Kenya's largest dairy producer wishes to purchase solar
Kenya Cooperative Creameries completed the initial stage of a tender today to buy electrical power from a solar facility that will be built at its new KCC Sotik
Jun 25, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Kenya, Africa
Kenya's initial floating PV plant took into operation
to the company, the price of power in developing nations like Kenya is "enormously high, so some residents can not afford electricity in any way." Many
Apr 7, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Floating PV, Germany, floating PV, Europe, PV Power Plant, Ecoligo GmbH
Shell buys stake in India and Kenya-focused rooftop solar firm
solar modules and solar water heating systems. It also has operations in Kenya. Existing investors in Orb Energy include FMO, Bamboo Capital
Oct 3, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, rooftop PV, orb, shell, acquisitions, smes, Brian Davis, Damian Miller
Solar-powered desalination plant in Kenya gives fresh water to 25,000 people a day
solar-powered desalination plant provides fresh water in Kenya. The plant is already able to support 25,000 people a day. As more water-scarce regions pop up
Aug 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, TESLA, Elon Musk, Kenya, desalination, Hayes Barnard, GivePower, World Health Organization, water, Africa
Africa’s ‘largest’ solar-plus-wind-plus-storage project unveiled
and Australian-headquartered wind developer Windlab have signed a deal with Kenyan authorities to develop an 80MW solar-plus-wind-plus-storage facility in
Sep 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, Windlab, solar-plus-wind-plus-storage, Africa, Eurus Energy
EDF buys minority risk in off-grid expert Bboxx's Kenyan company
in the African market, is partnering with EDF to broaden its footprint in Kenya by capitalising on the energy group's commercial sources as well as economic
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
European Investment Bank and FMO go halves on 80MW of Kenyan solar
bank FMO have agreed to finance the construction and operation of a duo of Kenyan solar plants that have a combined capacity of 80MW.   The two banks
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, utility-scale PV, Kenya, Africa, east africa, european investment bank, frontier energ, fmo, grid-connected pv, David Langat, Ayaz Merali
Kenyan utility launches tender for PV panel manufacturing facility
utility Kenya Electricity Generating Company plc has actually introduced a tender for building of a 10 MW solar module manufacturing facility at its
Mar 12, 2020 // Manufacturing News, tender, Kenya, Africa
Geothermal advancement in Eastern Africa
as direct use Despite the area's economic obstacles, plants in Ethiopia and Kenya have attained geothermal power generation capacity of regarding 900
Nov 18, 2020 // Market Research, Africa
Solar Water Farm developed by GivePower provides 35,000 Kenyan residents with drinkable water daily
GivePower developed a desalination station driven by solar energy in Kenya. The Solar Water Farm supplies 35 thousand locals with potable water
Nov 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Kenya, GivePower, Africa
80 MW of Kenyan PV projects get €106m boost from Europe
capacity of 80 MW that are under development in Uasin Gishu county, in western Kenya. The €106 million commitment will cover part of the estimated €147
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, Kenya, Africa, european investment bank, Netherlands Development Finance Company, Frontier Energy, DL Group, Paramount Bank, Dr Frederick Nyang, David Kariuki
RBH invests $20m in DPA to give solar energy
in several of its markets over the next 4 years, consisting of South Africa, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as well as Zambia. Specifically, DPA
Nov 3, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Africa, Royal Bafokeng Holdings
Solarise Africa raises $10 million to spearhead its tidy power development in Africa
Kenya-based Solarise Africa has brought in three sponsors in a Series B funding round totaling US$ 10 million. French growth banks Proparco ended up being the most recent participant in the company's fund mobilization tasks, joining existing financiers Belgian charitable the European Development Finance Institution (EDFI), Germany-based Energy Access Ventures (EAV) and EU-funded influence investment center, ElectriFI. The goal is to expand Solarise's distribution of tidy energy in Africa. Speaking with pv magazine concerning the current investment, CEO Jan Albert Valk said the funds will certainly be placed in the direction of assisting even more SMEs access to solar PV projects. The business, established in 2017, is presently active in Kenya, Rwanda and also South Africa, so all upcoming work will mostly be focused on these three regions. However, Solarise's ultimate objective is to provide solutions-- in the form of power acquisition arrangements (PPAs) or leasing devices-- throughout the continent. Valk is aiming to activate even more funds within 6 months to a year, to enter other countries consisting of Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and also Burkina Faso. Much more "difficult" territories, such as DR Congo, Chad and Sierra Leone, are likewise being targeted. A lot of projects Solarise sustains are rooftop and also ground installed PV systems, typically with storage space components, in between 50 kW to 3 MW in dimension. A number have already been completed, like the 850kWp Nakuru plant in Kenya, while others are in the finalizing or building and construction stages. Seeking to its solutions, African customers may either get generated solar power by means of a PPA or lease a solar PV system on a monthly basis. The two choices are suitable for tiny firms that do not have the monetary clout to invest in solar power. Solarise is also working on assisting to fund energy-saving companies seeking to set up more effective a/c. As a private entity, a lot of its clients are mid-sized companies drawn from the economic sector, like colleges, hospitals, shopping malls as well as resorts. Valk estimated that most solar item alternatives at his firm target business willing to spend in between $50,000 to $2 million. In general, Valk said Africa has an "frustrating" demand to buy renewable energy, with progression over the past five years hindered by a lack of ideal economic services, largely in the SME market. He did highlight that a number of solar power business are keen on making investments, but sponsorship has actually remained an "huge" difficulty. Institutions such as banks hesitate to fund solar power business, which have the will to buy renewable energy, but do not have the economic capacity. According to Valk, many financial institutions, including banks, are refraining enough to supply solar business' options in Africa. He suggested that such establishments must be a good example and support renewable resource financing by using leasing alternatives. With the increase of climate change use renewable energy, like solar, must be included by companies.
Sep 23, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Africa, Jan Albert Valk
Kenya’s Kisumu County launches tender for solar mini-grids
County Government of Kisumu (CGK), in Kenya, has launched a tender to select a developer to build solar mini-grids to power hospitals, markets, water pumping
Nov 1, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Grids, Policy, tender, Kenya, Africa, mini-grids
Earth's magnetic field affecting PV panel efficiency
at the Multimedia University of Kenya have claimed the Earth's magnetic field influences photovoltaic panel performance in the same manner fields from
Jun 11, 2020 // Technology, Kenya, Africa, PV panel