Zimbabwe mine eyes solar amid national power crisis

Caledonia group mulls solar PV plant as Zimbabwe's unprecedented power crisis triggers a slowdown in the broader mining sector, with three other players allegedly bankrolling the state utility's emergency purchase of international power.

NDB to provide US$180 million to Eskom for grid development

The New Development Bank (NDB) and South African utility Eskom have signed off on a loan agreement for renewable energy Integration and a transmission augmentation project. As part of the deal, the NDB will provide a loan with sovereign guarantee to Eskom for a total of US$180 million.

Africa’s top three C&I projects…so far

Remote mines, cement factories and shopping malls are a major catalyst for commercial and industrial (C&I) PV in Africa. A new survey from consultancy THEnergy aims to capture the progress so far and the scale of the opportunity to come. The firm's managing director Dr Thomas Hillig explains more, including how you can help assist the work.