January 2023
Read the full original article here from GreenYellow GreenYellow and Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd (MCB) complete the financing of one of the largest solar power plants in Mauritius for an amount of Rs 350M (~7.5M EUR). GreenYellow, an expert in solar photovoltaic production, and MCB have concluded a transaction worth Rs 350M to finance a future solar photovoltaic power plant in Arsenal, loc...
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Read the full original article here from pv magazine The World Future Energy Summit showed that Middle Eastern solar markets are still driven by utility-scale PV, although the C&I sector shows signs of growth. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates are the most promising markets for big solar projects, with huge pipelines under development, while Lebanon and Yemen show promise due...
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Read the full original article here from Afrik21 GreenYellow Madagascar obtains a €7.1 million credit guarantee from GuarantCo and the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) for the installation of an electricity storage system in the Ambatolampy solar park News about the Ambatolampy solar power plant in Madagascar. Its developer GreenYellow Madagascar has obtained a 33 billion ariary (€7.1 million) g...
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Following the successful commissioning of their Sierra Leone Mini grid project which has connected over 13,000 homes and businesses to clean energy, PIDG company InfraCo Africa and PowerGen Renewable Energy (PowerGen) have announced that they are collaborating to roll out further mini-grids in the country. InfraCo Africa has committed up to US$1.2m to the new initiative which will form part of a w...
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Read the full original article here from PV-Tech Module manufacturer JA Solar has partnered with UAE-based developer AMEA Power to supply modules to a 560MW solar PV project in Egypt. The partnership extends the collaboration of both companies to provide an integrated solution for the gigawatt-scale solar and wind projects AMEA is working on in Egypt. Among them is Egypt’s “largest...
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Showcases Product Line Up with New n-Type i-TOPCon Cell Technology Trina Solar, a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, showcased its 2023 product line up of its latest revolutionary i-TOPCon cell technology modules with power of up to 695W+ at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) taking place in Abu Dhabi; the region’s most influential and international energy summit...
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Read the full article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently commissioned a solar PV-hybrid system in Nigeria in a project funded by UNDP. This system consists of 40kWp of roof-mounted PV generation with 102.6 kWh of lithium-ion battery storage. The system is hybrid and uses energy from both solar and diesel generator. The system has a remote monitoring system which provides informat...
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Read the full original article here from PR Newswire JA Solar has maintained the highest AAA ranking in PV Tech's recently released Q4 2022 PV ModuleTech bankability ratings report, based on its performance in metrics including shipments and production capacity, combined with technical and financial status. Vertical integration for high-quality development The report noted that "JA Solar ...
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Trina Solar has maintained its AAA status for the third consecutive quarter in the PV ModuleTech bankability rankings released by PV Tech for Q4 2022. The company’s continued presence within the highest category validates its ongoing high performance level in manufacturing capacity, technology innovation, product shipments and financial status and underlines its position as an industry leader...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today revealed its Second Generation Tiger Neo panel family – one of the world’s most efficient and powerful solar panels. The upgraded Tiger Neo family includes three series with up to 445Wp for 54-cell, 615Wp for 72-cell, and 635Wp for 78-cell and module efficiency up to 22.27%, 23.23%, and 22.72% res...
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OpenSolar, a software company focused on empowering solar installers with the world’s most accurate and entirely free solar design and sales platform, recently announced a new partnership with Empowered by Light. OpenSolar is committing 1% of its annual revenue to Empowered by Light projects in order to deploy solar and other renewable energy solutions to vulnerable communities around the wor...
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Telecom Egypt, the first integrated operator of communications and information technology services in Egypt, in cooperation with Huawei Technologies, the leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, announced the implementation of the first eco-friendly, integrated solution to provide mobile networks via utilizing environmentall...
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December 2022
By Terje Osmundsen, Founder and CEO, Empower New Energy Africa’s share of solar PV investments dropped to 0,4 percent in 2021 and is set to plunge again to about 0,35 percent in 2022. According to IEAs latest publication “Renewables 2022”. Africa is on the verge of a solar energy revolution, almost quadrupling the total installed PV capacity from 7 to 25 Gigawatt by 2027. Unfortunately, ...
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In an effort to advance Africa’s access to clean energy, Solarise Africa was awarded USD 3 million by EDFI ElectriFI to provide tailored financing solutions for decentralised energy solutions to selected commercial and industrial (C&I) customers across the continent. Solarise Africa provides reliable and affordable renewable energy solutions to businesses in Africa. “As an existi...
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Read the full original article here from Premium Times First announced in late September, the deal, having scaled regulatory hurdles, is the latest phase of Shell’s march towards providing clean energy via carbon emissions reduction. The renewable energy arm of London-based supermajor Shell has brought closure to the purchase of Daystar Power, a West African hybrid solar power solutions p...
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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has achieved a major technical breakthrough for its 182 mm high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell. JinkoSolar has once again set a new record, achieving a maximum solar conversion efficiency of 2...
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Read the full original article here from The Cable ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria has launched a ‘Going Green’ campaign – a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to deepen awareness and knowledge of the benefits of green and clean environment on people and the ecosystem.   The Going Green campaign is a CSR platform that was formally kick-started in partnership with the Goshen Internat...
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  Appoints Taqa as Local Authorized Distributor in Sudan Partnership Will Address the Fast-Growing Demand for Solar Energy in Sudan and Africa Continues to Bring Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation to the Region   Dubai, UAE – 19 December, 2022 –  Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a world leading PV and smart energy total solution provider, has announced today the appointment o...
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Read the full original article here from Infraco Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest rate of access to electricity in the world. Approximately 600 million people lack access to electricity and 890 million cook with traditional fuels (IEA, 2018), which results in poor indoor air quality and associated respiratory illness. Off-grid renewable energy has been recognised by governments across ...
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Read the original article here from Aptech Africa Aptech recently supplied, installed and commissioned a stand-alone solar PV system for an orphanage in Juba, South Sudan. The system has a roof mounted 11.2kWp of soleil power solar panels and 38.4kWh of battery storage of soleil power OPzV batteries with a Victron inverter, all high-quality products to ensure the system gives maxim efficienc...
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Read the full original article here from En Prnasia JA Solar announced that it will supply modules for IGNIE 2021-2046, the first renewable hybrid power plant and the first photovoltaic (PV) and waste-to-energy plant, in the IGNIE special economic zone in the Republic of Congo. The project includes a PV energy storage plant of more than 55 MWp and a waste-to-energy plant with a daily waste trea...
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Jinko Solar and Acwa Power, a leading developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, signed an MOU agreement  to supply 4GW of highly innovative PV modules of new N type  Tiger Neo during a ceremony in Saudi Arabia. Suadi Arabia has highly ambitious growth plans to expand its renewable energies capacity, the framework agreement will enable both companies to ex...
