Zimbabwe utility plans first 300MW of solar

Zimbabwe state-owned power company Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has applied to develop three solar PV plants with the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA).

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Sterling & Wilson starts work on 54MW solar project in Zambia

Indian-based solar EPC firm Sterling & Wilson has started construction on a 54MW PV project in Kafue District, Zambia.

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Redavia commissions Tanzania’s largest PV project

Redavia has commissioned an eight-container solar farm at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in the Chunya district of Tanzania, which it claims to be the largest in the country.

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ROUND-UP: Mobisol funding, CEFC commitment increase, Acciona Latam retail stores, Sungrow in Bahamas

Mobisol has secured funding from Finnfund for its East Africa expansion, CEFC’s investment commitments more than doubled last fiscal year, Acciona is supplying renewable energy to Latin America’s largest retail store chain, Sungrow has supplied inverters and an energy storage system to the Bahamas.

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12 countries join India to commission ISA study on solar risk mitigation

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is starting to make tangible progress after several countries agreed to support commissioning of a study on a common risk mitigation mechanism (CRMM) for PV generation.

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Customer education: The unlikely key to unlocking Africa’s C&I solar sector

Alongside finance and political considerations, customer education has been identified as a key driver of Africa’s emerging commercial and industrial (C&I) solar sector, according to market experts.

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PV Talk: How cleantech businesses can thrive in Ghana’s energy sector

The Climate Innovation Centre Ghana (CICG) is a World Bank Group-funded incubation hub for entrepreneurs and start-up ventures. It is one of about 70 related institutions across the world, including in Vietnam, Kenya, and South Africa. The Centres are primary business integrators with a unique focus on developing SME business leaders in the green economy. […]

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GreenWish to install 200MW of new solar in Nigeria

GreenWish Partners, a renewable energy developer dedicated to African renewables, will invest US$280 million to build 200MW worth of solar PV plants in Nigeria.

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Zambia to tender 150MW-250MW in ‘Scaling Solar’ Round 2

Zambian State-run firm the Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC) has invited expressions of interest for 150MW-250MW of solar PV capacity in Round 2 of the ‘Scaling Solar’ programme.

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Africa can’t afford to wait for energy investment, claims Kofi Annan report

Africa cannot wait for the development of electricity infrastructure and should exploit more quickly deployable solutions such as solar PV, according to a report by Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel.

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Mali’s first PV project opens the door for solar to ‘flourish’ in West Africa

West Africa’s Mail is to build its first ever solar PV project with a little help from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

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