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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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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