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Read the full original article here from EE Power Huawei FusionSolar incorporates fire, electrical, structural, and artificial-intelligence-based safety features into its Smart String energy storage system solution. The photovoltaic (PV) and smart energy storage solutions provider, Huawei FusionSolar, recently informed its customer base of the safety-enhancing features of its newly rel...
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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company,” or “JinkoSolar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today launched their new N-Type PV modules (Tiger Neo) and their Residential and C&I  Energy Storage Solution at the Windhoek Country Club in Windhoek, Namibia. Tiger Neo produces over 3% more power than its current P type mono-P...
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Read the full original article here from Business Tech Engie SA expects to move forward with three South African solar projects this week as the nation struggles to accelerate a program to add renewable power. The French developer plans to sign power-purchase agreements for a total of 225 megawatts of solar projects after being selected as a preferred bidder as part of the so-called fifth bi...
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 Lire ici l'article original de l'Agence Ecofin Alors que l’Afrique du Sud s’efforce d’accélérer son programme d’énergie renouvelable, le développeur français Engie compte participer davantage à cet effort en signant des accords d’achat d’électricité pour trois projets d’énergie solaire pour un total de 225 mégawatts. Engie avait été sélectionné comme soumissionnaire...
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Trina Solar has once again been listed in the recently released BloombergNEF Tier 1 PV Module Maker List, 4Q 2022, thanks to its outstanding reliability, brilliant bankability and leading technology innovation.   The tiering system for PV module products is developed by BNEF based on bankability and a set of strict criteria, to create a transparent differentiation between the hundre...
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Credit: GoShop While Africa’s solar industry is abuzz with dynamic developments in nascent market segments such as commercial and industrial PV, mini-grids remain a backbone of African solar. Recent developments in the off-grid stronghold of Nigeria, and a promising new market in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), give testimony to the enduring importance of local, self-sufficient powe...
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Read the original full article here from Recharge New IFC and commercial banks help finance developer AMEA Power to build 500MW plants that will generate 'at some of least expensive rates globally More than a gigawatt of wind and solar set for construction in Egypt will produce Africa’s cheapest green power, said the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as it helped to close a $1.1bn fi...
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Read the original full article here from Afrik21 As part of its activities in Uganda, the Beyond the Grid for Africa (BGFA) programme is selecting two companies to receive a grant for the installation of solar home systems. The grant, awarded following a call for expressions of interest, will help electrify 1.8 million people in Uganda. The results of the Beyond the Grid for Africa (BGFA) ca...
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Harare, Zimbabwe: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed an agreement committing US$2 million to scale the offering of Mobility for Africa, an electric mobility company delivering affordable, cargo-carrying e-tricycles and solar-powered battery charging solutions for underserved communities in rural Zimbabwe. Mobility for Africa’s Director and ...
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With the successful completion of the USD74 million equity fund-raising led by Climate Fund Managers (CFM) and including Norfund and Janeiro Energy, Empower New Energy announces the execution of two new solar investments totaling USD 3 million in Morocco and Nigeria. The equity raise and these first projects pave the way for Empower New Energy (Empower) to develop, finance, own and operate an i...
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Read the original full article here from Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently supplied, installed and commissioned solar mini grid system for IRC Kono Office, Kono guest house and Kenema office. These systems have a roof-mounted 32kWp of solar PV with 57.7kWh of 200Ah Soleil Power lead acid battery storage in total. The systems were fitted with nine 250/85A Victron MPPT charge controllers. ...
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Read the original full article here from Bboxx Bboxx, a super platform providing access to essential products and services, and its partner EDF, a global leader in low-carbon energies, in Togo, have secured an €11m loan from the Off Grid Energy Access Fund (“OGEF”) managed by Lion’s Head Global Partners Asset Management (“LHGPAM”), enabling them to ramp up their clean electrificatio...
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November 2022
Read the full original article here from Aptech Aptech Africa is pleased to report that it has erected 12 MWp of solar panels in Juba, South Sudan for Ezra Construction. Aptech Africa has been permanently located in South Sudan since 2011, and is the EPC company of choice for solar installations within the country. Its team has carried out the EPC works, including the assessment, design, and so...
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Trina Solar has been awarded as bankable by all survey respondents in the PV Module and Inverter Bankability 2022 report issued by BloombergNEF. With this report, Trina Solar is now the only module manufacturer to be rated as bankable for 7 consecutive years by 100% of the industry respondents participating in the annual BloombergNEF survey. The BloombergNEF PV Module and Inverter Bankabi...
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Read the original full article here from africa.com Huawei Embarks On Programme To Upskill 1000 Solar Practitioners In Sub-Saharan Africa The first batch of over 100 South African solar industry practitioners received training from Huawei this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, marking the official kick-off of Huawei’s “Thousand Digital Power Talents Programme”. The programme aims to upsk...
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Read the full original article here from AIIM African Infrastructure Investment Managers (“AIIM”), one of Africa’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has agreed to provide initial equity funding of up to USD90 million (ZAR1.6 billion) to support the establishment of a new renewable energy platform NOA Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd (“NOA”) to deliver net zero e...
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Lion’s Head Group (“Lion’s Head”) managed fund, the Facility for Energy Inclusion (“FEI”), signs its first transaction in the commercial and industrial solar market and acts as arranger for a USD 33.4 million multi-country facility for Solarise Africa, a pan-African Energy-as-a-Service company. On November 1st, 2022, the Facility for Energy Inclusion (“FEI”) signed its first tr...
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Read the full original article here from Solar Quarter LONGi launched the Hi-MO 6 in Dubai, its first module designed exclusively for the global distributed consumer market. Using LONGi’s high-efficiency HPBC cell technology, Hi-MO 6 achieves a maximum efficiency of 22.8% in mass production. Designed to meet the needs of diverse clients, the Hi-MO 6 offers superior efficiency, safety, and aes...
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SHANGRAO, China, November 15, 2022 -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the "Company," or "JinkoSolar") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that following the record of maximum solar conversion efficiency of 26.1% recently set by its 182 mm and above large-size monocrystalline silicon TOPCon solar cell, the maximum solar conversi...
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Read the original article here from Meda Frica Chinese technology company Huawei has invested over 58 million euros (60 million dollars) in a technology park, which will train 10 thousand Angolans and has innovation centers and advanced technologies, inaugurated yesterday by the Angolan President, João Lourenço. The Huawei Technologies technology park in Luanda is the third in Africa, afte...
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JinkoSolar had the privilege to be part of the COP27 as a representative of CNECC – China New Energy Chamber of Commerce, Jinko was present at the CNECC pavilion in the blue zone. JinkoSolar’s Sales Manager for North-East Africa, Hossam Hassan participated in one of the sessions as a panelist focusing on the Green Finance and Chinese Industries Tackling Climate Change on the 12th of November 2...
