Africa Renewables: World Bank Provides Solar Funding to 19 West African Nations

The World Bank will provide 19 West African countries $200 million in funding as part of the Off-Grid Electrification Project (Ropeg). Implemented by Cedeao’s Ecreae Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, the initiative will enable the deployment of solar photovoltaic systems for households, utilities and production infrastructure. Advertisements

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Mozambique Energy: Mocuba solar plant to feed national electricity grid

Mocuba’s electrical substation in Mozambique will be renewed to allow interconnection to the country’s first large-scale solar power plant currently under construction, said Siemens Moçambique, the company awarded the contract.

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Africa Renewables: Desert Sun to Power Upper Egypt With $2.8 Billion Solar Park

  (Bloomberg) — Egypt on Tuesday inaugurated the first solar power plant at a remote desert complex where the government plans to generate as much as 1.8 gigawatts from the sun, cutting the most populous Arab nation’s reliance on dirty and expensive fossil fuels.

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Mozambique Renewables: Govt to expand solar energy natiowide

The Mozambican government and national and international entities yesterday signed an agreement to promote the use of solar energy, with a greater focus on rural areas, according to a statement from the Mozambican Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy.

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Africa Renewables: Funding available for Burkina Faso solar project

The Banque Internationale pour le Commerce, l’Industrie et l’Artisanat du Burkina (BICIAB), a BNP Paribas Group subsidiary, will provide $16.5-million in financing to Eren Renewable Energy for a 15 MW solar power plant that is under construction in Burkina Faso.

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Mozambique Renewables: Zambezia province to have country’s first solar power plant

  The financing of the construction of Mozambique’s first solar power plant to be built in the Mocuba district of Zambézia province will be completed this month, the president of state power company EdM said on Monday in Maputo.

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Mozambique: FUNAE presents renewable energy projects

The Mozambique Energy Fund (Funae) is scheduled to present a portfolio of renewable energy projects worth an estimated US$500 million to help ensure that by 2030 the Mozambican population has full access to electricity, according to a statement issued on Monday in Maputo.

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