Measuring Solar Irradiation a Challenge for Developers and Offtakers in Africa

Measuring Solar Irradiation a Challenge for Developers and Offtakers in Africa

Commercial and industrial solar investment firm CrossBoundary Energy’s (CBE) latest report sheds light on how solar energy generation is forecasted, the specific challenges in measuring solar irradiation in Africa, and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SIMA Launches Energy Access Relief Fund to Support Off-Grid Solar Companies

SIMA Launches Energy Access Relief Fund to Support Off-Grid Solar Companies

Social Investment Managers and Advisors (SIMA) has launched the Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF) with a first close of $68 million and a target closing of around $84 million by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tender Announced for a 390 MW Solar Project with 200 MWh Battery Storage in Togo

Tender Announced for a 390 MW Solar Project with 200 MWh Battery Storage in Togo

ARISE Integrated Industrial Platform (ARISE IIP), a pan-African developer and operator of industrial parks, has invited bids from developers for a large-scale solar project of 390 MWDC  capacity with a ...
BHEL Lands its First Overseas EPC Contract for 8 MW of Solar Projects in Mauritius

BHEL Lands its First Overseas EPC Contract for 8 MW of Solar Projects in Mauritius

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) announced its plans to set up an 8 MW solar project at Tamarind Falls, Henrietta (Phase-II), Mauritius. This would be its first overseas turnkey contract ...
/ / Solar
AfDB to Fund $530 Million for Renewables Transmission Projects in Angola

AfDB to Fund $530 Million for Renewables Transmission Projects in Angola

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed $530 million to finance a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line connecting the north and south transmission grids in Angola for distributing ...
/ / Grid, T&D
AfDB Approves $27 Million for the Development of a 200 MW Solar Project in Egypt

AfDB Approves $27 Million for the Development of a 200 MW Solar Project in Egypt

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of $27.2 million for the design, construction, and operation of a 200 MW solar project at Kom Ombo in Egypt. The ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Africa on Track to Make the Transition to Solar Power: Report

Africa on Track to Make the Transition to Solar Power: Report

The Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) has pointed out the growing popularity of solar in its 'Annual Solar Outlook Report,' which gives an overview of how African countries are faring ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
World Bank Floats EoI for Off-Grid Solar Energy Access Report

World Bank Floats EoI for Off-Grid Solar Energy Access Report

The World Bank has issued expression of interest (EoI) documents seeking consultants for an assignment to chart out an investment roadmap for sub-Saharan African countries to help them achieve universal ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
African Development Bank Pledges $50 Mn to Help Energy Access Companies Tackle COVID-19

African Development Bank Pledges $50 Million to Help Energy Access Companies Tackle COVID-19

The African Development Bank's (AfDB) board of directors (BoD) has approved a $20 million concessional investment from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to establish the COVID-19 off-grid recovery ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ UK Adds 14.3 MW of Solar Capacity in October

Daily News Wrap-Up: UK Adds 14.3 MW of Solar Capacity in October

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The United Kingdom added 14.3 MW of solar capacity in October 2020, according to the latest data ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
BHEL Floats Tender for the Supply of Modules for a 32 MW Solar Project in Africa

BHEL Floats Tender for the Supply of Modules for a 32 MW Solar Project in Africa

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for the manufacture and supply of about 32 MW of crystalline photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. The modules would be exported to ...
Tunisia Invites Bids for 70 MW of Solar Projects

Tunisia Invites Bids for 70 MW of Solar Projects

Tunisia's ministry of energy, mines, and renewable energy has issued its fourth tender to develop 70 MW solar projects in the African nation. The deadline for submitting bids is February ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider Greenlight Secures $90 Million in Funding

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider Greenlight Secures $90 Million in Funding

Greenlight Planet, a solar Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) off-grid solar solutions provider in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, secured $90 million in funding. The investment would fuel the expansion of the company’s ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Africa-Based REDAVIA Gets $1.73 Million Loan to Expand its Solar Power Leasing Model

Africa-Based REDAVIA Gets $1.73 Million Loan to Expand its Solar Power Leasing Model

African solar developer REDAVIA announced that it received €1.5 million ($1.73 million) as its first catalyst loan from Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa). REVADIA develops solar projects ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
_Engineering Services Tender Announced for a 32 MW Solar Project in Africa’s Chad

Engineering Services Tender Announced for a 32 MW Solar Project in Africa’s Chad

The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) has floated a request for proposal (RfP) for the selection of owner’s engineer contract for a 32 MW solar power project in the African ...
Building Energy and Inspired Evolution Launch JV for Renewables in Africa and the Middle East

Building Energy and Inspired Evolution Launch JV for Renewables in Africa and the Middle East

Building Energy, an Italian renewable company, in partnership with Inspired Evolution, has successfully closed the buy-out of its African and Middle East business and launched Red Rocket, an independent power producer ...
Nigeria Seeks EPC Contractors to Set Up 10 MW of Solar Projects

Nigeria Seeks EPC Contractors to Set Up 10 MW of Solar Projects

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has sought expressions of interest (EoI) from engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms to set up a 10 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power ...
Mozambique Seeks Consultants for Feasibility Study of 11 Solar Mini-Grid Projects

Mozambique Seeks Consultants for Feasibility Study of 11 Solar Mini-Grid Projects

The Fundo de Energia (FUNAE), a public institution to promote the conservation, rational and sustainable management of power resources in Mozambique, has issued a request for expression of interest (EoI) ...
AfDB-Managed SEFA Grants $760,000 to Set Up Renewable Projects in Africa

AfDB-Managed SEFA Grants $760,000 to Set Up Renewable Projects in Africa

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), which is managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a grant of $760,000 (₹57.61 million) to Empower New Energy As (EmNEW) ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
AfDB Approves $830,000 to Set Up Green Mini-Grids in the Republic of Guinea

AfDB Approves $830,000 to Set Up Green Mini-Grids in the Republic of Guinea

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it had approved a grant of $830,000 (~₹62.95 million) to the Guinean Agency for Rural Electrification (AGER) to help it set up green ...
AfDB Extends €12.46 Million for Expansion of Renewables in an African Island

AfDB Extends €12.46 Million for Expansion of Renewables in an African Island

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would donate €12.46 million (~₹1.05 billion) to finance the Energy Transition and Institutional Support Program (ETISP) in the Democratic Republic of São ...
AfDB and Others Pledge $160 Million for Improving Energy Access in Africa

AfDB and Others Pledge $160 Million for Improving Energy Access in Africa

To improve energy access in Africa by using small scale renewable projects and mini-grid projects, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Commission, KfW, the Clean Technology Fund, Norfund, and ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
AfDB and Nigeria Launch National Electrification Project to Boost Energy Access

AfDB and Nigeria Launch National Electrification Project to Boost Energy Access

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Nigeria announced the launch of their National Electrification Project (NEP), which aims to help improve access to energy by promoting private ...
/ / Grid, Other
Sweden’s Azelio Installs Round-the-Clock Energy Storage System in Morocco

Sweden’s Azelio Installs Round-the-Clock Energy Storage System in Morocco

Azelio, a Swedish renewable energy storage company, has completed installing a renewable energy storage system with round-the-clock clean power production at the Noor Quarzazate solar complex in Morocco. According to ...
/ / Energy Storage, Other
IFC to Help Burkina Faso Assess Economic Benefits of Solar Energy Storage Systems

IFC to Help Burkina Faso Assess Economic Benefits of Solar Energy Storage Systems

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the financial wing of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Energy to assess the economic benefits of private ...