Three African Renewable Energy Projects Announced as Winners of the USD7m Access Co-Development Facility Prize
Three projects from Nigeria, Madagascar, and Sierra Leone, fought off fierce competition from almost 100 entries to win a share of US$7million prize. The prize also includes a package of technical support designed to bring their renewable energy projects to life.
The AFC delegation, headed by the Senior Vice President of Power, Batchi Baldeh, will showcase the AFC’s transformative power projects at the summit and demonstrate the significant impact that the work of the AFC is continuing to have on the sector.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded two grants to support the development of hydropower in Tanzania and Rwanda. These activities build upon USTDA’s long history of connecting U.S. industry to priority clean energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa. They also support the goals of Power Africa, a U.S. government-led initiative to increase electricity access across the continent.
In Ghana, providing a reliable and stable energy supply to both the population and businesses is a constant challenge for the government. Recently the country has been facing severe economic woes, evidenced by the sliding value of the cedi, their national currency, and coupled with growing inflation, partly due to the rising energy costs that affect industry costs.
ACCIONA Energy has put the Sishen solar photovoltaic plant into service. With its 216 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity generation per year, it will have the highest energy of production of any plant in Africa. ACCIONA holds a majority stake in the plant. Sishen is the first photovoltaic facility built by the company in South Africa, a market with high growth potential in the renewable energy sector.
Philips and SNV collaborate to increase access to clean, efficient cooking solutions for communities in Africa
Partnership aims to improve health and well-being and income of rural populations; while having a direct positive impact on the environment
CAMAC Energy Inc.has released the financial and operational results for the three months ended September 30, 2014. The Company plans to file its Form 10-Q for the third quarter 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission later.
South Africa: Opening of New R 300 Million Atlantis Wind-turbine Tower Production Factory offers light at the end of the tunnel
With South Africa currently in the grip of debilitating rolling black-outs and load shedding due to the Eskom power grid being stretched to capacity, and exacerbated by a loss of capacity at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga, it comes as a ray of light that GRI - Renewable Industries officially announced the opening of their new R 300 Million wind turbine tower production facility in Atlantis, Cape Town today.
Three Ghanaian companies have emerged winners in the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge sponsored by General Electric (GE), the U.S. Africa Development Foundation (USADF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
With support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mali received US $1.5 million from the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme in Low Income Countries ...