April 2024
Recently, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released the "BNEF Energy Storage Tier 1 List 2Q 2024", and JinkoSolar has made it to the list due to its outstanding strength in the energy storage field. JinkoSolar, the global leading PV and ESS supplier, has become a Tier 1 energy storage provider recognized by BNEF, thanks to its leading energy storage products in the industry. JinkoSolar’s e...
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Read the full original article here from Entrackr Climate-focused deep-tech startup Ecozen has raised $30 million in a mix of debt and equity from Nuveen Global Fund and other existing equity investors, and new debt support from InCred Credit Fund and International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC). In January last year, the Pune-based startup secured $25 million led by Nuveen. It has...
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Trina Storage and Pacific Green have signed a letter of intent relating to 1,500 MWh integrated energy storage solutions at the World Future Energy Summit held in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from April 16 to 18 the global energy storage and technology companies. Under the agreement Trina Storage and Pacific Green will draw on their expertise and commitment in renewable energy and work t...
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Read the new article here from GoShop GoShop, in partnership with SANRU (an NGO dedicated to primary health care in rural areas) launched a pioneering project aimed at providing a reliable source of energy to Provincial Health Directorates in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This unique collaboration has made it possible to install GoShop electricity kits in 82 Provincial Health Directorates, ...
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Read the full original article here from Aptech Africa Guinea, a country in West Africa, has been grappling with challenges related to access to electricity for its population. With only about 30% of its population having access to electricity, Guinea has been exploring various renewable energy solutions to improve its energy access and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. One of the promisin...
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Trina Storage, the leading global energy storage product & solution provider, announces the upcoming release of the 5MWh variant of its innovative Elementa 2 platform in middle east. Following the successful global launch of the 4MWh Elementa 2 in London, this Middle East debut showcases Trina Storage's commitment to innovation in sustainable energy solutions. Enhanced Energy Density & ...
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Read the full original article here from ENGIE Energy Access The Dohouè MySol Grid, powered by 135 kWp of solar panels and supported by 130 kWh of Lithium-ion batteries, connects over 1,500 residents and businesses to sustainable energy solutions. In partnership with the Beninese Agency for Rural Electrification and Energy Management (ABERME), ENGIE Energy Access has secured a 20-year license ...
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Ready the full original article here from GoShop Since its inception in 2017, the GoShop Academy, an initiative of GoShop Energy, has been committed to investing in training programs aimed at empowering technicians in the field of renewable energy. Over the years, the Academy has successfully trained over 1000 technicians, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the rene...
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As the global community increasingly commits to the principles of sustainability, with a focus on the economy, society, and the environment, the crucial challenge now lies in ensuring the continuous availability of energy at affordable prices to support these principles. At the heart of this endeavour is the concept of energy security. Energy security, defined as the uninterrupted availability ...
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Read the full original article here from Business Tech Leading global digital power and product solution vendor, Huawei has launched its innovative Fusionsolar Residential Luna 2.0 solar solution to the South African market. The product can be utilized in smaller scenarios i.e. residential, Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME), and business. The solution, which comes in different sc...
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Trina Solar, a global leader in smart PV and energy storage solutions, will be participating at World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the premier business event for future energy and sustainability. Held at ADNEC Abu Dhabi from April 16th to 18th, 2024, Trina Solar’s presence underscores their commitment to actively shape the region's dynamic renewable energy landscape. Unveiling the Future of S...
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Read the full original article here from Daily News In the busy city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, a groundbreaking event took place that would pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future. It was a historic moment as Huawei Digital Power hosted its first-ever summit in Africa, bringing together channel partners from across the region to unveil the latest sustainable energy solutions in...
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Trina Solar, a global leader in smart PV and energy storage solutions, has announced its partnership with China Energy International Group and China Gezhouba Group to power Mooi Plaats 283MWdc ground photovoltaic power plant project in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The project is financed by EDF Renewables, in conjunction with South Africa's local financial institutes. The...
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InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed an agreement with Savant Group Ltd, committing US$12 million to scale SunCulture’s solar irrigation offering across sub-Saharan Africa. The equity investment, made through InfraCo Africa’s dedicated investment arm, forms part of an oversubscribed US$27.5 million Series B fundraise set to deliver access to I...
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March 2024
Ginlong Technologies., Ltd (Solis Inverters) (Stock code: 300763.S.Z), a globally renowned PV inverter manufacturer, proudly unveiled its latest innovation, the S6-EH3P(29.9-50)K-H, at the recent Solar & Storage Live Africa event held in Johannesburg. This groundbreaking hybrid PV inverter, designed specifically for commercial and industrial applications, integrates advanced energy storage ca...
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Ginlong (Solis) Technologies, one of the most experienced and the third largest inverter manufacturers in the world, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious seal of recognition for 'Top PV Inverter Brand' in the Netherlands by global market research organisation, EUPD.  The award marks the 9th consecutive year that Solis has been privileged with an EUPD seal, affirming i...
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Read the full original article here from Solar Quarter The market has been witnessing the emerging and dominating trend of the n-type TOPCon PV cell technology since the end of 2022 till now, said Dr. Yi Deng, European Product & Technical Service Manager at Astronergy, at the PV CellTech Europe in Frankfurt, Germany on March 12th, we’ve done the right thing to focus on this times- and mar...
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TrinaTracker was thrilled to showcase its enhanced smart tracking solution at the 2024 Solar & Storage Live Africa event in Johannesburg, South Africa, from March 18 to 20. The event is the continent’s largest renewable energy exhibition, celebrating technologies at the forefront of the transition to a greener, smarter, more decentralized energy system. TrinaTracker showcased the upgraded...
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Highlights Their journey in the renewable energy sector has been marked by several key projects, including recruiting for SA Reippp projects, commercial projects, O&M, and general EPC, Project Financing and asset management companies in the industry. These projects have not only illuminated homes but also empowered communities and fostered the sustainable development of our client's companies...
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Trina Solar, a global leader in smart PV and energy storage solutions, proudly announces the commencement of the groundbreaking Springbok project in collaboration with SOLA and WBHO, marking a significant milestone in South Africa's renewable energy landscape. The signing ceremony for this monumental venture took place at Solar & Storage Live Africa, highlighting the importance of strategic pa...
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Read the full original article here from GoShop On International Women's Day, we celebrate the unwavering strength of all women, with a special focus on those in the Mugunga camp in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. These extraordinary women, facing adversity, including the challenges of giving birth in precarious conditions while fleeing armed conflict, are an inspiration to us all. On...
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Presented in  AFSIA Annual Solar Outlook Report 2024 by GILLIAN ALEXANDRE HUART the CEO, PATRICK WESTMAN, Global Head of Strategy & Policy, and DIANE DOMKAM the Policy Coordinator at ENGIE Energy Access (Africa) As of today, 590 million people in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) lack access to electricity, with a concerning trend projected to 2030. The challenge is exacerbated by rapid population...
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In a groundbreaking collaboration, Trina Solar, a global leader in smart PV and energy storage solutions, has partnered with SOLA, a South African leader in renewable energy with a focus on utility-scale projects and WBHO Construction to embark on a transformative solar project. The Merak 1 project signifies a major milestone in sustainable energy solutions for South Africa. Sola and WBHO forme...
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As previously mentioned in this report, C&I continues to grow and dominate the African solar eco-system. Specific types of end-user’s activity have been particularly active this year with installing solar for their consumption at their office or factories. Mines in various countries have represented a big share of the newly installed capacity for C&I in 2023. But one country and one end-...
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Read the full original article here from Vanguard A Nigeria firm, Paras  Energy and Natural Resources Development Limited, has developed a rooftop based Solar PV Plant at Moundou, Republic of Chad for Solen Renewable Energy DMCC, Dubai. In statement by the Managing Director Paras Energy, Mr. Yashwant Kumar, noted that the project was commissioned on Engineering, Procurement & Constructi...
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Daystar Power (“Daystar”, part of the Shell group) and RMI (founded as Rocky Mountain Institute), jointly released a U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)-funded feasibility study titled, “Scaling Utility-Enabled Distributed Energy Resources for Nigerian Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Customers”. The report introduces a groundbreaking business model designed for grid-connected h...
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Ginlong (Solis) (Stock code: 300763.S.Z), the third-largest photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturer globally, reaffirms its commitment to advancing Africa's clean energy transition. Solis proudly announces its participation in Solar & Storage Live Africa, set to take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from the 18th to the 20th of March 2024, stationed at booth C114. Bu...
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Ginlong (Solis) (Stock code: 300763.S.Z), the third-largest PV inverter manufacturer globally, proudly announces its latest product expansion within the 6th generation inverters, specially tailored for the dynamic African market. At the 2024 edition of Africa Energy Indaba, Solis reaffirmed its steadfast commitment to propelling energy transition across African nations. As a Gold sponsor of the...
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Read the full original article here from Aptech Africa In a groundbreaking initiative, Aptech Africa has embarked on a mission to bring sustainable energy solutions to remote communities in Equatorial Guinea. Through the installation of 11 solar systems, Aptech Africa is lighting up lives, fostering development, and paving the way for a brighter future. The vision is clear- empower communities ...
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  Sunova Solar is proud to inform its customers, partners and those who want to become such in the future, that we remain listed as Tier 1 player by Bloomberg in their 1st quarter 2024 report which came out this Monday. William Sheng, CEO of Sunova Solar comments: “Becoming a Tier 1 player in Q3 last year was our first major milestone. Staying Tier 1 under the new more string...
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February 2024
Trina Solar, a global leader in smart PV and energy storage solutions, has secured a place on the BNEF Tier 1 list once again, thanks to its strong bankability, the great reliability of its PV modules and its highly efficient 210mm n-type products. This consolidates its leadership in the PV and energy storage industry. According to the report for the first quarter of 2024, Trina Solar fully meets ...
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Find the full original article here from the Solar Industry GameChange Solar (GCS) has announced that internal testing indicates its Genius Tracker drive system carries an expected 40-year design life with no foreseeable maintenance requirements. The system was tested as part of the company’s 40-year accelerated life cycle testing for the entire Genius Tracker structure, performed in conf...
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Booming Job Opportunities in African Solar: How to Attract and Retain Human Capital in A Solar Market Under High Pressure! A few years ago, I noticed that as the new year began, new names showed up in old mail threads. They were not “new” per se, I simply associated them with other solar companies or bodies. As time went by, I noticed more of this “shuffling” – which is very commonplace...
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In 2022, GoShop began a visionary project alongside Cordaid, an organization dedicated to strengthening health systems, to provide 189 Health Centers and General Hospitals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with solar electricity. This initiative, which ended in November 2023, was deployed in Kinshasa and in remote areas in the center of the DRC (Sankuru, Tshopo, Eastern Kasai, Central K...
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In the heart of Sierra Leone, where access to reliable electricity remains a challenge, Aptech Africa has stepped in to illuminate the path to better healthcare. With a visionary approach and a commitment to sustainable solutions, Aptech Africa has recently completed the installation of solar energy systems for five Rural Health Units (RHUs) in Sierra Leone, marking a significant stride towards br...
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After two months of process optimization and the introduction of TOPCon 4.0 PV cell tech, the first batch of 43MW ASTRO N7s ZBB-TF products in the PV industry was mass-produced from Astronergy product lines and delivered to distributors in the European market, highlighting the company’s n-type PV cell tech strengths and mature ZBB (Zero BusBar Interconnection Technology) and TF (Tiling Film) man...
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Read the full original article here from Clenergy Clenergy, a global leader in renewable energy solutions, proudly announces the successful installation of PVezRack ezShade Razor at a Tesla Supercharger site in Tsukuba City, Japan. This cutting-edge solar carport, strategically located just 50 kilometers from central Tokyo, reinforces Clenergy’s commitment to sustainable energy solutions. ...
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In recent years, the African solar industry has witnessed an unprecedented surge in demand and innovation. This surge, driven by a collective consciousness towards sustainable energy and the pressing need to address power deficits (more prevalent in some countries than others), has created a burgeoning array of job opportunities across the continent. At Solarise Africa, we believe that the indu...
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Read the full original article here from Sustain Solar Heartfelt thanks to the ENGIE Energy Access team for selecting SustainSolar’s turnkey power system to help electrify Dohoue community in the Zogbodomey (Benin). SustainSolar supplied a 90 kW/130 kWh SUSTAIN COMPACT™ containerised power system with Victron, BYD and SUNGROW equipment sized to power 250 household and business connections....
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Read the full original article here from Sustain Solar Installed during late 2022 and early 2023 by International Power Control Systems (IPCS), the SUSTAIN BOXTM systems powering these two health clinics have to date provided off-grid renewable power with 99% uptime using solar PV and Li-ion batteries. The energy is utilised by clinic staff to power Vaccine Fridges, Ventilators, Oxygen Concen...
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Ginlong (Solis) (Stock code: 300763. S.Z), the 3rd largest PV inverter manufacturer, continues to make significant strides in aiding African countries' transition to clean energy. At the recent Solar Power Africa event, held in Cape Town, Solis seized the opportunity to unveil the Solis S6 product expansion, specially crafted for the dynamic African market. Following the remarkable reception of...
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Ghana’s leading solar energy firm, Dutch and Co. has made significant progress on Africa’s largest solar rooftop project, with two thirds of the installation completed. The project, located on the IWC Mega-warehouse in the Tema Freezone, spans a single building rooftop area of 92,000m2. Dutch and Co., the PV-EPC and O&M contractor of the project on behalf of the Helios Solar Company (Helio...
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Lagos to host the largest gathering of energy professionals in West Africa, showcasing a growth agenda for the energy transition. The event will feature 150 global brands, 50 top domain expert speakers, and 7000s of energy enthusiasts from around the world. Lagos, Nigeria: Verifair, a global leader in renewable energy business events is bringing the 2024 edition of their flagship energy event...
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Read the full original article here from Aptech In the rural community of Bobangui in the Central African Republic, where access to clean water has long been a challenge, a transformative solution has emerged through the dedicated efforts of Aptech Africa bringing the promise of sustainable water access to its residents. This project involved the construction of one (01) positive borehole at...
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Cheaper Panels Plus Batteries – a Game-Changer for Africa’s Solar Markets. In 2009, when I first traveled to South Africa for Scatec Solar to develop the market for solar PV, the price of a solar panel was $2,2 per watt. In the 12 years to 2021, we saw a remarkable solar revolution: The cost of the PV panel fell to about $ 0,20-0,25 per watt, driven by an unprecedented growth in the global PV...
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Read the original full article here from Clenergy Clenergy, a distinguished global leader in the renewable energy sector, proudly concludes 2023 with an impressive array of prestigious awards from renowned industry organisations. Our flagship product line, PVezRack® solar mounting gear, has earned nine awards worldwide, underscoring our unparalleled excellence in design, functionality, and c...
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Read the full original article here from Aptech Aptech is proud to share its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program in Juba, South Sudan which focuses on training and capacity building in the field of engineering. As a testament to this dedication, our solar company is thrilled to facilitate paid internships for 3 students in Juba. These internships not only nurture young talent but also...
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  Read the original content here from Engie Energy Access (Africa) This partnership between ENGIE Energy Access (Africa), representing the private sector, IICN (Instituto Industrial e Comercial de Nampula – Institute of Industry and Commerce of Nampula), SNV BRILHO Mozambique, funded by the Embassy of Sweden, embodies a shared vision: a future where clean and reliable energy empow...
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Trina Solar, a leader in smart PV and energy storage solutions, has announced that the first Vertex S+ 505W (NEG18R.28) rolled off the production line at its factory in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, marking the beginning of mass production. It is part of the Vertex S+ series specifically designed for commercial and industrial rooftops. The Vertex S+ 505W, guided by higher power yet lower BOS an...
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Read the full article here from Solar Quarter Nextracker announced it has surpassed 600 projects delivered in its distributed generation (DG) portfolio. Driven by customers realizing significant energy gains using its NX Horizon™ solar tracker system, Nextracker’s DG projects are deployed worldwide in commercial and industrial applications, including data centres, farming, retail, education...
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Read the full original article here from DAS Solar DAS Solar participated in ENEX 2024, one of Europe’s largest clean energy expos, at the Centre d'expositions de Kielce in Poland. The event brought together industry experts to discuss innovative renewable energy technologies and future trends. According to SolarPower Europe, PV installed capacity in Poland was only 2 GW in 2019, but it ro...
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It's with immense pride and excitement that Jubaili Bros shares this incredible achievement. Being named a Gold Distributor by Jinko Solar Co., Ltd., is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability in the renewable energy sector. At 𝐉𝐮𝐛𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐢 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐬, we have always strived to deliver the highest quality products and services...
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Read the full original article here from CrossBoundary Energy FG Gold Limited (“FG Gold”) and CrossBoundary Energy have announced a new agreement to develop a large-scale hybrid energy solution at the Baomahun Gold Mine in Sierra Leone. The hybrid energy plant at Baomahun Gold Mine will consist of 21MW thermal plant, 23.8MW solar PV, and a 13.8MWh/13MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). A...
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A Solar achieves the highest modules shipment to Africa in 2023 🌍 🌟 Gratitude to our amazing customers! 🌟 This success is yours as much as ours. Your unwavering support and trust have propelled us to new heights. Our success is a reflection of your loyalty. This journey is a shared triumph, and we express our deepest gratitude for being the driving force behind our success. 🚀 Than...
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Read the full Original article here from Namene Meet Zuba, the latest addition to our cleantech product family now available in Namibia. Small enough to fit in your pocket, waterproof, and designed to withstand harsh environments, Zuba is the ultimate renewable and reliable source of light – wherever you are and whatever your needs.  Zuba, which means ‘sun’ in Zambian Tonga, is the nam...
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🎉This recognition underscores JA Solar’s strong brand recognition and customer satisfaction in the global PV market, adding to its numerous previous accolades.👏...
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Mambasa- DRC goes green and brings Sustainable Energy to the Community. Subheading: Turnkey ground mounted Solar PV Hybrid system of 120kWp with a 225kWh battery energy storage and a distribution line for 350 users. Mambasa- DRC is taking a major step towards a sustainable future with the completion of the Solar PV hybrid system by Aptech Africa Ltd. This project will generate sustainable cl...
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The East Africa Central Service Center for SUNSYNK products is set to launch soon in Dar Es Salaam as part of the strong partnership between SUNSYNK and AG ENERGIES. A significant milestone for SUNSYNK and AG ENERGIES, as Mr. Ahmad Ghaddar and Mr. Keith A. Gough join hands for a brighter, sustainable future. Attention to all installers, resellers, and players in the Solar Business in East Af...
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Read the full original article here from Chloride Chloride Exide Limited was honoured to commission and handover a 1.32MW grid-tie solar system installed at Kenchic Limited's hatchery and processing plant. With an annual production of approximately 1,550 MWh, the grid-tie solar system is projected to reduce Kenchic's energy costs by about 33%, translating to savings of about KES 32 million...
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January 2024
Read the full original article here from Aptech Aptech Africa recently designed, supplied, installed and commissioned 4 solar hybrid systems and 2 solar compound/streetlighting systems in Kisenyi HCIV, Komamboga HCIII, Nakivubo Blue P/S and Nakasero Market. The systems are composed of 62.04kWp, 31.02kWp, 18.8kWp, and 16.92kWp solar panels with battery storages of 180Kwh, 77Kwh, 77Kwh, and 45Kwh...
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Read the full original article here from Solarquater JA Solar has retained its AAA ranking in PV Tech’s latest PV ModuleTech bankability report for Q4 2023, reflecting the company’s status in areas including manufacturing, shipments, capacity and technology layout and financial performance. The company has a long-standing commitment to the product design concept of “tailored to increas...
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As a renowned distributor of cutting-edge solar and retail electrical products, AG Energies is now supplying Schneider Electric products in Tanzania. This partnership combines Schneider Electric's expertise in energy management solutions with AG Energies' s extensive distribution network, accelerating the adoption of sustainable energy solutions in the region....
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Read the full original article here from Solarquarter LONGi has maintained its top AAA rating in PV Tech’s latest PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings, underlining the company’s sustained excellence in both performance and financial stability. Each release of the report involves comprehensive analysis and benchmarking of manufacturers, evaluating their strength in terms of aspects including...
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Read the full original article here from the Guardian Leading global vendor of digital power products and solutions, Huawei, has introduced its new solar system solution to the Nigerian market. The product, Fusionsolar Residential Luna 2.0, is built in categories for residential, Small and Medium Enterprises, and companies. Speaking during the launch of the product in Lagos on Tuesday, Ja...
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Astronergy, a leader in n-type TOPCon PV modules, has received an ‘A’ ranking in PV Tech’s latest PV ModuleTech bankability ratings report for Q4 2023, validating the company’s solid financial performance, continued technological innovation and highly reliable product quality. The PV ModuleTech report provides the definitive guide to understanding, ranking and benchmarking the bankabili...
