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Namibia hydropower: NamPower can’t export to South Africa

On Monday, Namibia’s state power utility NamPower confirmed it will not be supplying hydroelectric power to South Africa due to a lack of surplus energy...
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Tanzania secures $132m Chinese loan for wind power project

Last week, the Tanzanian energy ministry held talks with the Export-Import Bank of China (EximBank) to secure a project financing loan of $132million (ZAR2 billion)...
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Wind power: Siemens to invest $10.5bn in Egypt’s renewables sector

German engineering company Siemens announced plans last week to install 2GW of wind power capacity and construct a wind rotor blade manufacturing plant in northern Egypt. In addition to...
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Solar thermal power: Abengoa secures $660m for SA’s Xina Solar One

Spanish technology solutions company Abengoa announced on Friday that it had reached financial close of project financing for Xina Solar One, a solar thermal electricity...
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Solar PV: Enel breaks ground on 231MW plants across South Africa

On Tuesday, renewable development and management company Enel Green Power (EGP) announced that it had commenced construction of three solar photovoltaic plants in South Africa. The...
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Northern Cape to develop 244MW wind energy as part of REIPPPP

In South Africa, Chinese power producer China Longyuan Power Group has received funding for the development of two wind farms in the Northern Cape...
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Scottish power group to build hydroelectric plant for off-grid Malawi

Scottish-based energy company SgurrEnergy  has received funding from the Scottish Government to innovate and implement a hydroelectric scheme in southern Malawi to supply renewable power...

Kenya: Orange extends product offering to include solar lamps

Mobile service provider Orange Telkom Kenya has extended its product offering by signing a deal with solar lantern manufacturer Greenlight Planet to offer clean...

Solar Impulse II takes off on 5 month around-the-world journey

Swiss invention Solar Impulse II set off on its first around the world journey this morning, taking off from the Al Bateen Executive Airport...
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Mauritius to increase power generation by 50MW

The Central Electricity Board (CEB) of Mauritius is soon to release an Expression of Interest (EOI) highlighting the country’s need to integrate renewable energy...

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