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EIB-ENGIE initiative to bring reliable and affordable energy to 1.4million Ugandans

Using solar home systems to financially empower rural Uganda

Millions of people in rural Uganda are set to access reliable and cheap electricity for the first time under a new off-grid solar scheme.
sudan

Ed’s note: Profiling Sudan: From oil giant to silent solar power...

Vulnerability to desertification and climate change has driven the need for Sudan to scale up solar photovoltaic projects in the coming years.
tender solar

Solar Power Africa Trade Show and Conference postponed to November 2021

In light of ongoing developments around COVID-19, Messe Frankfurt SA in consultation with industry has taken the decision to postpone the inaugural event.
Africa50

Africa50 joins investors to power the world’s largest solar park

The Africa50 investment in Egypt’s 1.5GW solar park in the Aswan desert is a prime example of an investment vehicle contributing to Africa’s growth.
solar for agriculture

Solar for agriculture: Empowering farmers in Sudan

Farming in Sudan often relies on diesel-powered water pumps but using solar for agriculture has increased land use and productivity by nearly 50%.

Dubai commissions world’s tallest solar power tower

The lifting and installation of the Molten Salt Receiver (MSR) on top of the world’s tallest solar power tower is complete.
Seychelles

Industry develops guide for floating solar power projects

The guide will be based on a list of technical requirements for developing safe, reliable and sustainable floating solar projects.
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Zimbabwe: Local solar power developer secures generation licence

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority has granted a generation licence to a local consortium, for the development of a 90MW solar power.

Somalia: Energy firm tackles solar power transition

A solar photovoltaic power plant, recently commissioned by BECO, a private electricity supplier, is now operational in Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu.
PREO

Power China awarded $548 million, 600MW ZESCO solar contract

Zambia's state-owned utility ZESCO has awarded renewable energy developer Power China a $548 million contract for three 200MW grid-connected solar farms.
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Zimbabwe opens tender for solar power plants

Zimbabwe is inviting bidders to tender for the installation of 500MW of solar power plants as the country aims to shift to renewable energy.
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JinkoSolar launches the world’s most powerful utility solar panel

A new series of utility solar panel from JinkoSolar, the Tiger Pro 580Wp, delivers adaptable range with a broad array of inverters and tracking systems.

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