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Trina Storage, the leading global energy storage solution provider, proudly announces its inclusion in the esteemed BNEF Energy Storage Tier 1 List for the first quarter of 2024. This recognition underscores Trina Storage's exceptional track record in delivering cutting-edge storage products and systems to diverse projects worldwide. BNEF stands as a highly reputable industry research organizat...
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In a pioneering move towards sustainable energy practices, The Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club has officially launched its solar power and battery microgrid. This groundbreaking project, developed in collaboration with Solarise Africa, Hooray Power and Caracal Engineering, marks a significant leap towards energy independence and environmental responsibility, as it represents the fir...
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Read the full original article here from Solar quarter In honor of National Farmer’s Day in Ghana, Dutch & Co proudly announces its collaboration with Golden Exotics, the leading banana producer in Ghana. Herbert Friese, General Manager at Dutch & Co, recently signed an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) agreement to install a Grid-Tie Rooftop Solar PV system at Gol...
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Read the full original article here from Daystar Daystar Power (“Daystar”), a leading hybrid solar power solutions provider for businesses and industrial manufacturers in Africa operating as part of the Shell Group, has signed a tripartite agreement with Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to deliver its first hybrid solar energy and grid-connected power system for Abuja-based fur...
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Read the full article here Daystar Power (“Daystar”), a leading hybrid solar energy provider for businesses and industrial manufacturers in Africa and a member of the Shell Group, has commissioned a 4.3MW grid-tied solar system at the Kumasi factory of Rider Steel, Ghana’s largest steel producer. The installation is the largest distributed solar power project for an industrial manufacture...
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Leading solar energy specialists, Dutch & Co has ushered in the New Year successfully, thanks to the recent completion of a 454kWp Grid-Tie solar PV system for Sapholda Ventures. The installation provides clean, sustainable and affordable solar electricity to the newly built cold room of Sapholda at their impressive logistics and warehouse facility located in Tseaddo in Accra. Dutch &...
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Read the full original article here from SolarQuater The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024 officially kicked off in Davos, Switzerland, with the theme “Rebuilding Trust”. During the Davos Summit, LONGi Green Energy Technology, a leading renewable energy company, signed a partnership agreement with Shenzhen Power Solution, a professional off-grid solar home system manufacturer, to pro...
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 Trina Solar Co Ltd, a global leader in smart PV technology and energy storage solutions, has launched its new distributed module NEG18R.28 Vertex S+ 505W, designed specifically for commercial and industrial rooftops. Solar panels are increasingly being included by developers in new commercial and industrial buildings to reduce energy consumption and energy costs for tenants, and site managers...
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Ginlong (Solis) Technologies, recognized as one of the foremost and largest inverter manufacturers globally, proudly declares its inclusion in the esteemed BloombergNEF Tier 1 PV Inverter Manufacturers list for the fourth quarter of 2023. This noteworthy acknowledgment signifies a momentous achievement for Solis, highlighting the company's unwavering dedication to excellence, innovation, and world...
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During the must-done process of China’s carbon peak and carbon neutrality targets and Paris temperature goal, new energy demand will keep rising, related market will quickly develop and change, said Dr. Chuan Lu, Astronergy CEO, at an industry event on Jan. 11, to fulfill the ultimate goal of a net-zero carbon world, Astronergy and other green energy companies of CHINT Group will keep chasing th...
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Trina Solar has been recognized for its exceptional performance in promoting sustainable development by gaining a Bloomberg Green ESG-Enterprises award as part of the Bloomberg Green ESG 50 list. This achievement once again underscores Trina Solar’s leadership in the photovoltaic industry. Drawing on data from the Bloomberg ESG Index and the advice of global experts, Bloomberg Green conducted...
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Introduction: The Dynamic African Job Market Africa's rapid economic growth and diverse opportunities are attracting global businesses. However, the continent's unique workforce challenges necessitate strategic recruitment and retention strategies. Understanding the dynamics of Africa's varied cultural, linguistic, and economic landscapes is crucial, as each country has distinct labor market cond...
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Read the full original article here from Bnnbreaking JinkoSolar has secured its position as the Top Brand of Solar PV in South Africa, a distinction conferred by EUPD Research. The recognition comes as a result of JinkoSolar’s relentless pursuit of quality and innovation in the solar energy sector. Pushing the Boundaries of Solar Power JinkoSolar has announced the launch of a revolutionary...
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December 2023
Abyssinia Iron and Steel Limited today signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Norway’s solar power financier Empower New Energy. The 25-year contract will result in the construction and operation of a 2,5 MW ground-mounted solar plant by the Spenomatic Group, a leading renewable engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company in East Africa. The ground-breaking partnership will result i...
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Read the full original article here from DAS Solar DAS Solar has successfully been evaluated and registered the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certification from EPD Italy for a full range of photovoltaic modules. This achievement will facilitate DAS Solar in expanding its international market footprint and making significant contributions to global green and sustainable development. ...
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Read the full original report here from Born2Invest The inauguration of the Pâ and Kodéni photovoltaic power plants is a giant step towards meeting Burkinabè electricity needs. The plants will boost Sonabel’s solar production to 153 peak megawatts, an increase of 31.37%. For the Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Simon Pierre Boussim, the commissioning of these plants marks the govern...
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Trina Solar, the world's leading provider of photovoltaic (PV) and smart energy total solutions, announced that by the end of November, shipments of Trina Solar 210mm modules surpassed 100 gigawatts (GW). This achievement solidifies the company’s position as an industry leader in terms of shipments, power output, and module dimension standardization. The 210mm module, introduced to the market in...
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Nextracker (Nasdaq: NXT), a leading global provider of intelligent solar tracker and software solutions, today announced it has surpassed a corporate milestone of 10 GW of smart solar trackers either operational or under fulfilment for projects located in the Middle East, Africa, and India. In parallel timing with the United Nations COP28 Climate Change conference held in Dubai over the last two w...
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Ginlong (Solis), a leading photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturer and the world's third-largest player (Stock code: 300763.S.Z), proudly announces its prestigious inclusion in the "GlocalIN Top 50 Technology Faces of Chinese Global Enterprises" corporate map. MIT Technology Review China, DeepTech, and LinkedIn China have collaboratively unveiled the "GlocalIN Top 50 Technology Faces of China's...
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At the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) now in session in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Trina Solar has called for technological innovation and collaboration with global partners to support the worldwide transition to clean energy. The company has also stressed the importance of green, low-carbon and sustainable development. ...
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“Besides the United States, Astronergy has ready to construct another oversea manufacturing base in Turkey and more manufacturing capacities at the up-and down-stream are planned to own in countries of major continents. We will and certainly will be a major force in world’s green energy sector”, said Samuel Zhang, the chief marketing officer (CMO) at Astronergy, in panel discussion during As...
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Nairobi, Kenya: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has announced the signing of an agreement with Enterprise Project Ventures (EPV), committing €5 million to scale the company’s InspiraFarms™ Cooling offering across Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Ghana. The investment will enable InspiraFarms Cooling to pilot its ‘Cooling-as-a-Service’ model which s...
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Astronergy, a Tier-1 PV module manufacturer, announces its achievement in securing the Top 6 among all module manufacturers in 2023 BloombergNEF PV Module and Inverter Bankability report. Each year, BloombergNEF will conduct a survey engaging solar equipment buyers, banks, and technical due diligence providers on the bankability of global PV module and inverter companies. The latest survey i...
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More details about Clenergy products here PVezRack® SolarTerrace MAC is an economic ground-mounting system suitable for commercial and utility-scale PV installations. The system is very cost-effective and convenient for PV installations. Main Benefits: ✅ Easy and Quick Installation ✅ Excellent Corrosion Resistance ✅ Self-healing Property ...
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“For the products, we keep improving the core cell tech as well as utilizing more environmentally friendly manufacturing processes to make products much greener, such as over 20% reduction of silver paste in a new product; for the company, we keeps promote our products’ market presence to benefit greener energy for customers, and boost overseas factories’ capacity expansions and new factory ...
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On the dedicated Finance Day of COP28, the Right Honourable Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister of State of the United Kingdom for Development and Africa, joined Kenyan government and stakeholder representatives in the UK Pavilion to celebrate progress on the newly incorporated Dhamana Guarantee Company Limited (Dhamana). The new guarantee company has been created to unlock local capital for sustainable ...
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Clenergy, a leading innovative solar mounting solutions provider, is honoured to receive the esteemed ‘Top Brand PV Seal 2023 Australia’. The accolade, awarded by EUPD Research, a prominent institution in high-quality market research and solar industry certifications, reinforces Clenergy’s position as an industry leader. PV InstallerMonitor 2022/2023 Australia survey The certification pr...
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Read the full original article here from TrinaSolar UL Solutions, a global safety science leader, published a bankability study report on Trina Solar’s complete Vertex n-type portfolio. The report’s findings showed that the series modules prove to have outstanding product reliability and lower LCOE for highly recognized bankability. “The PV industry has showed great trust in Trina So...
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Africa garners less than 3 percent of the world's carbon credit revenues, and less than 0,5 percent of the world’s solar investments. Can carbon markets be designed to support the Africa’s urgent energy transition?  COP 28 may give an answer, I explain this article "Tripling of renewable energy" and "Scaling up climate finance" are set to headline the agenda at the climate summit COP 28 in...
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November 2023
Read the full original article here from Dutch and Co The Minister of Energy, Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh paid a courtesy visit on Monday 27th November to the site of what will be Africa’s largest solar rooftop project. Owned by Helios Solar Company (Helios), part of LMI Holdings, and located in the Tema Freezone, situated outside of Accra, the solar rooftop project will supply 16.82 m...
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Trina Solar has won a place on the 2023 Forbes China Top 50 Innovative Companies list, Forbes China says. The list, announced on November 9, features the most innovative and burgeoning Chinese companies and pays special attention to corporate R&D investment this year. Forbes China also lists the top 10 New Energy S&T Innovation Companies among 400 companies for the first time. Trina Solar...
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Read the full original article here from Daystar Power Daystar Power (“Daystar”), a leading hybrid solar power solutions provider for businesses and industrial manufacturers in Africa, signed an agreement with Nigerian Breweries to install and operate a 4.2MWp solar plant and 2MWh battery storage system. The installation will be one of the largest solar and battery storage proje...
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Introducing Copper Quail Global Copper Quail Global stands out in the solar industry for its dedicated focus on recruitment within the African market. Their team of expert recruiters is not just skilled in talent acquisition but also brings valuable on-field experience in the solar sector. Why Copper Quail Global is a Game-Changer In-Depth Knowledge of the African Solar Market: Copper Qu...
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As the COP 28 is approaching, Astronergy, a pioneer in n-type TOPCon PV modules, announced its global sustainability commitment to the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), aiming to form more detailed action plans to practice its Sustainability Strategy and to contribute to the world’s sustainable development. SBTi is an organization that drives ambitious climate action in the private sec...
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Read the full original article here from IT News Africa WATT Renewable Corporation (WATT), an independent provider of hybrid solar solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Clear Blue Technologies (CBT), a global leader in smart off-grid technology solutions. This collaboration signifies the beginning of initiatives that aim to redefine the future of sustainable energy installa...
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Dutch and Co. has emerged as winners at the 7th Ghana Energy Awards, being awarded with the prestigious award, Off-Grid Energy Solution of the Year. The event, which celebrates excellence and innovation in the energy sector, recognized Dutch and Co. for its outstanding achievements and contributions to the industry. The 7th. edition of the Ghana Energy Awards was held at the 5 Star Labadi Be...
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Specially designed for distributed generation (DG) and residential markets worldwide, Astronergy unveiled the world’s first ZBB (Zero BusBar Interconnection Technology) - TF (Tiling Film) manufacturing techs powered ASTRO N7s n-type TOPCon PV module products, which has the top conversion efficiency of over 23% among mainstream DG & residential products. Ready to enter the market to benefi...
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JinkoSolar has reached the landmark of 200GW panel deliveries globally, indicating one of every eight panels installed on the earth today was made by JinkoSolar. The achievement highlights the company’s sustained efforts to advance the adoption of solar power. JinkoSolar said its “exponential growth” was the result of its strong focus on R&D. The milestone was achieved some 13 years a...
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Read the full article here from the capital The leading water and energy equipment supplier in the East and Southern African region will distribute Huawei’s solar products, including Grid Connect Inverters, Luna, and Power M backup solutions. Davis & Shirtliff’s robust distribution channels and extensive knowledge of the local energy market will be leveraged on to deploy Huawei’s i...
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Read the full original article here from Afrik21 Standard Bank, a commercial bank based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is providing a $20 million credit facility to CrossBoundary Energy (CBE). The company finances, builds and leases solar photovoltaic power plants to commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. Good news for CrossBoundary Energy (CBE). The investment company is securing $2...
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Mini-grids are often presented as the least-cost option to electrify some 265 million to 380 million Africans currently lacking electricity access. Yet, this solar segment has been facing many challenges over the past decade and the anticipated roll-out of 1,000s of MGs is very far from being achieved. But things could change soon with recent breakthrough news and announcements in this solar speci...
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Empower New Energy, in collaboration with Zalar Holding and Jet Energy, is delighted to announce the inauguration of a cutting-edge solar photovoltaic rooftop plant at Zalar's Agro-Industrial facility in Mediouna, situated within the Casablanca region. This marks Empower New Energy’s entry into the Moroccan market. The event was attended by His Excellency, Mr. Sjur Larsen, the Norwegian Ambassad...
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Astronergy, a pioneer in n-type TOPCon PV modules, announced that the company’s ASTRO N7 TOPCon product series added new product lines for 66-rectangular cell products, and are ready to put into mass production, offering another great choice for customers to enjoy higher gains and lower solar systems’ costs. As an extension of the company’s ASTRO N7 series products, the 66-cell TOPCon pro...
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Read the full original article here from Namene Namene is proud to partner with Absa bank to provide life-changing solar lights for school children living in rural South Africa, where access to electricity is expensive and often unreliable. Absa, a pan-Africa financial services provider, purchased over 15,000 Namene solar lights as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts.  Ab...
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Read the full original article here from pv magazine The German Design Award, founded by the German Design Council in 1953, is one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. Only works that have passed the review or recommendation of the German Design Committee can be nominated, and most of the nominated works are international design award-winning designs, also known as “winners among ...
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Read the original article here from See news The Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla and Terry He, President of Huawei International for the North Africa Region, witnessed the signing of 3 cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding between the petroleum sector and Huawei Technologies Egypt. The agreements aim to support the training of young cadres in the oil and gas s...
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Clenergy is excited to announce its distributor partner in South Africa Clenerack is expanding! It is bringing of its flagship product PVezRack premium mounting solutions, to the Western Cape, Gauteng & KwaZulu Natal regions. All PVezRack genuine parts are Anodised AA10 ✔️ No rust or Corrosion ✔️ Extensive Install Training Provided 🆕 New Product! Clenergy Hollywood – P...
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Read the full original article here from Solarquarter Trina Solar has reported revenue of $11.58 billion (RMB 81.12 billion) in the first three quarters of 2023, 31.22 percent more than in the corresponding period last year. The company’s report, which was made public on October 27, also showed that Trina Solar continues to lead the industry with 45–46 GW module shipments, ranking second gl...
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Read the full original article here from pv magazine JinkoSolar posted a 62.53% and 225.79% growth in third-quarter sales and net profit on Monday and said the industry could be poised for N-type TOPCon mainstream. The forecast-beating third-quarter results of JinkoSolar could secure its No.1 position in 2023 and continue this leadership into 2024. Demand for its real-world proven higher-per...
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Read the full original article here from pv magazine Huawei has released a white paper regarding the safety and performance of its Smart Module Controller Optimizer series. Huawei has released a white paper with certification agency TÜV Rheinland. It claims that its Smart Module Controller can shut down inverter voltages in 25 seconds (DC) and 11 seconds (AC). The line f...
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Read the full original article here from Solarquarter LONGi Green Energy Technology Co Ltd, a prominent player in China’s photovoltaic industry, made headlines by achieving a new world record in solar cell efficiency. Their silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells reached a remarkable conversion efficiency of 33.9 percent. This achievement, now recognized as the highest efficiency record globall...
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Dutch & Co completed a 506 kWp solar PV system for MTN Ghana at the Sakaman Switch in Accra. They used Jinko Tiger Pro modules with a 550 power class, Huawei Sun2000 KTL50 inverters, and Esdec mounting structures. The system is live and producing clean, stable, affordable, and green electricity, and will reduce the opex of MTN Ghana whilst reducing its footprint. Dutch&Co thank MT...
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  Trina Solar has reported revenue of $11.58 billion (RMB 81.12 billion) in the first three quarters of 2023, 31.22 percent more than in the corresponding period last year. The company’s report, made public on October 27, also showed that Trina Solar, continues to lead the industry with 45-46GW modules shipments, ranking second globally, and 5.6GW trackers and fixed tilt racks deliveries...
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October 2023
Read the full original article here from Afrik21 Canadian mining company NextSource Materials has announced the commissioning of a 2.69 MW solar power plant at the Molo mine in Madagascar. Equipped with a battery storage system, the facility is operated by CrossBoundary Energy (CBE). The solar power plant operating at the Molo mine has 4,902 panels installed over an area of 1.3 hectares. The fac...
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Electricity Generation of Malawi (EGENCO) has sponsored the Renewable Energy Industries of Malawi (REIAMA) 2023 conference with K3 million, while emphasizing that the company cannot separate itself from REIAMA as its operations and services are from renewable energy resources. Speaking at the presentation of the support in Blantyre, acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Maxon Chitawo emphas...
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Read the full original article here from pv magazine Solargis, a Slovakia-based solar data provider, claims that the difference between modeled solar irradiance and real measurements is more significant in tropical regions than in subtropical zones. It argues that enhancing ground-based measurement stations and forecasts can enhance data accuracy and accelerate PV project delivery. Solargis ...
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  Trina Solar Revitalizes Goafs with Vertex N 700W Modules Trina Solar’s 210mm Vertex ultra-high power modules, including the Vertex N 700W and the Vertex 670W, are being used in a 2GW photovoltaic project in coal mine goafs in Ningxia, China. Once the station is connected to the grid it is forecast to save about 960,000 tons of standard coal and cut carbon dioxide emissions by about 2.62...
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JinkoSolar, the world’s leading solar and energy storage company, today announced the largest ever supply agreement with ACWA its 3.8 GW N-type Tiger Neo panels for ACAW’s two projects 1,581MWp Al KAHFAH and 2,257MWp AR RASS 2 in Saudi Arabia. Produced using N-type TOPCon technology and sophisticated manufacturing processes, the Tiger Neo solar modules offer industry-leading efficiency alon...
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Ginlong (Solis), the most experienced photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturer and the world's third-largest player (Stock code: 300763.S.Z), is making significant strides in advancing the transition to clean energy across African nations. The latest recipient of Solis' cutting-edge PV inverter technology is Ghana. At the recent Power & Energy Ghana Expo, Solis showcased its suite of string inv...
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The 4th edition of the AFSIA Solar Awards 2023 was held in co-location with the Renewable Energy Forum Africa, making it a remarkable event filled with enthusiasm. The event took place in the evening of October 5th in Nairobi, where the winners in all 13 categories were unveiled and celebrated during the ceremony. Over the last few months, more than 150 entries from all over the continent were ...
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Read the full original article here from Engie Energy Access This collaboration is set to bring clean and stable electricity to 15 rural communities spread across Nigeria. Under this public-private partnership agreement, a portfolio of mini-grids will be constructed to connect hundreds of households and micro-businesses in underserved and unserved rural communities. This initiative reflects the...
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Read the full original article here from Solarquarter CrossBoundary Access, Africa’s first blended finance facility for mini-grids, has secured $10 million in funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA). This investment will further boost CrossBoundary Access’s efforts to bring clean energy to rural Africa through solar mini-grids. Last year...
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The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China has honored Trina Solar with the title of Decarbonisation Leader for its achievements in low-carbon transition and climate change mitigation. The company received the award at the 2023 Sustainable Business Awards conference and ceremony in Shanghai on Sept 6. The award recognises Trina Solar’s exceptional decarbonisation performance at a business o...
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Ginlong (Solis) (Stock code: 300763.S.Z) , a global pioneer in PV inverter technology, is making a significant impact on Africa's renewable energy landscape. As the world's 3rd-largest PV inverter manufacturer, Solis is forging ahead in the African market. Driven by the mission "developing technology to power the world with clean energy," Solis is proud to contribute to Algeria's pursuit of energy...
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Ginlong Technologies Co.,Ltd  (Stock code:300763.SZ) Solis Inverters, the world's 3rd largest PV inverter manufacturer, is making significant strides in the African market. The company recently showcased its innovative range of solar inverter products at Nigeria Energy 2023, underscoring its commitment to providing clean and sustainable energy solutions across the continent. As African nations...
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September 2023
In addition to PV modules, Jinko Solar has recently announced the new production line of Energy Storage Solutions, but why ESS and why now? Jinko Solar's move into Energy Storage Solutions (ESS) meets rising demand for renewable energy integration and grid stability. Reducing fossil fuel reliance and improving energy reliability, addressing the industry's shift towards holistic energy solut...
