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Africa receives funds to develop wind energy

Funds have been provided by International Finance Corporation (IFC) which partnered with Gaia Energy to develop wind energy projects in Africa. IFC head of InfraVentures for Sub-Saharan Africa David Donaldson confirmed the reports and said  wind energy and renewable energy in general are priority areas identified in the World Bank Group’s strategy. IFC and Gaia … Continue reading Africa receives funds to develop wind energy

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Vestas to create local jobs in restart of South Africa’s wind energy market

Enel Green Power has awarded Vestas a wind power order for the 148 MW South African Oyster Bay wind farm. It marks a very positive re-start of the South African wind energy market and follows a 294 MW order for two other wind turbines projects in South Africa, taking Vestas’ total announced order intake from … Continue reading Vestas to create local jobs in restart of South Africa’s wind energy market

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Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind farm to be connected to the grid

The 310MW Lake Turkana wind farm project in Kenya is set to be connected to the national grid by end of October this year after the finish testing all the wind turbines to ensure they are functioning well. Mugo Kibati, chairman of Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) confirmed the reports and said that barring any … Continue reading Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind farm to be connected to the grid

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Nordex (Acciona) awarded big-ticket wind energy contracts in South Africa

The Nordex Group has again received big-ticket contracts from South Africa to install a total of 80 AW125/3150 wind turbines for the “Garob” and “Copperton” wind power projects. The wind farm “Garob” comprises 46 wind turbines which Enel Green Power has ordered. The second wind farm (“Copperton”) comprises 34 wind turbines for the developer and … Continue reading Nordex (Acciona) awarded big-ticket wind energy contracts in South Africa

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Angola aims to produce 800 megawatts of renewable energy by 2025

Angola will be producing 800 megawatts of renewable energy by 2025, with greater predominance in rural areas, the national director of Renewable Energies of the Ministry of Energy and Waters said on Wednesday in Luanda. Sandra Cristovão said that in Angola only 40% of the population has access to electricity, and the government’s objective is … Continue reading Angola aims to produce 800 megawatts of renewable energy by 2025

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Kenya Signs U.S. Trade Deal to Finance Wind Power Plant

Kenya has signed agreements with a US wind energy company, providing a major boost for wind power and food security. Mr. Kenyatta said the ‘Big Four agenda’ projects – boosting manufacturing industry, promoting food security, providing affordable housing and universal healthcare coverage – present major opportunities for local and foreign investors. The Overseas Private Investment … Continue reading Kenya Signs U.S. Trade Deal to Finance Wind Power Plant

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IFC set to boost wind energy development in Africa

The International Fiance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has forged a new partnership with Gaia Energy to create a joint platform for the development of wind power and other renewable energy projects in Africa. Gaia Energy is a Moroccan renewable energy developer active in 10 countries across Africa. The new joint … Continue reading IFC set to boost wind energy development in Africa

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Africa to reach 30 GW wind energy capacity by 2027

Africa is set to reach 30GW in installed wind capacity by 2027, marking a significant increase over a decade from last year’s capacity of 5GW. These figures are according to an analysis by Make in a report called ‘Africa Wind Power Market Outlook’, which states the growth will be led by Egypt, Morocco and South … Continue reading Africa to reach 30 GW wind energy capacity by 2027

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Tanzania Signs Deal to Build First Wind Farm

Tanzania has licensed a subsidiary of Australia’s Windlab Ltd to build 300MW Miombo Hewani wind farm in the central part of the country. Windlab Developments Tanzania Ltd has obtained an environmental and social impact assessment certificate for the project near Makambako town at the junction of Njombe, Iringa and Mbeya. Windlab said the project will … Continue reading Tanzania Signs Deal to Build First Wind Farm

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Danish government makes major investment in African wind energy

The Danish government has committed 600 million kroner to the development of wind energy in Africa. Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation, approved the deal for the construction of a wind farm up to 54 turbines, or 100 MW, close to Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Total investment in the wind farm amounts to 1.26 billion … Continue reading Danish government makes major investment in African wind energy

