Eddie O’Connor, chairman of Mainstream Renewable Power, has resigned following comments at the Dublin Climate Dialogues.
Lawyers acting for Frazer Solar have begun seeking to confiscate assets held by Lesotho following an arbitration ruling.
Solar developer Starsight Energy is expanding from its West Africa roots with a move into East Africa.
Saudi’s ACWA Power has begun construction of the Redstone concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa.
ACWA Power has signed a $114 million financing deal for its Kom Ombo solar plant, which will add 200 MW to Egypt’s power sector.
West Africa is fertile ground for minigrid developments but companies must co-operate to broaden energy access successfully.
Puma Energy has equipped 14 of its sites in Ghana with solar power, with total capacity of 422 kWp.
Sasol is seeking suppliers to provide it with renewable energy at its South African operations.
A year in to the COVID-19 pandemic, a consensus is emerging on how best to contain and treat the virus in developed and developing world contexts alike.
Nigerian industry is willing and capable to spend money to secure reliable power sources, with solar becoming one increasingly attractive option.
Chariot Oil and Gas is diversifying into renewable energy for mines, under a deal to acquire Africa Energy Management Platform (AEMP).
Tackling Africa’s energy access problems requires those involved to think of the entire system, rather than focusing simply on renewables.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed up to provide $530 million to construct a transmission line in Angola.
Ghana expects to complete talks with its independent power producers (IPPs) by the end of 2021, President Nana Akufo-Addo said during his State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Egypt and Israel are working on plans to expand the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) into energy security, electricity infrastructure and emissions controls.
Tlou Energy intends to make its Lesedi power project carbon neutral, by growing vegetation around its Botswana site.
South Africa will issue two renewable energy bid windows this year, one in “the coming weeks”, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.
Of all the things the UK is internationally renowned for, good and reliable weather certainly isn’t one of them.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the topic of domestic energy reform to Davos, although domestic criticism persists.
The UK has grand hopes to extend its links with Africa, particularly in the renewable space where there is clear scope for facilitating investments and supporting increased generation.
Africa will not increase electricity access and limit carbon emissions, a new study has reported, undermining hopes for a potential “leapfrog” effect.
The next 10 years will be critical in determining Africa’s power path – and just how much more carbon the next billion people will emit.
An open source financing model for mini-grids may help achieve aims of increasing access to power for those in Africa, CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA) believes.
Women-led SMEs across the continent depend on reliable and affordable energy but often lose out because of grid and centralised power problems. Instead of waiting for grid power, Salma Okonkwo argues, off-grid solar projects and mini grids offer a way forward.
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) will hold the Africa Investment Conference on January 20, 2021.