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Top 50 Operational Solar PV Plants in Africa

Top 50 Operational Solar PV Plants in Africa

The top 10 largest solar PV plants in Africa reflects the progress and scale of the various African solar markets, with South Africa and Algeria taking leading positions.

Nigeria approves solar energy sale price

Nigeria approves solar energy sale price

ESI AFRICA - In West Africa, the Nigerian federal government honours its pledge of promoting solar energy by approving an entry price for solar power stations.

GOGLA Investor Q & A with Lauren Cochran, Blue Haven Initiative

GOGLA Investor Q & A with Lauren Cochran, Blue Haven Initiative

Lauren Cochran is Director of Private Investments at Blue Haven Initiative, where she leads strategy and execution for the portfolio of direct investments. Lauren spent five years at Imprint Capital leading investments in emerging and frontier markets that provide a measurable positive social impact as well as a commercial financial return.
Ahead of Unlocking Solar Capital Africa this November 1-2, GOGLA talks to Lauren about Blue Haven Initiative's involvement in the off-grid space.

What can be done to deal with Africa's funding gap?

What can be done to deal with Africa's funding gap?

A shake-up in African solar financing may be needed to avoid a ‘funding gap’, according to an influential advisory body. African solar developers and financiers may need to re-think current approaches to financing to overcome a so-called ‘funding gap’, an advisory body has said.

Solar energy to improve Nigerian power sector

Solar energy to improve Nigerian power sector

ESI AFRICA - In Nigeria, the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has stated that the country can be guaranteed of affordable and improved electricity supply through the deployment of solar energy.

Movements in Nigeria's PV market as PPAs get signed

Movements in Nigeria's PV market as PPAs get signed

PV MAGAZINE - Power purchase agreements for as much as 975 MW of solar PV have been signed between Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. and a number of PV developers, one of which plans to develop a total of 1 GW of PV within the country.