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A leading company providing Solar PV and LED lighting solutions, Dutch & Co. Ltd. has launched a new-look website (www.dutchandco.nl). The new site is part of Dutch & Co’s brand evolution as the company continues to expand its operations in Ghana. “It’s an exciting year for us at Dutch & Co,” revealed Dutch & Co’s General Manager, Herbert Friese. “Projects that have...
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Empower New Energy a leading Norwegian solar energy company with a vision to create a sustainable future through the deployment of renewable energy solutions. With a focus on commercial and industrial solar projects is proud to announce that on September 14, 2023, at the Solar Quarter Business Meet Ghana Awards 2023 Energy was chosen as the recipient of the highly acclaimed Solar Company of the Ye...
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Clenergy, a global leader in solar mounting solutions, is thrilled to announce its latest milestone – a stock listing in South Africa. As they expand their reach to new horizons, they are there to meet your solar needs across the African continent. 🌟 Why Choose Clenergy? 🌟 PVezRack® is their flagship product line, proudly serving the solar industry since 2007. What began as a truste...
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High quality and global solar panel manufacturer, Astronergy, have supplied their high-performance Astro 5 solar panels for the 60 MW Itimpi Solar Plant project in Zambia. The successful delivery aligns perfectly with Astronergy mission of creating a sustainable and net-zero carbon world through solar power. "By utilizing our PV modules and transitioning to clean energy sources, local compan...
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Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or “the company”), a global leader in smart solar energy solutions for a net-zero future, has revealed that its revenue for the first six months of 2023 totaled US$7.13 billion, while the company delivered more than 75GW of its 210mm modules in total by the end of June 2023. This is according to its latest financial report. The financial report for t...
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Read the full original article here from pv magazine JinkoSolar has delivered its 2.03MWh C&I energy storage system (JKS196-675K-150H) to A4&T Power Solutions for a mini-grid project under the REA Performance-based grant program under the REA in the southwest region of Nigeria. These ESSs can provide robustness to the microgrid installation by improving the resiliency of the electric...
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August 2023
Read the full original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa is pleased to report that it has brought to completion the installation of 26MWp of solar panels in Juba, South Sudan in a project self-financed by Ezra Construction Company. Aptech Africa has been permanently located in South Sudan since 2011, and is the EPC company of choice for solar installations within the country. Its te...
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  Read the full original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently designed, supplied and is currently installing three off-grid and three hybrid solar systems in Vanimo and Wewak provinces in Papua New Guinea in a project funded by the UNDP.  Four systems have so far been completed, and commissioned in the presence of EU – Support to Rural Entrepreneur, Investment and T...
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Read the full original article here from pv magazine JinkoSolar today announced it has delivered a 1.1MWh BESS for Hybrid Off-grid PV/DG System in the Republic of Djibouti, Horn of Africa, Ethiopia to the southwest, for the electrification of rural communities. This PV/DG/BATT off-grid system is composed of 1200 kW JinkoSolar’s Tiger Neo PV modules, three diesel generators, 1.1 MWh JinkoSo...
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  Read the full original here from Energy-Storage News JinkoSolar has delivered a solar plus ESS system to a microgrid project in Mozambique, where it will help overcome electricity shortages caused by inadequate utility access in the local community of Chipera, providing access to electricity in an area hitherto without network coverage. With Mozambique largely dependent on diesel g...
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Read the full original article here from Energetica The company also provides liquid cooling ESS called SunGiga with 20% higher power density compared to air cooling, 20% higher lifecycles (up to 15 years), 30% less power consumption, and high-efficiency thermal management. JinkoSolar will supply a 1.1 MWh energy storage system (ESS) integrated with a 500kW PV project to a refugee camp in Ke...
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Announced by Haiyan Huang, EVP & CSO at Astronergy, at the 2nd China PV Green Supply Chain Conference held on August 17th, the company to achieve carbon neutrality in the year 2050 with detailed plans of three key time nodes, once again highlighting Astronergy’s firm action ambitions in issues related to the environment, social and governance (ESG). With gatherings of main industry player...
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Solarise Africa, a pan-African Energy-as-a-Service company, is delighted to announce that its Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Sakkie van Wijk, has been honored with the prestigious "COO of the Year" award at the Solar Assets Africa Awards 2023. This recognition highlights Van Wijk's outstanding leadership and contributions to the solar energy sector in Africa. The Solar Assets Africa Awa...
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Read the full original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a hybrid solar system at the GIZ country office in Nakasero, Kampala-Uganda. The system has both a roof and carport mounted totalling to 22.56kWp of solar panels and 30.8kWh of battery storage of BYD Lithium-Ion batteries, The system is hybrid supplying the office fr...
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  Read the full original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a stand-alone solar system at the Karene district council office in Sierra Leone. The system has a carport mounted 15.84kWp of Soleil Power solar panels and 28.8kWh of battery storage of PylonTech Lithium-Ion batteries with three 8KVA Victron and one Fronius ...
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Trina Solar has again been recognized as the Overall Highest Achiever for the outstanding performance of its Vertex N 700W series modules in the RETC 2023 PV Module Index Report, published recently. This is the fourth time Trina Solar has been honored with the accolade, exemplifying its leadership in the PV industry. The annual report evaluates products in terms of quality, performance and reli...
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Read the full Original article here from News24 Shell-owned Daystar Power is pushing into the South African market, where the solar provider expects rapid growth due to record power cuts. South Africa has seen a surge in alternative power systems as state-owned utility Eskom fails to meet demand. Daystar is opening offices in Johannesburg less than a year after Shell bought the business. ...
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“Electrification of Health Facilities Donor and development partners coordination meeting.” This event is organized by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), in partnership with the Health and Energy Platform of Action (HEPA) hosted by the World Health Organization and HETA, the Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance hosted by Power Africa. More than 100,000 public ...
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Trina Solar has been ranked in the top AAA category for the fifth consecutive quarter in PV Tech’s PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings for Q2’2023, underlining the company’s leadership status in high reliability, advanced technology, shipments and financial performance. Trina has now been recognized as an ‘Overall High Achiever’ by RETC for three consecutive years and ranked ‘Top Perf...
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Read the  full original here from  Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently designed, supplied, installed and commissioned three off grid solar systems for educational resources at HSI in Bor and Yei in a project funded by UNFPA. One system was installed at the HSI in Bor County located in Jongei state and two others installed in Yei County located in Central Equatorial State. All the systems ...
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“The manager of the program is currently tendering the first sub-component of the Technical Assistance Facility which is a study of the renewable energy sector and associated financing landscape within a specific set of sub-Sahara African countries. Deliverables shall be I) deep market intelligence regarding the renewable energy sector, II) an analysis of the existing renewables financing landsc...
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Read the full original article here from Atlasmalawi Recapo Solar Systems Limited, a Malawian company and ENGIE Energy Access have signed a partnership agreement in which Recapo will be the company’s distributor of solar home systems products in Malawi. According to Recapo Solar Systems General Manager, Tendai Chambati, under the agreement, the company will sell ENGIE Energy Access’s pro...
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July 2023
Read the full original article here from Ariya Finergy Ariya Finergy incorporates innovative technology to provide competitive solar heat for industrial demand. In partnership with Absolicon, we delivered a 330m2 aperture area solar thermal field to Iberafrica Power (E.A.) Limited in Nairobi, Kenya. This project is the first of its kind in East Africa. Iberafrica, is one of Keny...
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JinkoSolar one of the solar module manufacturers in the world, announces it has achieved the highest “AAA” category ranking in PV Tech's Q2 ModuleTech bankability report. This prestigious recognition underscores the company's exceptional performance in manufacturing and financial indicators, as well as its leadership in N-type TOPCon technology. On July 14th, 2023, JinkoSolar’s subsidiary...
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Trina Solar has announced the certification of its Yiwu manufacturing facility as a Zero Carbon Factory. This is the first factory in the PV industry to be awarded zero carbon status by an independent agency. Trina Solar’s Yiwu factory was assessed by TiGroup, a certification body specialising in health, safety, environmental and sustainability inspection and testing. A range of indicators we...
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Read the original full article here from Afrik21 The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) and the Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF) are investing $20 million in Starsight Premier Energy Finance (SPEF). The company will use the funding to build solar power plants for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in East Africa. Good news for Starsight Premier Energy Finance (SPE...
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LONGi is delighted to announce that it has once again been ranked in the highest AAA category in PV-Tech's PV ModuleTech bankability report for Q2 2023. This is the 14th consecutive quarter for the company to achieve this ranking, underlining its outstanding performance in terms of high-quality products and services, combined with financial strength and stability. The AAA rating serves as recog...
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Read the full original article here from pv magazine A French consortium made up of Akuo and Sagecom has finished building a 30 MW solar power plant in Gorou Banda, Niger. The Niger government had initially planned the project to have a capacity of 50 MW. The facility, which is located about 10 kilometers from the capital, Niamey, was developed as part of improving the city's electricity s...
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Read the full original article here from Odyssey Odyssey has signed a cooperation agreement with I&M Bank, one of the leading financial institutions in East Africa, to accelerate the adoption of distributed renewable energy projects in the region. Under the agreement, Odyssey will provide comprehensive support to I&M Bank in origination, due diligence, and monitoring of distributed r...
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Read the full original article here from NextSource NextSource Materials Inc is pleased to announce that construction of the solar farm for the solar hybrid power plant (the “Solar Hybrid Plant”) at the Company’s Molo Graphite mine in Madagascar has been completed. The Solar Hybrid Plant is owned and operated by CrossBoundary Energy (CBE) under a 20-year power purchase agreement and c...
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Solis' latest innovation, the S6-EH1P8K-L-PRO, is an advanced power hybrid inverter that goes above and beyond. Designed to cater to areas with insufficient infrastructure, limited resources, frequent load shedding, and power outages due to imbalances in power supply and demand. S6 Advanced Power Hybrid Inverter Installation Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbGTzcTQ2Ig Watch our expert...
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  Rensource Energy, Africa’s fastest-growing solar power provider of renewable energy services, announces the closing of a $15 Million facility with Afrigreen Debt Impact Fund SLP (”Afrigreen”). The debt finance provided by Afrigreen will be a mix of US dollars and Naira financing to fund the construction of over 30MW of Rensource C&I portfolio in the next 3 years. Since inception...
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The company has brought clean energy to more than 150 countries, reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the planting of over 10 billion trees Trina Solar Co., Ltd, a smart solar energy solutions for a net-zero future, has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, summarising the company’s continuous efforts to pursue sustainable development of the energy industry, and its commitment t...
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Read the full original article here from Afrik21 Construction work on the Arsenal photovoltaic solar power plant was launched recently in the presence of the Mauritian authorities. The plant, built by French company GreenYellow, will have a capacity of 10 MWp. Mauritius will be getting a new photovoltaic solar power plant in the next few months. Construction work on the Arsenal solar farm was ...
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Read the full original article here from PRNewswire Baofang Jin, Chairman of JA Solar, and Tony Zhu, Vice President of JA Solar, welcomed Hussain Alnowais, Chairman of AMEA Power, and his delegation to JA Solar's Beijing headquarters to discuss deepening ties and cooperation between the two companies. AMEA Power is one of the largest developers in the Middle East and Africa market, wi...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that its n-type high-efficiency Tiger Neo series modules won 1GW order of China Huadian Corporation (CHD), accounting for 100% of N-type confirmed tender of CHD. With its high efficiency, high power generation, optimized bifacial factor, low degradation, and low-temperature coefficient, it i...
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Read the original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently supplied, installed, and commissioned a 10 kW solar backup system with 57.6 kWh storage at the National Elections Authority (NEA) Bangui offices in the Central African Republic in a project funded by the UNDP. The system is aimed to enable the NEA to achieve its objectives through its support program for the Central Afr...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, supplied 25MW high-efficiency modules for the successful implementation of a PV project in Central African Republic. This project marks JinkoSolar's participation in its first World Bank Loan project in the Central and Western Africa region and plays a crucial role in the World Bank's "Light Up Africa" i...
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A solar installation designed to reduce carbon emissions and provide stable and clean energy to a poultry farm has recently been installed by solar energy leaders, Dutch & Company. The Ghana-based firm, popularly known as Dutch & Co, was appointed by Kuipers Breeders Ghana earlier this year to design, engineer, supply and construct the 378 KWp ground-mounted solar PV solution at their f...
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June 2023
The Facility for Energy Inclusion (“FEI”), managed by Cygnum Capital (formerly Lion’s Head Group), signed its first transaction in the mini-grids sector, to provide USD 7.5 million of debt to MySol Grid Zambia (formerly PowerCorner Zambia), a unit of ENGIE Energy Access, to construct 60 mini-grids which will connect over 40,000 people to electricity in Zambia. ENGIE Energy Access is the lead...
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Hoërskool Nylstroom, in collaboration with Solarise Africa, is proud to announce the commissioning and inauguration of its state-of-the-art solar power installation. This landmark project not only signifies a major milestone for the school but also serves as an exemplary initiative in the region, inspiring the youth to prioritise the battle against climate change and embrace a sustainable way of ...
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Read the full original article here from ENGIE Sales and Purchase Agreement signed with ACTIS for the acquisition of 100% of BTE Renewables, one of Africa’s leading renewable energy companies in South Africa and Kenya Addition of 340 MW renewable energy capacity and a portfolio of more than 3 GW of advanced development projects for ENGIE in South Africa Investments in 250 MW wind...
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  Read the full original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently supplied, installed and commissioned a solar water pump system in Makeni district in Sierra Leone in a project funded by World Hope International. The installation works included; Ground mounting 6 Soleil power solar panels of 330W near the water source to minimize power losses using aluminum ground mo...
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Empower New Energy join forces with the African Development Bank Group to develop high-quality carbon credits for Distributed Renewable Energy in Africa. Individually, solar projects with private offtakers are too small to carry the costs of certification, prohibiting the development of making distributed solar eligible for carbon finance. With the support form the AfDB-managed Sustainabl...
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Read the full original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently supplied, installed, and commissioned three hybrid solar systems at the World Vision International North-Eastern Provincial Offices in Sierra Leone Each system was equipped with a roof-mounted solar panel system with a capacity of 7.2kWp. The systems consist of individual panels with a power output of 300Wp each, w...
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The Facility for Energy Inclusion (“FEI”) managed by Cygnum Capital (formerly Lion’s Head Group) provided a $30 million multi-country facility and is in the process of arranging an additional $20 million for CrossBoundary Energy, a leading developer, owner, and operator of commercial and industrial (“C&I”) renewable energy systems. Nairobi, June 20, 2023–The Facility for Energy ...
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Read the full original article here from Daily News MYSOL Tanzania (Engie Energy Access Tanzania), a Solar energy company, has launched its operations in Zanzibar, pledging to bridge the gap in access to electricity and actively contribute to expansion of the off-grid electrification. The Company’s Managing Director, Godfrey Mugambi said the launching of the solar firm’s operations in Za...
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  PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), the world-renowned third-party reliability testing laboratory, has published its 2023 PV Module Reliability Scorecard, and Trina Solar has once again been recognized as a Top Performer among global PV module manufacturers for the outstanding performance of its Vertex N modules, especially the Vertex N 605W module. It is the ninth year in a row that Trina Solar h...
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Empower New Energy and Adaptis Energy Kenya have joined forces by signing a breakthrough development partnership agreement to solarize businesses across Africa! Aim: To bring clean, sustainable, and reliable energy solutions to the African continent. With this strategic collaboration, both companies will leverage their proficiency in the solar energy sector to revolutionize the way businesses...
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  Read the full original article here from PV - Tech Chinese solar company LONGi has unveiled its latest perovskite/crystalline tandem solar cell at the Intersolar 2023 event in Germany, which boasts an efficiency of 33.5%. The company’s new innovation is the second-most efficient solar cell in the world, and is 1.7% more efficient than the module shown at the Smart Energy Conference a...
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Read the full original article here from the fast mode Huawei yesterday announced that its eLTE Broadband Network has been selected by The Bui Power Authority (BPA) hydro-solar hybrid power plant in Ghana for essential communication and operational management services. Ghanaian Energy Minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh underscored the importance of ICT systems in providing intelligent energy man...
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Read the original full  article here from Huawei With its continuous innovation and the provision of high-quality smart PV solutions and product experiences, FusionSolar's Smart PV Inverter SUN2000-330KTL has been awarded the Intersolar AWARD at Intersolar Europe 2023. As the newest flagship product from FusionSolar, the SUN2000-330KTL received wide recognition from the industry during its ...
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Read the original article here from PR Newswire JA Solar, a globally leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products, was awarded the "Top PV Brand" in the LATAM region (and its major economies Brazil, Mexico, and Chile), and Africa (including its major economy Nigeria), by EUPD Research, an authoritative global research institute, highlighting JA Solar's outstanding market performance...
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On June 14,2023, DAS Solar presented its upgrading N-type 3.0 Black Series module at the Intersolar Europe 2023, bringing the high performance module to the Europe market. The Intersolar Europe 2023 is the largest and most influential solar energy exhibition worldwide. DAS Solar unveiled the upgrading N-type 3.0 Black Series, featuring the DAS BLACK, BLACK FRAME, and BLACK THRU modules. Further...
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Signet Terrace Shopping Centre today announced the commissioning and inauguration of its cutting-edge solar power plant, marking a significant step towards sustainable energy consumption and reducing carbon emissions. This remarkable project is the result of a collaborative effort between Signet Terrace Shopping Centre, Solarise Africa, Nuvo Energy Africa, and One Stop Solar, each playing a v...
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Join meteocontrol GmbH at The smarter E Europe 2023, Europe's largest energy industry platform from June 14th to 16th at Messe München, focusing on renewable energy, decentralization and digitalization. Discover meteocontrol's innovative energy and asset management solutions at booth B5.210, in Hall B5, Booth 210. They offer holistic and tailored #solutions to improve your renewable energy...
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Subscriber here more news about Engie ENGIE Energy Access signed a new agreement with the Beninese Agency for Rural Electrification and Energy Management (ABERME) as part of the Off-Grid Electricity Access project of the Millennium Challenge Account - Benin II (MCA-Benin II) program. The agreement allows ENGIE Energy Access to deploy 20 mini-grids to improve power reliability and promote de...
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Trina Solar, a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider inspired by the Kyoto Protocol since its inception, has been promoting sustainability through renewable energy for the past 25 years, while pursuing its mission to make solar energy accessible to all. Trina Solar aims to use 100% renewable energy in global manufacturing and operations by 2030 in order to contribute to the...
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GoodWe, a leading provider of PV energy storage solutions, will be presenting its latest innovations at booth B4-210 during Intersolar 2023 in Munich, Germany, from 14 to 16 June. Building on the proven success of GoodWe’s cutting-edge hybrid inverters, the company is set to unveil a brand-new suite of energy storage solutions specifically designed for the commercial and industrial (C&I) seg...
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Read the full original article here from  Solarise Africa Understanding Solar System Performance in South Africa and Kenya As the seasons change, so does the performance of our solar systems. In this edition of our newsletter, we delve into the fascinating topic of how seasonal changes impact solar system performance in South Africa and Kenya. Understanding these dynamics will help you make...
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Read the full original here from Capital FM Dubbed ‘Long Distance Runner, the project seeks to phase out energy sources like coal and replace them with green and renewable energy sources like solar. “With solar, the business is totally different. We are trying to decelerate carbon levels globally”, said Oliver Du Peng, Huawei East Africa digital power chief executive officer. Huawei s...
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Read the full original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently installed and commissioned three solar water pump systems with 100m HDPE pipes connected directly to the 3 polytanks for water distribution on three sites in Alindao, a town and sub-prefecture located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Basse-Kotto, in a project financed by the ACF (Action Contre la Faim), a...
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Avec la mise en service de la centrale solaire de Cintegabelle sur le lac du Cap Vert. D'une capacité de 8,7 MWc, la centrale prend place sur l'espace immergé d'une ancienne gravière. La centrale de Cintegabelle, c'est : ☣️ 900 tonnes de CO2 évitées par an, ⚡Une puissance électrique de 8,7 MWc, 🏠 L'alimentation en électricité de 2 000 foyers. Dans Les Landes, nous avons e...
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A leading solar company based in Ghana has unveiled a new logo today, marking a pivotal phase in the company!s 12-year history. Dutch & Co. Ltd., suppliers and installers of solar PV and LED lighting products, has earned a robust reputation for quality, thanks to their work with clients such as Nyaho Medical Centre, MTN Scancom, Fanmilk Danone, and Total Energies. The new logo is an evoluti...
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meteocontrol recognizes the immense potential of the African PV market and strives to strengthen relationships with existing and upcoming partners. 💪 One of our references is the Omburu PV Power Station, located near Omaruru in Namibia's Erongo Region. 💡 meteocontrol implemented several functionalities to personalize its local SCADA Center according to the customer needs, e.g. a KPI curve ...
