Kenya to Start Building Nuclear Power Plant in 2027, Aiming for Zero-Carbon Energy

Kenya plans to start building its first nuclear power plant in 2027, aiming to diversify its energy generation and reduce reliance on dirty thermal plants, according to The East African. The plant is expected to have a capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW) and be commissioned by 2034-2035. Acting CEO of the Nuclear Power and Energy…

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Sub-Saharan Africa to receive 2,500 solar mini-grids from Husk Power systems

Husk Power Systems has launched an initiative targeting the deployment of 2,500 solar mini-grids operating in off-grid and weak-grid communities in Sub-Saharan Africa within 5 years. The initiative, titled, “Africa Sunshot” is expected to be financed by mobilising $500 million in equity and debt, the company said on Tuesday at the inaugural Africa Climate Summit…

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Rwanda signs a Rwf90 Billion Nuclear Energy Deal with Dual Fluid Energy

Dual Fluid Energy-a Canadian-German nuclear technology firm announced on Tuesday, September 12, a new partnership with the Rwandan government to collaborate on the development of a nuclear reactor in the country. The deal signed in Kigali by the firm’s President and Chairman Armin Huke, and the Rwanda Atomic Energy Board (RAEB) Chief Executive Fidel Ndahayo…

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Nigeria’s WATT Renewable Corporation’s deploys 32MW Solar Power boost

Nigeria| WATT Renewable Corporation (WATT), is an independently owned provider of hybrid solar solutions to deploy over 32MW of solar PV and storage capacity in Nigeria. Under the contract, solar power and lithium-ion battery storage will be installed at 600 sites, following an Energy-as-a-Service model. These hybrid solar installations will enhance Airtel’s power supply reliability…

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South African Solar Energy Startup, Wetility Supported by MultiChoice, Secures $48 Million for Solar Energy Expansion

Wetility, a South African startup specializing in solar energy solutions for both residential and commercial sectors, has successfully secured funding of R903 million (approximately $48 million) through a combination of debt and equity. This solar energy innovator from South Africa, Wetility, has amassed R903 million (around $48 million) in a combined debt and equity funding round….

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Global eCooking Coalition by Kenya Power targeting 500,000 electric cooking user

Kenya Power targets increasing its users of electric cooking to over 500,000 from 90,000 currently in three years. This was disclosed by the company’s managing director (MD) and CEO, Joseph Siror, at the launch of the Global eCooking Coalition (GeCCo) during Africa Climate Week that took place in Nairobi as from 4-8th September. “Electricity has…

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