Africa

EDF buys minority risk in off-grid expert Bboxx's Kenyan company
International energy gigantic EDF has actually purchased a 23% stake in off-grid solar company Bboxx's Kenyan business.
Feb 26, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, EDF, Kenya, Africa, aiim, bboxx, distributed solar, mini-grids, Togo, mini-grid, off-grid, africa solar, global energy summit, Anshul Patel, Valerie Levkov
Ecoppia Secures First Project in Egypt, the 1.65 GW BenBan Solar Park
Ecoppia, a leader in robot remedies for PV solar, has actually won a new project in one of the globes' biggest solar parks in BenBan, Egypt
Feb 26, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Asia, Africa, Egypt, Ecoppia, Jean Scemama, BenBan Solar
Micro and Mini-Grids as a New-Era Innovation Systems
The new era of renewable energy starts in 2020. Its development is expected in 2021 and next years. One of the hot-topic systems is micro and mini-grids powered by RE resources. Solar energy is used as the main electricity source, so this type of generator started to be implemented more often throughout the world
Feb 24, 2021 // Grids, Africa, Microgrids, Peter Lilienthal
200 MW Solar Project 'Largest in West Africa' to Come up in Nigeria
B&S Power as well as Sunnyfred Global to create, develop, finance as well as create West Africa's biggest solar PV project in Nigeria.
Feb 18, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, Nigeria, International, Solar Project, B&S Power
Floating solar panels on 1% of tanks 'might double' Africa's hydropower capacity
Floating solar could be a beneficial tool to assist African countries broaden their power framework sustainably, according to a new study and a power expert.
Feb 15, 2021 // Plants, Floating PV, Africa, Jenny Chase, Samuel Gyamfi, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Mohamed Adow
Solarise Africa Increases PV Footprint in Africa
Ingenious renewable resource leasing options now functional in Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia with new collaboration
Feb 10, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Africa, Battery Energy Storage, sustainable energy, International, solar projects, Solarise Africa, David John Frenkil, Patrik Huber
Scatec hails 'transformational' 2020 as renewables pipeline strikes record 10.5 GW.
Scatec said it went through a "transformational" year in 2020, with its complete renewables pipeline currently standing at a record high of 10.5 GW.
Feb 3, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Scatec Solar, IPP, South america, Brazil, Asia, Africa, South Africa, Vietnam, Independent Power Producer, construction
Research study locates potential for colocating floating solar with hydropower in Africa
Hydropower plants across Africa might double their capability if just 1% of their storage tanks are utilized to set up floating solar projects, new study recommends.
Feb 1, 2021 // Plants, Floating PV, floating PV, Africa, Floating solar, solar-plus-hydro
Utility-scale solar surges to yet one more record year
Solar energy plants scratched up another record year according to initial numbers released today by utility-scale specialists Wiki-Solar. New setups in 2020 comfortably topped 50 GWAC, well ahead of the 43 GW record attained the previous year. Global advancing set up capacity is now close to 280 GWAC.
Jan 26, 2021 // Market Research, USA, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Spain, South america, Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, Australasia
Oxford University Study Predicts 10% Renewable Share in Africa By 2030
Africa, which has for a long time now brought the tag of 'appealing' for non hydro renewable energy, might yet be the continent with the most affordable share of non hydro renewable energy by 2030. Even as some nations within the continent will certainly escape from the remainder to have a much more robust payment from solar right into their energy mix.
Jan 19, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, China, Oxford University, Asia, Africa, ditributed solar, galina alova, Nature enery
Daystar protects US$ 38 million for west African development
West African off-grid solar electrical energy provider Daystar Power has actually raised US$ 38 million to increase its operations throughout the continent.
Jan 14, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Africa, Nigeria, Morgan Stanley, Togo, Senegal, daystar, off-grid, Jasper Graf von Hardenberg, Thomas Hougaard
Renewable generation to remain below 10% in Africa by 2030
The amount of non-hydro renewables such as solar in Africa is most likely to continue to be below 10% in 2030, although there are substantial regional differences.
Jan 12, 2021 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Africa, South Africa, Namibia, renewables, University of Oxford, solar power generation, Philipp Trotter
Morocco tenders 400 MW solar projects
The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) has actually released a tender to establish 400 MW of solar projects as a part of its Noor PV-II multi-site program. According to Mercom Capital Group, the extent of job consists of the style, financing, and building and construction of solar projects as well as their upkeep and procedure.
Jan 8, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, tender, Africa, Morocco, Solar Project
Researchers Say 53 Million Hectares of Abandoned Land Could be Used for Solar Deployment
Solar projects on deserted cropland can create 179 exajoules of energy every year
Dec 28, 2020 // Plants, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Americas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU
Africa's Biggest Floating Solar of 250 MW In Ghana Starts First Section
A 5 MW section has actually been connected to the grid at a floating solar plant on the tank of the Bui hydroelectric dam in Ghana. With this, the plant makes a tiny action in the direction of its eventual objective for a 250 MW plant
Dec 16, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, Africa, Bui Hydro, Ghana renewable target, Ghana solar, mini grids