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Trina Solar’s Vertex modules were recently awarded Carbon Footprint Certificate by TÜV Rheinland. The products cover a full range of 210mm P-type solar modules from Vertex S 410W to Vertex 670W, with industry-leading carbon emissions ranging from 395kg/kW to 430kg/kW, 30kg/kW to 40kg/kW lower compared with high-efficiency modules in the market. The assessment follows the requirements of ISO ...
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This year the COP 27 global climate summit taking place at Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt, seeking to ensure full implementation of the Paris Agreement. COP27 is also taking place against the backdrop of inadequate rising greenhouse gas emissions and intensification of droughts and floods due to climate change. Empower New Energy’s CEO Terje Osmundsen will be in attendance, addressing the issues ...
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Read the full original article from PV-Tech here Bank of America and CrossBoundary Energy will explore financing solutions to expand the latter’s renewable energy portfolio across Africa, the commercial and industrial (C&I) solar developer announced at the COP27 conference this week. CrossBoundary said that the blended finance transaction will support the delivery of its pipeline of 22...
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JinkoSolar recently announced its third-quarter shipment and production figures, which will show a recovery from the previous quarter’s slight slowdown, when Tiger Neo production was affected by COVID 19 control measures, together with a sharp increase in profitability for the quarter. According to VP Dany Qian, the company has significantly increased Tiger Neo production during Q3 and will b...
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Trina Solar, the global PV and smart energy total solutions provider, has unveiled its latest head-turner, the Vertex N 595W for C&I and utility-scale projects. Together with the Vertex N 690W for utility scenarios and Vertex S+ 445W for rooftop PV systems, Trina Solar’s n-type module portfolio is based on the leading 210 product technology platform and n-type i-TOPCon cell technology. The r...
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On the opening day of COP27, InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) has announced that it will invest US$15m into a newly established guarantee company, alongside a US$5m commitment from Cardano Development. The announcement was made as part of a KES 500bn package of new investment from the UK to support Kenya’s leadership on climate change. Established by...
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Read the full original article from PR Newswire here The 325MW PV module facility jointly built by Talesun Solar and ARTsolar was formally put into operation in South Africa. Representatives from the local government, industry associations and banks were present at the ceremony. Talesun Solar president Dong Shuguang was honored to be invited as a guest. Mr. Dong, on behalf of Talesun Solar, ...
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Read the full original article from Gulf Today here Infinity Power Holding, the joint venture between the UAE’s Masdar and Egypt’s Infinity, announced on Saturday that the solar photovoltaic (PV) plant it has developed in Sharm El-Sheikh is now fully operational – ready to provide clean, renewable energy to ‘Conference of the Parties’ COP27, the United Nations climate change conferenc...
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Image: Sosimple Energy (Pty) Ltd Zambia is poised to be the latest African market to legislate for the introduction of net metering as a means of driving forward the continent’s energy transition. With big-solar making impressive advances and commercial and industrial (C&I) arrays the focus of much market activity of late, the role rooftop panels can have in phasing out fossil fuels fi...
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Read the full original article from Leadership here Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB) and CrossBoundary Energy has announced the commencement of two renewable energy (solar and battery storage hybrid) projects for NB Plc’s Ibadan and Ama breweries in Oyo and Enugu States. Valued at the sum of $10 million, this will be one of the largest renewable energy projects for a business in Nigeria, the br...
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Read the full article from Radio Okapi here More than 250 families in the city of Walikale (North Kivu) will be supplied with electricity by the end of November 2022, thanks to the electrification project of a solar power plant by the company Nduma Kasha, a private company under Congolese law. About 45 KW will be produced to supply more than 250 families in the city of Walikale. This is a g...
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Read the full original article from pv magazine here With installers who cater to African businesses making the headlines this year, Jasper Graf von Hardenberg – whose C&I solar business was recently bought by Shell – explains here how the story of the continent’s commercial and industrial (C&I) solar segment was far from an overnight success. For Africa’s commercial and in...
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Read the original full article from Green Empowerment here Nextracker's first solar installation in Uganda is complete. Together with Medical Teams International and Mandulis Energy, we installed a 7.7Kwh solar system with 19Kwh battery storage and a remote monitoring system at the Nyumanzi clinic. This system displaces costly diesel generators that the clinic previously used to get just two ho...
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Le village de Drodro est situé en territoire de Djugu, province de l'Ituri, à plus de 64 km de la ville de Bunia. Nous avons installé un système de pompage qui repose sur un bassin de collecte d'eau rempli à partir de 3 sources qui partage dans le village grâce à une pompe à eau solaire Lorentz. • 69 m3 d'eau stockée dans des réservoirs. • 792 volts CC alimente la pompe Lorentz. ...
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October 2022
Read the full original from the guardian here Crossboundary Energy Access (CBEA) and ENGIE Energy Access have signed a $60 million agreement to finance the construction of a portfolio of mini-grids connecting 150,000 people to power in Nigeria. While ENGIE has developed a pipeline of mini-grids to build for the next four years, CBEA will finance all the development and construction activitie...
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Read the full article from Aptech Africa here Aptech Africa is pleased to report that it has erected 12 MWp of solar panels in Juba, South Sudan for Ezra Construction. Aptech Africa has been permanently located in South Sudan since 2011, and is the EPC company of choice for solar installations within the country. Its team has carried out the EPC works, including the assessment, design, and sola...
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Read the full original article from sun-connect here 8 energy startups from 5 African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda) have gone through Startup|Energy’s Energy Camps in the last 12 months. They were selected from a total of 156 applications received. Their business areas are: Energy storage, battery recycling, cooling, health, agriculture, e-mobility. All early-stage star...
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Read the full article from Genius Watter here A successful tourism player respects and highly values the surrounding natural and social environment and is aware that while addressing the needs of their own business and guests, they must also consider the environmental impact. The adoption of sustainable tourism practices allows hospit...
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Solar power providing desalinated clean water to Egyptian farmers - That is the essence of the investment agreement signed at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Cairo, in the presence of H.E Ambassador Mrs. Hilde Klemetsdal on the 10th of Oct 2022. The agreement was signed between Engazaat – a leading Egyptian solar-water developer and Empower New Energy - a leading renewable investment platform com...
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Solar-as-a-service provider ecoligo closes €10 million funding round from FRV-X Investment enables ecoligo to provide solar energy to more companies in emerging markets and take on the climate crisis through accelerated growth Collaboration expands access to clean power and contributes to global democratization of the energy transition Berlin, October 17, 2022 Impact investment pro...
