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Baringo County Residents Embrace Baringo-Silali Geothermal Project

Residents of the Baringo County have embraced the Geothermal Development Corporation’s (GDC’s) Baringo-Silali Project and urged GDC to commence the drilling process. In a meeting, attended by the GDC Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe, senior GDC managers and representatives from three Trusts within the Baringo-Silali block namely – Loyamorok, Korosi and …

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Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More renewable energy capacity for less money

Today REN21 published its Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR), the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy. Additions in installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 gigawatts (GW) installed, increasing total global capacity by almost 9% over 2015, to nearly 2,017 GW. Solar PV accounted for around 47% of the …

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GE, Addis Ababa Institute of Technology Sign a MoU to enable Renewables Generation, Skills Development in Ethiopia

GE and Addis Ababa Institute of Technology have signed a MoU to enable Renewables Hydro/Wind Power Generation Skills Development in Ethiopia. The ultimate vision of the collaboration between GE and AAIT is to develop a Renewables – Center of Excellence at AAIT to serve as a practical learning hub for undergraduate students in the Ethiopia …

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President Uhuru Kenyatta Breaks Ground For Olkaria V Power Project

President Uhuru Kenyatta last week broke ground for the construction of the Olkaria V power project which will produce 158 MW of electricity. The President at the same time commissioned 14 wellhead units producing a total of 75 MW of electricity. The ‘wellhead unit’ is a unique technology developed by Kenyan engineers to harness geothermal power, …

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Overview on GE Energy Connections and its Strategy for Sub-Sahara Africa

General Electric has been a prominent player in the energy space for 120 years with which about  100 years has been in Africa as to where it has managed to be the biggest player in the energy connection space with over 70 percent of the continents energy flow going through its grid solution energy centers. …

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AFD, EU Set Up €24 million to develop Renewable Energy in Africa

AFD Group – in partnership with the European Union – have unveiled the “African Renewable Energy Scale-Up facility”, designed to boost private sector investment in on-grid and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa. In order to meet Africa’s constantly increasing energy requirements, support must be provided for mass development of the renewable energy technologies – …

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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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KenGen Awards Mitsubishi Corporation Contract to Construct Olkaria V Geothermal Plant

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), together with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS) and H Young & Co. (E.A.) Ltd. (HY), has been awarded a full turnkey contract by Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd. for the construction of a geothermal power plant (Olkaria V) in Kenya. The installment will be the fifth in the series of geothermal …

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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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