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Scaling up energy access in Nigeria through minigrids

Rural clean energy services company Husk Power systems has launched its first six solar hybrid minigrids in Nigeria, in Nasarawa State.

AfDB approves $57,67M loan to Eskom for renewable energy generation

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, South Africa’s public electricity utility—and Africa’s largest —  will receive a loan to the tune of $57.67 million to harness battery storage technology that will increase electricity generation from reliable and efficient renewable energy sources. 

Creating a global energy alliance for people and planet

A Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) will be launched today at COP26 to accelerate investment in green energy transitions and renewable power solutions worldwide.

Engineering market entrant eyes Africa’s energy, water, telecoms

All infrastructure is ultimately related, as water, energy and telecommunications are essential for growth, says Dr Frank Igboamalu, CEO of the newly established OEG.

Ghana, first in line to drive solar adoption in Africa

Ghana, a medium-sized country, has attracted pan-African institutions and multinational corporations alike and is poised to drive the clean energy revolution.

Workshop recording: Identifying financing options for biogas projects in South Africa

The Digital Global Biogas Cooperation (DiBiCoo) hosts its second stakeholder workshop in South Africa, in partnership with Greencape, on 20 October.

What do Africa’s energy systems want and need out of COP26?

As the world readies itself for COP26 in November, countries in Africa are walking a fine line between confronting market challenges and regulatory issues while acknowledging climate change is influencing our energy sectors.

New platform to increase access to carbon markets currently in development

FSD Africa is investing in a digital solution that will increase access to carbon markets by connecting carbon credits from small-scale green projects across the global south to international buyers.

Desert to Power initiative a step closer to lighting up the Sahel

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved an investment of $150 million in to the African Development Bank Desert to Power G5 Financing Facility. The initiative is expected to lead to substantial CO2 emission reductions.

Lesotho Highlands Water Project to receive $86.72m injection from AfDB

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project is to receive an $86.72 million loan from the African Development Bank. The loan will boost water security and socio-economic development in South Africa and Lesotho

Funding opportunity for renewable energy companies in sub-Saharan Africa

The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) is requesting proposals (RFP) from innovative companies and entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa’s renewable energy sector for a funding opportunity. Deadline 29 October 2021.

Germany to invest $134.5m to SEFA to drive Africa’s RE transition

To affirm commitment in Africa's renewable energy potential, the German government has given a cash injection to the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa,.