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Talks over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam still ongoing

Ongoing negotiations between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia aimed at reaching an agreement on filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam are failing.
Sidi Mansour

Tunisia’s Sidi Mansour wind farm to deliver proof of concept

An agreement has recently been signed between Climate Fund Managers and UPC Renewables for the financing of the 30MW Sidi Mansour wind project in Tunisia.
Africa50

Africa50 joins investors to power the world’s largest solar park

The Africa50 investment in Egypt’s 1.5GW solar park in the Aswan desert is a prime example of an investment vehicle contributing to Africa’s growth.
solar for agriculture

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%.
Sustainability

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.
microgrids

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.
Algeria solar

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.
renewable power capacity

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.
solar energy equipment

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

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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