Utility-scale solar projects planned in Liberia and Algeria

A new government MoU signed with multinational developer Gigawatt Global in Liberia and a strategic partnership between Italian oil giant Eni and Algerian state-owned firm Sonatrach have resulted in plans for 10MW solar PV plants in the respective countries.

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