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Africa’s commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses need energy, and if they cannot get it from their utilities, they are turning to the sun.
Many countries are expanding their small modular nuclear reactor portfolios to ensure energy supply and to meet decarbonisation goals, including China who account for a third of the proposed pipeline.
CrossBoundary’s project financing structure has enabled PowerGen to develop a portfolio of 28 distributed renewable energy systems and secure $9m in construction financing from Oikocredit, Triodos Investment Management, and EDFI ElectriFI.
The South African solar PV market installed 1,313MW during 2020, broken down into 813MW of utility-scale systems and 500MW of distributed generation.
This year the second Energy and Human Habitat Conference is themed Energy and Industry 4.0. Papers will be peer reviewed for inclusion in the proceedings. Deadline for submission: 28 June.
JinkoSolar launched its Tiger Pro 54p high-efficiency module based on the characteristics of the global residential solar PV rooftop market and customer preferences, in distributed generation.
Fuel retailer Puma Energy has launched 11 solar projects at its petrol service stations and a further three at terminals in Ghana.
UK charity Shell Foundation and US based International Development Finance Corporation are collaborating to bring affordable renewable energy to more than 5 million people in low-income areas of Africa and Asia by 2025.
SAPVIA welcomes comments made by Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter recently in support of an increased distributed generation license exemption cap and explains why this is important.
The integration of distributed resources to the electricity network opens an opportunity for utilities to move to digitisation.