Husk Power Systems Secures US$43mn in Series D Funding to Electrify Rural Communities in Africa

Husk Power Systems (Husk), a leading provider of renewable energy services to rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, has closed $43 million in Series D funding. The new investment will help Husk to expand its fleet of solar hybrid minigrids eight-fold, adding over 1,400 new minigrids with a projected 300,000 new connections over…

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Africa Energy Week 2023: A Fossil Fuel Jamboree Masquerading as an Energy Renaissance

Africa Energy Week (AEW) 2023, billed as the “biggest energy event in Africa,” was a four-day from October 16-20  gathering of oil and gas executives, policy-makers, government officials, and investors from around the world. However, the conference’s theme, “The African Energy Renaissance: Prioritising Energy Poverty, People, the Planet, Industrialisation and Free Markets,” was little more…

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Anglo American Platinum, BMW Group South Africa, and Sasol South Africa Limited Partner to Bring Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles to South Africa

Three leading South African companies have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of a green hydrogen mobility ecosystem in the country. Anglo American Platinum, BMW Group South Africa, and Sasol South Africa Limited will work together to bring hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and supporting hydrogen refueling technology to South Africa. Under…

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CrossBoundary Energy Access and ENGIE Energy Access Partner to Electrify 150,000 People in Nigeria with $60 Million Mini-Grid Project

CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA) and ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria (ENGIE) have announced a project finance agreement to build a $60 million portfolio of mini-grids that will connect over 150,000 people to electricity in Nigeria. The agreement is a significant development in the African mini-grid space, as it represents one of the largest private investments in…

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Orange and Koolboks Partner to Provide Solar Freezers in Africa

Orange, a leading telecommunications operator in Africa, has signed a strategic partnership with Koolboks, a startup that provides solar-powered refrigerators and freezers, to provide freezing and refrigeration solutions to 12 African countries. This partnership is a significant step in addressing the energy crisis in Africa, where 600 million people do not have access to electricity….

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