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.
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.
Business and markets
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association has welcomed Enertronica Santerno’s decision to expand its solar PV component manufacturing capacity in SA.
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.
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.
A job opportunity exists for a systems-driven Junior Project Developer to join a young, energetic renewable energy team in Cape Town.
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.
Utilities turn to digitisation not just to keep up with a world stepping onto the fourth industrial revolution, but because it makes business sense.
The African Development Bank has approved $120million in fundinng to construct the 50MW Malagarasi Hydropower project in western Tanzania.
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