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A Congolese government project funded by UNICEF uses solar energy to store medicines in refrigerators. GoShop has developed the containerized solution “GoShop Solar Unit” designed as a “Plug&Play” solution. This solution allows hospitals to keep medicines cool thanks to the energy produced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can also be connected to the electrical network of a university...
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Jinko solar announced that it has achieved a major technical breakthrough for its 182 mm high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell. JinkoSolar has set a new record again with the maximum solar conversion efficiency of 26.1% for its 182 mm and above large-size monocrystalline silicon TOPCon solar cell. This result has been independently confirmed by the National Institute of Metrolo...
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From 27 till 29 September, renewable energy professionals gathered in Cape Town to attend ARIS - the Africa Renewables Investment Summit. More than 300 delegates from 22 countries participated in the 3-day event which aimed at catalyzing renewable energy investment across the continent. ​Investment remains a critical component of Africa’s energy transition journey. In order to achieve a real...
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Shanghai Electric Group announced that Phase B of the 900MWac DEWA phase V of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (the “DEWA phase V Project”) will achieve commercial operation in October 2022. Jinko Solar, as the sole solar module supplier for the DEWA phase V project, supplied its advanced bifacial solar photovoltaic power generation technology to Shanghai Electric Group. The inst...
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Opens new distribution facility in East Africa, caters to rapidly-increasing demand for solar energy in country and East Africa region New photovoltaic technology boosts performance, more suitable for hot climes, generates large amounts of energy even in limited spaces Dubai, UAE - 12 October, 2022 –  Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a world leading PV and smart energy total solution provid...
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CrossBoundary Energy is commissioning a solar photovoltaic power plant with storage system in Tonkolili, Sierra Leone. The new facility provides clean electricity for forestry company Miro Forestry and Timber Products' factory. Part of Miro Forestry and Timber Products’ operations are now powered by solar energy. This is thanks to a solar photovoltaic plant that was commissioned a few days ...
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InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) has signed an agreement with Equatorial Power (EP), committing US$1.7m to scale the company’s innovative mini-grid model in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. The project will see the companies co-develop four new mini-grids and four agri-processing hubs (APHs) on Idjwi Island, DRC, followed by a f...
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September 2022
Norwegian company closes USD 74 million equity deal to finance solar energy for commercial and industrial off-takers Today, at the Africa Renewables Investment Summit (ARIS) taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, the Norwegian solar development and investment company Empower New Energy (Empower) signed a landmark agreement to raise USD 74 million from a consortium led by Climate Fund Managers ...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 29 September 2022: Trina Solar, the leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has once again been ranked ‘AAA’, the highest category in the latest Q3’22 PV Module Tech Bankability Ratings report by PV-Tech. Based on the manufacturing and financial health of companies, the report ranks the bankability of PV module suppliers from AAA, the hi...
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Shell has made its first power sector acquisition in Africa with the purchase of a Nigerian renewable energy provider, as the oil major seeks to build out a green energy business that will eventually reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Daystar Power, which operates in Nigeria, Ghana and three other countries across west Africa, provides solar power and battery solutions to business and indus...
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CrossBoundary Energy Access Nigeria (CBEA) and ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria (ENGIE) are announcing a project finance agreement to build a $60 million portfolio of mini-grids that will connect over 150,000 people to electricity in Nigeria. ENGIE has developed a pipeline of mini-grids to build over the next four years. CBEA will finance all of the development and construction activities and wi...
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China's Trina Solar has introduced two new series of products featuring an N-TOPCon configuration. It designed the Vertex N line commercial, industrial, and utility-scale applications, and the Vertex S+ line for residential rooftop PV systems. The two products were recently introduced at the RE+ conference in Anaheim, California. Trina Solar Marketing Manager Melissa Cavanagh told pv magazi...
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Aptech Africa recently commissioned a 35.5 KWp grid-tied system in Maseru, Lesotho in a project funded by UNDP. This 35.5 KWp grid-tied roof-mounted system was installed using a Goodwe three phase inverter. The system has a SEC1000 controller which controls the inverter from feeding power to the grid and is also able to send data to a remote monitoring dashboard on how much energy is generated ...
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Leading East and West African renewable energy provider, Starsight Energy, merges with renowned South African solar energy enabler, SolarAfrica, to expand their operations into South Africa Key Highlights The merged group, subject to regulatory approvals, will be a pure-play commercial and industrial (“C&I”) service provider, covering the full scope of C&I projects, from roofto...
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The past week and a half has been quite a week for small businesses who constantly take a knock as a result of the unstable electricity supply in the country. In as much as South Africa is the most industrialized and most economically developed country in Sub-Saharan Africa, it's woes with electricity are really costing the average small business a lot of money. Going for an average of 4 to 6 hour...
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LONGi has announced a new world record conversion efficiency of 26.12% for its p-type silicon heterojunction (HJT) cells. The record, validated in testing carried out by the Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH) in Hamelin, Germany, was achieved on full- size (M6, 274.3cm 2 ) gallium-doped p-type monocrystalline wafers and is the highest record for p-type cell efficiency to date, further ...
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Excellent Performance in Reliability, Compatibility and Lower LCOE The world’s leading independent advisory, testing, inspection and certification organization, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), published a bankability study report on Trina Solar’s Vertex series modules. Twelve models of Vertex modules were shown to have excellent performance in reliability, compatibility and lowering...
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210mm Vertex modules with power output up to 580W and efficiency up to 21.5% Technology boosts performance and is more suitable for hot climates, produces large amounts of energy even in limited spaces Trina Solar, the leading global provider for photovoltaic (PV) modules and smart energy solutions are announcing the availability of the new Next-Generation Photovoltaic Vertex Panels to the Middl...
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LONGi and A.P. Moller-Maersk, the global integrated container logistics company, have held a joint ceremony in Shanghai to mark a donation project for the African country of Malawi. Representing the two companies to launch the project were, from LONGi’s global sales and marketing centre, the president for the MEA and CA region, Mr Jia Chao, and Ms Xu Liyu, marketing director for Maersk Asia Paci...
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GoodWe (Stock Code: 688390), a world leading PV inverter and energy storage  solutions manufacturer, launched its powerful single-phase, low-voltage hybrid  inverter - ES G2 Series. Taking changing demands of households into consideration,  the inverter comes with improved features for the residential customer segment, such  as optimized energy backup, peak shaving, and system flexibility.  ...
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Empower New Energy (“Empower”) and Multiconsult have entered a partnership aiming to accelerate renewable energy projects through due diligence services, development of financial models, country specific assistance advisory and general commercial advisory. The partnership is enabled through support from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), a fund managed by the African Development Ba...