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Read the full original full article here from solar quarter Zhejiang Thermal Power Construction Co., Ltd. and Longi Solar Technology Co., Ltd. have signed a module purchase contract for the Kom Ombo 200 MW Project in Egypt during the SNEC Exhibition on May 25, 2023. The signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Yu Wei, member of the Party Committee and vice president of Zhejiang Thermal Power, and M...
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Read the original full article here from PV Tech Chinese solar module manufacturer Jinko Solar will sell its subsidiary Xinjiang Jinko for RMB4.3 billion (US$606.7 million). The company said that Jiangxi Jinko, subsidiary of Jinko Solar and parent company of Xinjiang Jinko, will no longer hold any shares in Xinjiang Jinko after the transaction. The company added that the transaction is to ...
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May 2023
Announcement of New Office and Warehouse opening in South Africa Trina Solar, the world's leading provider of PV and smart energy total solutions, has responded to the growing demand in South Africa by expanding its operations. With continuous investment in the South African market over the years, the company has recently opened a new office in Johannesburg and a warehouse in Cape Town. This ex...
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Read the original full article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently designed, supplied, and commissioned stand-alone systems at Samling Nama Peas School in Mpigi district, Uganda. The installation comprised of three stand-alone solar systems. Each of the systems has a roof mounted 2.79 kWp of soleil power solar panels and 26.4 kWh of battery storage, with a Victron inverter, all hi...
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Read the full original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a solar hybrid system for UNDP-FAO offices in Sierra Leone The system has a roof-mounted 15.18 kWp of solar panels and 42.6 kWh of battery storage of Lithium-Ion batteries with 10KVA Victron Quattro inverters, Victron Maximum Power Point Tracking charge controllers, al...
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Read the full original article here from Utilities Customers in South Africa will benefit from the partnership by having access to JA Solar’s range of high-performance products and cutting-edge solar technology. Menlo Electric South Africa has teamed up with JA Solar, a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar products, to become an official distributor of the Chinese-based company. ...
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Read the full original article here from Engineering news With load shedding intensifying, and fuel and electricity prices rising rapidly in Southern Africa, manufacturers have been severely impacted. To help manufacturers address these challenges, Huawei Digital Power recently held its FusionSolar Channel Partner Summit 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  During the summit, the tech gian...
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  Read the full original article here from Elsevier Forecast-based charging strategy to prolong the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries in standalone PV battery systems in Sub-Saharan Africa Methodology This paper proposes a forecast-based operation strategy to increase the lifetime of Li-ion batteries in standalone PV battery systems. The goal of the proposed strategy is to only charge t...
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Read the full original article here from pv magazine A number of entities, including the investment unit of TotalEnergies, are interested in the planned sale of Akuo, according to French media reports. French renewables developer Akuo said earlier this year that it had started looking for a strategic partner, when it hired three banks – Nomura, Rothschild & Co, and Natixis Partners ...
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A newly released report published by Solarbe on April 28 notes that JinkoSolar topped the global solar PV market in Q1, beating out “JA, Trina, Longi, and other top sellers” (Solarbe, 2023). JinkoSolar delivered 13.04 GW solar panels in Q1 2023, among which nearly 50% is N-type Tiger Neo panel, the most of any of the solar PV brands. This was a 72.7% growth versus Q1 2022. And this impressive ...
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Read the full original article here from this day live Four Nigerian startups have topped the list of 10 selected startups across Africa that will be mentored by Qualcomm to develop technology solutions that will address the immediate and long term needs of Africans. Qualcomm Technologies announced the selected 10 startups at the weekend, drawn from 550 applications across 34 African countri...
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Seetek Portable Power Station Alpha 2000W In an era where power availability is crucial for a variety of activities, the Seetek Portable Power Station Alpha 2000W stands out as a reliable and versatile solution. With its compact size and powerful features, this portable power station is designed to cater to a wide range of needs, from small music parties and family emergencies to outdoor work and...
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 A pan-African Energy-as-a-Service company, has won the prestigious African Unicorn Award for Greentech & Energy. The award recognises Solarise Africa's contribution to the growth and development of sustainable energy solutions in Africa. The African Unicorn Awards celebrate exceptional companies that are primed to achieve a billion-dollar valuation or more in Africa in the next five years...
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Accumulative module shipments total 140GW while 210mm module shipments exceeded 65GW by Q1 2023, ranking first globally Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or “the company”), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has today announced its full year 2022 results. The company reported an annual global revenue of $12.645 billion (RMB 85.052 billion), representing ...
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April 2023
Pioneer in renewable energy in Africa, Africa REN announces a change in the shareholding of Senergy 2 solar power plant. Historical shareholders have sold to a new investment vehicle set up by Africa REN and its partners. Located in Bokhol, in the north of Senegal, Senergy 2 was commissioned in 2016, making it the first solar photovoltaic power plant in West Africa. In 2021, Africa REN raised a...
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Read the full original article here from Aptech Aptech recently designed, supplied, installed and commissioned two constructions of two mini water yards with boreholes equipped with solar powered pumps, elevated tanks and tap stands in Maban Upper Nile state in a project funded by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund-(UNICEF). The pumps were installed at two sites, on...
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Launches Vertex S+ Series for Rooftop Solar Revolution Trina Solar, a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, announced the launch their latest innovation, the Vertex S+ 445W+ n type dual-glass modules at the 2023 Solar Show Africa held in Johannesburg. The new modules are specifically designed for rooftop PV systems, offering a combination of durability, performance, aesthe...
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Read the full original article here from Evwind It is a system that allows the hybridization of wind farms with photovoltaic plants and energy storage systems in batteries. The first units are in the certification process and will be installed in Spain to hybridize two wind farms with two photovoltaic plants. Ingeteam has designed and manufactured the first units of its new control system f...
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InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), is delighted to announce its investment of US$1.5 million to enable Afresco’s `Energy-as-a-Service’ solution to bring clean, reliable power to Commercial and Industrial (C&I) clients in Uganda, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Gilles Vaes, CEO of InfraCo Africa said: “Afresco has develop...
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Empower New Energy, a leading renewable energy investment company, in partnership with Corks Energy Ltd, a Ghanaian company in the energy sector, is pleased to announce the opening ceremony of their recently commissioned fourth solar investment in Ghana. The 600KWp ground-mounted solar PV installation was developed in partnership with Corks Energy as project lead developer and Stella Futura as the...
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Read the full original article here from Einnews Recently, JA Solar, a globally leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products, was awarded the "Top PV Brand" in the LATAM region (and its major economies Brazil, Mexico, and Chile), and Africa (including its major economy Nigeria), by EUPD Research, an authoritative global research institute, highlighting JA Solar's outstanding market perfor...
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Read the full original article here from PRNewswire JA Solar has once again been ranked in the highest AAA category in PV Tech's PV ModuleTech bankability report for Q1 2023, underlining the company's robust overall strength. The PV Tech report is based on comprehensive analysis of a manufacturer's performance in metrics including shipments, manufacturing capacity, technology and financial p...
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Jinko Solar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced its participation at the upcoming The Future Energy Show Africa that will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg from the 25th to the 26th of April 2023. The Future Energy Show Africa is Africa's top solar & energy event, which has been running since 25 years ago and ...
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Trina Solar has maintained its AAA ranking for the fourth consecutive quarter in the latest PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings report released by PV Tech. The company’s continued presence within the highest category validates its ongoing outstanding performance in technology innovation, product value, shipments, customer value and low-carbon practices and underlines its position as an industry...
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Read the full original article here from Nairametrics Key highlights  Empower New Energy has signed a solar deal in Lagos with the support of the state Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources  Lagos state has plans to explore renewable energy further to reduce pollution and expand clean energy use in the state  The Lagos state government is partnering with the World Bank to create ...
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JinkoSolar has been ranked in the highest 'AAA' category in the Q1 release of PV-Tech’s ModuleTech bankability report, underlining the company's industry-leading metrics across manufacturing and financial indicators and leadership in N-type TOPCon technology. According to its preliminary report for 2022, the company shipped 44.5GW of solar panels, including 10GW of its Tiger Neo N-type TOPCon...
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Read the full  original article here from pv- tech LONGi and the Sopowerful Foundation have announced the launch of a solar power system in the township of Linthipe, in Malawi’s Dedza region, with the country’s Minister for Energy, Ibrahim Matola, and its Deputy Minister for Education, Nancy Chaola Mdooko, both attending the inauguration ceremony. Dzenza CDSS, a secondary school with 23...
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Read the full original here from IBL The parent company of IBL Energy, IBL Group, a billion-dollar conglomerate headquartered in Mauritius with business interests in energy, financial services, logistics, distribution, and engineering, led a Series A equity-debt round that raised $8 million for Qotto, a solar kits provider operating in Burkina Faso and Benin. The Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FE...
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Read the full original article here from Power Engineering International Vuyo Ntoi, Co-Managing Director of the African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), describes the status of the African investment landscape and what international investors need to keep in mind when they consider investing in the African energy transition. Can you describe the challenges and opportunities of Africa...
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Read the full original article here from News Ghana The Ghana Chamber of Mines has inaugurated an 84kWp Kilowatt ‘peak’ power Kilowatt ‘peak’ power ultra-modern and intelligent grid-tied solar photovoltaic system with a call on government to reduce the high taxes and levies to promote the energy transition agenda. Dr Sulemanu Koney, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Min...
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For Stella Futura and our implementing partners, the first CHAG (Christian Health Association of Ghana) Pilot Solar project marks a major milestone and success story in energy access to healthcare facilities in sub-Sahara Africa. The unique affordable contract model offers health facilities the ability to enjoy solar energy-as-a-service (including maintenance) with zero down-payment and make repay...
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Photo credit: Nuru For many years, mini-grids (MGs) have been considered as one of the best solutions for rural electrification in Africa, next to Solar Home Systems (SHS). However, over the past decade, rural electrification has been dominated by SHS (Solar Home Systems) as they have progressively entered rural homes across continent by providing them with the most basic needs of lighting, small...
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With his appointment, the company consolidates its position and commitment to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. GoodWe is one of the world's leading providers of solar and energy solutions with a strong local presence and strong potential for growth in the EMEA region. GoodWe, the world's leading manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters and energy storage solutions, has appointed Thomas ...
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March 2023
Read the full original article here from AptechAfrica Aptech recently supplied, installed and commissioned a stand-alone solar system at the Falaba District Women Network (FDWN) and (PwDs) Offices. Two systems were installed, one for PwDs offices that consisted of a 3KVA inverter, and lithium-ion batteries of Polytech 3000c 7.1kWh, 2.97kWp of panels, and a Victron charge controller 150/45A. ...
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Read the full original article here from Clean Technica Equator Energy is a fully integrated solar power provider headquarted in Nairobi, Kenya. Equator Energy also has a presence in Uganda, as well as regional staff in South Sudan, Somalia, and Zimbabwe. The design, installation, operation, and maintenance of its solar power plants is all done in-house. Equator Energy was launched in 2016 by M...
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A landmark partnership was signed today to foster the sustainable development and access to energy financing in Africa through the Voluntary Carbon Markets. ENGIE Energy Access — one of the leading off-grid providers in Africa, ENGIE Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS) – the energy management and sales division of the ENGIE Group, and CarbonClear – a data-driven and innovative carbon...
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5-year partnership agreement will help power houses, C&I and utility projects in Yemen Dubai, UAE: 21 March 2023 - Trina Solar and Al-Raebi for Trading (Al-Raebi) signed a 5-year partnership agreement to supply 500MW of module shipments for the Yemeni market. Trina Solar will supply Al-Raebi with 100MW of its n-type i-TOPCon cell technology modules in 2023. The 5-year agreement will cater t...
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Read the full original article here from Weareiph  Infinity Power, a joint venture between Egypt’s Infinity and UAE’s Masdar, announced today it has completed the acquisition of the entire shareholding of Lekela Power. The transaction makes Infinity Power the largest renewable energy company on the African continent. Infinity’s key stakeholders include Africa Finance Corpor...
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Read the original full article here for Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently commissioned a 1.6kW/205V solar water pump system in M’Baïki in the province of Lobaye about 110km from the city of Bangui (Central African Republic). This project is a donation from the MINUSCA Kenyan contingents to AKA tribal communities. The works included borehole drilling, supply, and installation of a solar...
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Read the full article here from Evwind The company, which has presented its new strategic plan for 2022-24, forecasts 44% growth in turnover to nearly €1bn by 2024. Ingeteam celebrates its 50th anniversary positioning itself as a key player in the energy transition via electrification. In addition, it plans to invest €210m over the next 3 years, of which €140m will be dedicated to...
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(photo credit: InfraCo - Salima Solar Plant) Solar in Africa has historically been driven by a limited number of “hot spots” such as South Africa, Morocco and more recently Egypt. While these countries continue leading the charge with important solar initiatives being launched and developed, it is interesting to note that more and more other countries are now also adopting solar. This me...
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Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), one of the world's leading investment research firms, recently published the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) rating results. In recognition of its excellence in ESG performance, GoodWe Technologies Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “GoodWe” or the “Company”, Stock Code: 688390.SH), has been upgraded to BBB from BB, which demonstra...
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Read the full original article here from Engie One year after commissioning the Lolwe hybrid solar 600 kWp mini-grid and its Productive Hub, ENGIE Equatorial is proud to announce the results achieved so far: over 15,000 people now have access to clean electricity, purified water and agro-processing services. 700 businesses are provided with productive energy and will be supported with appliance...
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Read the full original article here from Mybroadband MTN is collaborating with Huawei to roll out RuralSolar to provide Internet access to remote and rural African communities. RuralSolar is an affordable solution to make network connectivity available in regions where rolling out networks were previously unviable. MTN and Huawei completed the first RuralStar proof-of-concept in Ghana in ...
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February 2023
Read the full original article here from SolarQuarter Nigerian maritime company, Nigerdock, has completed the first phase of its shift towards renewable energy. The company is developing a 20 MW solar power project at its Snake Island Integrated Free Zone in the Lagos Port Complex, as a part of its wider effort to enable the free zone to achieve green port status. The development of solar po...
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About the project The grid-connected solar electrification system of 75kWp PV and 85kWh battery storage for Galkayo General Hospital is among 39 stabilization and peace dividend projects under the SPD project, which is part of an EU-funded Inclusive Local and Economic Development (ILED) Programme, which, in turn, supports the objectives of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. This project a...
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JinkoSolar has developed a process via which 92% of the materials which make up a solar panel can be recycled, including cells, front glass, back sheet, aluminium frame, copper wire, encapsulation material and junction box. Unlike conventional recycling methods which mix materials together, making them difficult to separate, the company’s solution separates the glass and silicon wafer through...
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Read the full original article here from the Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently supplied, installed & commissioned off-grid solar systems across Sierra Leone in a projected funded by USAID in partnership with Orange SL. The systems are comprised of a 1.65 kWp solar PV system with a 9.6 kWh battery bank of 200Ah Soleil Power Lead Acid AGM deep cycle batteries at each of the eleven Commu...
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Recently, JinkoSolar was certified as Top Brand PV© South Africa in the category of Modules in the South African region. The Top Brand PV© Awards is a result of comprehensive primary data-based surveys conducted by EUPD Research among local installers across all sizes on a variety of parameters, such as brand awareness, distribution ranking (depth, width), recommendation levels, satisfaction, an...
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SEETEK focuses on the international photovoltaic and energy storage market by providing leading integrated solutions of photovoltaic + lithium energy storage systems. We hope to accelerate the realization of world zero carbon emission vision and better serve the global residential and C&I users. We have been engaged in the development of China's renewable energy industry for decades and accumu...
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Power availability, quality, and reliability are critical inputs into a successful African manufacturing enterprise. Having heard a lot about the falling cost of energy storage solutions, many factory managers are wondering how to take advantage of these new technologies to strengthen their power supply. But the variety of battery energy storage solution (BESS) options can be overwhelming to those...
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TreeLine Utility Solutions is a Canadian visualization company that offers conceptual designs, photo-realistic renderings, and 3D Modeling of industrial developments. They specialize in providing these services in the energy industry. TreeLine's mission is to help their clients educate and inform stakeholders about upcoming major projects by showing them what the project will look like when it is ...
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Read the full original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently supplied, installed, and commissioned a repair and maintenance on a 6.27kWp of solar PV in a project funded by World Food Programme. The works included cleaning of existing panels, replacement of batteries with 76.8kWh of Soleil Power batteries and replacement of an inverter with a Victron Quattro 10kVA inverter an...
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Nanyuki, Kenya: Mawingu, a Kenyan based Internet service provider operational in 15 counties, successfully closed their Series B investment bringing onboard new investor InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). InfraCo Africa's $6 million USD commitment, delivered through its dedicated investment arm, will support Mawingu to roll out infrastructure across Kenya ...
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The Upgraded Vertex N 605W/695W Leads Among Utilities by High Value Trina Solar has published the Trina Solar 210mm Vertex N Product White Paper in January. The newly upgraded Ace Mix of Vertex n-type modules of 605W+695W with efficiency of 22.4% is setting the standard for power station modules in every aspect, stepping up the industry's acceleration into the ntype era. Trina Solar is committe...
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January 2023
Read the full original article here from GreenYellow GreenYellow and Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd (MCB) complete the financing of one of the largest solar power plants in Mauritius for an amount of Rs 350M (~7.5M EUR). GreenYellow, an expert in solar photovoltaic production, and MCB have concluded a transaction worth Rs 350M to finance a future solar photovoltaic power plant in Arsenal, loc...
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Read the full original article here from pv magazine The World Future Energy Summit showed that Middle Eastern solar markets are still driven by utility-scale PV, although the C&I sector shows signs of growth. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates are the most promising markets for big solar projects, with huge pipelines under development, while Lebanon and Yemen show promise due...
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Read the full original article here from Afrik21 GreenYellow Madagascar obtains a €7.1 million credit guarantee from GuarantCo and the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) for the installation of an electricity storage system in the Ambatolampy solar park News about the Ambatolampy solar power plant in Madagascar. Its developer GreenYellow Madagascar has obtained a 33 billion ariary (€7.1 million) g...
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Following the successful commissioning of their Sierra Leone Mini grid project which has connected over 13,000 homes and businesses to clean energy, PIDG company InfraCo Africa and PowerGen Renewable Energy (PowerGen) have announced that they are collaborating to roll out further mini-grids in the country. InfraCo Africa has committed up to US$1.2m to the new initiative which will form part of a w...
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Read the full original article here from PV-Tech Module manufacturer JA Solar has partnered with UAE-based developer AMEA Power to supply modules to a 560MW solar PV project in Egypt. The partnership extends the collaboration of both companies to provide an integrated solution for the gigawatt-scale solar and wind projects AMEA is working on in Egypt. Among them is Egypt’s “largest...
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Showcases Product Line Up with New n-Type i-TOPCon Cell Technology Trina Solar, a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, showcased its 2023 product line up of its latest revolutionary i-TOPCon cell technology modules with power of up to 695W+ at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) taking place in Abu Dhabi; the region’s most influential and international energy summit...
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Read the full article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently commissioned a solar PV-hybrid system in Nigeria in a project funded by UNDP. This system consists of 40kWp of roof-mounted PV generation with 102.6 kWh of lithium-ion battery storage. The system is hybrid and uses energy from both solar and diesel generator. The system has a remote monitoring system which provides informat...
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Read the full original article here from PR Newswire JA Solar has maintained the highest AAA ranking in PV Tech's recently released Q4 2022 PV ModuleTech bankability ratings report, based on its performance in metrics including shipments and production capacity, combined with technical and financial status. Vertical integration for high-quality development The report noted that "JA Solar ...
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Trina Solar has maintained its AAA status for the third consecutive quarter in the PV ModuleTech bankability rankings released by PV Tech for Q4 2022. The company’s continued presence within the highest category validates its ongoing high performance level in manufacturing capacity, technology innovation, product shipments and financial status and underlines its position as an industry leader...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today revealed its Second Generation Tiger Neo panel family – one of the world’s most efficient and powerful solar panels. The upgraded Tiger Neo family includes three series with up to 445Wp for 54-cell, 615Wp for 72-cell, and 635Wp for 78-cell and module efficiency up to 22.27%, 23.23%, and 22.72% res...
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OpenSolar, a software company focused on empowering solar installers with the world’s most accurate and entirely free solar design and sales platform, recently announced a new partnership with Empowered by Light. OpenSolar is committing 1% of its annual revenue to Empowered by Light projects in order to deploy solar and other renewable energy solutions to vulnerable communities around the wor...
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Telecom Egypt, the first integrated operator of communications and information technology services in Egypt, in cooperation with Huawei Technologies, the leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, announced the implementation of the first eco-friendly, integrated solution to provide mobile networks via utilizing environmentall...
