Africa

A photovoltaic panel manufacturing plant constructed in Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso has simply established a solar panel production device. Called "Faso Energy", the center situated in the funding Ouagadougou can producing 30 MW of photovoltaic panels per year.
Sep 25, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar Panels, Africa, Burkina Faso, El hadj Moussa Koanda, Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré
An Additional 70 MW PV Tender In Tunisia
Tunisia Launches Second Round Of Tenders Under Authorization Regime Offering 70 MW PV Capacity
Sep 25, 2020 // Markets & Finance, tender, Tunisia, Africa
Solarise Africa raises $10 million to spearhead its tidy power development in Africa
Financial options business Solarise Africa has actually elevated US$ 10 million to sustain its investment in solar PV projects in Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa. The business has actually also set its sights on more "challenging" territories, like the DR Congo, Chad and Sierra Leone. CEO Jan Albert Valk spoke with pv magazine about the company's plans, as well as the "overwhelming" demand for more renewable resource investment on the African continent.
Sep 23, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Africa, Jan Albert Valk
South Africa to tender 6.4 GW of solar and wind, 513 MW of storage and 4.5 GW of conventional generation
The country's regulator has approved a government plan to tender for 11.81 GW of power generation capacity on top of the 2 GW tender opened last month.
Sep 17, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Storage, tender, Africa, South Africa, Gwede Mantashe
Masdar takes stake in landmark Benban solar complicated with ib vogt offer
Ib vogt has actually offered its shareholding in its 64.1 MWp 'Infinity 50' project, which makes up part of the Benban solar complicated in Egypt, to Masdar.
Sep 15, 2020 // Plants, Markets & Finance, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar, Asia, ib vogt, Africa, Egypt, infinity energy, Anton Milner, benban solar complex
Portuguese projects under the hammer, Dehui declares Vietnam initially
A round-up of the most up to date solar industry news from around the world, as Aquila grabs its very first solar projects in Portugal, among Europe's hottest solar markets, as well as Dehui claims being Vietnam's initial module producer to create next-generation panels.
Sep 11, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Portugal, Europe, Asia, Africa, LONGi, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, dehui, aquila
Gambia looks for consultants for 150 MW solar-plus-storage project
The global West African Power Pool is seeking professionals for an environmental impact research in addition to transaction advisors for a project under development considering that October.
Sep 10, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Storage, solar-plus-storage, Africa, Gambia, PV Power Plant
India's NTPC intends more than 5GW of new solar in 2 years
NTPC, India's largest power business, is intending to add more than 5GW of new solar ability in the following two years as it constructs its renewables presence overseas thanks to a partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
Sep 9, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, India, NTPC, floating PV, Asia, hydrogen, Africa, utility, Gurdeep Singh
Zimbabwe gold mine to be powered by PV
Caledonian Mining has exposed strategies to build a $13 million solar plant at the Blanket golden goose in southern Zimbabwe. It elevated funds for the project via a share sale.
Sep 8, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, Africa, Zimbabwe, Caledonia Mining
Burkina Faso welcomes bids for building and construction of four PV solar power plants
The federal government of Burkina Faso through the national power utility Sonabel, officially Societe Nationale d'electricite du Burkina Faso, has actually released a Notice of Invitation to Tender (AOO) requiring bids for the engineering, purchase, and also building and construction of four photovoltaic or pv solar power plants with a total capacity of 9 MWp in three different areas in the West African country.
Sep 4, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, pv power plants, Urbasolar, Africa, Burkina Faso, Sonabel, African Development Bank (AfDB), government of Burkina Faso, Societe Nationale d’electricite du Burkina Faso, Yeleen Rural Electrification Project
Senegal presents VAT exception for off-grid solar items
The Senegalese federal government is aiming to increase access to solar energy in backwoods by decreasing VAT on PV panels, inverters, solar thermal collectors and various other items in an initiative to achieve global power gain access to in the nation by 2025.
Sep 2, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Inverters, Grids, Africa, Gogla, Senegal, Namory Doumbia
EBRD may fund ACWA's 200 MW solar plant in Egypt with $54 million car loan
The $155,4 million project was secured by the Saudi energy giant with a tender held in 2019. The center will sell power at a rate of $0.02752/ kWh.
Sep 2, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, EBRD, Asia, Africa, Egypt, PV Power Plant
Niger holds firm on strategy to construct solar park at diesel-fueled thermal plant
The solar plant is expected to have a capacity of up to 60 MW and also will certainly be situated at the 100 MW Gorou Banda thermal power plant appointed in 2017.
Sep 1, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Thermal, pv power plants, Africa, thermal plant, Niger
South Africa starts 2 GW tech-neutral tender to improve power supply
The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) is asking for propositions for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). The tender is intended to obtain 2 GW of ability in feedback to the chronic short-term power supply void that is affecting the country as well as its mining industry. Renewables are also entitled to compete.
Aug 31, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, tender, Africa, South Africa, dmre
Test bench compares floating PV with onshore solar arrays
Moroccan researchers have actually established a brand-new floating PV test bench. They assert floating solar arrays use far better power returns than roof and ground-mounted PV systems, with reduced module operating temperatures.
Aug 31, 2020 // Technology, Floating PV, floating PV, Africa, Morocco