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Seychelles island resort to run on 90% solar energy

With tourism being the number one economic driver of the island, followed by agriculture, Desroches is home to a branch of the Four Seasons resorts chain which consumes almost half of the electricity generated by the solar farm.

Commercial and industrial microgrid sector on upward trajectory

Declining costs have made the reliance on renewable energy more attractive which has seen the commercial and industrial (C&I) microgrid sector be the fastest growing worldwide.

Crowd-based global solar leasing platform secures $2.5m funding

Crowd-based global solar leasing platform, Sun Exchange, has secured $2.5 million in the form of a convertible note from ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited’s Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF).

Gridworks and New GX make $40m investment into solar company

Gridworks and New GX have announced a $40 million investment into the portfolio company Sustainable Power Solution Investments (SPS).
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Caterpillar introduces diesel generator sets the global market

The generators can be equipped with remote asset monitoring to provide data visualisation,and alerts that are globally accessible through an easy-to-use web interface.

Microgrid powers Somaliland’s port city using world-class tech

To improve the energy supply, solar PV power plants are being built in Somaliland to supplement existing generators but this development poses major challenges for the power grid, which is now being addressed through a smart microgrid.
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Ethiopia: Exploring opportunities for electrification in agriculture

A recent RMI report explores the electrifying of agriculture in Ethiopia to empower livelihoods through productive use of energy with clean power.

Somalia: Energy firm tackles solar power transition

A solar photovoltaic power plant, recently commissioned by BECO, a private electricity supplier, is now operational in Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu.

Niger awards French-Indian consortium to build hybrid power plant

Niger, a country with one of the lowest power access rates in Africa, is set to construct a 6MW solar-diesel hybrid power plant.
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Diesel generator sets to power Bangui in Central African Republic

A project undertaken by a Tunisian-based EPC is set to remedy the electricity problems in Bangui, the capital city of Central Africa Republic (CAR).