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December 2022
By Terje Osmundsen, Founder and CEO, Empower New Energy Africa’s share of solar PV investments dropped to 0,4 percent in 2021 and is set to plunge again to about 0,35 percent in 2022. According to IEAs latest publication “Renewables 2022”. Africa is on the verge of a solar energy revolution, almost quadrupling the total installed PV capacity from 7 to 25 Gigawatt by 2027. Unfortunately, ...
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In an effort to advance Africa’s access to clean energy, Solarise Africa was awarded USD 3 million by EDFI ElectriFI to provide tailored financing solutions for decentralised energy solutions to selected commercial and industrial (C&I) customers across the continent. Solarise Africa provides reliable and affordable renewable energy solutions to businesses in Africa. “As an existi...
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Read the full original article here from Premium Times First announced in late September, the deal, having scaled regulatory hurdles, is the latest phase of Shell’s march towards providing clean energy via carbon emissions reduction. The renewable energy arm of London-based supermajor Shell has brought closure to the purchase of Daystar Power, a West African hybrid solar power solutions p...
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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has achieved a major technical breakthrough for its 182 mm high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell. JinkoSolar has once again set a new record, achieving a maximum solar conversion efficiency of 2...
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Read the full original article here from The Cable ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria has launched a ‘Going Green’ campaign – a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to deepen awareness and knowledge of the benefits of green and clean environment on people and the ecosystem.   The Going Green campaign is a CSR platform that was formally kick-started in partnership with the Goshen Internat...
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  Appoints Taqa as Local Authorized Distributor in Sudan Partnership Will Address the Fast-Growing Demand for Solar Energy in Sudan and Africa Continues to Bring Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation to the Region   Dubai, UAE – 19 December, 2022 –  Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a world leading PV and smart energy total solution provider, has announced today the appointment o...
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Read the full original article here from Infraco Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest rate of access to electricity in the world. Approximately 600 million people lack access to electricity and 890 million cook with traditional fuels (IEA, 2018), which results in poor indoor air quality and associated respiratory illness. Off-grid renewable energy has been recognised by governments across ...
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Read the original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech recently supplied, installed and commissioned a stand-alone solar PV system for an orphanage in Juba, South Sudan. The system has a roof mounted 11.2kWp of soleil power solar panels and 38.4kWh of battery storage of soleil power OPzV batteries with a Victron inverter, all high-quality products to ensure the system gives maxim efficienc...
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Read the full original article here from En Prnasia JA Solar announced that it will supply modules for IGNIE 2021-2046, the first renewable hybrid power plant and the first photovoltaic (PV) and waste-to-energy plant, in the IGNIE special economic zone in the Republic of Congo. The project includes a PV energy storage plant of more than 55 MWp and a waste-to-energy plant with a daily waste trea...
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Jinko Solar and Acwa Power, a leading developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, signed an MOU agreement  to supply 4GW of highly innovative PV modules of new N type  Tiger Neo during a ceremony in Saudi Arabia. Suadi Arabia has highly ambitious growth plans to expand its renewable energies capacity, the framework agreement will enable both companies to ex...
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Read the full original article here from EE Power Huawei FusionSolar incorporates fire, electrical, structural, and artificial-intelligence-based safety features into its Smart String energy storage system solution. The photovoltaic (PV) and smart energy storage solutions provider, Huawei FusionSolar, recently informed its customer base of the safety-enhancing features of its newly rel...
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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company,” or “JinkoSolar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today launched their new N-Type PV modules (Tiger Neo) and their Residential and C&I  Energy Storage Solution at the Windhoek Country Club in Windhoek, Namibia. Tiger Neo produces over 3% more power than its current P type mono-P...
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Read the full original article here from Business Tech Engie SA expects to move forward with three South African solar projects this week as the nation struggles to accelerate a program to add renewable power. The French developer plans to sign power-purchase agreements for a total of 225 megawatts of solar projects after being selected as a preferred bidder as part of the so-called fifth bi...
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 Lire ici l'article original de l'Agence Ecofin Alors que l’Afrique du Sud s’efforce d’accélérer son programme d’énergie renouvelable, le développeur français Engie compte participer davantage à cet effort en signant des accords d’achat d’électricité pour trois projets d’énergie solaire pour un total de 225 mégawatts. Engie avait été sélectionné comme soumissionnaire...
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Trina Solar has once again been listed in the recently released BloombergNEF Tier 1 PV Module Maker List, 4Q 2022, thanks to its outstanding reliability, brilliant bankability and leading technology innovation.   The tiering system for PV module products is developed by BNEF based on bankability and a set of strict criteria, to create a transparent differentiation between the hundre...
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Credit: GoShop While Africa’s solar industry is abuzz with dynamic developments in nascent market segments such as commercial and industrial PV, mini-grids remain a backbone of African solar. Recent developments in the off-grid stronghold of Nigeria, and a promising new market in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), give testimony to the enduring importance of local, self-sufficient powe...
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Read the original full article here from Recharge New IFC and commercial banks help finance developer AMEA Power to build 500MW plants that will generate 'at some of least expensive rates globally More than a gigawatt of wind and solar set for construction in Egypt will produce Africa’s cheapest green power, said the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as it helped to close a $1.1bn fi...
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Read the original full article here from Afrik21 As part of its activities in Uganda, the Beyond the Grid for Africa (BGFA) programme is selecting two companies to receive a grant for the installation of solar home systems. The grant, awarded following a call for expressions of interest, will help electrify 1.8 million people in Uganda. The results of the Beyond the Grid for Africa (BGFA) ca...
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Harare, Zimbabwe: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed an agreement committing US$2 million to scale the offering of Mobility for Africa, an electric mobility company delivering affordable, cargo-carrying e-tricycles and solar-powered battery charging solutions for underserved communities in rural Zimbabwe. Mobility for Africa’s Director and ...
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With the successful completion of the USD74 million equity fund-raising led by Climate Fund Managers (CFM) and including Norfund and Janeiro Energy, Empower New Energy announces the execution of two new solar investments totaling USD 3 million in Morocco and Nigeria. The equity raise and these first projects pave the way for Empower New Energy (Empower) to develop, finance, own and operate an i...
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Read the original full article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently supplied, installed and commissioned solar mini grid system for IRC Kono Office, Kono guest house and Kenema office. These systems have a roof-mounted 32kWp of solar PV with 57.7kWh of 200Ah Soleil Power lead acid battery storage in total. The systems were fitted with nine 250/85A Victron MPPT charge controllers. ...
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Read the original full article here from Bboxx Bboxx, a super platform providing access to essential products and services, and its partner EDF, a global leader in low-carbon energies, in Togo, have secured an €11m loan from the Off Grid Energy Access Fund (“OGEF”) managed by Lion’s Head Global Partners Asset Management (“LHGPAM”), enabling them to ramp up their clean electrificatio...
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November 2022
Read the full original article here from Aptech Aptech Africa is pleased to report that it has erected 12 MWp of solar panels in Juba, South Sudan for Ezra Construction. Aptech Africa has been permanently located in South Sudan since 2011, and is the EPC company of choice for solar installations within the country. Its team has carried out the EPC works, including the assessment, design, and so...
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Trina Solar has been awarded as bankable by all survey respondents in the PV Module and Inverter Bankability 2022 report issued by BloombergNEF. With this report, Trina Solar is now the only module manufacturer to be rated as bankable for 7 consecutive years by 100% of the industry respondents participating in the annual BloombergNEF survey. The BloombergNEF PV Module and Inverter Bankabi...
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Read the original full article here from africa.com Huawei Embarks On Programme To Upskill 1000 Solar Practitioners In Sub-Saharan Africa The first batch of over 100 South African solar industry practitioners received training from Huawei this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, marking the official kick-off of Huawei’s “Thousand Digital Power Talents Programme”. The programme aims to upsk...
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Read the full original article here from AIIM African Infrastructure Investment Managers (“AIIM”), one of Africa’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has agreed to provide initial equity funding of up to USD90 million (ZAR1.6 billion) to support the establishment of a new renewable energy platform NOA Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd (“NOA”) to deliver net zero e...
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Lion’s Head Group (“Lion’s Head”) managed fund, the Facility for Energy Inclusion (“FEI”), signs its first transaction in the commercial and industrial solar market and acts as arranger for a USD 33.4 million multi-country facility for Solarise Africa, a pan-African Energy-as-a-Service company. On November 1st, 2022, the Facility for Energy Inclusion (“FEI”) signed its first tr...
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Read the full original article here from Solar Quarter LONGi launched the Hi-MO 6 in Dubai, its first module designed exclusively for the global distributed consumer market. Using LONGi’s high-efficiency HPBC cell technology, Hi-MO 6 achieves a maximum efficiency of 22.8% in mass production. Designed to meet the needs of diverse clients, the Hi-MO 6 offers superior efficiency, safety, and aes...
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SHANGRAO, China, November 15, 2022 -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the "Company," or "JinkoSolar") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that following the record of maximum solar conversion efficiency of 26.1% recently set by its 182 mm and above large-size monocrystalline silicon TOPCon solar cell, the maximum solar conversi...
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Read the original article here from Meda Frica Chinese technology company Huawei has invested over 58 million euros (60 million dollars) in a technology park, which will train 10 thousand Angolans and has innovation centers and advanced technologies, inaugurated yesterday by the Angolan President, João Lourenço. The Huawei Technologies technology park in Luanda is the third in Africa, afte...
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JinkoSolar had the privilege to be part of the COP27 as a representative of CNECC – China New Energy Chamber of Commerce, Jinko was present at the CNECC pavilion in the blue zone. JinkoSolar’s Sales Manager for North-East Africa, Hossam Hassan participated in one of the sessions as a panelist focusing on the Green Finance and Chinese Industries Tackling Climate Change on the 12th of November 2...
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Trina Solar’s Vertex modules were recently awarded Carbon Footprint Certificate by TÜV Rheinland. The products cover a full range of 210mm P-type solar modules from Vertex S 410W to Vertex 670W, with industry-leading carbon emissions ranging from 395kg/kW to 430kg/kW, 30kg/kW to 40kg/kW lower compared with high-efficiency modules in the market. The assessment follows the requirements of ISO ...
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This year the COP 27 global climate summit taking place at Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt, seeking to ensure full implementation of the Paris Agreement. COP27 is also taking place against the backdrop of inadequate rising greenhouse gas emissions and intensification of droughts and floods due to climate change. Empower New Energy’s CEO Terje Osmundsen will be in attendance, addressing the issues ...
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Read the full original article from PV-Tech here Bank of America and CrossBoundary Energy will explore financing solutions to expand the latter’s renewable energy portfolio across Africa, the commercial and industrial (C&I) solar developer announced at the COP27 conference this week. CrossBoundary said that the blended finance transaction will support the delivery of its pipeline of 22...
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JinkoSolar recently announced its third-quarter shipment and production figures, which will show a recovery from the previous quarter’s slight slowdown, when Tiger Neo production was affected by COVID 19 control measures, together with a sharp increase in profitability for the quarter. According to VP Dany Qian, the company has significantly increased Tiger Neo production during Q3 and will b...
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Trina Solar, the global PV and smart energy total solutions provider, has unveiled its latest head-turner, the Vertex N 595W for C&I and utility-scale projects. Together with the Vertex N 690W for utility scenarios and Vertex S+ 445W for rooftop PV systems, Trina Solar’s n-type module portfolio is based on the leading 210 product technology platform and n-type i-TOPCon cell technology. The r...
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On the opening day of COP27, InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) has announced that it will invest US$15m into a newly established guarantee company, alongside a US$5m commitment from Cardano Development. The announcement was made as part of a KES 500bn package of new investment from the UK to support Kenya’s leadership on climate change. Established by...
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Read the full original article from PR Newswire here The 325MW PV module facility jointly built by Talesun Solar and ARTsolar was formally put into operation in South Africa. Representatives from the local government, industry associations and banks were present at the ceremony. Talesun Solar president Dong Shuguang was honored to be invited as a guest. Mr. Dong, on behalf of Talesun Solar, ...
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Read the full original article from Gulf Today here Infinity Power Holding, the joint venture between the UAE’s Masdar and Egypt’s Infinity, announced on Saturday that the solar photovoltaic (PV) plant it has developed in Sharm El-Sheikh is now fully operational – ready to provide clean, renewable energy to ‘Conference of the Parties’ COP27, the United Nations climate change conferenc...
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Image: Sosimple Energy (Pty) Ltd Zambia is poised to be the latest African market to legislate for the introduction of net metering as a means of driving forward the continent’s energy transition. With big-solar making impressive advances and commercial and industrial (C&I) arrays the focus of much market activity of late, the role rooftop panels can have in phasing out fossil fuels fi...
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Read the full original article from Leadership here Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB) and CrossBoundary Energy has announced the commencement of two renewable energy (solar and battery storage hybrid) projects for NB Plc’s Ibadan and Ama breweries in Oyo and Enugu States. Valued at the sum of $10 million, this will be one of the largest renewable energy projects for a business in Nigeria, the br...
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Read the full article from Radio Okapi here More than 250 families in the city of Walikale (North Kivu) will be supplied with electricity by the end of November 2022, thanks to the electrification project of a solar power plant by the company Nduma Kasha, a private company under Congolese law. About 45 KW will be produced to supply more than 250 families in the city of Walikale. This is a g...
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Read the full original article from pv magazine here With installers who cater to African businesses making the headlines this year, Jasper Graf von Hardenberg – whose C&I solar business was recently bought by Shell – explains here how the story of the continent’s commercial and industrial (C&I) solar segment was far from an overnight success. For Africa’s commercial and in...
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Read the original full article from Green Empowerment here Nextracker's first solar installation in Uganda is complete. Together with Medical Teams International and Mandulis Energy, we installed a 7.7Kwh solar system with 19Kwh battery storage and a remote monitoring system at the Nyumanzi clinic. This system displaces costly diesel generators that the clinic previously used to get just two ho...
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Le village de Drodro est situé en territoire de Djugu, province de l'Ituri, à plus de 64 km de la ville de Bunia. Nous avons installé un système de pompage qui repose sur un bassin de collecte d'eau rempli à partir de 3 sources qui partage dans le village grâce à une pompe à eau solaire Lorentz. • 69 m3 d'eau stockée dans des réservoirs. • 792 volts CC alimente la pompe Lorentz. ...
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October 2022
Read the full original from the guardian here Crossboundary Energy Access (CBEA) and ENGIE Energy Access have signed a $60 million agreement to finance the construction of a portfolio of mini-grids connecting 150,000 people to power in Nigeria. While ENGIE has developed a pipeline of mini-grids to build for the next four years, CBEA will finance all the development and construction activitie...
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Read the full article from Aptech Africa here Aptech Africa is pleased to report that it has erected 12 MWp of solar panels in Juba, South Sudan for Ezra Construction. Aptech Africa has been permanently located in South Sudan since 2011, and is the EPC company of choice for solar installations within the country. Its team has carried out the EPC works, including the assessment, design, and sola...
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Read the full original article from sun-connect here 8 energy startups from 5 African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda) have gone through Startup|Energy’s Energy Camps in the last 12 months. They were selected from a total of 156 applications received. Their business areas are: Energy storage, battery recycling, cooling, health, agriculture, e-mobility. All early-stage star...
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Read the full article from Genius Watter here A successful tourism player respects and highly values the surrounding natural and social environment and is aware that while addressing the needs of their own business and guests, they must also consider the environmental impact. The adoption of sustainable tourism practices allows hospit...
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Solar power providing desalinated clean water to Egyptian farmers - That is the essence of the investment agreement signed at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Cairo, in the presence of H.E Ambassador Mrs. Hilde Klemetsdal on the 10th of Oct 2022. The agreement was signed between Engazaat – a leading Egyptian solar-water developer and Empower New Energy - a leading renewable investment platform com...
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Solar-as-a-service provider ecoligo closes €10 million funding round from FRV-X Investment enables ecoligo to provide solar energy to more companies in emerging markets and take on the climate crisis through accelerated growth Collaboration expands access to clean power and contributes to global democratization of the energy transition Berlin, October 17, 2022 Impact investment pro...
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A Congolese government project funded by UNICEF uses solar energy to store medicines in refrigerators. GoShop has developed the containerized solution “GoShop Solar Unit” designed as a “Plug&Play” solution. This solution allows hospitals to keep medicines cool thanks to the energy produced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can also be connected to the electrical network of a university...
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Jinko solar announced that it has achieved a major technical breakthrough for its 182 mm high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell. JinkoSolar has set a new record again with the maximum solar conversion efficiency of 26.1% for its 182 mm and above large-size monocrystalline silicon TOPCon solar cell. This result has been independently confirmed by the National Institute of Metrolo...
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From 27 till 29 September, renewable energy professionals gathered in Cape Town to attend ARIS - the Africa Renewables Investment Summit. More than 300 delegates from 22 countries participated in the 3-day event which aimed at catalyzing renewable energy investment across the continent. ​Investment remains a critical component of Africa’s energy transition journey. In order to achieve a real...
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Shanghai Electric Group announced that Phase B of the 900MWac DEWA phase V of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (the “DEWA phase V Project”) will achieve commercial operation in October 2022. Jinko Solar, as the sole solar module supplier for the DEWA phase V project, supplied its advanced bifacial solar photovoltaic power generation technology to Shanghai Electric Group. The inst...
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Opens new distribution facility in East Africa, caters to rapidly-increasing demand for solar energy in country and East Africa region New photovoltaic technology boosts performance, more suitable for hot climes, generates large amounts of energy even in limited spaces Dubai, UAE - 12 October, 2022 –  Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a world leading PV and smart energy total solution provid...
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CrossBoundary Energy is commissioning a solar photovoltaic power plant with storage system in Tonkolili, Sierra Leone. The new facility provides clean electricity for forestry company Miro Forestry and Timber Products' factory. Part of Miro Forestry and Timber Products’ operations are now powered by solar energy. This is thanks to a solar photovoltaic plant that was commissioned a few days ...
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InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) has signed an agreement with Equatorial Power (EP), committing US$1.7m to scale the company’s innovative mini-grid model in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. The project will see the companies co-develop four new mini-grids and four agri-processing hubs (APHs) on Idjwi Island, DRC, followed by a f...
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September 2022
Norwegian company closes USD 74 million equity deal to finance solar energy for commercial and industrial off-takers Today, at the Africa Renewables Investment Summit (ARIS) taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, the Norwegian solar development and investment company Empower New Energy (Empower) signed a landmark agreement to raise USD 74 million from a consortium led by Climate Fund Managers ...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 29 September 2022: Trina Solar, the leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has once again been ranked ‘AAA’, the highest category in the latest Q3’22 PV Module Tech Bankability Ratings report by PV-Tech. Based on the manufacturing and financial health of companies, the report ranks the bankability of PV module suppliers from AAA, the hi...
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Shell has made its first power sector acquisition in Africa with the purchase of a Nigerian renewable energy provider, as the oil major seeks to build out a green energy business that will eventually reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Daystar Power, which operates in Nigeria, Ghana and three other countries across west Africa, provides solar power and battery solutions to business and indus...
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CrossBoundary Energy Access Nigeria (CBEA) and ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria (ENGIE) are announcing a project finance agreement to build a $60 million portfolio of mini-grids that will connect over 150,000 people to electricity in Nigeria. ENGIE has developed a pipeline of mini-grids to build over the next four years. CBEA will finance all of the development and construction activities and wi...
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China's Trina Solar has introduced two new series of products featuring an N-TOPCon configuration. It designed the Vertex N line commercial, industrial, and utility-scale applications, and the Vertex S+ line for residential rooftop PV systems. The two products were recently introduced at the RE+ conference in Anaheim, California. Trina Solar Marketing Manager Melissa Cavanagh told pv magazi...
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Aptech Africa recently commissioned a 35.5 KWp grid-tied system in Maseru, Lesotho in a project funded by UNDP. This 35.5 KWp grid-tied roof-mounted system was installed using a Goodwe three phase inverter. The system has a SEC1000 controller which controls the inverter from feeding power to the grid and is also able to send data to a remote monitoring dashboard on how much energy is generated ...
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Leading East and West African renewable energy provider, Starsight Energy, merges with renowned South African solar energy enabler, SolarAfrica, to expand their operations into South Africa Key Highlights The merged group, subject to regulatory approvals, will be a pure-play commercial and industrial (“C&I”) service provider, covering the full scope of C&I projects, from roofto...
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The past week and a half has been quite a week for small businesses who constantly take a knock as a result of the unstable electricity supply in the country. In as much as South Africa is the most industrialized and most economically developed country in Sub-Saharan Africa, it's woes with electricity are really costing the average small business a lot of money. Going for an average of 4 to 6 hour...
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LONGi has announced a new world record conversion efficiency of 26.12% for its p-type silicon heterojunction (HJT) cells. The record, validated in testing carried out by the Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH) in Hamelin, Germany, was achieved on full- size (M6, 274.3cm 2 ) gallium-doped p-type monocrystalline wafers and is the highest record for p-type cell efficiency to date, further ...
