With tourism being the number one economic driver of the island, followed by agriculture, Desroches is home to a branch of the Four Seasons resorts chain which consumes almost half of the electricity generated by the solar farm.
DHL Global Forwarding and TotalEnergies have signed a contract that will see the two giants join forces on a solar energy project. Over 14,000MWh of electricity will be produced per year on eight sites.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved an investment of $150 million in to the African Development Bank Desert to Power G5 Financing Facility. The initiative is expected to lead to substantial CO2 emission reductions.
An independent power producer based in Southern Africa is looking for a project engineer that will monitor the effective and efficient running of energy facilities and ensure compliance to contractual agreements, regulations, legislation as well as company policies and procedures.
Zimbabwe has been plagued with recent electricity troubles and in a bid to increase supply the country is in negotiations with Zambia and Mozambique. If agreed upon, the country will import an additional 280MW from the two countries.
The Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa has announced 13 innovative low-carbon projects that it will support to access finance from investors following a call for proposals that attracted 120 applications.