renewable energy in africa

ISA & African Investment Platform to Pave Way for Financing Solar Projects in Africa

African infrastructure investment platform Africa50 and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) have entered into an agreement that will bolster and finance solar projects on the continent. The partnership has been forged with an ambition to augment solar capacity, increase energy access and facilitate energy transition. Africa50 was established by African governments and the African Development […]

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South Africa Releases Its Largest Renewable Energy Tender of 3,740 MW Capacity

In a first such tender for the country on African continent, South Africa has issued its first large-scale tender aimed at procuring renewable energy. With a capacity of 3,740 MW, this is the continent’s biggest program on renewable energy.  This is the release of the first phase of the RFP (Request for Proposal). The tender […]

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AREMI, Renewable Manufacturing Initiative for Africa Launched

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), the African Climate Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, ClimateWorks Foundation, and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) have together launched the Africa Renewable Energy Manufacturing Initiative (AREMI) at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, UAE, with an objective step up investment and action for renewable energy development in African countries to scale up […]

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UAE to Invest $2 Billion in Solar Power in Zambia

In a bid to step-up the renewable energy expansion in the resource-scare continent of Africa, UAE has signed a key agreement with Zambia to provide $2 billion for the development of solar power plants. The said investment is expected to increase the power generation base the southern African country by more than half. Zambia President […]

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Oxford University Study Predicts 10% Renewable Share in Africa By 2030

Africa, which has for some time now carried the tag of ‘promising‘ for non hydro renewable energy, might yet be the continent with the lowest share of non hydro renewable energy by 2030. Even as some countries within the continent will break away from the rest to have a much more robust  contribution from solar […]

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