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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Global Renewables: China flooded U.S. with solar panels in late 2017

Ahead of expected tariffs from the Trump administration on foreign solar panels, a wave of solar panels flooded into the U.S. in the fourth quarter, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, much of it from China, but also from Mexico and Canada.

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Mozambique Renewables: CRONIMET Mining-Power Solutions builds mini pay-as-you-go solar grid

German company CRONIMET Mining – Power Solutions plans in partnership with Mozambican company MOTSE to build a mini solar energy distribution grid with a ‘pay-as-you-go’ system on the island of Chiloane, in Sofala province, the company said in a statement posted on its website.

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