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JinkoSolar lighting Nigeria with its solar PV solution

JinkoSolar provides high efficient and reliable solar modules to the Lighting Africa programme launched by the World Bank Group for Nigeria.  The modules will be deployed in multiple hybrid solar minigrid projects dispersed across Nigeria,...

New partnership to support solar energy in the Sahel

GreenYellow has partnered with MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, to construct, operate and maintain a 30MWp solar energy facility and mobilise private capital to the underserved Sahel region.
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Financing to address climate change is growing year on year

Climate finance committed by multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose between 2019 and 2020 with 58% committed to low- and middle income economies, according to a 2020 joint report coordinated by the EBRD.
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IFC and Niger to boost access to clean power through new programme

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the government of Niger have announced that they will be developing up to 50MW of grid-connected solar power. The power generated will be equivalent to roughly 20% of the country’s installed capacity.
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Benin gets World Bank funds to scale up energy access for all

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved $200million in International Development Association (IDA) funding for Benin to improve access to electricity services for households, businesses and basic public services.

Financial position of the World Bank Group entities show strength

World Bank Group commitments to help countries improve living standards and achieve better development outcomes were $59.5 billion in fiscal year 2019.

Mini-grids offer utilities a win-win solution

The rise of mini grids is helping close the energy access gap as opposed to waiting for main grid extension, which often takes longer due to costs involved.
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Coalition to accelerate energy storage adoption in developing countries

The World Bank and 29 organisations will work together to help develop energy storage solutions designed for developing countries.
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Funds approved for West African off-grid project

The board of the World Bank Group approved a series of funding for the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project for selected countries in West Africa and the Sahel region.
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UK gov augment funding for African energy projects

The UK Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, has announced new funding to give more people and companies across Africa access to affordable, clean energy.