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14 06 2022 | 09:32

GHANA: Government Secures $70m For Off-Grid Solar Electrification

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a $69.88 million financing agreement with the government of Ghana. The funds are earmarked for the implementation of a rural electrification project via…

14 06 2022 | 09:25

Minigrid and solar PV net metering project to benefit citizens of Ghana

The government of Ghana has signed a grant agreement with the African Development Fund and the government of Switzerland to support the development of minigrids and solar PV net metering The Ghana…

14 06 2022 | 09:23

LEC pledges rapid and positive changes to Liberia’s energy sector

Following an extensive day of meetings chaired by the President of Liberia, the Chairman of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has assured the country of rapid progress in the energy sector.…

14 06 2022 | 09:21

Development partners to push solar energy uptake in 5 Sahel countries

The African Development Bank, MASEN and RES4Africa have agreed to co-organise a solar energy training programme for five Sahel countries. The three development partners have agreed to join forces on…

14 06 2022 | 09:11

Tax incentives put Cameroon on the road to solar power

Yaounde — Before the University of Yaounde 1 got its solar micro-grid in 2018, erratic power supplies in Cameroon’s capital meant Adamu Gilbert could not stock the fresh, chilled items he knew his…

14 06 2022 | 08:40

Solar energy: Changing rural lives in Kenya

The availability of solar-powered water pumps and solar lamps have had a life-changing effect on rural communities in Kenya, providing clean drinking water and lighting while eliminating hardships,…

07 06 2022 | 21:44

AFRICA: Power Africa grants solarisation of 245 clinics in 5 countries

As part of the Power Africa initiative, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing a $2.3 million grant to six providers of off-grid solar energy systems. The devices will be…

07 06 2022 | 21:38

SENEGAL: The Diass solar power plant (23 MWp) officially comes into service

The Senegalese government recently inaugurated the Diass solar power plant located 40 km south-east of the capital Dakar. The installation, which has a capacity of 23 MWp, was financed by the German…

07 06 2022 | 21:30

DRC: 18 solar-powered water supply systems provide water to 8,000 people in Lualaba

Société sino-congolaise des mines (SICOMINES) will finance the construction of 18 drinking water supply systems in four localities in the province of Lualaba in the south of the Democratic Republic…

18 05 2022 | 18:13

Solar power prices are falling. What does this mean for our household electricity bills?

After a long decade of year-on-year increases in power prices throughout the country, the cost of electricity is forecast to fall in most places. How far it falls — and how quickly — depends on lots…

30 04 2022 | 08:31

Coal capital Becker could be home to state’s largest solar project

The flat, windy fields around the central Minnesota city of Becker are mostly used to grow potatoes and corn. But if Xcel Energy has its way, it will soon reap a different year-round crop — power…

28 04 2022 | 12:40

Sun Cable unveils staggering scale of world’s biggest solar and battery project

Sun Cable, the venture backed by billionaires Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest, has revealed the staggering scale of its proposed solar and battery project – the biggest of its type in the…

28 04 2022 | 12:33

IEEFA/JMK: India set to miss 2022 solar target by 27% due to lagging rooftop installations

12 April 2022 (IEEFA/JMK Research): India is projected to fall well short of its target for 2022 of having 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity, largely due to slow uptake of rooftop solar…

21 04 2022 | 08:37

TotalEnergies, Eneos form JV to deploy 2GW of distributed solar across Asia

French energy major TotalEnergies and Japanese oil company Eneos have formed a joint venture (JV) to develop 2GW of decentralised solar capacity across Asia over the next five years. The partnership…

21 04 2022 | 08:12

Building solar farms could cut bills and replace Russian gas faster than other sources of energy, industry says

Solar power could cut bills and replace the need for Russian gas far more quickly than other sources of energy, the industry has told Sky News. But a new wave of vast solar farms is leading to…

21 04 2022 | 07:59

New York green lights massive renewable energy projects to cut fossil fuel reliance

New York state has made a big step in cutting off its reliance on fossil fuels, announcing contracts for projects that will channel clean, renewable solar, wind and hydroelectric power from upstate…

19 04 2022 | 06:43

Solar Energy Corporation of India launches ‘first-of-its-kind’ 1,000MWh battery storage tender

The government-controlled Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a 500MW/1,000MWh pilot tender for large-scale standalone battery storage. SECI issued a Request for Selection (RFS)…

18 04 2022 | 16:32

Solar Overtakes Wind Energy For First Time In Global Rush For Renewables

Solar power has overtaken wind for the first time, in the race to develop renewable energy capacity around the globe. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), solar energy now…

18 04 2022 | 15:16

Egypt can cover all electricity needs from solar energy in 10 years only due to natural favors: Energy expert

The future of renewable energy in Egypt is far more promising than that in Europe if the human factor from laws and decision makers will earnestly pave the way since nature gives the country all the…

28 11 2021 | 07:54

How Morocco went big on solar energy

Morocco has become famous for its vast, world-leading solar arrays. But these mega-projects are just the start of the action on climate change that Morocco could be capable of delivering. Morocco…