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OCTOBER 2016

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.

FMO Bank to fund Uganda solar PV project

FMO Bank to fund Uganda solar PV project

In East Africa, Uganda’s Tororo solar photovoltaic (PV) project has received a $14.7 million senior loan from the Dutch development bank, FMO.

Nigeria reveals SE4ALL 2030 agenda

Nigeria reveals SE4ALL 2030 agenda

The Nigerian federal government sets out plans for the energy sector's generation capacity to be met through traditional and renewable energy resources.

NERC to finalise mini-grid regulations

NERC to finalise mini-grid regulations

ESI AFRICA - The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has revealed its plans to finalise developments on the regulation of mini-grids to boost energy access.

Kenya: Construction of solar farm gets green light

Kenya: Construction of solar farm gets green light

ESI AFRICA - The long awaited construction of East Africa’s largest solar power plant in northern Kenya is set to commence as Kenya Power agrees to a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement.