initiative” Update on Ghana Project

  FT LAUDERDALE, Fla. , Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Energy Edge Technologies Corp (OTC: EEDG), has just released the following update on the Company’s “Africa Initiative”: ALBAH Manufacturing Technology Corporation of Ghana , through its Joint Venture with our Partner, Trillacorpe Construction, is in the process of receiving a Purchase Order for a Pilot Program to provide design, engineering and construction of multiple […]

Annual Saudi Green Building Forum Conference to Discuss Major Green Issues

  The Conference will provide a dominant platform for discussing challenges for Green Building related to 3P’s of sustainability to promote Green Building initiatives in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October, 2012 –(PR.com)– King Abdullah’s initiative, Saudi Green Building Forum (SGB FORUM), continues to lead its unshakable green mission by creating a milestone of achievements […]

Hyundai goes big at GulfSol 2013

  Hyundai Heavy Industries has confirmed a major presence at GulfSol 2013 (3-5 September 2013, Dubai World Trade Centre), with the reservation of a prime-located 100 sq metre exhibition stand. The Korean solar giant has always been a key mover in emerging markets, and this sizeable booking sends out a clear message of intent to […]

AfDB supports Gabon renewable energy sector with €57m loan

  LIBREVILLE, Gabon, July 20, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group (http://www.afdb.org), through its private sector window, approved on 18 July 2012 in Tunis, a senior loan of €57.5 million to the Coder Hydropower Project for the design, construction and operation of two run-of-river hydro […]

SunEdison Closes 98 MW of Solar Projects in Europe

SunEdison demonstrates its ability to deploy high value solar assets in Europe and to structure complex transactions attracting world class financing partners BELMONT, Calif., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — SunEdison, a leading worldwide solar energy services provider and a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE: WFR), today provided additional details on the solar project closings announced […]

Solamon Enters Mauritius Market; Set to Provide Large-Scale Solar Energy Projects

  Solamon enters Mauritius market; set to provide large-scale solar energy projects. Toronto, Canada, July 07, 2012 –(PR.com)– Earlier today Jay Yeo, President, Solamon Energy Corp., proudly announced the company has entered The Republic of Mauritius and over the next few months will aggressively pursue its goal to sell large-scale solar arrays across fields, parking […]

Unique Program Which Brings Solar to Remote Africa Receives Recognition from Soluxe Solar

  Solar Provider honors African “Pay as You Go” solar program with Solar Flare award DARIEN, Conn., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — While remote villages in Africa may not be the most expected place to find solar, IndiGo is shining light on unheard of locations through a “Pay As You Go” solar program which allows […]

Energy Trends in Africa: Will Africa be the Global Green Energy Leader?

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — With the latest supply of power grids, power generation efficiency and movement toward energy-efficient buildings, Africa is at the brink of a green energy revolution – or is it really? The Frost & Sullivan Energy and Power Systems business unit will be hosting a complimentary web conference that […]

Clean Power Africa in Cape Town to focus on new opportunities in hydro and solar industries

South African Energy Minister Dipuo Peters to welcome delegates The Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town in September will focus on new opportunities in the clean energy sectors such as retrofitting hydropower to current dams and helping the mining industry to use excess water to provide onsite power. South Africa’s Energy Minister […]

IFC and Norway’s Scatec Solar to Develop Solar Power in West and Central Africa

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Scatec Solar, a Norwegian company specializing in photovoltaic solar systems, have signed an agreement to develop solar power projects that will supply renewable energy to address electricity needs in parts of West and Central Africa. IFC InfraVentures, the […]