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GWEC: Africa is only using 0.01% of its wind potential

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Africa and the Middle East region installed 821MW of new wind power capacity in 2020, pushing total capacity in the region over 7GW.

200MW PV solar power plant to be constructed in Upper Egypt

The AfDB has approved financing of $27.2 million for the development of a photovoltaic plant at Kom Ombo on the river Nile. The project's total cost is estimated at $156.4 million.
solar glass

3-Year supply of glass secured for production of 59GW of solar...

JinkoSolar announced the signing of a solar glass procurement contract with Flat Glass Group, securing approximately 338 million square metres of rolled glass.

Djibouti pursues its ambitious growth projects in 2021

According to the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects report, Djibouti is expected to experience the strongest GDP growth in Africa this year with a projected rate of 7.1%.
IIoT smart cities

Renewables, energy storage and the future of smart cities

"Without sustainability, the smart cities we envision are likely to remain closer to fiction than reality," Seydou Kane, managing director for Eaton Africa.

JinkoSolar wins PV Magazine Award 2020 for its Tiger monofacial module

Innovation is the key to continued success and reinforces our strong positioning in the global PV industry, states JinkoSolar's CEO, Kangping Chen.
Natural gas supply

Natural gas is ideal to provide uninterrupted energy supply

"We understand our duty to the world and are committed to strengthen global energy security as reliable suppliers of this important energy source,” says Yury Sentyurin, the Secretary General of GECF.
Regenerative tourism

Regenerative tourism project targets 100% renewables status

An ambitious regenerative tourism project has awarded a contract to a consortium to design, build, operate and transfer The Red Sea Project’s utilities infrastructure.
Digital Energy Festival hydrogen

After renewables, hydrogen is the next logical step for Africa

Africa’s readiness to embrace green hydrogen was a key topic discussed in a recent Digital Energy Festival webinar.
10 principles to ensure a successful long-term energy transition

10 principles to ensure a successful long-term energy transition

Siemens Energy has published ten principles to ensure a successful long-term energy transition and enable countries to thrive in the lower-carbon world.
CSP plant Bokpoort

CSP plant breaks African record for around the clock operation

South Africa’s Bokpoort CSP plant has become the first renewable energy facility on the continent to complete a full week of continuous round the clock operation.

Solar dominates power industry contracts in MEA

Middle East and Africa power industry contracts dropped 3% in quarter three of 2020, with solar being the top tech area for investment in the energy sector.

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