Commercial capital investment in African solar development

Commercial capital investment in African solar development

On the 5th of October 2017, Solarplaza organized a webinar on solar development in the African market: Commercial capital investments in African solar PV projects, in the run-up to the 2-day Unlocking Solar Capital Africa conference organized in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on the 25th and 26th of October, 2017.

The state of solar power financing in Africa

The state of solar power financing in Africa

A large and persistent power deficit exists across the African continent; addressing this is key to achieving economic and social goals. There is significant potential for solar power, both at the utility and off-grid scale, to help close this deficit, particularly given high solar irradiation in many countries and the falling price of PV equipment in recent years. Governments increasingly see both forms of solar power as central to their electrification targets.

Le Solaire Africain de demain : Les 50 principaux projets d’énergie solaire photovoltaïque annoncés dans le continent

Le Solaire Africain de demain : Les 50 principaux projets d’énergie solaire photovoltaïque annoncés dans le continent

Le besoin d’énergie et l’abondance de soleil sont deux arguments de poids en faveur du développement de l’énergie solaire photovoltaïque en Afrique. Ce potentiel se fait de plus en plus évident alors que plusieurs investisseurs internationaux sont en train de planifier et de construire des centrales solaires de grande taille dans la région. Sur la base des cinquante principaux projets de centrales photovoltaïques annoncées en Afrique, le continent devrait ainsi connaître une augmentation de plus de 4 GW de sa puissance solaire installée dans les années à venir. Notre liste des 50 principaux projets en cours de développement s’inscrit dans le cadre de nos prochains événements organisés au Nigeria (The Solar Future Nigeria, 25 et 26 avril 2017) et en Côté d’Ivoire (Unlocking Solar Capital Africa, 24 et 25 octobre 2017 à Abidjan).

Sierra Leone’s first utility-scale PV project moves forward

Sierra Leone’s first utility-scale PV project moves forward

PV-MAGAZINE - The government of the West African country has signed an implementation agreement for a 6 MW solar project in Freetown. The country’s first MW-sized PV plant is being built with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).

Gambia seeks to assess how solar can be combined with its mini-grids

Gambia seeks to assess how solar can be combined with its mini-grids

PV MAGAZINE - Gambia’s National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) has issued a tender to select companies to conduct feasibility studies to assess the country’s potential for solar and hybridized PV projects in mini-grids and close to existing power plants.

Off-grid Solar PV business models (EEP Guest Post)

Off-grid Solar PV business models (EEP Guest Post)

The Energy & Environment Partnership programme (EEP) is a challenge fund active in southern and east Africa. Since 2010, EEP has assisted over 200 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the region with grant funding during their early stages of development and implementation.

The up-and-coming African solar: Top 50 announced African solar PV projects

The up-and-coming African solar: Top 50 announced African solar PV projects

Our list of Top 50 projects under development comes in preparation for the two-day event in Nigeria during the 25-26 of April. The Solar Future Nigeria concentrates all major stakeholders in the country and addresses all forms of solar applications ranging from utility scale to pico solar.

How Nigeria is expanding its solar footprints

How Nigeria is expanding its solar footprints

The tone of the conversation around utility-scale solar power in Nigeria is changing. Complicated conditions around fossil-based grid generation have provided the needed motivation for the Nigerian government and the private sector to further explore clean-tech power sources such as solar power.

The Press is Blind to the Africa of the Future

The Press is Blind to the Africa of the Future

Africa up or down? After 10 years of quite remarkable growth across the continent most countries are experiencing a downturn, with average growth nearer 3.75% than 5% as before.

Bringing Clean Energy Storage to Micro and Nanogrids

Bringing Clean Energy Storage to Micro and Nanogrids

As the demand for clean energy rises, so too has the demand for energy storage. Batteries and other storage products extend the ability of renewable energy systems to provide clean power when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.

AfDB launches bespoke mini grid help desk

AfDB launches bespoke mini grid help desk

During a recently held conference in Nairobi, Kenya, the AfDB-hosted Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Africa Hub launched a Green Mini-Grid Help Desk for renewable energy mini grid project developers.

Nigeria: NERC favours mini grid regulation

Nigeria: NERC favours mini grid regulation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission approves the adoption of mini grids to boost electricity supply to households, businesses and institutions in the country.