Africa

Hanergy Launches New Thin-film Solar Powered ‘Humbrella’

The company would donate the first batch of a million RMB (USD 160,000) solar-powered umbrellas, or ‘Humbrellas’, to regions of Africa where electricity shortages routinely prevent children from having enough time for study. In a major move for the global mobile energy industry, Hanergy has launched its new product ‘Humbrella’, a thin-film solar powered umbrella providing clean, free and […]

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International Solar Alliance, India’s Brainchild is Powerful Catalyst

The alliance will provide these nations a voice and act as a platform to share experiences and narrow technological gaps through cooperation and increased engagement between Governments, businesses and the citizenry. On March 11, the heads of around 40 countries came in India for the first official summit of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), a […]

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M-KOPA Solar, Mastercard Join Hands for Pay-As-You-Go Solar Program 

M-KOPA will pilot Mastercard’s Quick Response (QR) payment technology in Uganda to extend the reach of its pioneering pay-as-you-go solar program. Mastercard, an American multinational financial services corporation, has entered into partnership with Kenyan pay-as-you-go solar provider M-KOPA to expand its solar energy provisioning to homes and businesses in Africa. At the Mobile World Congress both […]

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African Development Bank Grants $265M Loan for Two Solar Power Plants

The bank has committed $265 million for Morocco where two solar power plants named NOORM I and NOORM II with a combined capacity of 800MW The African Development Bank (AFDB) has approved $324 million loan for two renewable energy projects in Africa. The Bank has set aside US$265 million for two solar power plants named […]

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Phanes Group Opens Solar Power Incubator to Unlock Potential of Energy in sub-Saharan Africa

“We believe the Phanes Group Solar Incubator -in collaboration with our partners- will leverage untapped local PV potential, and create  more opportunities for local projects. Combined with our strengths in developing bankable solutions for clean, affordable energy and efforts in CSR, the incubator initiative can help to address local needs that haven’t yet been met.” […]

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USAID to aid African off-grid solar startups with 4 million dollars funding

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the recipients of $4 million in new funding for African off-grid solar energy startups at the UN Climate conference held in Marrakech earlier this month. America’s foreign aid agency sanctioned the seed funding to the eight companies through the Scaling Off-Grid Energy: Grand Challenge for Development […]

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Indian EPC Sterling and Wilson bags 250 MW Solar Project in Nigeria

The Indian EPC Sterling and Wilson have been sanctioned to develop 250 MW of 975 MW of solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) by Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Plc under Nigeria’s FIT program. The recent signing of 975 MW of PPA, which was given granted by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) in of the […]

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