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South Africa Falling Behind On Renewable Energy

South Africa is falling behind on renewable energy project implementation, even as other nations accelerate their plans for green energy. According to data from Greenbyte, a renewable energy management systems manufacturer, SA lags far behind fellow BRICS country China which has 188 232MW (megawatts) of wind power capacity and 106 921MW of solar energy capacity. … Continue reading South Africa Falling Behind On Renewable Energy

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Marlink to provide VSAT connectivity for renewable power plant in Chad

Marlink provides connectivity for remote monitoring of Agence Developpement Energie Renouvelable (ADER) sustainable power plant in the Republic of Chad. French Renewable Energy Solutions Provider Vergnet Group has selected Marlink to provide a satellite-based connectivity solution for its hybrid wind farm/power station construction project in Amdjarass, Republic of Chad. Vergnet Group is the EPC provider … Continue reading Marlink to provide VSAT connectivity for renewable power plant in Chad

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Egypt to build the largest wind farm in the MENA

In an effort to boost renewable energy in Egypt and establish Egypt as a leading player in environmental development, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy initiated a LE 5 billion project to build the largest wind farm in the Middle East, locates in the Suez Bay, funding the project through investments of several international entities, reported Al-Ahram … Continue reading Egypt to build the largest wind farm in the MENA

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Africa’s renewable energy set to soar by 2022

Strong demand is set to give a huge boost to renewable energy growth in Sub-Sahara Africa over the next five years, driving cumulative capacity up more than 70 percent, a senior international energy official said on Wednesday. From Ethiopia to South Africa, millions of people are getting access to electricity for the first time as … Continue reading Africa’s renewable energy set to soar by 2022

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Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) to welcome African energy leaders to Casablanca this November

The Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) (http://APO.af/do7jy9) and the preceding Gas Options: North & West Africa meeting will take place from 29th November – 1st December 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Casablanca. As the officially labelised side-event of COP22, the Africa Renewable Energy Forum was first held in Marrakesh from 2-4 November 2016 under … Continue reading Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) to welcome African energy leaders to Casablanca this November

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Cabeolica Chooses Breeze to provide Wind Farm Management System

Located in sunny and windy Cape Verde, Cabeolica has chosen Breeze to provide wind farm management system. The company’s main objective is the production of electricity for the national grid as an independent producer using non-polluting, renewable and naturally abundant wind energy. With 4 wind farms on 4 islands – Santiago, São Vicente, Sal and … Continue reading Cabeolica Chooses Breeze to provide Wind Farm Management System

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Study for the development of a 130 megawatt wind farm in Zambia

A U.S. trade division said it awarded a $1 million grant to support a feasibility study for the development of a 130 megawatt wind farm in Zambia. Zambia relies on hydroelectricity for nearly all of its energy needs, which left the country with severe energy shortages because of low rainfall over recent years. The U.S. … Continue reading Study for the development of a 130 megawatt wind farm in Zambia

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Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

Abengoa has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic trough technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the sun. Furthermore, this power plant features a thermal energy storage system using molten salts that … Continue reading Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

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ENGIE and eleQtra sign an agreement for the development of a wind power project in Ghana

ENGIE (www.ENGIE-Africa.com) and eleQtra (www.eleQtra.com), a developer of power and transportation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, signed a Joint Development Agreement that defines the terms and the schedule for the development and construction of the 50 MW Ada Wind power project in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. The project is expected to require an investment … Continue reading ENGIE and eleQtra sign an agreement for the development of a wind power project in Ghana

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Access Power secures USTDA Grant funding for Zambia wind power project

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets is thrilled to announce that the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved grant funding for Access Power’s 130MW wind power project in Pensulo, Zambia. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency grant funding will support Access Power’s feasibility studies and … Continue reading Access Power secures USTDA Grant funding for Zambia wind power project

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