sub-saharan

May 3, 2019
Scatec Solar to lease clean energy system to International Organization for Migration as it eyes PV for emergency zones.
April 17, 2019
African country kickstarts the second round of its World Bank-led PV programme, while first 250MWac tender approaches final proposal stage.
March 28, 2019
The African Development Bank Board has approved US$20 million in loans to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support renewable energy mini-grids of 3-10MW capacity at three cities that are currently off-grid.
December 14, 2018
Earlier this year, the African Development Bank announced plans to facilitate 10GW of solar across the barren, semi-arid Sahel region of Sub-Saharan Africa. PV Tech investigated how increasing human pressure on the land and the widespread cutting down of trees for wood and charcoal for fuel can be alleviated by solar PV technology.
December 11, 2018
The UK government is to provide £100 million of funding to the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) to support up to 40 new renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa including small-scale solar, wind, geothermal and biomass sources up to 2023, along with £105 million for certified green buildings in emerging markets.
December 4, 2018
Zimbabwean mining firm RioZim has contracted Spanish-Japanese renewable energy company Univergy International and power firm RioEnergy to develop, build, operate and maintain four solar PV plants totalling more than 180MW capacity to supply cheaper power to four of the country's largest mines, according to a filing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE).
November 27, 2018
The US government's Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has provided US$6 million of debt for a commercial and industrial scale solar fund.
July 12, 2018
UK-based off-grid renewables specialist BBOXX has delivered smart solar home systems to over 12,000 people in Togo over a six-month period.
March 1, 2018
Madagascar’s Ministry of Water, Energy and Hydrocarbons (MEEH) has released a list of six pre-qualified bidders for the country’s 25MW(AC) Scaling Solar tender, which is the first to include energy storage in its remit.
February 21, 2018
Inspired Evolution has signed off on a deal to invest up to US$36 million in Alten RE Developments Africa, the Sub-Saharan African subsidiary of Alten Energías Renovables.

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