Africa

Building of floating solar energy plant in Seychelles delayed due to COVID -19
The building of a floating solar energy plant in Seychelles will be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Located on the shallows at Le Rocher, in the central Mahe area of Les Mamelles; the utility-scale floating solar PV system will certainly be the first in Africa
Jul 3, 2020 // Floating PV, floating PV, Africa, Seychelles, COVID -19, Tony Imaduwa
South African steel giant looks for companion for 110MW of PV
South Africa-based steel producer ArcelorMittal SA (AMSA) is inviting propositions from independent power producers (IPPs) to develop 2 utility-scale solar projects as it seeks to decrease its energy costs.
Jul 3, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, IPP, PPA, Africa, South Africa, rfi, arcelormittal
NTPC gets 500 MW solar project management contract from Mali
After a 285 MW award from Togo, this is the 2nd such overseas contract for the state-owned power manufacturer which aims to anchor 10 GW of solar parks in ISA participant countries over two years.
Jun 25, 2020 // Markets & Finance, India, NTPC, Asia, Africa, Mali, Togo
Kenya's largest dairy producer wishes to purchase solar
New Kenya Cooperative Creameries has actually finalized the preliminary phase of a tender to acquire power from a solar center that will certainly be developed at its brand-new KCC Sotik Factory. The setup is anticipated to cover around 40% of the site's power demands.
Jun 25, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Kenya, Africa
Algeria's very first mounting system supplier
SPS, an Algerian steel sandwich panel manufacturer, has actually authorized a partnership deal with Dubai-based installing system service provider Qi-energy to begin production of placing frameworks for PV systems in Algeria.
Jun 25, 2020 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, Africa, Algeria, Qi-energy, SPS, Mehdi Bendimerad, Neil Doe
Parabolic bifacial module with active cooling system
Researchers in Morocco have actually made a brand-new bifacial module with a cooling system, based upon bifacial parabolic solar cells that are attached to each various other through tubes for panel cooling. They are currently patenting the tech, however have yet to produce a first prototype.
Jun 22, 2020 // Technology, Africa, Morocco, Parabolic bifacial module, cooling system, USMBA, El Ghzizal
Solar PV Panels Market Size Worth $176.2 Billion by 2027|CAGR 4.3%: Grand View Research, Inc
The international solar PV panels market size is expected to reach USD 176.2 billion by 2027, intensifying at a CAGR of 4.3% over the forecast duration, according to a brand-new record by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing need for sustainable carbon-free solar power combined with rigid regulations regarding climate change prevention are likely to enhance the growth of the market over the projection period.
Jun 19, 2020 // Market Research, USA, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Canadian Solar, Spain, France, Germany, UK, Italy, India, South Korea, China, Australia, First Solar, JA Solar, South america, Europe, JinkoSolar, Brazil, Asia, Risen Energy, Oceania, Africa, longi solar, Trina Solar, Mexico, Egypt, South Africa, North America, Paraguay, Colombia, renesola, Russia, UAE, Hanwha Q-Cells, GCL-SI, Talesun, sunpower corporation, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific, Shenzhen Yingli New Energy Resources Co.,Ltd.
Tunisia's 70 MW PV tender wraps up with least expensive quote of $0.044/ kWh.
Released in July 2019, the procurement exercise has actually seen final quotes varying from TND millimes 125.3922 ($ 0.0444)/ kWh to TND millimes 129.9736/ kWh for jobs varying from 1 MW to 10 MW. The tender great deal for projects of 1 MW, final bids are between TND millimes 189.500 ($ 0.0671)/ kWh to TND millimes 213.500/ kWh.
Jun 18, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Tariffs, tender, Tunisia, Africa
THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS MARKET SIZE 2020-2027, BEST PLAYERS-- TRONY SOLAR HOLDINGS, MASDAR PV GMBH, TSMC SOLAR LIMITED, NEXPOWER TECHNOLOGY CORP., EGUANA TECHNOLOGIES, ETC. As Well As COVID-19 IMPACT ANALYSIS
The record searches in detail at the methods, destinations, strategies, diverts, as well as difficulties connected with this new research, and also furthermore, the record provides a far-ranging examination of Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells market which starts from an examination of Porter's five forces, and also SWOT analysis. i.e., Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threat to the Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells industry.
Jun 15, 2020 // Market Research, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Spain, Sweden, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Poland, India, South Korea, China, Australia, First Solar, Chile, Thailand, Argentina, South america, Europe, Brazil, Asia, Switzerland, Oceania, Netherlands, Belgium, Africa, Philippines, Mexico, Egypt, Indonesia, North America, Turkey, Nigeria, Taiwan, Russia, UAE, Astronergy, United States, Trony Solar Holdings, Masdar PV GmbH, TSMC Solar Limited, NexPower Technology Corp., Eguana Technologies, Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group, AVANCIS GmbH & Co. KG, MiaSole, Kaneka Corporation, Hanergy Holding Group Ltd, Solar Frontier K.K, Columbia, South Africa and Rest of the World
Mauritian fund spends $3 million in P2P solar expert Sun Exchange
Sun Exchange has actually closed a $4 million Series-A funding round by obtaining a $3 million investment from ARPF, a Mauritian private equity fund. The peer-to-peer solar leasing platform claimed it will certainly make use of the funds to help its participants release solar solutions throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Jun 12, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Africa, South Africa, Sun Exchange, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, Mauritius, ARPF, William Barry, Adam Draper
Kenyan floating solar crowdfunding bid might once again wind up smelling of roses
German business Ecoligo is offering mini financial investment in the building and construction of a 69 kW floating solar plant on the tank of a blossom ranch.
Jun 11, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, floating PV, Kenya, Africa, Ecoligo
Earth's magnetic field affecting PV panel efficiency
Scientists in Kenya claim the geomagnetic area could reduce solar panel conversion effectiveness 0.21% between the equator and a 50-degree latitude. Their analysis showed the complicated electromagnetic field can identify boosts in component fill aspect as well as falls in optimal power.
Jun 11, 2020 // Technology, Kenya, Africa, PV panel
Solar prices have fallen 82% because 2010
The levelized price of energy created by large scale solar plants is around $0.068/ kWh, contrasted to $0.378 ten years back and the cost fell 13.1% between 2018 as well as in 2015 alone, according to numbers released by the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Jun 3, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Rooftop PV, Saudi Arabia, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, India, South Korea, China, Australia, Chile, South america, Europe, Asia, IRENA, rooftop PV, Oceania, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Africa, Mexico, North America, Peru, WORLD, covid-19, United States
Algeria plans 4 GW of solar tenders
The federal government has actually revealed a plan to deploy brand-new PV capability at a mega site over the following four years. Around 800 MW of capability is anticipated to be tendered annually up to 2024. To be eligible, it is anticipated all components, cables and also installing structures need to have been made in Algeria.
May 29, 2020 // Markets & Finance, tender, Africa, Algeria, Arkab Mohamed
Algeria selects solar to power 4GW, five-year eco-friendly press
Algeria has actually laid the structures for a solar boom, a roadmap that would certainly see mounted ability blow up ten-fold in the room of 5 years.
May 22, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance, pv power plants, solar pv, policy and regulation, Africa, mena, Algeria, northern africa, maghreb