Greek firm is also working on hybrid projects in Tunisia and Nigeria.
Mastercard and off-grid solar firm M-KOPA are to pilot a new payment technology to support pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar opportunities in Uganda, with plans to roll out across East Africa.
Bodies from the UK government and the United Nations are partnering on improving access to solar in Uganda, where 70% of the population has no electricity.
Solar finance company PEG Africa has raised US$13.5 million for household solar systems in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, which is expected to reach up to 500,000 people.
ENGIE and Fenix have announced a transaction in which Engie will acquire 100% of Fenix International, an energy generation company offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.
Uganda-based off-grid and home PV firm SolarNow has received a US$6 million syndicated off-grid solar financing facility.
Building Energy celebrated the outset of production for a 10MWp capacity solar plant in Tororo town, its first PV system in Uganda and one of the largest solar plants in East Africa.
A pay-to-own solar system will be developed in Zambia by MTN, Africa’s largest telecoms company, in partnership with Fenix International, who is extending ReadyPay Power.
Solar power company Canadian Solar announced Wednesday that it has supplied 10MW of its solar modules to the Soroti PV project in Uganda.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a project preparation grant of US$2.3 million for future solar investments in rural and urban areas in Uganda.
Karim Megherbi, director of Origination for Africa & Central Asia at Dubai-based Access Power stopped by PV Tech to discuss why West Africa will materialise as the next hotspot for solar PV and how investors can take advantage of this.
News in brief: Enel Green Power provides PV modules to power a new surgery in a Ugandan hospital, California's LA Solar Group announces new rooftop solar programme, Borrego Solar completes a new commercial PV system in San Diego, California and Hannon Armstrong secures a new US$144 million investment for more than 690MW worth of new solar projects, and more.
A pay-to-own solar system provider known as Fenix International has doubled its off-grid customer base in just 12 months of operation.
What is claimed to be East Africa’s largest solar offering is now online in the form of the 10MW PV plant in Soroti, Uganda.
Dutch development bank FMO has provided a US$14.7 million loan for a 10MW solar project in Uganda that will be developed and owned by international IPP Building Energy.