ECOWAS Initiative Powers Bayero University with Solar Energy

In a significant step forward in renewable energy access in West Africa, Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria, has officially inaugurated a solar photovoltaic (PV) facility. This pioneering project marks a major milestone in the university’s commitment to sustainability and sets a model for future projects across the region. The solar power plant boasts a capacity of…

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Vivo reduces power consumption by 156MW through solar plant

Vivo Energy Kenya, a prominent energy company in East Africa, has taken a significant step towards a more sustainable future. The company has installed a large 156-megawatt (MW) solar power plant. This project significantly reduces the company’s reliance on the national power grid, transforming Kenya’s energy sector and demonstrating Vivo Energy’s commitment to environmental stewardship….

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GameChange Solar partners with CEEC-ZTPC to Power Up Egypt’s Largest Solar Farm

GameChange Solar, a global leader in solar racking solutions, has secured a deal to equip a massive 560 MW solar farm with its cutting-edge tracking technology. This partnership with Chinese engineering giant CEEC-ZTPC marks a major step towards harnessing the sun’s potential for cleaner and more efficient power generation in the region. Optimizing Egypt’s Sunshine:…

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Niger Commissions 30 MWp Solar Power Plant to Boost Electricity Supply

 Niger has commissioned a 30 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant, located approximately 10 kilometers from the capital city of Niamey. The plant, constructed under the auspices of the Nigerien Electricity Company (NIGELEC), is expected to enhance power availability in Niamey and the surrounding regions of Dosso and Tillabéri. With its 55,608 solar panels, each with…

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Malawi Embarks on Solar Power Expansion with 10MW Salima Project

Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (EGENCO) has commenced the construction of a 10Megawatt Solar Power Project in Salima, marking a significant step towards diversifying the country’s energy portfolio and enhancing power generation capacity. The project, anticipated to be completed within 18 months, represents the first phase of a scalable 20MW solar power plant that will…

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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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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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Nigeria’s Biggest Fully-Automated Solar Panel Factory Opens

All On, a Shell-funded impact investment company, and Auxano Solar Nigeria Limited have brought to operation Nigeria’s biggest fully-automated 100 Megawatts (MW) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) module assembly factory located in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos. The plant is expected to reduce Nigeria’s dependence on imported solar panels, thereby driving down foreign exchange costs and creating economies of…

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