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Wind energy in Tanzania, first wind farm in May

Tanzania is expected to celebrate the opening of its first wind farm next month, when a 2.4-MW wind power facility should finish testing and begin supplying the customers of a rapidly expanding private rural grid network. The wind energy project is being financed with a USD-1.2-million (EUR 1.1m) loan from the Renewable Energy Performance Platform … Continue reading Wind energy in Tanzania, first wind farm in May

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Solar and wind energy in Uganda

The Ugandan government recently reached an agreement with Hussain bin Jassim Al-Nowais, head of Amea Power, an independent power producer (IPP) based in the United Arab Emirates. The IPP wants to build four solar and wind farms in two regions in Uganda. New renewable energy projects will be implemented in Uganda. It is the promise … Continue reading Solar and wind energy in Uganda

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Wind energy in Djibouti, Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for 59 MW wind farm

The 59 MW wind farm built by Siemens Gamesa will almost double the country’s current installed power generation capacity; wind power project will help reduce the cost of electricity, increase energy independence and decrease the country’s CO2 emissions; first Siemens Gamesa wind power project with the participation of an African investor. Energy access rates and … Continue reading Wind energy in Djibouti, Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for 59 MW wind farm

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Wind energy, Senegal opens West Africa’s first big wind farm

Senegal inaugurated the first large-scale wind farm in West Africa on Monday, a wind power facility that will supply nearly a sixth of the country’s power when it reaches full capacity later this year. With the wind farm, Senegal will get 30% of its energy from renewable sources, which has been a goal of President … Continue reading Wind energy, Senegal opens West Africa’s first big wind farm

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Zimbabwe must harness wind energy

With hydro and thermal power stations at Kariba and Hwange largely failing to meet Zimbabwe’s growing appetite for electricity, renewable energy sources have been on a lot of people’s minds of late. There is a mounting body of evidence showing the damage to our environment caused by fossil fuels, which compels the country to take … Continue reading Zimbabwe must harness wind energy

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Wind energy in Djibouti, first wind farm

A wind power project consortium has approved funding for the construction and operation of a 60 MW wind farm in the Ghoubet area, near Lake Assal in Djibouti. The consortium consists of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Climate Fund Managers (CFM), FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank and Great Horn Investment Holdings (GHIH) and aims to … Continue reading Wind energy in Djibouti, first wind farm

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Africa and Middle East add 894MW of wind energy capacity in 2019, market expected to grow by over 10GW by 2024

Africa and the Middle East installed 894MW of wind energy capacity in 2019, a decrease of 7 per cent compared to installations in 2018. Total installed wind power capacity in Africa and the Middle East is now over 6GW. Wind turbines capacity is expected to surge by 10,732MW over next five years, driven by wind … Continue reading Africa and Middle East add 894MW of wind energy capacity in 2019, market expected to grow by over 10GW by 2024

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Gabon: eight hybrid solar power plants for isolated communities

Ausar Energy, a subsidiary of ENGIE, has signed a 15-year lease-purchase agreement for the construction and operation of hybrid solar power plants, which will eventually supply nearly 1,600 homes and save 2,600 tons of CO2 per year. ENGIE Africa and its subsidiary AUSAR Energy are launching the construction of 8 hybrid solar power plants at … Continue reading Gabon: eight hybrid solar power plants for isolated communities

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African Development Fund approves close to $35 million to the Government of Liberia for renewable energy

The African Development Fund has approved a $34.74 million grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia. At a signing ceremony on 29 January in Monrovia, Dr. Orison Amu, the African Development Bank’s (AfDB.org) Country Manager in Liberia, and Samuel Tweah Jr., Liberia’s Minister of Finance & … Continue reading African Development Fund approves close to $35 million to the Government of Liberia for renewable energy

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Togo’s Breaking Ground on West Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project

The African Energy Chamber addresses its heartfelt congratulations to the Republic of Togo for breaking ground on its 50 MW Mohamed Bin Zayed Photovoltaic Solar Power Complex today in Blitta. The project was launched in presence of H.E. Faure E. Gnassingbe, President of the Republic of Togo, and Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power, … Continue reading Togo’s Breaking Ground on West Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project

