Category archives for: Solar & Wind

Renewables Poised to Support New Age of Dev’t

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2020// — More than 1,500 delegates and high-level participants including prime ministers, ministers, heads of international and regional organisations together with leaders from financial institutions and private sector entities will gather in Abu Dhabi tomorrow for the Tenth Session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly.

Ghana: FAO Reduces Its Carbon Footprint With Green and Solar-powered System

Accra, Ghana, December 17, 2019//- The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Africa inaugurated its new solar energy system, a first among FAO offices in the region to reduce its carbon footprint.

SEFA Grants $1 Million to Support Innovative Solar-hydro Hybrid Project

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, December 17, 2019/ — The African Development Bank-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a $990,000 grant to support the preparation of a 9-MW solar-hydro hybrid project in Burundi .

Democratizing Access to Clean Energy

December 4, 2019//-The sharp drop in the cost of installing and generating renewable power is driving the shift to low-carbon technologies—although challenges remain.

IFC, NADB Provide $200M Loan to IEnova to Fund Solar Power Projects

Mexico City, Mexico, November 20, 2019—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the North American Development Bank (NADB) will provide US$200 million in green loans to Infraestructura Energética Nova S.A.B. de C.V, to finance four solar power plants with a total capacity of 376 MW across Mexico.

UK-Japan Energy Partnership Wins at British Business Awards

Cambridge, United Kingdom, November 16, 2019: The successful partnership between Azuri Technologies, a leading pay-as-you-go solar solutions innovator, and Fortune 500 company Marubeni Corporation has been awarded Best UK-Japan Partnership for 2019 at the British Business Awards.

Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

Lima, Peru, 12 November 2019 – Latin America and the Caribbean could grow their installed solar capacity by a factor of 40 by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed.

How Ghanaian Civil Servants Sought to Resist Political Pressure

Distribution of public goods like solar panels can be influenced by political elements. Wikimedia Commons Justin Scott Schon, University of Florida; Elizabeth Baldwin, University of Arizona; Jennifer N. Brass, Indiana University, and Lauren M. MacLean Electricity is a hot political issue in Ghana. Ghanaians demand access to the electricity grid as a right of citizenship. […]

The Transition from Fossils to Renewables and its Impact on Consumer Prices

Renewable energy technologies will in the next two years be competitive on price with fossil fuels. Shutterstock Roula Inglesi-Lotz, University of Pretoria and George Alex Thopil, University of Pretoria November 11, 2019//-The transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energies is a global pursuit. But it’s faster and more intensive in some countries than others.

Off-Grid Solar Facilities Offer Solution to Climate Change Adversities in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, November 8, 2019//-As the world grapples with rising heatwave, a section of Kenya’s fishing community has got a shot in the arm thanks to the innovation from MYPAG, a Danish firm, which has enabled them access off-grid cooling facilities for their fish.

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