In conjunction with its New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank has committed US$324 million in loan support for a pair of renewable projects in Africa, setting aside US$265 million for an 800MW PV and CSP hybrid project in Morocco.
Private equity asset manager Apis Partners and its partners will provide US$60 million in funding for Greenlight Planet — a provider of off-grid solar products and financing to underserved rural populations across Africa and Asia.
African safari lodges are increasingly taking up solar and storage options, not only to minimise environmental impacts of diesel generators, but also to improve power supply reliability, which can affect customer reviews for these holiday lodges.
California-headquartered minigrid company Powerhive, scheduled to attend Solar & Off-grid Renewables Africa in Tanzania next week, is the first private company registered as a utility in Kenya. Andy Colthorpe spoke with Daniel Porras, vice president for impact and communications and a member of the executive team.