Botswana signs first two solar PV power purchase agreements

Sub-Saharan Africa focused independent power producer Sturdee Energy has signed two power purchase agreements with the Botswana Power Corporation for the country’s first two renewable energy IPP projects.
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Africa must create a continent skills development value chain

The World Economic Forum’s guestimate that up to 20 million young people will join the African workforce annually over the next two decades makes the need to grow science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills a priority if the continent is not to miss out on growth and employment opportunities offered by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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South African solar PV industry could get a new moment in...

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association has welcomed Enertronica Santerno’s decision to expand its solar PV component manufacturing capacity in SA.
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Côte d’Ivoire to get Africa’s first grid tied biomass power plant

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and Proparco will finance a biomass power plant with grid injection in Africa in Côte d’Ivoire in a first for the continent.
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Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future –...

The South Africa Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has launched a first of its kind report that details the impact of solar PV on South Africa’s employment statistics.
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Seeking: Junior Project Developer for solar sector based in Cape Town

A job opportunity exists for a systems-driven Junior Project Developer to join a young, energetic renewable energy team in Cape Town.
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Coca-Cola replenishing water supply in South Africa

The Coca-Cola Foundation’s Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) is set to replenish 15 billion litres of water over the next decade in South Africa.

Five ways we see Africa’s energy sector evolving

The recent Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa was the perfect opportunity to hone our digital skills to present a virtual conference and the get-together turned into a snapshot of where Africa’s energy sector is at.

Conlog: Utilities going digital means better customer engagement

Utilities turn to digitisation not just to keep up with a world stepping onto the fourth industrial revolution, but because it makes business sense.

AfDB approves $120m for hydropower project in Tanzania

The African Development Bank has approved $120million in fundinng to construct the 50MW Malagarasi Hydropower project in western Tanzania.

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