Solar

Solar PV Poised to Boom in Africa Thanks to Declining Costs

Falling technology costs make solar PV one of the cheapest ways to meet power needs and increase energy access on the continent  The business case for solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa is stronger than ever thanks to rapidly declining technology costs, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Solar …

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USTDA Launches its Largest Single Investment in Kenya’s Energy Sector

Today, during the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency launched its largest single investment in Kenya’s power sector to date  at a ceremony witnessed by the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, the Honorable William Ruto, and Power Africa Coordinator Andrew Herscowitz, USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak. Zak announced support for …

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Third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference To convene in Nairobi in September 2016

Key stakeholders from the off-grid renewable energy sector – including policy makers, the private sector, financiers, and development institutions – will gather in Nairobi, Kenya from 30 September to 1 October 2016, 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 …

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Aquion Energy & SolarAfrica Deliver Sustainable Off-Grid Solar Power System at Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya

Aquion Energy manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion batteries and energy storage systems, and SolarAfrica, a leading African Solar Energy Services Company has announced a newly installed off-grid microgrid at the Loisaba Conservancy, which is a hub for wildlife research and a world-class ecotourism destination in Kenya, East Africa. The microgrid, which was funded, designed, installed, and integrated by …

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Distribution Plan Announced For 2 Million Solar Power Systems To Homes In Kenya

Onsite at COP21, the most important climate change event in the world’s history, SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar energy projects, and an Official Partner of COP21, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, is proud to jointly announce with Plan International a program in accordance with its agreement with the …

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SkyPower Signs Agreement to Build 200 MW of Solar Energy Projects in Djibouti

SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, has signed a landmark agreement with the Republic of Djibouti for the development of 200 MW of world-class solar projects to be built in four phases in Djibouti over the next four years. “Africa has become a global hub for the …

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SkyPower to invest Sh450 billion to develop solar power in Kenya

American energy company, SkyPower, has announced that it would double the $2.2 billion it agreed to invest in Kenya to develop solar power to a massive $4.4 billion (more than Ksh450 billion). The announcement was made today when President Uhuru Kenyatta attended a breakfast meeting hosted for him by the Business Council for International Understanding …

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SkyPower Signs $2.2 Billion Agreement to Develop, Build 1 GW of Solar Energy Projects in Kenya

SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, signed a landmark agreement with the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum for the development of 1 GW of world-class solar projects to be built in four phases in Kenya over the next five years. The monumental US $2.2 billion agreement …

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SkyPower to Donate Two Million Home Solar Kits in Kenya

SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar projects, recently signed a landmark US $2.2 billion agreement with the Government of Kenya during the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit to develop 1 GW of solar projects. As part of this historic moment for Kenya, SkyPower is pleased to announce it will be gifting …

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