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Excellent Performance in Reliability, Compatibility and Lower LCOE The world’s leading independent advisory, testing, inspection and certification organization, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), published a bankability study report on Trina Solar’s Vertex series modules. Twelve models of Vertex modules were shown to have excellent performance in reliability, compatibility and lowering...
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210mm Vertex modules with power output up to 580W and efficiency up to 21.5% Technology boosts performance and is more suitable for hot climates, produces large amounts of energy even in limited spaces Trina Solar, the leading global provider for photovoltaic (PV) modules and smart energy solutions are announcing the availability of the new Next-Generation Photovoltaic Vertex Panels to the Middl...
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LONGi and A.P. Moller-Maersk, the global integrated container logistics company, have held a joint ceremony in Shanghai to mark a donation project for the African country of Malawi. Representing the two companies to launch the project were, from LONGi’s global sales and marketing centre, the president for the MEA and CA region, Mr Jia Chao, and Ms Xu Liyu, marketing director for Maersk Asia Paci...
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GoodWe (Stock Code: 688390), a world leading PV inverter and energy storage  solutions manufacturer, launched its powerful single-phase, low-voltage hybrid  inverter - ES G2 Series. Taking changing demands of households into consideration,  the inverter comes with improved features for the residential customer segment, such  as optimized energy backup, peak shaving, and system flexibility.  ...
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Empower New Energy (“Empower”) and Multiconsult have entered a partnership aiming to accelerate renewable energy projects through due diligence services, development of financial models, country specific assistance advisory and general commercial advisory. The partnership is enabled through support from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), a fund managed by the African Development Ba...
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UK-based power company Bboxx has bought West Africa-based solar energy provider PEG Africa, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. The acquisition gives Bboxx access to new markets in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Mali, bringing its total operating markets to 10 countries, it said. Read the whole article here...
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August 2022
On the evening of August 26, 2022, JinkoSolar (688223.SH) disclosed its 2022 semi-annual performance report. The report shows that in the first half of 2022, the company's performance increased significantly year-on-year, achieving operating revenue of 33.407 billion, up 112.44% year-on-year; achieving net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies of 905 million, up 60.14% year-on-ye...
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Solar hybrid systems are power systems that combine solar power from the sun with another energy source like the grid (UMEME) or a generator. The sun’s energy absorbed by the solar panels goes through the charge controller, batteries and inverters to create usable electricity to power your home, office or business. Extra energy that is not used to power your home goes to your home battery fo...
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What does Africa's energy sector have to do with the war against Putin and climate change? Admittedly, in a global context, Africa's consumption of oil is modest. But nevertheless, Africa imports of petroleum products equals the size of all Russia's export; 2 million barrels per day. And more importantly: More than 70 per cent of Africa’s fast-growing consumption of electricity is fuelled by fos...
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Mohamad Mneimneh, founder of Mashriq Energy, a company providing turnkey solar photovoltaic solutions, described how there are some solar initiatives at the community level. However, such projects require several permits and coordination between many different stakeholders, while red tape and the lack of a distribution system hinder their development, he added. Mashriq Energy recently won a ten...
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Households, smallholders and entrepreneurs in remote locations across Benin will be able to access reliable and cheap electricity for the first time under a new off-grid solar scheme agreed between leading solar energy company ENGIE Energy Access and the European Investment Bank, one of the world’s largest financiers of renewable energy. The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a EU...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced it was named as the top 50 Forbes China Most Innovative Companies 2022, reaffirming its continuous innovation and achievements. Forbes evaluates the nominee's innovation ability in terms of business model, enterprise R&D investment, core independent intellectual property right...
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The standard operating temperature of a PV module is higher than the ambient temperature. Under continuous exposure to extreme high temperatures, the temperature of a module at a solar power plant can reach 75°C or more, and the working temperature of its internal cells may be even higher. Existing base testing parameters commonly set the maximum temperature for a PV module at 85°C, however, ...
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The crypto industry has been growing exponentially over the past years which has aroused the curiosity of several companies on how it could be applied in different sectors and especially the solar one. Over the past few months, a pilot project led by SustainSolar and Earth Wind and Power has been conducted to improve energy efficiency by converting excess energy from SustainSolar’s off-grid sola...
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 InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has today announced a US$43 million anchor investment into Climate, Energy Access and Resilience (CLEAR), a climate-focused fund advised by Helios Investment Partners (Helios). The design of the CLEAR Fund was refined and realised by PIDG and InfraCo Africa through the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s ...
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ff-grid, pay-as-you-go, PAYGo, solar home systems, ENGIE Energy Access, has launched MySol Academy in Nigeria for capacity building. MySol Academy is a strategic learning initiative that improves the technical and behavioural capabilities of its staff by equipping them with vital skills to become future business leaders. The Managing Director of the company in Nigeria, Mr. Bankole Cardoso, s...
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British International Investment (BII) and FMO have announced a $116m joint commitment to African Infrastructure Investment Fund 4 (AIIF4), managed by African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM). Anchor investor BII, the UK’s development finance institution, has committed $76m, and FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, has committed $40m. Their investment aims to support A...
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July 2022
Aptech Africa recently commissioned a PV-hybrid system in Cameroon in a project funded by UNDP. This system includes 18.36 KWp of roof-mounted PV generation with 25.2 KWh of lithium ion battery storage. The system is hybrid and uses energy from both solar and the grid. The system has a remote monitoring system which provides information on energy generation via daily graphs, load capacity, curr...
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LONGi's Hi-MO 5 modules, based on 182mm cells, have now been delivered to clients in 94 countries, with total shipments exceeding 30GW and the company’s design philosophy validated by the product’s popularity with customers. Hi-MO 5 modules are not only ideal for utility-scale power plants, but are also widely applicable for the DG market. In depth analysis suggests that Hi-MO 5 is widely...
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JA Solar and TÜV Nord have reported the results of a one-year energy yield test carried out at the CPVT National Photovoltaic Experimental Base at Yinchuan. The aim of the test was to study and verify the power generation and operating temperature performance of different types of module. Between February 2021 and 2022, the two organisations tested the power generation capacity of a JA Solar n...
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Jinko Solar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company,” or “Jinko Solar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today the 15 th of July 2022, launched its new N- Type module, the Tiger Neo, and presented the Energy Storage Solutions at Eko Hotels & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria. Tiger Neo produces over 3% more power than its P-PERC coun...
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KLP and Norfund made the investment together, via KLP Norfund Investments. KLP is Norway’s largest pension company. Norfund manages the joint fund. CrossBoundary president CIO Pieter Joubert said the Norwegian investment was “aligned with our belief that the business sector across Africa should be able to benefit from cheaper, cleaner and more reliable power”. The company aims to have a p...
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Aptech recently commissioned an integrated hybrid system at the UNDP office in Somaliland. This system has a generation capacity of 25 KWp using 76 pcs of 340 Wp solar panels and the storage capacity of 62.4KWh using 13 pcs of 100 Ah Bolt power lithium ion batteries. The system uses a 20 KW SOFAR Inverter, which is a PV hybrid inverter with inbuilt charge controllers to supply power to the entire ...
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Nigeria's solar companies are seeing a surge in demand for mini-grids and equipment as businesses in Africa's biggest oil producer look for alternative power sources after the cost of diesel soared locally due to rising global oil prices. Supply constraints could, however, hamper their ability to capitalize on the trend, with some saying they have begun to turn away customers because they are una...
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Advanced PV products, local market and supply chains have been at the center of discussions in the PVModuleTech Conference in Napa, California. Trina Solar and many industry professionals discussed Vertex product technology and value through an in-depth analysis of the outstanding product value and bankability rating of Vertex 600W+ modules, agreeing that 600W+ modules have become the first choice...
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CFAO Kenya Limited a subsidiary of CFAO group (Corporation for Africa and Overseas) proceeds to invest in OFGEN Limited a leader of solar PV installation for commercial and industrial use in East Africa.  CFAO Kenya has worked with OFGEN Limited since 2018 to solarize CFAO Group-owned premises within Kenya and Uganda. CFAO group will continue to leverage on OFGEN’s expertise in commercial sola...
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Read the full article here The town of Toto in the central Nigerian state of Nasarawa, near the national capital of Abuja, is wired for electricity. Though poles and wires dot the landscape, people live without power. In what John Ufeoshi calls a “win-win-win” arrangement, microgrid developer PowerGen is building a mini-grid for Toto that will supply reliable power during the daytime, while ...
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• Cette centrale solaire est la première centrale électrique du pays mise en service dans le cadre d’un Partenariat Public-Privé de producteur indépendant d’électricité. • Ce projet, réalisé par GreenYellow, vise à renforcer la sécurité énergétique du pays, avec une solution énergétique renouvelable et durable. • Ce projet renforce l’implantation et la croissance de Gr...
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This PV power plant is the first power plant in the country to be commissioned under a Public-Private Partnership for independent electricity production.  This project, carried out by GreenYellow, aims to strengthen the country's energy security with a renewable and sustainable energy solution. This project strengthens GreenYellow's presence and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Led by t...
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  The 10GW High-Efficiency Solar Cells and 5GW High-Efficiency Modules Project in JA Solar Qujing Base was ceremoniously started. It is now the best moment for Qujing PV Industry to develop. JA Solar takes the lead in investing in Qujing City to build the solar module project, with the aim to proactively build a “green PV energy base” across the whole industry chain. JA Solar invests R...
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Concession agreements signed for four PV plants totaling 50 MW under the Millennium Challenge Account Benin II program These plants will be located in Bohicon (15 MW), Parakou (15 MW), Djougou (10 MW) and Natitingou (10 MW) GreenYellow is already present in Africa with more than 100 MWp of PV projects commissioned GreenYellow, a global leader in decentralized solar power generation an...
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Read full article here at Bboxx Bboxx, a Pan-African super platform providing access to essential products and services, and Orange, a major telecommunications operator, have partnered to launch a new connected community through an ABC model (Anchor Business Community). The mini-grid project helps to accelerate the provision of clean energy access for households across the Democratic Republic o...
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Read the full article here at Afrik21 The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) has signed financing agreements with several companies to electrify at least 580,000 households and small businesses. This new round of financing benefits three African countries. The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is strengthening its position on the African continent’s energy scene through a new init...
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Signature de conventions de concession pour quatre centrales solaires photovoltaïques totalisant 50 MW dans le cadre du programme Millenium Challenge Account Bénin II • Ces centrales seront localisées à Bohicon (15 MW), Parakou (15 MW), Djougou (10 MW) et Natitingou (10 MW) • GreenYellow est déjà présent en Afrique avec plus de 100 MWc de projets solaires mis en service GreenYellow...
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JinkoSolar has kicked off the construction of its latest n-type solar cell and module production plant in Jianshan, Haining city. On Tuesday the firm held a traditional ground-breaking ceremony at the factory location, in Jianshan Industry Park. On this site, JinkoSolar will produce 11GW of n-type cell with average efficiency of 25%, which could be the world’s first 10GW-scale factory to mass pr...
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June 2022
Achieving universal energy access is a mammoth task which requires continuous innovation by mini-grid companies regarding technology and business models. The largest challenge to be addressed by innovation is the demand risk. Electricity demand development over time depends substantially on factors like “level of entrepreneurship” and “access to capital from family and friends”, which can ...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, participated and exhibited at the just-ended Africa Energy Forum AEF2022 from 21-24 June, at Tour & Taxis, Brussels. Jinko’s team presented at the booth meeting potential customers and prospects to talk about the latest technology innovation and products. The 24th Africa Energy Forum 2022 was held ...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with CIMC Raffles, a leading offshore equipment Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) company, to mutually develop offshore solar projects based on JinkoSolar’s leading N-type technology. According to the agreement, the parti...
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Trina Solar, the world’s leading PhotoVoltaic (PV) and smart energy total solution provider, was awarded the LCA certificate for its 210mm Vertex modules by TÜV Rheinland, becoming the first solar company to receive LCA certification for 210mm modules. With the advantage of 210mm wafers, the Vertex modules achieve industry leading low carbon emissions. Since Trina Solar was founded 25 years ...
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The 3rd edition of the AFSIA Solar Awards 2022, once again organized in collaboration with the Africa Energy Forum, ended in a magnificent event live on June 23rd. The winners of the 13 categories were revealed and recognized during this occasion. Over the last few months, more than 130 entries from all over the continent were submitted in various categories. The Jury, which included some of Afri...
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Solarise Africa, a pan-African Energy-as-a-Service company, announces that they are joining the “Women For Green Jobs” program to increase gender equality across their operations. “At Solarise Africa, we value gender diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive environment for women in the workplace,” said Jan-Albert Valk, CEO and Co-Founder of Solarise Africa. “We are proud...
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Empower New Energy, the Norwegian solar investment company has partnered with Barry Callebaut - Ghana to expand solar production at their manufacturing site in Tema. The Barry Callebaut Group is the world's leading manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products with HQ in Zurich. Empower New Energy signed a contract with Barry Callebaut Group to install Solar PV panels on their factory site. The 6...
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Read the full article here at Business Day Grand Square has partnered with Daystar Power to install 1.3MW solar systems to power three of its retail stores across Nigeria. Grand Square has partnered with Daystar Power, a leading provider of solar power solutions to West Africa’s industrial manufacturers, to install 1.3MW solar systems to power three of its retail stores across Nigeria. ...
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Read the full article here at Afrik21 On the sidelines of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) currently taking place in Brussels, Engie Energy Access signed a €10 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB). This loan will allow the electrification of 643,000 people via solar home systems. This is one of the first outcomes of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) which opened on Tuesd...
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  Trina Solar has once again made it to the list of tier 1 PV module makers in the Bloomberg New Energy Finance market outlook for the second quarter, thanks to its outstanding reliability, 100% bankability and expanding production capacity. With the AAA rating, the highest category, in the PV Module Tech Bankability report published last week, Trina Solar has become the only module supplier a...
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Read the full article here at Afrik21 Engie Energy Access, the subsidiary of the French group Engie specialising in electrification via autonomous solar systems, is launching a participatory financing platform for sub-Saharan Africa. This project, implemented in partnership with the Energy Web organisation, aims to accelerate the deployment of off-grid solar energy. One of the obstacles to a...
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Trina Solar, the leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has been ranked ‘AAA’, the highest category, in the latest PV Module Tech Bankability report published by PV-Tech. Based on a proprietary analytical model to establish bankability scores and ratings, the report combines both the manufacturing and financial health of companies, the latest issue covering more than 50...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative PV module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has forged a 50MWh distribution strategic agreement of energy storage system with Palette Business Solutions Limited, a renewable energy firm committed to the distribution of high-quality cutting edge solar energy products and solutions in the world. The agreement states that Palette wi...
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His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, has presided over an official inauguration ceremony to mark the addition of 20MWac of additional clean energy to Malawi’s national grid. Following the inauguration of its 60MWac sister plant - Salima Solar - late last year, the Golomoti Solar plant in Dedza reached commercial operations in March 2022. Developed by...
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Read the full article here at My Joy Online. Solar and renewable energy solutions supplier, Jubaili Bros, and its partners have presented a 10KW (kilowatt) solar energy system to the Glorious Hand Foundation in Koforidua. This is to enable the Foundation to power its energy demands and to reduce the challenge of electricity bills. The Foundation, which currently uses about 1.5KW solar pow...
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African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s largest and most experienced infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers and a member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), has acquired – through its IDEAS Managed Fund (IDEAS) – majority stakes in three new solar power plants in South Africa.  The 30MW portfolio of facilities, which reached financial...
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function get_style () { return "none"; } function end_ () { document.getElementById('event').style.display = get_style(); } For this 3rd edition of the “Solar Awards”, AFSIA (The Africa Solar Industry Association) is pleased to announce the nominees in the 13 different categories. The high level and the number of applications show, once again, the vitality of the solar energy sector...
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May 2022
Read the full article here at PR Newswire JA Solar celebrates its 2022 new product launch event on May 18, with the release of its first n-type PV module DeepBlue 4.0 X. This innovative new product offering marks the company's first entry into the n-type PV product market. Based on the 182 wafer, which boasts the most mature supply chain and industry-wide recognition, the DeepBlue ...
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Read full article here at Aptech Africa Although 74 percent of healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa have some form of access to electricity, surveys show that only 28 percent of such facilities, on average, have a reliable energy supply (i.e., when power is available during all regular service hours). Energy access rates tend to be lower for healthcare facilities...
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Vertex 670W Modules Achieve Excellent Results in The PVEL Reliability Test Trina Solar has once again been placed as a “Top Performer” 2022 among global PV module manufacturers by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), a world-renowned third-party reliability testing laboratory, after months of rigorous testing. This is the eighth recognition in a row, making Trina Solar the solar company with the ...
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UL employees from the company’s Johannesburg office, along with leadership and staff from Watts of Love and the Acorn Foundation, distributed the UL-certified lights directly to residents of Olievenhoutbosch Extension 24, located in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa. The solar-powered lights are intended to help eliminate dependency on dangerous and costly kerosene as a light source, improving t...
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Based on the financial statements of leading module manufacturers, several authoritative organizations have ranked the global PV and smart energy total solutions provider Trina Solar second worldwide in its shipments of 8GW modules. This is consistent with findings by PV InfoLink, an authoritative PV analysis agency, and PV-Tech, a world-renowned PV media outlet, which ranked global module sh...
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Read the full article here at the New Times Bboxx Rwanda, a next-generation utility, has launched a new entry-level brand, “Flexx by Bboxx”, to provide affordable, reliable, and flexible clean energy solutions to those at the bottom of the energy ladder. The launch of “Flexx by Bboxx,” the latest addition to Bboxx’s wide range of products, took place on the sidelines of this y...
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InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed an agreement committing to provide US $15 million by way of convertible loan notes to Bboxx, a next generation utility ramping up the provision of clean, reliable, and affordable energy access to underserved communities in Africa. To date, Bboxx has successfully delivered clean energy solutions for over...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative PV module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Must Zimbabwe, one of the biggest distributors of hotovoltaic modules, inverters, batteries and energy storage system in Zimbabwe distribution market. According to the agreement, JinkoSolar will supply over 100MWh of its ESS produ...
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Read the full article here at Engie Energy Access Engie Energy Access launches its first mini-grid in Nigeria – connecting a local community to electricity for the first time. This 90kW mini-grid brings electricity to the people of Gbangba community in Niger State and empowers over 300 customers, including households and small businesses. Over 1,500 lives wi...
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“Oscar of Design” goes to Vertex S ultra-high performance rooftop module Trina Solar Co., Ltd. ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, today announced that its Vertex S series was selected out of nearly 10,000 entries from more than 60 countries for its advanced design concept and excellent user experience, winning the Red Dot Des...
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Read the full article here at Renewables Now Climate Investor One (CI1), the inaugural facility managed by the Climate Fund Managers (CFM), has entered into a deal with Empower New Energy to support the development of 100 MW of solar projects in Africa. The newly-signed development funding agreement will involve projects for commercial & industrial (C&I) customers across 10 Afri...
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Read the full article here at Afrik21 In Malawi, the Golomoti solar power plant is entering commercial operation. The 20 MW facility is located in the Dedza district and feeds its output into Malawi's national power grid. The Golomoti solar project is entering the commercial operation phase. This step comes after a successful test phase. The 28.5 MWp solar plant is coupled with a 5 MW/1...
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Africa’s off-grid solar industry will be watching keenly this month to see whether the reports British company Bboxx has acquired Accra-based peer PEG Africa prove to be accurate. Representatives of London-based Bboxx have ath this point not denied being in the process of acquiring the rival pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company, which operates in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Mali and which...
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IPP Office confirms special session at the 24th annual Africa Energy Forum in Brussels, as South Africa’s DMRE and IPP Office announces BW6 adding 2,600 MWs of new capacity to the energy mix As the world talks about the energy transition, South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), through its IPP Office has recently announced the REIPPPP BW6 Request for Proposal...
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Read the full article here at Business Ghana Starsight Energy (Starsight), a Nigeria-based, Africa-focused solar energy provider, announced the conclusion of a competitive local currency agreement with Chapel Hill Denham Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund (NIDF), for a 10-year, NGN8 billion refinancing of US$20 million of current debt with two development finance institutions (DFIs) invested...
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Ready the full article here at Engineering News Inspired Evolution, a leading specialised African investment advisory business dedicated to bespoke climate-driven investment themes: clean energy infrastructure; energy access; and energy and resource efficiency – and the value chains that support them, and Schneider Electric, the global le...
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Read the full article here at Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently commissioned a solar powered reverse osmosis water treatment plant in Caynabo, Somaliland. This project was funded by UNDP and used a reverse osmosis system supplied by Genius Water. The system has a nominal flow is 6m3/s. The flexotank capacity is 45m3/s which can fill at least 4 trucks daily, while four distribution ta...
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The first and largest manufacturer of syringes in the Middle East, the family-owned Arab Medical Equipment Company (AMECO), has signed agreement to receive 2.5 MW of solar power from the roof of its manufacturing plants in Ramadan City, Cairo. The contract is signed with the Norwegian renewable investment company – Empower New Energy and the Egyptian company - Gree Solar. This week marked t...
