Category archives for: Solar & Wind

Huge Desert Solar Initiative to Make Africa a Renewables Power-house

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, December 10, 2018/ — The details of the “Desert to Power Initiative” have been outlined as part of the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24 in Katowice, Poland this week.

COP24: UN and Bertrand Join Forces to Promote Renewable Energy in Africa

Geneva, Switzerland, December 3, 2018 – UNCTAD and the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions – a Swiss non-governmental organization established by Bertrand Piccard’s Solar Impulse Foundation – are joining forces to promote renewable energy in Africa.

Zimbabwe: Greenlight , Zonful Energy install 10,000 Pay-As-You-Go Sun King Solar Home Systems

Harare, Zimbabwe, 5 November 2018/ /- Greenlight Planet, the global leader in solar home energy products is pleased to announce that its partner, Zonful Energy a leading pay as you go (PAYG) company in Zimbabwe  set an impressive record of distributing 10,000 Sun King™ solar home systems in a short span of four months.

Why South Africa Can’t Make a Massive Shift to Renewables – Yet

Wind turbines used to generate electricity on a wind farm in South Africa. Shutterstock Hartmut Winkler, University of Johannesburg October 31, 2018//-There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change.

Hanergy Offers New Solar-powered Express Delivery Cars to China’s Top Companies

Beijing, China, October 30, 2018/ — The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Mobile Energy Holdings Group today announced that its subsidiary, Hanergy Glory Solar Technology has successfully delivered the latest solar powered electric express delivery cars (Solar Runner #1) to China’s top delivery companies, STO Express and ZJS Express on October 9, on the […]

How Solar Power is Changing Lives in Africa

Kigali, Rwanda, October 22, 2018/ — In June 2018, Bouake, the second largest city of Cote d’Ivoire, suffered its first-ever shutdown of domestic water supply.

Solar Energy Leader Fenix Moves Global Headquarters to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda, September 20, 2018//– Leading solar energy company Fenix International, part of global energy group ENGIE, is establishing its global headquarters in Uganda and moving its engineering and technology development centre from San Francisco to Uganda.

Large-scale Wind and Solar power ‘Could Green the Sahara’

September 9, 2018//-Installing huge numbers of solar panels and wind turbines in the Sahara desert would have a major impact on rainfall, vegetation and temperatures, researchers say.

Fenix  Outpaces Industry Growth to Hit 150,000 Zambians in 9 Months

Lusaka, Zambia, September 6, 2018// –Leading pay-go energy company Fenix International, part of global utility ENGIE, has reached 30,000 Zambian households just nine months after expanding into the country in partnership with telecom MTN.

This is the Time for Local Investors to Step Up, Electrify Africa

Kigali, Rwanda, September 3, 2018/ — For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. 

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