AfDB

4.5 mn People in Africa to Benefit With Off-Grid Power by 2025

AfDB has approved an innovative financing program for DESCOs, which would see 4.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa gain access to solar power by 2025. The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved an innovative multinational financing program for Distributed Energy Service Companies (DESCOs), which would see 900,000 households in sub-Saharan […]

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AfDB Receives €40 Mn Investment From EU to Scale Renewables in Africa

AfDB has announced a €40 million investment from the EU for the FEI, a new platform for financing small-scale renewables in Africa. The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced a €40 million investment from the European Commission (EU) for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a new platform for financing small-scale renewables in Africa. The […]

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Climate Financing By MDB’s Hit Record High of $43.1 Bn in 2018

A new report has revealed that climate financing by the world’s largest MDBs in developing economies rose to an all-time high of $43.1 billion in 2018 A new report has revealed that the climate financing by the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in developing countries and emerging economies rose to an all-time high of […]

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AfDB Approves $20 Mn Facility For Green Mini-Grid Program in Congo

The African Development Bank (Afdb) Board has approved the allocation of $20 million in loans to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support renewable-based, mini-grid solutions to the off-grid cities of Isiro, Bumba and Genema. The DR Congo Green Mini-Grid Program will serve as the pilot to an innovative private-led electrification approach to deploy renewable-based […]

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AfDB Pledges $25 Bn to Climate Finance For 2020-25

Key Bank projects include the co-financing of the 510 MW Ouarzazate Solar Complex in Morocco, one of the largest solar complexes in the world. The African Development Bank will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025, the Bank’s President announced at the One Planet Summit taking place in Nairobi. Akinwumi A. Adesina said […]

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World Bank and AfDB Commit $ 47 billion For African Climate Finance

The World Bank and the African Development Bank have together committed close to $47 billion to African countries, for the period up to 2025 to fight climate change. In a significant announcement to provide much-needed financing for African countries likely to face the increasing effect of climate change, the funds’ pipe from the World Bank […]

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AfDB Approves $25 Mn Fund For Renewable Energy Projects in Africa

The Fund’s strategy is to prioritize projects with a clear timeline to financial close, with emphasis on de-risking early stage greenfield projects. The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved an equity investment of up to $25 million in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), a US$ 250 million private equity fund for renewable energy […]

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AfDB Approves ZAR 3Bn for 100MW Solar Project in SA

The solar power project, which is located in the Humansrus Solar Park, Northern Cape Province of SA, is expected to generate 466 GWh/year. African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a senior loan of ZAR 3 billion to the 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Project, which is expected to boost South Africa’s (SA’s) energy mix and hasten transition to renewable energy. […]

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