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AfDB ‘s Solar Project Aims at Making Africa a Renewable Power House

When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. “It is clear,” he said, “that we are witnessing a global renewable energy revolution.” That revolution is also taking place under … Continue reading AfDB ‘s Solar Project Aims at Making Africa a Renewable Power House

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2nd World Community Power Conference, Bamako, 8-10 November

Experts from 30 countries will meet in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, from 8-10 November in order to discuss the state of community power in Africa and worldwide. The World Wind Energy Association WWEA and the Mali-Folkecenter Nyetaa MFC, together with the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies Japan ISEP, and in cooperation with the Malian Government, … Continue reading 2nd World Community Power Conference, Bamako, 8-10 November

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Tesvolt and Africa Green Tec to provide solar power to 250,000 Malians

Mobile solar containers with battery storage systems reduce energy costs by over 75%. The German firm Tesvolt, which manufactures commercial storage systems, has entered into an exclusive cooperation agreement with the start-up Africa Green Tec. Tesvolt is supplying lithium storage systems for 50 solar containers with a total capacity of 3 megawatt-hours (MWh), enabling a … Continue reading Tesvolt and Africa Green Tec to provide solar power to 250,000 Malians

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Mali to build west Africa’s first solar power plant

Scatec Solar will own 50% of the power plant and IFC InfraVentures will hold 32.5%, while Africa Power 1 will hold 17.5%. Dr. Ibrahim Togola, the chairman of Africa Power 1 SA and Einstein SolarWorld Prize 2014 victor says: “This is an historical event for Mali, which is on its way to installing the largest … Continue reading Mali to build west Africa’s first solar power plant

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Scatec Solar to build first large scale photovoltaic solar power plant in Mali

Mali now becomes the first country to install the largest solar energy grid-connected power plant in the region. An historic agreement to Build-Own-and Operate West Africa’s first utility-scale solar power plant was signed here today by Norwegian company Scatec Solar (http://www.scatecsolar.com)  and its partners, the Malian Ministry of Energy and Water and Electricité du Mali … Continue reading Scatec Solar to build first large scale photovoltaic solar power plant in Mali

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ADFD extends Dh33 Million loan for Hybrid Solar Power Project in Mali

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed an Dh33 million loan agreement with the Government of Mali to finance a hybrid solar energy project in Mali.   The funding articulates ADFD’s commitment to supporting renewable energy projects in brotherly and friendly nations given the sector’s crucial role in aiding economic and social development. The … Continue reading ADFD extends Dh33 Million loan for Hybrid Solar Power Project in Mali

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Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali are ideally suited to solar photovoltaic

In many off-grid villages in West Africa, solar power now provides energy for lighting, cooking and street lights. When the Sun goes down in many villages across Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali, most activities cease. Shops close, business stops for the day, and children are forced to do their homework by the light of polluting … Continue reading Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali are ideally suited to solar photovoltaic

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West Africa Emerges as Leading Region in Africa for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report, produced collaboratively by REN21 and ECREEE with lead authorship from the Worldwatch Institute, provides a regional perspective on the renewable energy and energy efficiency market and industry development in West Africa. Launched on November 10, 2014, the report concludes that renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies have … Continue reading West Africa Emerges as Leading Region in Africa for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

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57 Percent of West Africans Lack Access to Electricity

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that more than 57 per cent of the people in West Africa are without access to electricity. The bank stated this in its “West Africa Monitor Quarterly”, for the second quarter of 2014 report. It said that the percentage approximated the average for sub-Saharan Africa,” but extremely low … Continue reading 57 Percent of West Africans Lack Access to Electricity

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