Accelerating Renewable Energy Development

Accelerating renewable energy development is crucial for enhancing energy security, promoting environmental sustainability, and fostering economic growth.  Reports, such as the IEA’s analysis on renewables, emphasize transitioning to renewable sources to combat climate change.  Similarly, the Nature Conservancy’s vision highlights the need to achieve global energy targets through this transition. Cross-border energy trade is key…

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EWSETA’s Specialized Training Program in Renewable Energy and Water Management

The Energy & Water Sector Education Training Authority (EWSETA) is dedicated to preparing individuals for success in the fields of renewable energy and water management.  Their specialized training program aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in these critical areas. EWSETA stresses renewable energy and water management for a sustainable…

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Schneider Electric Kenya Appoints Ifeanyi Odoh as the new Country President 

With a strategic shift in Schneider Electric Kenya’s leadership, Ifeanyi Odoh brings his trailblazing experience to shape the company’s future endeavors. Throughout his tenure as Vice President, Ifeanyi Odoh spearheaded incubating sustainability and new energy concepts in SouthEast Asia.  His track record reflects a consistent ability to innovate. Odoh’s leadership is characterized by a strong…

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Cape Town's solar payout

How Cape Town’s solar payout fosters energy independence

Cape Town’s innovative solar payout initiative compensates residents for surplus solar energy, aiming to decentralize electricity generation and improve the energy grid’s resilience. This program is part of a broader strategy to address severe blackouts in South Africa, enhancing energy independence.  By incentivizing solar energy production, the city plans to add up to 1 gigawatt…

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EAIF Commits $30 Million for AXIAN Energy's Renewable Vision

Transforming Africa: AXIAN Energy’s Utility-Scale Solar Initiatives

AXIAN Energy underwent a strategic transition in 2017, aligning its trajectory with the global shift towards renewable energy. This forward-thinking approach positions AXIAN Energy at the forefront of Africa’s renewable energy revolution. EAIF’s Strategic Support The $30 million loan facility from EAIF is not just a financial injection; it is a catalyst for AXIAN Energy’s…

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Dar and Sun Africa Partner on Energy Transition and Sustainable Development in Africa

Global design and engineering firm Dar Al-Handasah and renewable energy specialist Sun Africa have solidified their partnership with a new memorandum of understanding (MoU). This agreement strengthens their commitment to collaborating on energy transition and sustainable development initiatives across Africa, with a focus on projects in Angola and Nigeria. The initial collaboration will see Dar…

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Bamburi Cement Makes Strides Towards Decarbonization with two Solar Power Plants construction

Bamburi Cement Plc has taken a significant step towards decarbonization by embarking on the construction of two solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. These plants, with capacities of 14.5MW and 5MW, will be located in Bamburi’s Mombasa and Athi River locations, respectively, and are expected to contribute up to 30% of the company’s total power supply….

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Solar Power Emerges as a Popular Choice for Holiday Homes in South Africa as Homeowners Embrace Sustainable Solutions

Solar Power Emerges as a Popular Choice for Holiday Homes in South Africa as Homeowners Embrace Sustainable Solutions As South Africa’s rooftop solar capacity skyrocketed by 349% from March 2022 to June 2023, the country’s solar wave is now reaching popular holiday destinations, driven by a growing demand for incorporating sustainable energy solutions into holiday…

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M-KOPA Expands to South Africa, Bringing Pay-as-You-Go Solar Power to Soweto

M-KOPA Expands to South Africa, Bringing Pay-as-You-Go Solar Power to Soweto M-KOPA has commenced its pilot operations in Soweto, South Africa, five months after securing over $250 million in debt and equity to fund its expansion across Africa. The company, renowned for its pioneering pay-as-you-go model for solar panels and smartphones in East Africa, is…

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SunCulture Secures Funding to Promote Solar Irrigation in Africa SunCulture, a Nairobi-based supplier of solar-powered irrigation systems, has secured new funding from Nithio Financial Intermediary (FI), an investment vehicle specializing in financing renewable energies based on artificial intelligence. The funding will enable SunCulture to increase its production and reach more small-scale farmers in Africa who…

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