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Lusaka, Zambia: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) and the EU-funded Electrification Financing Initiative (EDFI ElectriFi) have together committed US$15.5m to enable Africa GreenCo (GreenCo) to scale its innovative offering as Zambia’s first renewable energy buyer and services provider. GreenCo...
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April 2022
Read the full article here at MyJoyOnline Daystar Power has installed a 1.6 MW solar plant for Ghandour Cosmetic, to power its operations with solar energy. It is the largest solar installation for a cosmetics company in Ghana. The rooftop installation consists of 2,964 x 535Wp panels, offsetting 20,150 MT in CO2 emissions, an equivalent of approximately 16,600 trees planted annually ov...
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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has achieved a major technical breakthrough for its 182 mm high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell. JinkoSolar has set a new world record again with the maximum solar conversion efficiency o...
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Trina Solar, the global leading provider for photovoltaic (PV) module and smart energy solutions, has reached a remarkable milestone, having shipped 100GW of modules in the 25 years since the company was founded in 1997.  With an environmental impact equivalent to planting 7.2 billion trees, collectively, the 100GW of PV modules can generate about 135 billion kWh of clean-energy power...
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AMEA Power, an Emirati company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to produce 390,000 tonnes of green ammonia per annum over two phases, powered by renewable energy, in Ain Sokhna, Egypt. The agreement was signed with the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), the Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), and the New ...
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Read the full article here at Afrik21 The French company GreenYellow, a subsidiary of the Casino Group, has announced the completion of the extension of the Ambatolampy solar power plant. This installation is the result of a partnership between this independent electricity producer (IPP) and the Malagasy group Axian. That’s it! The extension of the Ambatolampy solar power plant has be...
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The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) and the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development have officially announced that AMEA Power has been awarded two solar power plant projects of 36MW each, following an international tender. The solar projects were part of a large international tender launched by Masen and the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Dev...
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Read the full article here at the Engie Energy Access ENGIE Energy Access, a leading provider of solar homes systems and mini-grid solutions, has inaugurated its hybrid 90kW mini-grid to connect unelectrified households and small businesses in Nigeria. With this mini-grid, ENGIE Energy Access connects the people of Gbangba community in Niger State to an electric power supply for the fir...
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GreenYellow, a major energy player in France and internationally, specializing in energy efficiency solutions, energy services and solar photovoltaic production, is supporting Retailability and PPC in their energy transition with new energy efficiency and photovoltaic implementation projects. With these new contracts, GreenYellow continues its expansion in South Africa and positions itsel...
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As a faithful participant, GoodWe has taken part in the PV storage test by University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Berlin for consecutive 3 years! The results never let us down. According to this year's examination, GoodWe’s hybrid inverters and high-voltage batteries stole the spotlight once again. A total of 21 different storage systems in the 5 and 10 kilowatts power classes were exam...
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Read the full article here at the Easy Engineering INTERVIEW WITH STUDER INNOTEC As a swiss company, Studer Innotec is developing, manufacturing, and selling battery-based energy conversion equipment used for various applications (off-grid, self-consumption, onboard maritime and land systems, safety, and industry) since 1987. Their products reflect the Swiss culture of innovation, quali...
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When the solar industry discusses energy storage, talk often centers on the vital role played by utility-scale batteries in evening out intermittent solar panel generation, enabling photovoltaics to gain traction in national grids. But lithium-ion technology doesn’t have to be all about stationary, multi-megawatt-hour facilities. And the marriage of solar and storage in Africa is now prevalent ...
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Trina Solar, the leading global PV and smart energy total solutions provider, has announced that its 210×210mm i-TOPCon cell has achieved maximum efficiency of 25.5%, setting a world record for the 23rd time. The result was certified by the National Institute of Metrology of China, the preeminent metrology scientific research center and national legal metrology technical institution. A...
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March 2022
Read the full article here at the Afrik21 In Mauritius, GreenYellow Indian Ocean, the subsidiary of the French company GreenYellow, has signed an agreement with the Central Electricity Board (CEB). The agreement covers the construction of a 13.86 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Arsenal. A new solar photovoltaic plant will be built in Mauritius. This is the aim of an agreement signe...
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Read the full article here at the TheCable ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria, a leading provider of solar homes systems and mini-grid solutions in Nigeria has unveiled its plan to connect 2,700 unelectrified health centres in Nigerian communities to stable electricity supply using renewable energy over the next four years, starting in August of this year. This plan was revealed by the Managin...
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Read the full article here at Tech-Ish StarTimes Media has announced a partnership with Bboxx solar, a company that provides solar solutions. Through the partnership, off-grid customers across Kenya will be able to access digital television services. Bboxx solar provides pay-as-you go home solutions for over 500,000 Kenyans through payment plans. They will now bundle a packa...
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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced it has delivered 100GW of solar modules globally. JinkoSolar is the first company in history to achieve this milestone. Approximately one out of every ten solar modules installed in the world was produced by JinkoSolar. De...
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Read the full article here at the African Review Bboxx, a next generation utility, and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have expanded their partnership to provide clean and affordable energy to millions of Congolese people. The DRC Government, under the Honorable Minister of Energy and Hydraulic Resources (MEHR) and the National Electrification and Rural...
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Read the full article here at Morocco World News The Norwegian business will work with Morocco’s renewable energy company Jet Energy to install solar panels at four of Zalar Holding’s plants. It is the first time the Norwegian company has invested into a project in the North African country. The total investment in the four solar plants is estimated to reach $2 million (MA...
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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company,” or “JinkoSolar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, last night launched their new N-Type module, the Tiger Neo at the Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls.  The product launch was held at the ongoing  Renewable Energy Conference  hosted by the AMH in partnersh...
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Nextracker launches NX Horizon-XTR, a terrain-following, single-axis tracker designed to expand the addressable market of solar power on sites with sloped, uneven, and challenging terrain. Nextracker began deployment and empirical testing of NX Horizon-XTR at utility scale three years ago, working closely with customers that faced capital expense and construction challenges on project sit...
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Read the full article here at Independent ENGIE Energy Access, a provider of solar homes systems and mini-grid solutions in Nigeria has connected 50,000 households to solar power and in turn impacting 250,000 lives across the country since coming onboard. The company also said that it has extended its partnership with the Rural Electrification Agency of Nigeria (REA) via an addendum to ...
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VSB énergies nouvelles, développeur indépendant d’électricité à partir d’énergies renouvelables, annonce l’entrée au capital d’un nouvel actionnaire pour deux de ses sociétés de projet en Tunisie. Présent en Tunisie depuis 2014, VSB énergie nouvelles a été lauréat de deux Appels d’Offres en 2019, l’un pour une centrale solaire de 10MWc à Lessouda, l’autre pour un...
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African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) has signed an equity guarantee agreement with Empower New Energy (Empower) paving the way for long-term renewable energy investments for commercial and industrial businesses across Africa. The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has also provided partial support to the costs of the guarantee, with the inst...
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Read full the article here at Trade Arabia TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar, has completed three PV power plants for Radiant, Eldosol, and Kesses in Kenya to help promote the local economy and help the locals improve their living standards. These projects are located in the Uasin Gishu County, with a total installed capacity of 155 MW.  Unl...
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Kisumu, Kenya: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a Shareholders’ Agreement with Globology Ltd, committing US$3.8m through its dedicated investment arm, to support the expansion of the company’s Waterbus passenger transport operations on Lake Victoria. Waterbusis the first passenger-focused service to deliver scheduled ferry routes o...
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Read the full article here at Solar Quater Angolan cell phone company Unitel has signed a deal with Chinese tech giant Huawei for the deployment and integration of green power generation systems for its network. The initiative will help Unitel to reduce the use of diesel generators and optimize the sustainability of their services. The Luanda-based mobile company will work with Huawei t...
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ENGIE Energy Access (Africa) signs a partnership with the Ministry of Energy in Gabon to electrify offgrid households across the country through the sales and distribution of high-quality solar home system kits. More than 40,000 households are expected to benefit from this partnership over the next five years, resulting in over 200,000 lives impacted.  As stated by the Minister of ...
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Read the full article here at African Review Bboxx, a next-generation utility, has launched Flexx by Bboxx, a new brand offering entry-level clean energy products to millions of people at the bottom of the energy pyramid Flexx by Bboxx will bring new and reliable products to market that are affordable, accessible, and flexible, getting millions more people onto the energy ladder. As ...
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Much has been made of the employment potential of the energy transition – particularly in the labor-intensive world of solar – but a glance at the vacancies section of the AFSIA website hints at just how transformative photovoltaics could be for youth unemployment across Africa. function get_style () { return "none"; } function end_ () { document.getElementById('fund').style.display...
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Lire toutes les informations ici àGoShop Nous sommes à Mugunga, quartier périphérique de la ville de Goma où l’ONG AECOM venait d’aménager une base avec des bureaux administratifs ainsi que des salles de formations en langue et métiers pour la population locale. GoShop est heureux d’avoir mis en place un système 100% solaire pour l’alimentation de la base en énergie.Voic...
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‘Africa for Africa – Building Energy for the Just Transition’ Following two years of COVID restrictions we are excited that the Africa Energy Forum (aef) is back tofull capacity with the return of the massive exhibition, the four-day multi-streamed agenda focusing onthe private sectors investment needs and business development. In Brussels aef will welcome backover 2,500 industry lea...
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Read the full article here at SegenSolar SegenSolar has big plans for the year ahead. Since our establishment in October 2015, we have grown exponentially, expanding our footprint not only across South Africa but into the SADC markets, too. They recognise the importance of engaging with and promoting renewable energy in Southern Africa. Our current reliance on polluting fossil fuels ...
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LONGi and Empower the largest #solar company in #Sudan, have signed a distribution agreement in #Cairo on the 14th of February 2022. As partners, we are determined to further cement our leading position in Sudan’s distribution market and expand our global operations with Empower’s esteemed reputation as a trustworthy company. We have been committing great efforts into doing our best t...
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Read the full article here at Renewables Now The Tunisian government has given the green light to several solar projects with a combined output of 500 MW and a total investment of TND 1.2 billion (USD 407.9m/EUR 374.9m). The projects were awarded as part of the country's concession system in 2019 to Norwegian renewable power producer Scatec ASA (OSL:SCATC), a consortium of France's Engi...
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The Norwegian renewable investment company, Empower New Energy, with its EPC partner - Gree Solar - started construction of the first phase of a 4,5 MW solar rooftop plant for Smart Paper. This project is Empower´s 4 th solar investment in Egypt and its 6th in Africa. Smart Paper Industries is an Egyptian leading producer of packaging materials for the food industry in the region with a p...
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Read the full article here at Huawei Huawei Digital Power Technologies Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Huawei Digital Power) signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Meinergy Technology Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as Meinergy), the leading PV developer in West Africa. Under the agreement, Huawei Digital Power will provide a complete smart PV & energy storage system ...
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Read the full article here at Nigerian Tribune Bboxx Energy Access Nigeria, last week Friday, signed an Output-Based Fund (OBF) grant agreement with the Rural Electrification Agency Nigeria (REA Nigeria), under the Solar Home Systems (SHS) component of the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). By this signing, thousands of SHS units will be deployed by Bboxx Energy Access Nigeria tow...
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Read the full article here at pv-magazine LONGi signed a distribution agreement with Maryzad, one of the main players in the Egyptian distribution market. The signing ceremony was held at Cairo’s Marriott hotel with the attendance of more than 70 guests. Omar Barrak,Sales Director of North & West Africa along with Ahmad Alkhufash, Regional Sales Manager represented LONGi in the ...
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February 2022
Read the full article here at Afrik21 The government of Niger has announced the results of the pre-qualification process for the design, financing and construction of a 50 MWp solar photovoltaic plant. The facility will be built under the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) "Scaling Solar" program. The race is on for the development, financing and construction of the Gorou Banda sol...
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Read the full article here at Xinhuanet JinkoSolar on Wednesday launched its latest solar photovoltaic panel the Tiger Neo with a capacity of between 410 MW and 620 MW in the Kenyan market in order to boost the electrification rates in the country. Sammy Borothi, business development manager of JinkoSolar-Sub Saharan Africa, said in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, that the Tiger Neo is i...
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Read the full article here at pv-tech LONGi has expanded its Hi-MO 5 product line with a new solar module designed for residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftop applications. With a maximum power output of 415W and an efficiency of 21.25%, the Hi-MO 5m 54c module features PERC gallium-doped p-type half-cut cells. The product has 54 182mm half-cu...
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Read full original article from PV-Tech here Trina Solar has been recognised in a report by Reuters as a top 100 company in the pursuit of achieving a net-zero emission civilisation. The report was based on 10 different categories, including ‘solar and wind’, where Trina received recognition for its innovative solar modules and tracker technology, being the only company listed to in...
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Ready full original article from pv magazine here Dr. Zhang Yingbin, Trina Solar’s head of product strategy and marketing: The bankability index granted by BNEF can be shown to finance institutes when it comes to securing finance for solar projects. In general, it shows the creditability of the product and the company. There are several key points that need to be checked for the ban...
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The race for the highest wattage solar panel started in 2020 and came to an end with JinkoSolar’s Tiger Neo, carrying efficiency up to 22.3%, promising to have 15-20W more wattage than the conventional p-PERC panel of the same size. Unlike other panels whose higher power comes from enlarged sizes, Tiger Neo derives this result simply from increased efficiency. For instance, the power rating...
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Read full original article from Huawei Central here Huawei and Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) obtained the contract to build the largest solar data center in the Middle East and Africa. Also, the first phase of the data center is to be set into use in May this year. According to the Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily, a project team consistin...
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Read full newsletter from Engie Energy Access here Engie Energy Access  optimized our Solar Home System (SHS) portfolio and digital tools and launched their new MySol brand across 9 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. They also signed a major deal for 60 mini-grid sites in Zambia.  In 2022, Engie Energy Access  is aiming to be even more efficient. After already impacting mor...
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Aptech Africa recently completed a residential installation of three solar water heaters in Mbarara, in Western Uganda. Each of these systems were 160L and were used to provide hot water to around 20 people. Aptech Africa uses Soleil Power solar water heaters. These water heaters are unique because they have a flat plat collector: (type of collector we use to convert sunshine to heat). Thi...
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With the global race under way to turn solar and wind resources into the green hydrogen that will help fire the energy transition, Africa is no exception and plans have been laid for Egypt to have its first green hydrogen production facility by November. A project consortium led by Norwegian clean energy company Scatec is planning to install an electrolyzer provided by US fuel cell business Pl...
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The top leaders of the Africa Solar Rooftop Industry gained the prestigious recognition and honor at the ‘Africa Rooftop Solar Congress Awards 2022‘, on 3rd February at 4 pm (SAST). The virtual award ceremony was a platform that focused on celebrating the hard work, dedication, success and achievements of the incredible companies, teams and their leaders who have contributed highly to ...
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UNEP in collaboration with Frankfurt School, announces the recipients of the CCI Programme Call for Proposals. CCI will support three pilot projects in Kenya. We celebrate OFGEN, our members for bagging the opportunity of being recipients of the CCI Programme by the UNEP in conjunction with Frankfurt School. The programme will support OFGEN under type 2 grant funding (Financing vehicle/instrum...
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Dubai, UAE: February 03, 2022: Since the launch of Trina Solar’s 600W+ series, world-renown design institutes and international third-party organizations have evaluated and studied the BOS and LCOE advantages of Vertex modules. Most recently, Black & Veatch, a global independent services provider to solar projects, completed a CAPEX and LCOE assessment, comparing the new generation of u...
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Africa has by far the largest renewable energy resources of any continent but lack of investment is stifling Africa’s renewable energy potential. RenewAfrica.Biz, a leading media company on African renewable energy market intelligence, news and thought leadership has concluded a partnership agreement with the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) to co-organize the Afr...
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January 2022
Nairobi, Kenya: EkoRent Africa (EkoRent), a business supported by PIDG company InfraCo Africa and EEP Africa, has today signed a Solar Charging Project Collaboration Agreement with Strathmore Energy Research Centre through Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre, establishing aframework for setting up Kenya’s first Nopea SolarHub Electric Vehicle Charging Station. EkoRent operates NopeaR...
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On December 21st 2021, The Africa Go Green Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency S.A., SICAV RAIF (“AGG”) signed its second transaction, a USD 5.5 million medium-term senior secured loan with Bboxx Capital Limited (“Bboxx”), a holding company for several next generation utility companies expanding access to clean energy and clean cooking across Africa. Bboxx, a next generati...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 17th, 2022 - TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (SHA:688599), launches Vanguard 1P single-row tracker at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. Vanguard 1P series, fully compatible with ultra-high power modules ranging from 400W to 670W+, further enriches the tracker's application scenarios and u...
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UL Study: Trina Solar Vertex Modules Bring More Value to UAE Projects Offering Lower Initial Investment Cost and Lower CAPEX And LCOE Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 18 th January 2022: Trina Solar, a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, showcased its 2022 product line up and revealed its latest i-TOPCon module with power of 690W+ at the World Future Energy Summit...
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Finergreen is proud to support Eiffel Investment Group in replicating in Africa the successful bridge funding program it already implements in Europe through the fundraising of a US$200 million vehicle.  Considering that more than half of the population of Africa does not have access to electricity, the strategy aims to accelerate the continent’s electrification with the object...
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D’une puissance de 1,5 MWc, associée à 616 kWh de stockage, cette centrale produira jusqu’à 50 % des besoins en énergie de l’ASCENA. Cet évènement s’est déroulé en présence de M. Mohamedou Ould Ahemdou M’Haimid, Ministre de l’équipement et du transport, M. Mohamed Abdellahi Ould Siyam, Ministre de la santé et des affaires sociales, M. Ahmed Sékou KEITA, Secrétaire G...
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The Liberia Inland Storage Facility (LISF) project will build Liberia’s first commercial open-access, storage facility. The project will be situated within the Monrovia Industrial Park, located 10 kilometres from the Freeport of Monrovia, and will provide businesses with approximately 4,600m² of modern warehousing space. Incorporating state-of-the-art inventory management systems, loadi...
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Read full original article from BBC here "You get so excited when you have, like a 'bingo', or a lightbulb idea! Then you get to the nitty-gritty of actualising it." It's the spring of 2021 and engineer, Norah Magero, is talking about the refrigerator she designed after some local dairy farmers asked her to come up with something to help them keep their milk fresh on route to market. ...
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Aptech Africa Sierra Leone, a member of Renewable Energy Association SL, donated a Solar Water Heater system to the Freetown Secondary School for Girls Boarding Home.  The Freetown Secondary School for Girls also known as FSSG and is a secondary school that was established in 1926 in Freetown Sierra Leone. As part of its corporate social responsibility program, the Country Director...
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Trina Solar’s 210mm Vertex Modules Achieve Excellent Test Results in the PVEL Product Qualification Program Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 23rd - At the BloombergNEF Summit held in early December, PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), a world-renowned third-party reliability testing laboratory, shared excellent reliability and performance test results for Trina Solar’s 210mm Vertex modul...
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GoodWe has refreshed its brand in line with the evolution of the global new energy space, emphasizing on collaboration and digitalization. At the core of this new brand identity is GoodWe’s commitment to harnessing smart tech to drive the global energy transition and bring about a more sustainable future for all. GoodWe considers technological innovation a key brand pillar, and so both i...
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Serena Hotels has established itself as one of the world’s leading hospitality brands offering quality accommodation, unique holiday and conference solutions, cultural heritage and adventure tourism.  Problem Mara Serena being completely under off-grid, high cost of diesel fuel, high carbon emission and desire to be eco-friendly saw the management embrace the use of solar as an alte...
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Williamson Tea is a fifth-generation tea farming business committed to growing the highest quality sustainable teas to the benefit of Kenya, its communities, wildlife and environment. Problem Unstable grid and voltage fluctuations resulted in that the tea processing facility running on diesel generators for 6 hours every day. This is costly due to production stoppages and increased reli...
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December 2021
ENGIE PowerCorner, has signed the off-grid electrification license with the Benin Rural Electrification and Energy Management Agency (ABERME), to construct and operate a solar mini-grid in Dohouè, a village in south Benin. The Dohouè mini-grid will be the first built and operated by ENGIE in Benin. It will provide more than 1,500 residents with access to clean, affordable and 24/7 availa...
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When Dennis Stansbury, of Canadian gold miner B2Gold described his company’s solar-plus-storage system at the Fekola mine in Mali as a landmark project, he may not have realized just how prophetic his comment would prove to be. Quoted on the Energy Storage News website in April, senior VP Stansbury said: “This is a landmark project which we expect to pave the way for more sustainable power...
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Trina Solar Unveils Its Integrated 600W+ Modules Delivery Solution Globally Cutting Down CO2 Emission by up to 8% and Raising Transporting Efficiency by 10% Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 7th – The global photovoltaics and smart energy total solutions provider Trina Solar unveiled its 600W+ Vertex Module Integrated Delivery Solution globally, clearing the way for its applic...
