Posts Tagged “Sub-Sahara”

Rooftop solar market to ‘explode’ in Africa if chronic issues addressed

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Rooftop solar market to ‘explode’ in Africa if chronic issues addressed

October 6, 2016 by Danielle Ola Originally published on PV-Tech. Subject to regulatory risks and financing issues, the potential for solar deployment in Sub Saharan Africa is exponential, with the rooftop sector set to explode, according to Solarcentury’s Daniel Davies and other panel experts at this year’s Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live show….

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More than $1 billion in Power Africa commitments finalized: USAID chief

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More than $1 billion in Power Africa commitments finalized: USAID chief

September 21, 2016 by Lesley Wroughton, Robert Birsel Originally published on Reuters. More than $1 billion in debt and financing commitments from U.S. agencies and private investors is set to be announced on Wednesday for U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature Africa energy initiative, Power Africa, a top USAID official said. The latest deals were finalized around…

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NIGERIA IS GETTING READY FOR NEXT COP22 IN MARRAKECH

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NIGERIA IS GETTING READY FOR NEXT COP22 IN MARRAKECH

August 21, 2016 by Editor Originally published on People Net. Few weeks ago, in major cities in Morocco, a number of conferences, workshops, group visitations were organised by the kingdom ahead of the 22nd United Nations UNFCCC (COP 22) scheduled to hold in Marrakech, a tourism hub in the country in November. Nigeria is on…

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Africa battles to get big solar projects on grid

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Africa battles to get big solar projects on grid

August 4, 2016 by Nellie Peyton Originally published on Reuters. In an expanse of sand 60 miles (100 km) north of Senegal’s capital, two men set to work digging up tree stumps to clear space for what could soon be the biggest solar plant in West Africa. In less than a year, says developer Senergy PV…

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Nigeria And Africa’s Agenda For COP 22

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Nigeria And Africa’s Agenda For COP 22

July 26, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Leadership. Last week in major cities in Morocco, a number of conferences, workshops, group visitations were organised by the kingdom ahead of the 22nd United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) scheduled to hold in Marrakech, a tourism hub in the country in November. While…

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New initiative to give Africa cheap electricity

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New initiative to give Africa cheap electricity

July 21, 2016 by Baraka Rateng Originally published on SciDev Net. A new initiative, Scaling Off-Grid Energy: A Grand Challenge for Development, will invest US$36 million to empower entrepreneurs and investors to connect 20 million households in Sub-Saharan Africa with off-grid energy by 2030. The initiative was announced at the US Global Entrepreneurship Summit last…

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Denham, GreenWish partner on $1bn sub-Saharan African renewable energy projects

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Denham, GreenWish partner on $1bn sub-Saharan African renewable energy projects

July 22, 2016 by Denham Capital Press Release Denham Capital, a leading global energy-focused private equity firm, and GreenWish Partners, a renewable energy investment company dedicated to sub-Saharan Africa, today announced a partnership to develop, build and finance a portfolio of 600 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy assets across sub-Saharan Africa by 2020. The capital…

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Dubai’s Phanes eyes Africa for new solar power projects

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Dubai’s Phanes eyes Africa for new solar power projects

June 7, 2016 by Staff writer Originally published on Arabian Business. Dubai-based solar energy developer, investment manager and asset manager, Phanes Group, has announced the launch of an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, its first African office. The company said in a statement that the office will act as a hub for the firm’s activities…

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Africa must increase renewable energy generation by 650% to achieve 2030 goal

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Africa must increase renewable energy generation by 650% to achieve 2030 goal

May 23, 2016 by REF. Originally published on Renewable Energy Focus. Sub-Saharan Africa must dramatically increase annual renewable energy deployment by 650% to reach the continent’s ambitious targets established at COP21, according to a new report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Power up: Delivering renewable energy in Africa, commissioned by IHS Towers, interviewed…

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