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Solar for agriculture: Empowering farmers in Sudan

Farming in Sudan often relies on diesel-powered water pumps but using solar for agriculture has increased land use and productivity by nearly 50%.

Egypt secures financing to continue its green growth ambition

The African Development Bank has approved a $253 million loan to finance Egypt’s Electricity and Green Growth Support Programme.

Egypt: New and Renewable Energy Authority firm on growth plan

Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority is actively engaged in implementing solar and wind projects with a combined capacity of 3,170MW.
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Algeria announces 4GW plan to grow solar capacity ten-fold by 2025

Algeria plans to grow its solar generation almost ten-fold to support increasing domestic demand while boosting its position as an energy exporter.
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MENA region remains committed to renewables despite market challenges

The MENA region aims to lower energy costs through renewables despite supply chain disruptions to the commercial model for privately financed power plants.
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Egypt: University of Zagazig install 90kWp solar PV project

Egypt’s Industrial Modernisation Centre has approved the construction of a 90kWp solar plant for the University of Zagazig.

MENA outlook shows positive growth

With energy demand in the MENA region set for annual growth of 6.4% through 2022, the sector faces the dual challenge of meeting demand while moving to low-carbon systems
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Desertec project to welcome Algeria to its renewable energy mission

The Desertec project aims to advance a multitude of solar, wind, hydro and biomass power plants around the Sahara, the world’s largest desert.

World Bank forecasts favourable economic outlook for South Sudan

According to the World Bank’s latest Economic Update for South Sudan, the growth is expected to be in the range of 7.9% during FY2019/20.

MIGA issues guarantees for projects at Benban Solar Park in Egypt

MIGA has issued guarantees to support the operation and maintenance of six additional solar power plants at the Benban Solar Park in Egypt.

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