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Read full original article from Thisday here ENGIE Energy Access, Nigeria’s leading clean and sustainable energy solutions provider, has announced that it has provided access to renewable energy to more than 40,000 homes and micro, small, and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) thereby impacting the lives of over 200,000 Nigerians who lacked access to power supply in the two years it has be...
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Paris, France: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is pleased to announce the participation of its sister PIDG company, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) alongside the African Development Bank (AfDB), and Proparco as senior lenders to the 34MW Djermaya Solar project in Chad (also including a 4MWh battery system). AfDB previously announced ...
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November 2021
Aptech Africa South Sudan recently commissioned a PV-Diesel hybrid system at the Upper Nile University of Malakal in a UNDP funded project. This hybrid system includes an 82.14 KWp PV roof mounted system and three diesel generators of 300,200 and 30KVA respectively. The system has three 25000TL SMA Tri-power inverters and one Elum-fuel saver controller. The system uses a remote monitoring pla...
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TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (SHA:688599), explains the implementation of innovative solutions to increase tracker system lifecycle reliability and reduce operating and maintenance costs in a webinar "Tracker Development Solutions that Increase Reliability and Reduce Operation and Maintenance Costs " sponsored by the company. The w...
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Aptech Africa’s team in the Central African Republic recently installed 31 sets of double armed street lights in Bossangoa and 16 sets in Mabiki for a project funded by UNDP. Each set installed by Aptech has 2 LED lamps of 60 watts each powered by 2 180W solar panels. The systems use 900 Wh lithium-ion batteries which work 12 hours at night and have the capacity of 5 days of autonomy to ...
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Marriott Grosvenor Hotel, London, UK: The 60MWac Salima Solar project being delivered by JCM Power and PIDG company InfraCo Africa in Malawi, has been recognised as ‘Utility-scale solar project of the year,’ by the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA). The 2021 AFSIA Awards Ceremony was held last night, in person and online, during the ongoing Africa Energy Forum. The AFSIA Awards...
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Read full original article from the New Times here Mobisol, Rwanda’s market leader in Pay-As-You-Go solar industry has changed its corporate name to ENGIE Energy Access Rwanda (EEA Rwanda). However, the products of this off-grid energy distributor will be branded Mysol, replacing the Mobisol brand of lighting, TV and business Solar Home System (SHS) products. In 2020, parent...
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Read full original article from KBC here ENGIE Energy Access Kenya has announced plans to increase access to affordable solar energy solutions to off-grid customers through the Pay-As-You-Go model. The firm which has changed corporate name from ENGIE Mobisol Kenya has said it will avail new solar home system brand, MySol to replace the Mobisol brand of lighting, TV and business SHS prod...
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Schneider Electric, leader de la transformation numérique de la gestion d’énergie et des automatismes, et GreenYellow, acteur international majeur de la production d’énergie solaire décentralisée et l’efficacité énergétique, ont annoncé aujourd’hui un partenariat visant à proposer des programmes d’efficacité énergétique clés en main et entièrement financés aux grande...
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Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and GreenYellow, major international player in decentralized solar power generation and energy efficiency, today announced a partnership to provide turnkey, fully financed energy efficiency programs to large international corporations. The signing of the agreement was officiated by Laurent Batail...
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Read full original article from ESI-Africa here The event was hosted in collaboration with Apex Solar, an official distributor of JinkoSolar based in Botswana. The event was attended by local customers, government representatives and media. The focus of the event was on energy storage systems solutions and solar PV panels, which were also on display during the launch event. “This w...
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Salima Solar plant, Salima District, Malawi: His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, has presided over an inauguration ceremony to mark the addition of 60MWac of additional clean energy to Malawi’s national grid. As Malawi’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic plant, Salima Solar is contributing to the country’s ambition to minimise its carb...
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Since the launch of the 600W+ series, world leading design institutes and well-known third-party organizations have evaluated and studied the LCOE advantage and value of Vertex modules. Recently, Fraunhofer ISE, the world leading solar institution, has completed the assessment of CAPEX and LCOE of new generation of ultra-high power modules 210mm (G12) from Trina Solar and 182mm (M10) series f...
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SAVA, OCTOBER 29 and 30, 2021: As part of the trip by a presidential delegation in the region, the Minister of Energy and Hydrocarbons, Andry Heriniaina Ramaroson, visited the construction sites of hybrid PV and thermal power plants, in Vohémar, Antalaha and Sambava. These plants are being developed, built and will soon be operated by Green Energy Solutions (GES), a subsidiary of the GREENYE...
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Kampala, Uganda: PIDG company InfraCo Africa, together with a consortium including DOB Equity and Mobility 54, has signed an agreement with Zembo, committing over €3 million to support the growth of the company’s electric motorcycle business in Kampala, Uganda. Zembo enables drivers to buy electric motorcycle taxis (“boda boda”) or to pay for them on a lease-to-own basis. The investme...
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The first 546 Verified Emissions Reductions (VERs) are listed in the Gold Standard Impact Registry, representing the CO2 emission reductions achieved by the first batch of solar lights distributed. The project in Zambia is set to distribute652,000 of Namene Solar’s award winning pico-solar lights to rural homes living off-grid. 11.11.21. London - The first carbon credits have been issued...
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Read full original article from the Vanguard here Daystar Power, the leading provider of solar power solutions to West Africa’s industrial manufacturers, announced that it has reached an agreement with SBC to install 10.5MW solar power systems for five of its factories across Nigeria. This will bring SBC’s total installed solar power capacity to 12MW, making it Nigeria’s largest indu...
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JinkoSolar has now officially launched its Next-generation N-type TOPCon module called Tiger Neo refreshing with much higher efficiency and all the features we were anticipating. During the launch event held in Shanghai, the company was currently updating the key performance metric of this new module. On top of the previously reported efficiency changes up to 22.3% and maximum 620watt output ...
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With AFSIA member Inspired Evolution having blazed a trail for the use of solar energy to power telecoms towers, French peer Camusat recently announced a €60 million project to ‘solarise’ its mobile phone masts. Asset management news website Africa Global Funds last month reported, the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI) cash pile set up by the African Development Bank to support small i...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 3rd - Trina Solar has published a white paper on Inverter Matching for Trina Solar’s Vertex Series PV Modules, including 410W, 510W, 550W, 600W and 670W series, the first intelligent inverters matching database in the global photovoltaic industry. The inverters covered in the paper are fully adaptive to all modules in the 210 Vertex series, focusing ...
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function get_style () { return "none"; } function end_ () { document.getElementById('more').style.display = get_style(); } Glasgow, United Kingdom: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and Helios Investment Partners (Helios) are working together to establish a pan-African investment vehicle: Climate, Energy Access and Resilience (CLEAR). CLEAR will...
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Africa has 40 % of the world’s solar potential but only 1 % of the world’s solar panels By Terje Osmundsen* Africa will be high on the agenda when political leaders and climate negotiators meet at COP26early November. No doubt, we will hear strong appeals to put more money on the table to finance clean energy in the south, as well as promises from the rich world to do so. This is im...
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Lis tout l'article originale d' Agence Ecofin ici Le secteur électrique nigérian souffre depuis plusieurs années du mauvais entretien des installations, d’un réseau de transport et distribution déficient et du manque d’investissements. Au Nigeria, le fournisseur de solutions énergétiques solaires BBOXX envisage d’élargir l’accès aux systèmes solaires domestiques (SHS) pr...
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October 2021
Read full original article from Bloomberg here A U.K. company aims to provide off-grid solar power to 20 million people in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, where less than half of the population have access to electricity. London-based Bboxx Ltd. plans to install its pay-as-you-go solar systems in millions of homes over 10 years, according to a statement emailed on We...
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Read full newsletter from Engie Energy Access here One year after the successful integration of our solar home system businesses Fenix International and Mobisol, and mini-grid developer ENGIE PowerCorner, we are delighted to begin sharing updates on how our business is moving forward.   Thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of our team, we can now commemorate ...
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AFSIA, the Africa Solar Industry Association is delighted to announce the nominees for the Africa Solar Industry Awards 2021, a special honor this year to recognize individuals and companies whose efforts have resulted in big achievements and promotion of the industry. There are 48 Nominees across 15 categories and spanning a record number of more than 20 countries. “If there was ever an oun...
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Shanghai, October 20, 2021 – JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company”, or “JinkoSolar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has been granted the carbon footprint verification for its Tiger (163”cell based) and Tiger Pro (182”cell based) series of modules from TUV Rheinland Group,("TUV Rheinland")...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 26th: Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”) has been awarded as bankable by all survey respondents in the 2021 PV Module and Inverter Bankability report issued by BloombergNEF. With this report, Trina Solar is now the only module manufacturer to be rated as bankable for 6 consecutive years by 100% of the in...
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Read full original article from pv magazine here Burundi-based renewable energy company Gigawatt Global Coöperatief U.A. has announced the completion of the country's first large-scale PV plant – a 7.5 MW installation under development since 2015 and for which construction works were announced in 2017. The project was financed by South Africa-based equity investor Inspired Evol...
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, le 20 octobre 2021 - Africa REN, pionnier des énergies renouvelables en Afrique, annonce avoir lancé la construction de la centrale solaire de Kodeni Solar, près de Bobo-Dioulasso, au Burkina Faso. Avec une capacité installée de 38MW, Kodeni Solar sera la plus grande centrale solaire du pays ainsi que le premier partenariat public-privé à atteindre son closing...
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The Standardization of 210mm-Size Modules is expected to be officially released in October by the China Photovoltaic Industry Association. This comes after the agreement between eight world-leading photovoltaic brands, including Trina Solar, Zhonghuan Semiconductor and Risen Energy, that took place last November 2020, to set about promoting the standardization of 210mm silicon wafer modules in the...
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Ready full original article from Afrik21 here Solar kit provider d.light is once again raising funds. This round led by Inspired Evolution has raised $15 million from several investors. As part of its expansion strategy, solar kit provider d.light is raising funds; it’s second since the beginning of the year. This time, the San Francisco-based company (in the United States of America) has ...
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Read full original article from ESI-Africa here JinkoSolar provides high efficient and reliable solar modules to the Lighting Africa programme launched by the World Bank Group for Nigeria. The modules will be deployed in multiple hybrid solar minigrid projects dispersed across Nigeria, to help increase access to affordable, clean and safer lighting for more than 30% of Nigeria’s population...
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SHANGRAO, October 13, 2021 -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has achieved a major technical breakthrough on its N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell. JinkoSolar has set a new world record for the fourth time in a year with the maximum solar convers...
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It’s said that the solar plant located at the golf course, utilized Antaisolar aluminum ground mounting system with concrete foundation, and it had been completed the installation and grid connected. In the early stages of the project, it can be seen that gasoline cans was adopted to shape the concrete, which help to construct a solid foundation. The aluminum mounting structure was delivered ...
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Empower New Energy is proud to announce the commencement of its third solar investment in Egypt. The 498 KWp solar rooftop plant is installed for Cairo Metals – a leading Egyptian aluminium manufacturer that supplies high quality products for construction and housing market across Africa and the Middle East. This new plant will generate more than 850 000 KWh of green electricity annually. Duri...
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New module marks the unstoppable trend of 600W+ Module efficiency to up to 21.6% 13 October, 2021, Dubai, UAE - Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, officially announced the availability of the 670W Vertex module in the Middle East and Africa. The series obtained the IEC certification from the TÜV Rheinland after passing complete reliabili...
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Read full original article from Afrik21 here Investment fund manager Eiffel Investment Group is providing a €3 million bridge loan to ManoCap Energy. The financing will provide solar power to commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in Ghana and Sierra Leone. ManoCap Energy is raising €3 million for its projects in Sierra Leone and Ghana. This is a bridge loan signed with Eiffel Inv...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates: After passing advanced serial load tests for non-uniform snow-load and 20,000 cycles of dynamic mechanical load, Trina Solar's 210mm Vertex 670W module has passed the extreme wind tunnel test. The result further confirms that ultra-high-power modules can maintain their outstanding performance even when subject to extreme weather. Trina Solar, with the third-party au...
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Huawei Global Digital Power Summit 2021 is set to open on October 16 in Dubai with more than 300+ individuals attending the physical event, including executives from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Group42, ACWA Power, du, Uptime Institute and Engie. Huawei to announce joint actions across the energy and ICT industry chain to unlock green energy potential for a low-carbon smart so...
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ManoCap Energy and Eiffel Investment Group announce a €3m bridge loan facility to fund solar projects in Ghana and Sierra Leone ▪ Eiffel Investment Group finances the growth of ManoCap Energy’s commercial and industrial (“C&I”) project portfolio. ▪ Helping businesses in Ghana and Sierra Leone access reliable power, save on energy costs, and reduce their environmental impact. ▪ Eif...
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MIGA guarantee will cover construction, operation, and maintenance of 30 MWp solar energy facility and mobilize private capital to underserved Sahel region. WASHINGTON DC, October 5, 2021 — With one of the lowest electrification rates in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region (20%, as compared with 48% for SSA overall) and a high level of unmet demand, Burkina Faso is striving to address its ene...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates: TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co Ltd (SHA:688599) has obtained the global safety validation, a UL 3703 Certificate, for its dual-row Agile 1P tracker series. The UL 3703 is regarded as a comprehensive and authoritative evaluation standard for solar trackers.  The certificate is issued by Underwriters Laboratories, an ...
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Read full ariginal article fron the Engineering News here JinkoSolar together with New Sahara Ventures empowered the Richaw Solar Farm in Zimbabwe,  by supplying 5MW AC High Efficiency Jinko Monocrystalline Panels with ultra-high performance. The project is estimated to be valued at US$4.5 Million. The community has benefitted from this  project as it has resulted in the creation of 40...
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Read full original article from pv magazine here JA Solar published data comparing its own modules, based on the 182mm wafer format, with others utilizing the larger 210mm size over a six month period in field testing. The data show that the smaller of the two formats reached an average daily energy yield almost 2% higher. According to JA Solar’s analysis, the higher currents produced by the ...
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September 2021
Read full original article from Developing Telecoms here The Government of Togo and Bboxx, a next generation utility, have announced what is described as the first-ever memorandum of understanding (MoU) to sell smartphones in Togo on a pay-as-you-go basis. The MoU will, the parties claim, improve digital inclusion and the delivery of digital public services through deployment of smartphones ...
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This funding will catalyze the operations of the fintech firm to add features to its platform and start onboarding users in Uganda. Fin-e Innovations, a fintech start-up based in Uganda, has closed pre-seed funding of $300,000 from an undisclosed party in the United States. The company intends to address the glaring financing gap among local energy SMEs in Africa through an innovative platform ...
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Read more via  Aptech Africa is working on a solar system to drive smart climate technology at Njala University. This project includes a 100 KW PV generating plant with a 50 KW inverter capacity and 145 KWh energy storage system in a containerized modular and expandable solution. This system directly benefits Njala University Hospital, the Njala Mokonde community, and Njala University students...
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Dakar, Senegal: Following a successful pilot project, InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a Shareholders’ Agreement and a Loan Agreement with Bonergie Irrigation SAS (Bonergie Irrigation) to continue supporting the scale up of the project. Under the new agreements, InfraCo Africa will hold a large minority shareholding in Bonergie Irrigation...
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JinkoSolar together with New Sahara Ventures empowered the Richaw Solar Farm in Zimbabwe,  by supplying 5MW AC High Efficiency Jinko Monocrystalline Panels with ultra-high performance. The project is estimated to be valued at US$4.5 Million. The community has benefitted from this  project as it has resulted in the creation of 40 rural construction jobs of which 18 are permanent. Since the ins...
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Read original full article from News Trust here Nick Hurd is senior adviser to Bboxx and former UK Minister for International Development and Climate Change & Dr Priti Parikh is associate professor at UCL and co-author of a recent report, “Off-Grid Energy and Economic Prosperity. Evidence on the relationship between off-grid electricity access and local economic well-being in sub-Saha...
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Read original  full article from the Engineering news here Six more solar photovoltaic (PV) projects situated in the Northern Cape and North West provinces have reached commercial operation, infrastructure equity investment management company African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) reported on Wednesday. These projects include the 50 MW De Wildt solar project, the 68 MW B...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, is the leading PV module supplier in Kenya for the third quarter of 2021. By July 2021, Jinko Solar accounted for 25% of the market share (supplying 12.872 MW) and to date has imported 200+ MW in Kenya. This places Jinko Solar at the top ahead of its competitors as the preferred PV Module brand in Kenya. ...
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Welcome to GoodWe South Africa! We are proud to announce the opening of GoodWe’s new office space in Johannesburg, South Africa. There’s no better illustration of GoodWe’s deep commitment to the Sub-Saharan African solar market than the opening of a new GoodWe space that will allow us to serve and support our customers in SA, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Madagascar, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Bo...
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Read full original article from Afrik21 here French energy giant Engie has signed a contract with Release by Scatec, the branch of Norwegian independent power producer (IPP) Scatec, which provides modular solar power generation solutions. The two partners will produce green hydrogen for the Mogalakwena platinum mine in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The first commercial operation of a...
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Proving its Supreme Performance with More Than 10 Years of Outdoor Installation. Dubai, UAE, Sep 7th, 2021 -- TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (SHA:688599), has released the "TrinaTracker Spherical Bearing: Unique three-dimensional long-lasting patented component white paper." The document proves the advantages of the spherical bearing’s ...
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Read original full article from Afrik21 here SparkMeter will digitise the management of green mini-grids in Benin. To carry out this project, the smart metering and grid analysis technology provider is receiving a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). Enabling remote management of green mini-grids. This is the aim of the project that SparkMeter will be implementing in West ...
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August 2021
Appoints Solinc East Africa Ltd as Authorized Distributor Dubai, UAE – August 31, 2021 – Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, is announcing the appointment of Solinc East Africa Ltd in Kenya as an official distributor to supply Trina Solar’s products and solutions in East Africa. The new appointment comes as part of Trina Solar’s commitme...
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Finergreen is pleased to have supported Lidera Green Power (a partnership between Filatex Group and Dera Energy) in the structuring and fundraising of a convertible bridge loan of $6m provided by REPP. Lidera Green Power plans to install a total capacity of 42 MW of solar PV to hybridize three HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil) plants in Madagascar. This fundraising enables Lidera Green Power to finance the ...
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Read full original article from BusinessDay here Daystar Power, a leading provider of hybrid solar power solutions to businesses in West Africa, today announced that it commissioned a 800kWp solar power system for UAC Foods. Installed for UAC’s dairy subsidiary, the solar solution was fully integrated into its existing power setup. UAC Foods, a division of the eponymous NSE-listed conglome...
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Read full original article from the-star.co.ke here   Huawei FusionSolar has introduced an integrated system for residential solar energy solutions during its launch on Friday. With a growing number of homeowners jumping on the solar bandwagon, the home energy storage system dubbed Luna 2000 is a device that stores electricity as chemical energy. The theme of the day at the Nai...
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The Bukamba Water Supply Project which was funded by the Japanese Embassy and constructed by Aptech Africa Ltd was commissioned at Bukamba Boma Ground on May 18th, 2021 by the District Water Officer. The project was completed with funding from the Japanese Embassy under the Assistance for Grass Roots Human Security Projects (GGP). Aptech Africa was contracted for the design, supply, i...
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In partnership with Solar Energy International (SEI), Nextracker initiates 3-year scholarship program to foster female participation in solar industry FREMONT, CALIF. USA, August, 2021 — Nextracker™, the market leader in yield-enhancing PV system technology and solar trackers, and Solar Energy International (SEI), the world’s leading renewable energy technical training provider, today ann...
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Recently, JinkoSolar announced that it has been selected as an “Eco-Leader” by Green Builder® Media for the third time. Green Builder® Media selects Eco-Leaders every year as a way to honor companies who have taken exemplary steps towards sustainability for their business practices. With this year’s theme focused on decarbonization, JinkoSolar was recognized for its extraordinary stride...
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Read full original article from Afrik21 here Swiss company Lindt & Sprüngli AG is financing the installation of 69,000 solar lighting kits in cocoa farmers' households in 50 districts in Ghana. The solar lamps are distributed by Namene Solar. Lindt & Sprüngli AG, the manufacturer of the famous Lindt chocolate brand, is involved in rural development in Ghana. As part of its agricult...
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Read full original article from the Standard here Electricity is one of the largest expenditures for most small firms. This is not only limited to those in energy-intensive ventures such as manufacturing. Fresh power tariffs show that small commercial consumers are charged Sh15.60 per unit. A unit means a kiloWatt hour (kWh). These charges are for the firms whose consumption doesn’t ...
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Read full original article from PV-magazine here LONGi has supplied the Chamalire School in Malawi with 20 solar panels capable of reaching a peak power of 7,200W. Zikomo Africa, an NGO association in existence since 2006, executed the project, as part of its mission to aid development in Africa, particularly Malawi, by providing communities with infrastructure and training. The school is lo...
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