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United Kingdom to Support Solar Energy Industry in Uganda

DFID and the United Nations Capital Development Fund partner to enhance the Uganda solar energy industry The British High Commissioner to Uganda, HE Peter West has announced a new partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in Uganda. The partnership aims to support universal energy …

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Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

New IRENA report finds all renewable technologies to be competitive by 2020 New age of renewable energy driven by technology improvements, competitive procurement, and a growing cadre of highly experienced, global project developers     The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity …

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Cepsa Analyzes World Trends and Socio-Economic Models in its 2030 Energy Map

Cepsa Energy Outlook 2030 is a research piece that presents what the energy mix will look like in 2030. The document answers questions such as what countries and technologies will meet fuel demands, what the impact of energy efficiency measures will be, or how mobility will evolve compared with private car ownership. To carry out …

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Solarplaza and GOGLA Build the Leading Conference Brand for Solar Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Solarplaza and GOGLA have announced the second edition of Unlocking Solar Capital (USC) Africa. After hosting last year’s inaugural edition in Nairobi, Kenya, we’ll be organizing its follow-up in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The high-level 2-day conference centered around unlocking capital for new solar project development in Africa provides an original and exclusive international platform and …

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Solar Provider Mobisol Launches Kisumu Flagship Store

The Germany-based company aims to provide affordable high-quality solar to tens of thousands of beneficiaries in Kisumu County. Mobisol, the leading Germany-based provider of smart high-quality solar solutions, has launched its flagship store in Kisumu in a bid to tap into the rural market with off-grid solar systems. The flagship store which is strategically located at …

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Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global Advances 1,000 MW Program Solar Field Program in Burundi

Amid the lush and rolling hills of Mubuga, 100 km outside the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, 2,500 people came yesterday to celebrate the festive ground-breaking for a 7.5 MW solar field that will add 15% to the East African country’s generation capacity. In a colorful and drum-accented ceremony attended by government officials, international investors, religious …

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East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations

Made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels, the new 10 megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools and businesses in the area Honorable D’Ujanga Simon, Minister of State for Energy, together with representatives of Access Power, EREN RE and donors celebrated the inauguration …

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IRENA/ADFD Open Fifth Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects

USD 50 million available for scalable, replicable and transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have officially opened the fifth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately USD 50 million is part of …

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Scatec Solar, Norfund sign Power Purchase Agreement for Mozambique’s first large scale Solar Plant

Scatec Solar  and Norfund  have signed the Power Purchase Agreement securing  the sale of solar power over a 25 year period to the state owned utility Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM). The agreement was signed at a ceremony in Maputo yesterday in the presence of the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Børge Brende, the Mozambican …

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Third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow in Nairobi

Key stakeholders from the off-grid renewable energy sector – including policy makers, the private sector, financiers, and development institutions – gather at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi tomorrow to push forward the global off-grid agenda. The third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC), organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), aims to …

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