Category archives for: Solar & Wind

Veep: ECG, NEDCo given Dec Deadline to Submit Renewable Energy Models

Accra, October 12, 2017//-As the country moves to firm-up its development and utilisation of renewable energy potential, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) have been given December as the deadline to submit business models for the integration of distributed renewable energy generation.

IEA Report: Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Lagos, Nigeria, October 6, 2017//-A new report has confirmed that Solar is now the fastest growing energy source in the world, and is making a major impact in Africa.

West African Business Should Turn to solar for Their Bottom Line

October 4, 2017//-“Honestly, I’m surprised this place even runs,” says the technical director of a multinational consumer goods company, with a large factory on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria, as he gestures at the flickering lights above his head.

Growthpoint Powers Innovation with its NWU Solar Car Team Sponsorship

October 4, 2017//-Pushing the boundaries of what is possible for alternative energy and engineering, Growthpoint Properties has announced that it is sponsoring the North West University’s Solar Car challenge team.

ICD, Alfa Solar to Part-fund 50 Megawatts Solar Project in Egypt

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, September 28, 2017//-The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and Alfa Solar Co.- a subsidiary of Alfanar Company, have signed facility agreements for a US$28.5 million Shariah-compliant senior financing to part-fund the development, construction and operation of a […]

Clean Energy and Environment Conference slated for November

Accra, September 25, 2017//-The Sixth West African Clean Energy Environment Exhibition and Conference (WACEE) takes place from the 7th to 9th November this year at the Accra International Conference Centre. For the fourth consecutive time, WACEE will feature an official made in Germany pavilion.

SA’s Energy Storage System Being Piloted

Washington D.C, USA, September 19, 2017//-The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in Southern Africa, for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system based on Primus Power Corporation’s (California) EnergyPod2® technology.

Africa Renewable Energy Forum Goes to Morocco

Casablanca, Morocco, September 13, 2017/ — The Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) and the preceding ‘Gas Options: North & West Africa’ meeting will take place from 29th November – 1st December 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Casablanca.

Delivering Water, Food and Energy Security For All

September 8, 2017//-I can’t think of a more symbolic and inspirational location to promote innovative solutions around water, food and energy than the iconic Afsluitdijk. The dam is a masterpiece of Dutch engineering and a symbol for the country’s centuries-long fight against flooding from the sea.

Off-grid solar Transforming businesses in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria, August 19, 2017/ — The people behind one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in Africa have said that the mobile solar revolution will transform Nigeria’s small-business economy.

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