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renewAfrica Initiative: Europe embraces the initiative sponsored by RES4Africa

Endorsers of the renewAfrica Initiative met with European Commission officials in Brussels to outline the master plan for a new financial tool supporting new renewable projects in Africa. The future of Africa is at a crossroads in Brussels. Enel Green Power and other European players in the renewables sector all gathered on January 28 in … Continue reading renewAfrica Initiative: Europe embraces the initiative sponsored by RES4Africa

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Wind energy in Namibia, land lease agreement for wind farm

Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has signed a land lease agreement, to allow for a set-up of a 44 megawatt (MW) wind power plant, which will help the country generate it’s own power in the next five years, the ministry said on Sunday. The power, which will be created using wind turbines, is … Continue reading Wind energy in Namibia, land lease agreement for wind farm

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African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

The Bank is playing a leading role in guiding progress on climate change on the continent. The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025. The African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org) will on Monday kick off a campaign to plead the continent’s case at the world’s leading climate change … Continue reading African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

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NamPower source N$1b for wind power plants in Namibia

NamPower plans to construct two wind energy plants worth N$1 billion in the Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park in order to boost Namibia’s local power generation capacity.  As mandated to ensure power supply in the country, NamPower currently has an installed capacity of about 489.3 megawatts and imports over 60 percent of its needs to … Continue reading NamPower source N$1b for wind power plants in Namibia

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Wind energy in Kenya, Mombasa Cement sets up 36MW wind farm in Kilifi

Tired of inefficient supply and rising cost of electricity, Mombasa Cement has built a 36-megawatt wind firm in Vipingo, Kilifi County, to power its manufacturing operations. The company, which produces the Nyumba brand of cement, said the facility – whose construction got underway early this year – will help it overcome power inefficiencies that increasingly … Continue reading Wind energy in Kenya, Mombasa Cement sets up 36MW wind farm in Kilifi

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IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

Boosting renewable energy projects on the ground requires scaling up investment. IRENA’s state-of-the-art analysis of enabling policy frameworks and finance mechanisms channel public and private investment in markets like Africa, Latin America, Asia, South-East Europe and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Now, IRENA is taking its work one step further by increasing the Agency’s … Continue reading IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

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Interconnection is essential for the development of wind energy and solar power in Africa

Interconnection is essential for the development of wind power and solar energy in Africa.Africa needs to accelerate the development of hydroelectric, wind and solar plants and strengthen the cross-border interconnection of the network to establish “an electric highway,” according to an industry report. The document, published in Beijing by the Development and Cooperation Organization for … Continue reading Interconnection is essential for the development of wind energy and solar power in Africa

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RES4Africa Foundation and the Global Wind Energy Council sign MoU to forward Africa’s sustainable development

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and RES4Africa Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation through joint initiatives and activities to support sustainable development for resilient economies and energy systems in Africa. GWEC and RES4Africa share a common vision that sustainable energy development is a crucial catalyst to empower and transform African … Continue reading RES4Africa Foundation and the Global Wind Energy Council sign MoU to forward Africa’s sustainable development

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Wind energy in Zambia, 200 MW wind power project launched in Katete

Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa on Thursday launched Mphepo Power Metrological Mast for a 200 MW wind power project in Katete, Eastern Province. The Metrological Mast is for the UNIKA 1 wind farm and is capturing wind data needed for the project, which will start construction in early 2021.The project will help alleviate the countrywide power … Continue reading Wind energy in Zambia, 200 MW wind power project launched in Katete

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Egypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plantsEgypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plants

Smart Engineering Solutions, in cooperation with the Ministry of Military Production, plans to launch concentrated solar power (CSP) plants and manufacture components of this system in Egypt with investments of $ 1.2bn. Osama Kamal, company’s chairperson told Daily News Egypt that they started the selection process of solar thermal companies to cooperate with, “from a … Continue reading Egypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plantsEgypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plants

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