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UK-based power company Bboxx has bought West Africa-based solar energy provider PEG Africa, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. The acquisition gives Bboxx access to new markets in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Mali, bringing its total operating markets to 10 countries, it said. Read the whole article here...
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August 2022
On the evening of August 26, 2022, JinkoSolar (688223.SH) disclosed its 2022 semi-annual performance report. The report shows that in the first half of 2022, the company's performance increased significantly year-on-year, achieving operating revenue of 33.407 billion, up 112.44% year-on-year; achieving net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies of 905 million, up 60.14% year-on-ye...
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Solar hybrid systems are power systems that combine solar power from the sun with another energy source like the grid (UMEME) or a generator. The sun’s energy absorbed by the solar panels goes through the charge controller, batteries and inverters to create usable electricity to power your home, office or business. Extra energy that is not used to power your home goes to your home battery fo...
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What does Africa's energy sector have to do with the war against Putin and climate change? Admittedly, in a global context, Africa's consumption of oil is modest. But nevertheless, Africa imports of petroleum products equals the size of all Russia's export; 2 million barrels per day. And more importantly: More than 70 per cent of Africa’s fast-growing consumption of electricity is fuelled by fos...
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Mohamad Mneimneh, founder of Mashriq Energy, a company providing turnkey solar photovoltaic solutions, described how there are some solar initiatives at the community level. However, such projects require several permits and coordination between many different stakeholders, while red tape and the lack of a distribution system hinder their development, he added. Mashriq Energy recently won a ten...
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Households, smallholders and entrepreneurs in remote locations across Benin will be able to access reliable and cheap electricity for the first time under a new off-grid solar scheme agreed between leading solar energy company ENGIE Energy Access and the European Investment Bank, one of the world’s largest financiers of renewable energy. The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a EU...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced it was named as the top 50 Forbes China Most Innovative Companies 2022, reaffirming its continuous innovation and achievements. Forbes evaluates the nominee's innovation ability in terms of business model, enterprise R&D investment, core independent intellectual property right...
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The standard operating temperature of a PV module is higher than the ambient temperature. Under continuous exposure to extreme high temperatures, the temperature of a module at a solar power plant can reach 75°C or more, and the working temperature of its internal cells may be even higher. Existing base testing parameters commonly set the maximum temperature for a PV module at 85°C, however, ...
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The crypto industry has been growing exponentially over the past years which has aroused the curiosity of several companies on how it could be applied in different sectors and especially the solar one. Over the past few months, a pilot project led by SustainSolar and Earth Wind and Power has been conducted to improve energy efficiency by converting excess energy from SustainSolar’s off-grid sola...
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 InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has today announced a US$43 million anchor investment into Climate, Energy Access and Resilience (CLEAR), a climate-focused fund advised by Helios Investment Partners (Helios). The design of the CLEAR Fund was refined and realised by PIDG and InfraCo Africa through the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s ...
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ff-grid, pay-as-you-go, PAYGo, solar home systems, ENGIE Energy Access, has launched MySol Academy in Nigeria for capacity building. MySol Academy is a strategic learning initiative that improves the technical and behavioural capabilities of its staff by equipping them with vital skills to become future business leaders. The Managing Director of the company in Nigeria, Mr. Bankole Cardoso, s...
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British International Investment (BII) and FMO have announced a $116m joint commitment to African Infrastructure Investment Fund 4 (AIIF4), managed by African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM). Anchor investor BII, the UK’s development finance institution, has committed $76m, and FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, has committed $40m. Their investment aims to support A...
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July 2022
Aptech Africa recently commissioned a PV-hybrid system in Cameroon in a project funded by UNDP. This system includes 18.36 KWp of roof-mounted PV generation with 25.2 KWh of lithium ion battery storage. The system is hybrid and uses energy from both solar and the grid. The system has a remote monitoring system which provides information on energy generation via daily graphs, load capacity, curr...
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LONGi's Hi-MO 5 modules, based on 182mm cells, have now been delivered to clients in 94 countries, with total shipments exceeding 30GW and the company’s design philosophy validated by the product’s popularity with customers. Hi-MO 5 modules are not only ideal for utility-scale power plants, but are also widely applicable for the DG market. In depth analysis suggests that Hi-MO 5 is widely...
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JA Solar and TÜV Nord have reported the results of a one-year energy yield test carried out at the CPVT National Photovoltaic Experimental Base at Yinchuan. The aim of the test was to study and verify the power generation and operating temperature performance of different types of module. Between February 2021 and 2022, the two organisations tested the power generation capacity of a JA Solar n...
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Jinko Solar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company,” or “Jinko Solar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today the 15 th of July 2022, launched its new N- Type module, the Tiger Neo, and presented the Energy Storage Solutions at Eko Hotels & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria. Tiger Neo produces over 3% more power than its P-PERC coun...
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KLP and Norfund made the investment together, via KLP Norfund Investments. KLP is Norway’s largest pension company. Norfund manages the joint fund. CrossBoundary president CIO Pieter Joubert said the Norwegian investment was “aligned with our belief that the business sector across Africa should be able to benefit from cheaper, cleaner and more reliable power”. The company aims to have a p...
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Aptech recently commissioned an integrated hybrid system at the UNDP office in Somaliland. This system has a generation capacity of 25 KWp using 76 pcs of 340 Wp solar panels and the storage capacity of 62.4KWh using 13 pcs of 100 Ah Bolt power lithium ion batteries. The system uses a 20 KW SOFAR Inverter, which is a PV hybrid inverter with inbuilt charge controllers to supply power to the entire ...
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Nigeria's solar companies are seeing a surge in demand for mini-grids and equipment as businesses in Africa's biggest oil producer look for alternative power sources after the cost of diesel soared locally due to rising global oil prices. Supply constraints could, however, hamper their ability to capitalize on the trend, with some saying they have begun to turn away customers because they are una...
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Advanced PV products, local market and supply chains have been at the center of discussions in the PVModuleTech Conference in Napa, California. Trina Solar and many industry professionals discussed Vertex product technology and value through an in-depth analysis of the outstanding product value and bankability rating of Vertex 600W+ modules, agreeing that 600W+ modules have become the first choice...
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CFAO Kenya Limited a subsidiary of CFAO group (Corporation for Africa and Overseas) proceeds to invest in OFGEN Limited a leader of solar PV installation for commercial and industrial use in East Africa.  CFAO Kenya has worked with OFGEN Limited since 2018 to solarize CFAO Group-owned premises within Kenya and Uganda. CFAO group will continue to leverage on OFGEN’s expertise in commercial sola...
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Read the full article here The town of Toto in the central Nigerian state of Nasarawa, near the national capital of Abuja, is wired for electricity. Though poles and wires dot the landscape, people live without power. In what John Ufeoshi calls a “win-win-win” arrangement, microgrid developer PowerGen is building a mini-grid for Toto that will supply reliable power during the daytime, while ...
