Africa

IRENA, African Union to Advance Renewable Energy in Response to COVID-19

The African Union and the IRENA have agreed to work closely to advance renewable energy across the continent to bolster Africa’s response to COVID-19. The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have announced that they have agreed to work closely to advance renewable energy across the continent to bolster Africa’s response to COVID-19. […]

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Significant Investment Needed to Transform Africa’s Energy System

IRENA and UNDP’s Africa Centre for Sustainable Development have outlined why significant investment is needed to transform Africa’s energy system. Falling technology costs have made renewable energy a cost-effective way to generate power in countries all over the world, which would drive further development and improved economy. Despite the tremendous efforts that have been deployed […]

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Africa and Middle East Added 894 MW of Wind Energy in 2019

The latest data by GWEC shows Africa and the Middle East installed 894 MW capacity of wind power in 2019, a decrease of 7% on the previous year (962 MW) The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows Africa and the Middle East installed 894 MW capacity of wind power in […]

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Greenlight Planet Joins Orange in Commitment Towards Energy Transition in Africa

Greenlight Planet and Orange have partnered to provide Orange’s customers with access to clean energy solutions to several nations in Africa Greenlight Planet, the largest solar pay-as-you-go provider in Africa, and Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, have announced a partnership that aims to provide Orange’s customers with access to clean energy solutions […]

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Africa at the Centre of Global Energy Transition Until 2040: IEA

Africa is set to play a key role in shaping the global energy transition as it undergoes the largest process of urbanisation the world has ever seen. Africa is set to become increasingly influential in shaping global energy trends over the next two decades as it undergoes the largest process of urbanisation the world has […]

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Winds of Change are Blowing in Africa: GWEC

The African continent is set for growth, the population is expected to grow by 1.4 percent each year until 2030. GDP is expected to grow by 4 percent. This development is demanding huge investments in infrastructure including the energy markets to keep up with the growth, access to electricity being one of the main challenges […]

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AfDB, CIF and CGC to Develop Green Financing Instruments for Africa

AfDB, in partnership with the CIF, has commissioned the CGC to prepare a study on the creation of national climate change funds and green banks in Africa. The African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), has commissioned the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) to prepare a study on the creation […]

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Top 5 Fastest-Growing Solar Markets in Africa

The year 2018 was exceptionally good for Africa and 5 African markets drove the continent’s solar energy market. Last Year Africa showed good progress in its solar market growth which was primarily driven by five countries: Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, and Ghana. The continent’s solar assets experienced a growth of over 1.8 GW in new solar […]

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Scatec Solar Introduces Solar Plant Leasing Service ‘Release’

Scatec Solar is launching a new service that will offer industrial players in emerging markets access to flexible, reliable and low-cost power through solar plant leasing. The new service, called Release- by Scatec Solar, offers companies flexible leasing agreements of pre-assembled solar and battery equipment, from 1 to 20 MW capacity. The solution is particularly […]

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