Scatec Solar has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Africa50, an African Infrastructure Fund sponsored by the African Development Bank and more than 20 African States and Norfund.
Nigeria is in the process of enhancing its support for solar-powered electricity, having signed the nation’s first power purchase agreement.
The Bank of Industry (BoI) has commissioned a 24KW micro-grid solar system in Charwa/Chakun, an off-grid community in Markafi local government area of Kaduna State.
The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has projected that the nation can generate $7, 5 billion from of grid solar energy. The Minister said given the climate risks that Nigeria faces, this is the only way in which the government’s ambitious Agriculture Transformation Agenda can be delivered.
Music star Akon joined Shell to shine a light on the power of innovative options for access to smarter energy by unveiling Africa’s first human and solar powered football pitch at the Federal College of Education, Akoka, Lagos.
Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station has unveiled plans to construct a 300megawatts (Mw) photo voltaic solar power plant on the existing plant premises which was conceded to the North-South Power Company (NSP) Limited on November 1, 2013.
During Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the United States, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency provided a grant to Quaint Global Energy Solutions for a solar power project they are developing in northern Nigeria.
The Bank of Industry (BoI) on Friday disbursed a total of N75.8 million to GVE Projects Ltd, and Arnergy Solar Ltd to provide solar home systems to off-grid communities in six states.
[South Africa] Abengoa signs PPA And Secures Financing For 100 MW Xina Solar One CSP Plant In South Africa
Spain-based Abengoa has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) and secured financing for the 100 MW Xina Solar One parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) facility in South Africa.
Entrepreneurs in Mwanza, Tanzania, are now taking on solar energy to meet the increasing demand for phone charging services. For a country that enjoys abundant sunlight, there is great potential in the renewable energy sector but cost, financing and product quality remain a challenge.