Regional News

New 250MW wind farm now in operation in Egypt

Lekela yesterday celebrated a landmark moment as it reached commercial operation of its West Bakr Wind farm in Egypt.


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Kenya electricity supply and demand in an upward swing – KenGen

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority has released a report stating that the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has exceeded expectations in the amount of electricity generated through its hydropower stations.

Strong upward trajectory for EV traction motors predicted by 2030

A recently published market intelligence report shows an upward trajectory in the global EV market because of a strong demand for EV traction motors. The global EV traction motors market is anticipated to reach $ 6.4 billion by the end of 2021. 

Aquatic fern can now be organic coal with the help of farmers in Cameroon

An aquatic fern, Salvinia molesta is being harvested and transformed by farmers in Cameroon into organic coal.  
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Long duration energy storage needs to be scaled up drastically

The Long Duration Energy Storage Council projects that such storage needs to be scaled up to 400x present day levels.
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Kenya: Affordable and energy efficient housing for all

The European Investment Bank has agreed to support a €180 million initiative to scale up affordable housing in Kenya.  
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Power market interest in n-type TOPCon, sign of the times

Tunnelling oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) solar cells are gaining significant commercial interest, due to their potential for high efficiency states JinkoSolar.