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• Cette centrale solaire est la première centrale électrique du pays mise en service dans le cadre d’un Partenariat Public-Privé de producteur indépendant d’électricité. • Ce projet, réalisé par GreenYellow, vise à renforcer la sécurité énergétique du pays, avec une solution énergétique renouvelable et durable. • Ce projet renforce l’implantation et la croissance de Gr...
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This PV power plant is the first power plant in the country to be commissioned under a Public-Private Partnership for independent electricity production.  This project, carried out by GreenYellow, aims to strengthen the country's energy security with a renewable and sustainable energy solution. This project strengthens GreenYellow's presence and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Led by t...
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  The 10GW High-Efficiency Solar Cells and 5GW High-Efficiency Modules Project in JA Solar Qujing Base was ceremoniously started. It is now the best moment for Qujing PV Industry to develop. JA Solar takes the lead in investing in Qujing City to build the solar module project, with the aim to proactively build a “green PV energy base” across the whole industry chain. JA Solar invests R...
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Concession agreements signed for four PV plants totaling 50 MW under the Millennium Challenge Account Benin II program These plants will be located in Bohicon (15 MW), Parakou (15 MW), Djougou (10 MW) and Natitingou (10 MW) GreenYellow is already present in Africa with more than 100 MWp of PV projects commissioned GreenYellow, a global leader in decentralized solar power generation an...
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Read full article here at Bboxx Bboxx, a Pan-African super platform providing access to essential products and services, and Orange, a major telecommunications operator, have partnered to launch a new connected community through an ABC model (Anchor Business Community). The mini-grid project helps to accelerate the provision of clean energy access for households across the Democratic Republic o...
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Read the full article here at Afrik21 The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) has signed financing agreements with several companies to electrify at least 580,000 households and small businesses. This new round of financing benefits three African countries. The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is strengthening its position on the African continent’s energy scene through a new init...
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Signature de conventions de concession pour quatre centrales solaires photovoltaïques totalisant 50 MW dans le cadre du programme Millenium Challenge Account Bénin II • Ces centrales seront localisées à Bohicon (15 MW), Parakou (15 MW), Djougou (10 MW) et Natitingou (10 MW) • GreenYellow est déjà présent en Afrique avec plus de 100 MWc de projets solaires mis en service GreenYellow...
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JinkoSolar has kicked off the construction of its latest n-type solar cell and module production plant in Jianshan, Haining city. On Tuesday the firm held a traditional ground-breaking ceremony at the factory location, in Jianshan Industry Park. On this site, JinkoSolar will produce 11GW of n-type cell with average efficiency of 25%, which could be the world’s first 10GW-scale factory to mass pr...
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June 2022
Achieving universal energy access is a mammoth task which requires continuous innovation by mini-grid companies regarding technology and business models. The largest challenge to be addressed by innovation is the demand risk. Electricity demand development over time depends substantially on factors like “level of entrepreneurship” and “access to capital from family and friends”, which can ...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, participated and exhibited at the just-ended Africa Energy Forum AEF2022 from 21-24 June, at Tour & Taxis, Brussels. Jinko’s team presented at the booth meeting potential customers and prospects to talk about the latest technology innovation and products. The 24th Africa Energy Forum 2022 was held ...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with CIMC Raffles, a leading offshore equipment Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) company, to mutually develop offshore solar projects based on JinkoSolar’s leading N-type technology. According to the agreement, the parti...
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Trina Solar, the world’s leading PhotoVoltaic (PV) and smart energy total solution provider, was awarded the LCA certificate for its 210mm Vertex modules by TÜV Rheinland, becoming the first solar company to receive LCA certification for 210mm modules. With the advantage of 210mm wafers, the Vertex modules achieve industry leading low carbon emissions. Since Trina Solar was founded 25 years ...
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The 3rd edition of the AFSIA Solar Awards 2022, once again organized in collaboration with the Africa Energy Forum, ended in a magnificent event live on June 23rd. The winners of the 13 categories were revealed and recognized during this occasion. Over the last few months, more than 130 entries from all over the continent were submitted in various categories. The Jury, which included some of Afri...
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Solarise Africa, a pan-African Energy-as-a-Service company, announces that they are joining the “Women For Green Jobs” program to increase gender equality across their operations. “At Solarise Africa, we value gender diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive environment for women in the workplace,” said Jan-Albert Valk, CEO and Co-Founder of Solarise Africa. “We are proud...
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Empower New Energy, the Norwegian solar investment company has partnered with Barry Callebaut - Ghana to expand solar production at their manufacturing site in Tema. The Barry Callebaut Group is the world's leading manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products with HQ in Zurich. Empower New Energy signed a contract with Barry Callebaut Group to install Solar PV panels on their factory site. The 6...
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Read the full article here at Business Day Grand Square has partnered with Daystar Power to install 1.3MW solar systems to power three of its retail stores across Nigeria. Grand Square has partnered with Daystar Power, a leading provider of solar power solutions to West Africa’s industrial manufacturers, to install 1.3MW solar systems to power three of its retail stores across Nigeria. ...
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Read the full article here at Afrik21 On the sidelines of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) currently taking place in Brussels, Engie Energy Access signed a €10 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB). This loan will allow the electrification of 643,000 people via solar home systems. This is one of the first outcomes of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) which opened on Tuesd...
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  Trina Solar has once again made it to the list of tier 1 PV module makers in the Bloomberg New Energy Finance market outlook for the second quarter, thanks to its outstanding reliability, 100% bankability and expanding production capacity. With the AAA rating, the highest category, in the PV Module Tech Bankability report published last week, Trina Solar has become the only module supplier a...
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Read the full article here at Afrik21 Engie Energy Access, the subsidiary of the French group Engie specialising in electrification via autonomous solar systems, is launching a participatory financing platform for sub-Saharan Africa. This project, implemented in partnership with the Energy Web organisation, aims to accelerate the deployment of off-grid solar energy. One of the obstacles to a...
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Trina Solar, the leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has been ranked ‘AAA’, the highest category, in the latest PV Module Tech Bankability report published by PV-Tech. Based on a proprietary analytical model to establish bankability scores and ratings, the report combines both the manufacturing and financial health of companies, the latest issue covering more than 50...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative PV module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has forged a 50MWh distribution strategic agreement of energy storage system with Palette Business Solutions Limited, a renewable energy firm committed to the distribution of high-quality cutting edge solar energy products and solutions in the world. The agreement states that Palette wi...
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His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, has presided over an official inauguration ceremony to mark the addition of 20MWac of additional clean energy to Malawi’s national grid. Following the inauguration of its 60MWac sister plant - Salima Solar - late last year, the Golomoti Solar plant in Dedza reached commercial operations in March 2022. Developed by...
