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clean cooking
Nairobi, Kenya-based start-up Burn has just raised $12 million. The carbon finance will be used to distribute environmentally-friendly stoves in at least eight African countries over the next few months. With 950 million Africans still lacking…
Transmission
Communities in Gutu, Zaka and Bikita have received a major boost after Bikita Minerals Sinomine laid the US$30 million Tokwe-Bikita 132KV powerline that will add impetus to the Government's rural electrification drive as Zimbabwe continues on its…
solar
On Wednesday 3 April 2024, the Ivorian government inaugurated the first phase of the Boundiali solar power plant. The facility will help to diversify Ivory Coast's electricity mix. Announced in 2019, the Boundiali solar project is finally reaching…
battery
Morocco is in talks to attract more electric battery manufacturers as it seeks to adapt to its growing automotive sector. The minister said the next steps would be the car platform and the electro-motor. Moroccan industry and trade minister Ryad…
solar
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development financed Project B with EUR 3.9 million, which aims to construct and operate a 10MW solar PV plant. The project, categorised as Environmental Category B, signifies a strategic move towards a low-…
electricity access
Addis Ababa — A new World Bank program is set to strengthen and expand the electricity network, improve sector financial viability, and enable renewable energy generation through private sector participation in Ethiopia. Ethiopia has the third…
electrification
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a $20 million loan for electrification via community mini-grids powered by solar photovoltaic energy, as part of a Series D fund-raising operation launched by the American company Husk Power. With 90…
Wind
German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has announced that it has won a new order in South Africa. This new 336 MW contract will challenge Denmark's Vestas, which has established itself in this dynamic and competitive market in recent years. Nordex…
hydro dam
African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has called for a major political commitment to kick-start construction work on Democratic Republic of Congo's giant Inga 3 dam, which has the potential to meet the power needs of more than…