A statement on the group's website said the 2-megawatt plant, valued at US$3,057,780, would generate electricity and water for the air-conditioning systems in all MTN headquarters building through a second re-absorption chiller cycle using the waste heat.
16 - 18 August 2010
Pre-conference Workshop: Project development
Monday 16 August 2010
Developing small hydropower projects
Workshop facilitator: Leonard Kassana, International Hydropower Consultant, Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
09h00 - 12h00
World Bank Country
Director for Djibouti]5 August 2010 - The World Bank has recently awarded a grant of $6 million for smart metering and other initiatives in the Republic of Djibouti’s ongoing Power Access and Diversification Project.
The project, which is being undertaken by Electricitè de Djibouti (EDD), is aimed at expanding access to electricity in underserved populations, increasing the reliability of the electricity services, and improving the efficiency of EDD.
The president and CEO of Siemens, Peter Loscher, said on Friday that the investment would focus mainly on expanding its business and sales structures in Africa, where the group was eyeing business in health, renewable energy and infrastructure development.
[img:Plane%20sun_0.JPG| ]13 July 2010 - Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg flew his plane, Solar Impulse, on a 26-hour trip around Switzerland, powered only by solar energy. It was the longest and highest flight in the history of solar aviation. Though the light carbon-fibre vehicle is far from becoming a commercial vehicle, the flight highlighted the extent to which the world could use solar power. In sunny South Africa, solar power is a clean, alternative energy source.
[img:ECG.thumbnail.jpg| ]29 June 2010 - The World Bank has approved an additional amount of US$70 million for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) under the Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP), to enable the company to scale up its distribution system improvement and loss reduction activities.
In particular the new activities will be focused in the Ashanti region, with a special focus on Kumasi and its vicinity, and will include the installation of prepaid meters as well as upgrades to the distribution system.
[img:china.thumbnail.jpeg| ]25 June 2010 - China did not qualify for the World Cup, but the country is still making an appearance in South Africa. An ambitious Chinese solar company, the country's first World Cup sponsor, has placed advertising in all the stadiums in a bid to give its brand a worldwide boost.
Yingli Green Energy Co.'s sponsorship deal allows it to show its logo of Yingli Solar, in Chinese and English, on electronic perimeter-boards at all 64 games of the World Cup. The Yingli slogan appears for 30 seconds at a time, totaling 8 minutes in each game. Yingli also has right to showcase its solar products near the stadiums.
[img:Clinton_0.jpg|Mr. Clinton in Africa]23 June 2010 - What would the wealthy nations of the West (and their rising rivals in the East) do if they actually wanted to prevent catastrophic warming? Here in Africa, the obvious answer is that they would find the ways and means to discourage deforestation-the ruinous practice of clear-cutting for timber, charcoal and arable land that accounts for at least 20 percent of the atmospheric carbon burden. Save the trees, and you might just save the planet.
[img:Money1.thumbnail.JPG| ]22 June 2010 - A plan to recruit consultants to promote public and private financing of major regional hydropower projects in Africa has been rolled out by the The African Union Commission (AUC) - focusing on the proposed 4,300-MW Inga 3 project and the proposed Grand Inga complex with a target capacity of 40,000 MW.
The European Union is backing projects to turn the plentiful sunlight in the Sahara desert into electricity for power-hungry Europe, a scheme it hopes will help meet its target of deriving 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources in 2020.