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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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Progress of wind projects in Tanzania

Tanzania’s Government is currently in the process of developing a framework to accomplish this through renewable energy feed in tariffs, offering guaranteed pricing for solar and wind generated power Emerging Market Power (EMP) recently shared a positive news on the progress of the development of two wind projects across Tanzania, with construction expected to commence …

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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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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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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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Kenya, France sign Sh3.6 billion deal for Northern Kenya power grid

Kenya and France today signed a deal of Ksh3.63 billion for power grids in Northern Kenya counties, boosting the Government’s efforts to provide affordable power to all Kenyans. President Uhuru Kenyatta and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault witnessed the signing of the Credit Facility Agreement at State House, Nairobi. The deal will provide funds for …

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KenGen secures Ksh6.9b from France for Meru Wind Park

Kenya’s renewable energy development has received a major boost after the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French Development Agency (AFD) underpinning funding of up to Ksh6.9 billion (60 million Euros) by the French Government for the development of the 80 MW Meru wind project. This is a …

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First Turbine Shipment for Lake Turkana Wind Power project arrives in Mombasa Port

The first shipment of Vestas turbines for the 310 megawatt (MW) Lake Turkana Wind Power project has arrived in the Port of Mombasa. The turbines are the first of 365 which will be transported by road approximately 1200 km to the wind farm site located in Sarima village in Loiyangalani Division in Marsabit County. The …

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Lake Turkana Wind Power Project Wins African Deal of the Year Award

The Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) team receives the African Renewables Deal of the Year 2014 at the IJGlobal Awards 2014 Europe & Africa, which were held at the stunning National History Museum, London. Over 500 people attended the dinner for an evening of celebration in London on Thursday 19 February 2015. The project has also …

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