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Canadian firms secure PPA for 80 MW solar project in Nigeria

Canadian energy company Nova Scotia Power Development Limited (NSPDL) has partnered with CDIL, a fellow Canadian renewable energy company with projects focused in Africa, for an 80MW ground-mount solar project in Nigeria. NSPDL signed a 20-year PPA with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading company (NBET) who recently signed the country’s first solar PPA with a […]

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Decline in solar costs drive lower trajectory for global energy investment in 2016, says BNEF

A significant decline in the cost of PV modules and project construction, as well as a shift from small-scale projects to cheaper capex utility-scale projects, is a main driver for an clean energy investment slowdown in 2016, says Bloomberg News Energy Finance (BNEF). Total investment for this year is expected to fall “well short” of […]

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Nigeria signs first ever solar PPA

Federal government-owned public liability, the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), has signed the country’s first ever solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with more than ten project developers, totalling 975MW of utility-scale solar. As of last week, there were 15 projects with generation licences, so it is possible that there could still be more in the […]

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West Africa Solar takes first steps forward

The second Solar and Off-Grid Renewables West Africa event in Ghana in April heard mixed views on the progress of solar in the region. But with the first projects reaching completion and others moving forward, brighter times seem to be around the corner. Tom Kenning reports. Despite the commissioning of the largest solar PV plant […]

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Heineken lauds sustainability success as brewery ramps up energy saving efforts

Dutch brewery Heineken has lauded the success of its corporate sustainability scheme and revealed it has saved the company more than €70 million in energy costs since 2009.

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