Africa

February 26, 2021
Global energy giant EDF has bought a 23% stake in off-grid solar company Bboxx’s Kenyan business.
February 15, 2021
South Africa’s government will issue a request for proposals in the coming weeks for 2.6GW of additional solar and wind capacity, it has been announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
February 1, 2021
Hydropower plants across Africa could double their capacity if just 1% of their reservoirs are used to install floating solar projects, new research suggests.
January 14, 2021
West African off-grid solar electricity supplier raises US$38 million to expand its operations in in Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo.
January 12, 2021
The amount of non-hydro renewables such as solar in Africa is likely to remain below 10% in 2030, although there are significant regional differences.
November 13, 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, PV Tech is already looking ahead and making plans for what stands to be a pivotal year for the global solar industry.
October 26, 2020
A round-up of the latest news in solar project development worldwide, featuring news from EDF Renewables, Hive Energy, Sterling and Wilson and Disneyland Paris, of all places.
October 14, 2020
Risen Energy has landed a 1.5GW bifacial module supply deal with an unnamed, yet “well-known” independent power producer.
October 13, 2020
Solar is the “new king” of electricity, the International Energy Agency has said, with the asset class set to deploy more new capacity then any other technology each year for the coming decades.
September 25, 2020
South Africa’s solar industry has welcomed new government plans to purchase 6.8GW of additional renewables from independent power producers as of 2022, but warned that an “urgent response” is needed to tackle the country’s ongoing energy crisis.

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