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Read the full article here at My Joy Online. Solar and renewable energy solutions supplier, Jubaili Bros, and its partners have presented a 10KW (kilowatt) solar energy system to the Glorious Hand Foundation in Koforidua. This is to enable the Foundation to power its energy demands and to reduce the challenge of electricity bills. The Foundation, which currently uses about 1.5KW solar pow...
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African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s largest and most experienced infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers and a member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), has acquired – through its IDEAS Managed Fund (IDEAS) – majority stakes in three new solar power plants in South Africa.  The 30MW portfolio of facilities, which reached financial...
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function get_style () { return "none"; } function end_ () { document.getElementById('event').style.display = get_style(); } For this 3rd edition of the “Solar Awards”, AFSIA (The Africa Solar Industry Association) is pleased to announce the nominees in the 13 different categories. The high level and the number of applications show, once again, the vitality of the solar energy sector...
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May 2022
Read the full article here at PR Newswire JA Solar celebrates its 2022 new product launch event on May 18, with the release of its first n-type PV module DeepBlue 4.0 X. This innovative new product offering marks the company's first entry into the n-type PV product market. Based on the 182 wafer, which boasts the most mature supply chain and industry-wide recognition, the DeepBlue ...
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Read full article here at Aptech Africa Although 74 percent of healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa have some form of access to electricity, surveys show that only 28 percent of such facilities, on average, have a reliable energy supply (i.e., when power is available during all regular service hours). Energy access rates tend to be lower for healthcare facilities...
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Vertex 670W Modules Achieve Excellent Results in The PVEL Reliability Test Trina Solar has once again been placed as a “Top Performer” 2022 among global PV module manufacturers by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), a world-renowned third-party reliability testing laboratory, after months of rigorous testing. This is the eighth recognition in a row, making Trina Solar the solar company with the ...
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UL employees from the company’s Johannesburg office, along with leadership and staff from Watts of Love and the Acorn Foundation, distributed the UL-certified lights directly to residents of Olievenhoutbosch Extension 24, located in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa. The solar-powered lights are intended to help eliminate dependency on dangerous and costly kerosene as a light source, improving t...
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Based on the financial statements of leading module manufacturers, several authoritative organizations have ranked the global PV and smart energy total solutions provider Trina Solar second worldwide in its shipments of 8GW modules. This is consistent with findings by PV InfoLink, an authoritative PV analysis agency, and PV-Tech, a world-renowned PV media outlet, which ranked global module sh...
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Read the full article here at the New Times Bboxx Rwanda, a next-generation utility, has launched a new entry-level brand, “Flexx by Bboxx”, to provide affordable, reliable, and flexible clean energy solutions to those at the bottom of the energy ladder. The launch of “Flexx by Bboxx,” the latest addition to Bboxx’s wide range of products, took place on the sidelines of this y...
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InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed an agreement committing to provide US $15 million by way of convertible loan notes to Bboxx, a next generation utility ramping up the provision of clean, reliable, and affordable energy access to underserved communities in Africa. To date, Bboxx has successfully delivered clean energy solutions for over...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative PV module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Must Zimbabwe, one of the biggest distributors of hotovoltaic modules, inverters, batteries and energy storage system in Zimbabwe distribution market. According to the agreement, JinkoSolar will supply over 100MWh of its ESS produ...
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Read the full article here at Engie Energy Access Engie Energy Access launches its first mini-grid in Nigeria – connecting a local community to electricity for the first time. This 90kW mini-grid brings electricity to the people of Gbangba community in Niger State and empowers over 300 customers, including households and small businesses. Over 1,500 lives wi...
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“Oscar of Design” goes to Vertex S ultra-high performance rooftop module Trina Solar Co., Ltd. ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, today announced that its Vertex S series was selected out of nearly 10,000 entries from more than 60 countries for its advanced design concept and excellent user experience, winning the Red Dot Des...
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Read the full article here at Renewables Now Climate Investor One (CI1), the inaugural facility managed by the Climate Fund Managers (CFM), has entered into a deal with Empower New Energy to support the development of 100 MW of solar projects in Africa. The newly-signed development funding agreement will involve projects for commercial & industrial (C&I) customers across 10 Afri...
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Read the full article here at Afrik21 In Malawi, the Golomoti solar power plant is entering commercial operation. The 20 MW facility is located in the Dedza district and feeds its output into Malawi's national power grid. The Golomoti solar project is entering the commercial operation phase. This step comes after a successful test phase. The 28.5 MWp solar plant is coupled with a 5 MW/1...
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Africa’s off-grid solar industry will be watching keenly this month to see whether the reports British company Bboxx has acquired Accra-based peer PEG Africa prove to be accurate. Representatives of London-based Bboxx have ath this point not denied being in the process of acquiring the rival pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company, which operates in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Mali and which...
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IPP Office confirms special session at the 24th annual Africa Energy Forum in Brussels, as South Africa’s DMRE and IPP Office announces BW6 adding 2,600 MWs of new capacity to the energy mix As the world talks about the energy transition, South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), through its IPP Office has recently announced the REIPPPP BW6 Request for Proposal...
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Read the full article here at Business Ghana Starsight Energy (Starsight), a Nigeria-based, Africa-focused solar energy provider, announced the conclusion of a competitive local currency agreement with Chapel Hill Denham Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund (NIDF), for a 10-year, NGN8 billion refinancing of US$20 million of current debt with two development finance institutions (DFIs) invested...
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Ready the full article here at Engineering News Inspired Evolution, a leading specialised African investment advisory business dedicated to bespoke climate-driven investment themes: clean energy infrastructure; energy access; and energy and resource efficiency – and the value chains that support them, and Schneider Electric, the global le...
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Read the full article here at Aptech Africa Aptech Africa recently commissioned a solar powered reverse osmosis water treatment plant in Caynabo, Somaliland. This project was funded by UNDP and used a reverse osmosis system supplied by Genius Water. The system has a nominal flow is 6m3/s. The flexotank capacity is 45m3/s which can fill at least 4 trucks daily, while four distribution ta...
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The first and largest manufacturer of syringes in the Middle East, the family-owned Arab Medical Equipment Company (AMECO), has signed agreement to receive 2.5 MW of solar power from the roof of its manufacturing plants in Ramadan City, Cairo. The contract is signed with the Norwegian renewable investment company – Empower New Energy and the Egyptian company - Gree Solar. This week marked t...
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Lusaka, Zambia: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) and the EU-funded Electrification Financing Initiative (EDFI ElectriFi) have together committed US$15.5m to enable Africa GreenCo (GreenCo) to scale its innovative offering as Zambia’s first renewable energy buyer and services provider. GreenCo...
