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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Diageo Commits to a Renewable Future in Africa

Diageo will invest GBP 180 million in renewable energy resources across its sites in Africa to ensure that it breweries are carbon and water-efficient British multinational alcoholic beverages company, Diageo has announced that it will invest GBP 180 million in renewable energy resources across its sites in Africa to ensure that it breweries are the […]

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Kenya Launches $47 Mn Off-Grid Solar Access Project

Kenya has launched a $47 million facility under the Off-Grid Solar Access Project aimed at the private sector to provide solar and clean cooking solutions The government of Kenya has launched a $47 million (KSh 4.7 billion) facility under the Kenya-Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) aimed at spurring the private sector to provide viable solar […]

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Solar Water Solutions, World Vision Launched SolarRO Unit in Kenya

The unit provides safe drinking water from saline water for some 710 people, including 410 children. The local community no longer has to fetch water over long distances. Humanitarian aid organization World Vision and Finnish water technology company Solar Water Solutions launched a fully solar-powered water purification unit in Tseikuru, Kitui County. The unit provides […]

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EIB to Provide $11.75 Mn Loan for 34 MW Solar Project in Zambia

Further, the Zambian project is promoted by Enel company and will also be supported by loans from the IFC, World Bank Group member, and IFC-Canada Climate Change Program. European Union lender, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided up to USD 11.75 million loan to support the 34 MW Ngonye solar power plant in Zambia. Further, the Zambian […]

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World Bank Plans ‘Scaling Solar and Storage’ Program

The new Scaling Solar and Storage (SSS) program, is expected to be rolled out in the coming years would work on utility-scale tenders that pair solar PV with battery storage technology. The World Bank is planning to make energy storage an integral part of its ‘Scaling Solar’ program, that until now has been focused purely […]

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Kenyatta University Turns on 100KW Solar Power Plant

The 100KW solar power plant has cost a total of Sh17mn (US$165,400) and is located on the university’s main campus in Kenyan capital city, Nairobi. Kenyatta University located in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, has switched on the first phase of its solar power plant. The 100KW solar project has cost a total of Sh17mn (US$165,400) […]

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d.light Join Hands with Microfinance Institutions to Provide Solar Energy in Kenya

Low-income earners in Kenya can now access solar energy through d.light Partnership with Microfinance Institutions Off-grid solar solutions provider d.light has signed a new partnership with micro lender Musoni to enable low income consumers in Kenya to access solar energy at affordable prices. More than 47 million households in Africa and Asia have no electricity […]

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