World Bank Approves $200 Mn Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project 

The World Bank Group has approved the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) to help expand off-grid access to electricity for populations in 19 countries in West Africa and the Sahel region. The Board of the World Bank Group approved  the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP), which includes $150 million in the form of credit and […]

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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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UK Augments Funding for African RE Projects by £30 million

Harriett Baldwin, the UK Minister for Africa, announced additional new funding to give more people and companies across Africa access to affordable, clean energy. Minister Ms. Harriett Baldwin announced that the new funding will see £30 million added to the Transforming Energy Access program, taking total British investment to £100 million, and allowing it to […]

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Africa’s First Commercial Floating Solar Farm Commissioned

The plant, besides generating enough electricity to take the farm nearly off the grid will also reduce its carbon emissions by half. New Southern Energy, a leading South African-based, full-service renewable energy provider for distributed energy projects throughout Africa, has installed the continents first commercially operated floating solar PV power plant at the Marlenique fruit […]

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OPIC Provides Initial Financing to $85 Mn Solar Energy Transformation Fund

The fund supports businesses providing solar solutions to some of the millions of people in India and Sub-Saharan Africa who lack access to electricity. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has provided initial financing to SunFunder’s $85 million Solar Energy Transformation Fund which supports businesses providing solar solutions to […]

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UKCI Pledges to Invest R500 Million for Renewable Projects in Africa

UK Climate Investments (“UKCI”) today announced a planned R500 million (£28 million) cornerstone investment in a dedicated African renewable energy yieldco, Revego Africa Energy Limited. The U.K. Climate Investments (UKCI) has announced that it will invest 500 million Rand (Rs 250 crore) in Revego Africa Energy Limited, an investment vehicle dedicated to renewable energy projects in […]

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‘Desert to Power Initiative’ to Provide Solar Electricity to Sahel Region

Tapping in the vast solar energy potential of the region, the initiative is slated to provide green electricity including in some of the world’s poorest countries. In a bid to eradicate energy poverty for 250 million people in the Sahel region of Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is spearheading the ‘Desert to Power Initiative’ […]

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UK Government Gives £100 million for Renewable Energy Projects in Africa

The new investment triples funds for the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), to support up to 40 more renewable energy projects over the next 5 years UK Government has earmarked a fund of £100 million for the development of renewable energy projects in Africa. The new investment triples funds for the Renewable Energy Performance Platform […]

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Niger PM Brigi Rafini Inaugurates its First Ever Solar Plant

Developed with the support of Indian government, the 7 MW facility is located near Malbaza, a rural village in central Niger. In a proud moment, Niger’s prime minister Brigi Rafini and the minister of energy Amina Moumouni have inaugurated the nation’s first solar power plant. Developed with the support of Indian government, the 7 MW […]

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