Bboxx, DRC sign MoU to bring power to 10m people by...

British firm Bboxx, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to bring affordable, reliable...

South Sudan to complete Juba power grid by March 2020

South Sudan’s Ministry of Energy and Dams and Ezra Power in Juba have developed a thermal and solar power plant that will add 100...

EBRD reinforces renewable drive via stake in Egypt’s Infinity Energy

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is investing $60m to become a shareholder in an Egyptian private energy company, Infinity Energy, through...

Africa’s off-grid solar market worth $24bn, says report

A new report from business consultancy Kleos Advisory notes that due to the lack of electrification and access to the grid in Africa, the...

UK International Development Secretary pledges aid for off-grid Kenya

UK Secretary of State for International Development, Alok Sharma, has visited an off-grid Kenyan household enjoying off-grid solar power designed by UK based Azuri...

French-Indian consortium to build hybrid power plant in Niger

Niger, a country with one of the lowest power access rates in Africa, is set to construct a 6 MW solar-diesel hybrid...

China commissions 50 MW solar plant in Kenya

The Garissa Solar Plant has increased the share of renewable energy to the grid to 93 per cent, setting the stage for...

Onsite renewables vital for refugee camps says UN

A new report from the United Nations states that onsite renewables can cost-effectively supply refugee communities with low-cost, reliable electricity.

Malawi solar project starts after securing $67m

One of the first solar projects in southeast African country Malawi has reached financial close after attracting investment totalling $67m.

Nigeria micro-utility developer completes $20m financing

Nigerian energy company Rensource has completed a $20m equity financing round which will be used to expand the company’s footprint of micro-utilities across Nigeria, as well as invest in additional technology infrastructure.

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