Renewables: Senegal Powering 25 Villages

Renewables: Senegal Powering 25 Villages

Senegal will see 25 villages in the south-east of the country electrified with solar by the end of the year as part of a sustainable development program promoting renewable energies. “Of the 40 villages targeted, more than 25 will be electrified in December. All installation work will be completed before the end of November. These 25 villages will have electricity by the end of December,” said Cheikh Wade, head of monitoring and monitoring at the…

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Renewables: Akon Lighting Sierra Leone

Renewables: Akon Lighting Sierra Leone

Akon, Senegalese rapper and founder of Akon Lighting Africa, has pledged to equip Sierra Leone with 5,000 solar street lights and 2,500 traffic lights to accompany the national electrification agenda. “The commitment of the philanthropic organization of Akon will be of great help for the electrification of our country. It proves the impressive leadership of President Julius Maada Bio who was able to mobilize, in six months, the international good will to improve the daily…

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Africa Renewables: Germany to Invest €120M in Senegalese Solar

Africa Renewables: Germany to Invest €120M in Senegalese Solar

Senegal plans to electrify 300 villages with the support of Germany. This decision was announced by Senegalese President Macky Sall during the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Access to village electrification will be by solar energy led by German companies.

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Africa Renewables Fund awards $1.6m for solar home lighting to 7,000 homes in Zambia

Africa Renewables Fund awards $1.6m for solar home lighting to 7,000 homes in Zambia

Kazang Solar, Azuri Technologies’ official distribution partner in Zambia, has been awarded $1.6 million from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) under its Renewable Energy and Climate Adaptation Technologies (REACT) window.

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Global Renewables: Solar installations grew faster than fossil fuels in 2017

Last year, for the first time, global solar capacity grew faster than fossil fuels for the first time. Renewable energy accounted for three-fifths of total net power capacity growth in 2017. Today, renewables now account for 12 percent of total electricity generation, double the share from 2010. Costs for solar and wind are falling dramatically and are increasingly competitive with coal and gas in much of the world.

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