Finance and Policy

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funding

Evaluating global corporate solar funding

Mercom Capital Group has released a new report on funding and merger and acquisition activity for the global solar sector in the first quarter of 2019.
IFC

IFC invests $288m in Brazil’s thermal power project

IFC is providing a $288 million 15-year loan to UTE GNA I Geração de Energia for the development of a LNG-to-power facility in Porto de Açu, Brazil.
Future Energy Central Africa

Green industrial parks critical for China, says report

The World Bank has issued a report aimed at helping the government to accelerate the greening of Chinese industrial parks.

World Bank elects new President

The Executive Directors of the World Bank have unanimously selected a new President of the World Bank Group for a five-year term.
storage

SA school goes solar through global funding platform

The Sun Exchange today announced that it will solar power several Western Cape Education Department schools, South Africa.
tech

S.Africa: Raw sewerage continues to flood major river

The South African Department of Water and Sanitation has set aside R341m for the resuscitation of all wastewater treatment infrastructures in the Vaal Triangle.

Kenya Power to upgrade prepaid system

Kenya Power will be shutting down the prepaid system from 23h00 today to facilitate the transfer of data to new hardware.
dysfunctional municipalities

Steps to overcome trade barriers into new markets

The South African Capital Equipment Export Council gives insights into trade barriers that local businesses will encounter through export opportunities.

Scholarships transforming the energy sector

A study undertaken by the Department of Energy’s IPP office shows that 25% of renewable energy funded-scholarships fall to the Globeleq Scholarship Fund.
Africa’s energy sector

Financial scheme launched in response to urbanisation in Africa

The AfDB launched the Urban and Municipal Development Fund to scale up interventions towards urbanisation and drive sustainable growth in African cities.

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