Newly-launched project at Bayero University Kano (BUK) will use solar (3.5MWp) and batteries (8.1MWh) to power universities and teaching hospitals.
UN-, Netherlands-backed fund will invest US$850m in 1.7GW clean energy pipeline in African, Asian states, with solar meant to account for 40% of portfolio.
Greek firm is also working on hybrid projects in Tunisia and Nigeria.
IPP support in Nigeria and small-scale PV in South Africa among schemes awarded funds as institution approves broader US$440 million allocation.
Experts needed for project meant to deliver solar generation milestones of 2GW by 2020 and 10GW by 2030 across region.
The Nigerian Agricultural Bank, the Bank of Agriculture and electricity supplier Daystar Power have signed off on a cooperation deal for rural electrification in Nigeria.
NTPC's 750MW auction draws winning price of 2.72 rupees, Rays Power Infra completes 130MW of open access solar plants in Karnataka, AfDB approves US$1.5 million for Nigerian solar procurement program
South African court rejects bid to block US$4.7 billion renewable energy deals, Canadian Solar acquires a 97.6MW solar project in Argentina, Nigerian Renewables association decries solar import duty.
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.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has invested in Starsight Power Utility, a Nigeria-based energy services company providing solar-diesel-battery hybrid and efficient cooling and lighting solutions to its commercial and industrial clients.
Solarcentury is constructing a 2.35MWp solar project for a Tulip Cocoa Processing (TPC) chocolate factory in Nigeria, North East of Lagos.
Wärtsilä has been awarded the EPC contract for what will be the largest PV project in Nigeria.
Green bond issuance in 2017 has surpassed the US$100 billion milestone, marking a new record, according to Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) data.
EPC firm SOVENTIX and Nigerian renewable energy company Gentec announced that they have formed a joint venture to expand solar energy in Nigeria.
Emerging market project developer, owner and operator Access Power has announced the shortlist of winners for financing under its Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) fund, with solar forming the largest share of projects.