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Largest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe installed by Mecco

Many companies in Africa are struggling with electricity scarcity, power cuts and the reliance on diesel generators. The current installation of the so far largest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe with a total capacity of 216 [...]

Large opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa for green energy

There’s huge room for green energy improvement across the world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. That’s according to the Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) report from the World Bank, which grades 111 countries in three areas: energy access, energy efficiency [...]

Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy

The cryogenic energy facility stores power from renewables or off-peak generation by chilling air into liquid form. When the liquid air warms up it expands and can drive a turbine to make electricity. The 5MW plant [...]

BRICS face $ 51 billion annual shortfall for clean energy

Financing clean energy infrastructure was high on the agenda at the BRICS Leaders’ Summit in Goa last month. But recent research has found that the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – [...]

Nations will push ahead with plans despite Trump in Paris

At UN climate talks in Morocco, countries say they are prepared to move ahead without the US. President-elect Trump has said that he will “cancel” the Paris Climate Agreement within 100 days of taking office. Negotiators [...]

Kenya plans to drop feed in tariff’s with auction’s

Kenya will soon follow South Africa in adopting competitive auctions as a process to award renewable energy projects. According to media reports, the government will soon replace the existing feed-in tariff program with competitive auctions. The Energy [...]

Scatec Solar and Norfund sign Mozambican Power Purchase Agreement

Scatec Solar  and Norfund  have signed the Power Purchase Agreement securing  the sale of solar power over a 25 year period to the state owned utility Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM). The agreement was signed at a [...]

How to build a uniquely African Innovation Centre

The GE Global Operations Properties team was tasked with planning, designing and building the Africa Innovation Centre (AIC),  after evaluating the results and key findings from the four existing innovation centres in Middle East and Africa, to [...]

Ministry of Energy officials get fresh power to dish out energy

Ministry of Energy officials are set to get sweeping powers to award multi-billion shilling electricity generation contracts to investors in an impending policy shift that is intended to yield lower consumer tariffs, but is also fraught [...]

Senegalese drive for renewables

Senegal put into service one of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest solar energy projects Saturday as it pushes to become a regional player in renewables on a continent where the majority remain off-grid. The 20-megawatt Senergy 2 project [...]