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April 2022
Read the full article here at MyJoyOnline Daystar Power has installed a 1.6 MW solar plant for Ghandour Cosmetic, to power its operations with solar energy. It is the largest solar installation for a cosmetics company in Ghana. The rooftop installation consists of 2,964 x 535Wp panels, offsetting 20,150 MT in CO2 emissions, an equivalent of approximately 16,600 trees planted annually ov...
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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has achieved a major technical breakthrough for its 182 mm high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell. JinkoSolar has set a new world record again with the maximum solar conversion efficiency o...
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Trina Solar, the global leading provider for photovoltaic (PV) module and smart energy solutions, has reached a remarkable milestone, having shipped 100GW of modules in the 25 years since the company was founded in 1997.  With an environmental impact equivalent to planting 7.2 billion trees, collectively, the 100GW of PV modules can generate about 135 billion kWh of clean-energy power...
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AMEA Power, an Emirati company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to produce 390,000 tonnes of green ammonia per annum over two phases, powered by renewable energy, in Ain Sokhna, Egypt. The agreement was signed with the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), the Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), and the New ...
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Read the full article here at Afrik21 The French company GreenYellow, a subsidiary of the Casino Group, has announced the completion of the extension of the Ambatolampy solar power plant. This installation is the result of a partnership between this independent electricity producer (IPP) and the Malagasy group Axian. That’s it! The extension of the Ambatolampy solar power plant has be...
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The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) and the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development have officially announced that AMEA Power has been awarded two solar power plant projects of 36MW each, following an international tender. The solar projects were part of a large international tender launched by Masen and the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Dev...
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Read the full article here at the Engie Energy Access ENGIE Energy Access, a leading provider of solar homes systems and mini-grid solutions, has inaugurated its hybrid 90kW mini-grid to connect unelectrified households and small businesses in Nigeria. With this mini-grid, ENGIE Energy Access connects the people of Gbangba community in Niger State to an electric power supply for the fir...
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GreenYellow, a major energy player in France and internationally, specializing in energy efficiency solutions, energy services and solar photovoltaic production, is supporting Retailability and PPC in their energy transition with new energy efficiency and photovoltaic implementation projects. With these new contracts, GreenYellow continues its expansion in South Africa and positions itsel...
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As a faithful participant, GoodWe has taken part in the PV storage test by University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Berlin for consecutive 3 years! The results never let us down. According to this year's examination, GoodWe’s hybrid inverters and high-voltage batteries stole the spotlight once again. A total of 21 different storage systems in the 5 and 10 kilowatts power classes were exam...
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Read the full article here at the Easy Engineering INTERVIEW WITH STUDER INNOTEC As a swiss company, Studer Innotec is developing, manufacturing, and selling battery-based energy conversion equipment used for various applications (off-grid, self-consumption, onboard maritime and land systems, safety, and industry) since 1987. Their products reflect the Swiss culture of innovation, quali...
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When the solar industry discusses energy storage, talk often centers on the vital role played by utility-scale batteries in evening out intermittent solar panel generation, enabling photovoltaics to gain traction in national grids. But lithium-ion technology doesn’t have to be all about stationary, multi-megawatt-hour facilities. And the marriage of solar and storage in Africa is now prevalent ...
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Trina Solar, the leading global PV and smart energy total solutions provider, has announced that its 210×210mm i-TOPCon cell has achieved maximum efficiency of 25.5%, setting a world record for the 23rd time. The result was certified by the National Institute of Metrology of China, the preeminent metrology scientific research center and national legal metrology technical institution. A...
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March 2022
Read the full article here at the Afrik21 In Mauritius, GreenYellow Indian Ocean, the subsidiary of the French company GreenYellow, has signed an agreement with the Central Electricity Board (CEB). The agreement covers the construction of a 13.86 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Arsenal. A new solar photovoltaic plant will be built in Mauritius. This is the aim of an agreement signe...
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Read the full article here at the TheCable ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria, a leading provider of solar homes systems and mini-grid solutions in Nigeria has unveiled its plan to connect 2,700 unelectrified health centres in Nigerian communities to stable electricity supply using renewable energy over the next four years, starting in August of this year. This plan was revealed by the Managin...
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Read the full article here at Tech-Ish StarTimes Media has announced a partnership with Bboxx solar, a company that provides solar solutions. Through the partnership, off-grid customers across Kenya will be able to access digital television services. Bboxx solar provides pay-as-you go home solutions for over 500,000 Kenyans through payment plans. They will now bundle a packa...
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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced it has delivered 100GW of solar modules globally. JinkoSolar is the first company in history to achieve this milestone. Approximately one out of every ten solar modules installed in the world was produced by JinkoSolar. De...
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Read the full article here at the African Review Bboxx, a next generation utility, and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have expanded their partnership to provide clean and affordable energy to millions of Congolese people. The DRC Government, under the Honorable Minister of Energy and Hydraulic Resources (MEHR) and the National Electrification and Rural...
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Read the full article here at Morocco World News The Norwegian business will work with Morocco’s renewable energy company Jet Energy to install solar panels at four of Zalar Holding’s plants. It is the first time the Norwegian company has invested into a project in the North African country. The total investment in the four solar plants is estimated to reach $2 million (MA...
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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company,” or “JinkoSolar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, last night launched their new N-Type module, the Tiger Neo at the Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls.  The product launch was held at the ongoing  Renewable Energy Conference  hosted by the AMH in partnersh...
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Nextracker launches NX Horizon-XTR, a terrain-following, single-axis tracker designed to expand the addressable market of solar power on sites with sloped, uneven, and challenging terrain. Nextracker began deployment and empirical testing of NX Horizon-XTR at utility scale three years ago, working closely with customers that faced capital expense and construction challenges on project sit...
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Read the full article here at Independent ENGIE Energy Access, a provider of solar homes systems and mini-grid solutions in Nigeria has connected 50,000 households to solar power and in turn impacting 250,000 lives across the country since coming onboard. The company also said that it has extended its partnership with the Rural Electrification Agency of Nigeria (REA) via an addendum to ...
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VSB énergies nouvelles, développeur indépendant d’électricité à partir d’énergies renouvelables, annonce l’entrée au capital d’un nouvel actionnaire pour deux de ses sociétés de projet en Tunisie. Présent en Tunisie depuis 2014, VSB énergie nouvelles a été lauréat de deux Appels d’Offres en 2019, l’un pour une centrale solaire de 10MWc à Lessouda, l’autre pour un...
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African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) has signed an equity guarantee agreement with Empower New Energy (Empower) paving the way for long-term renewable energy investments for commercial and industrial businesses across Africa. The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has also provided partial support to the costs of the guarantee, with the inst...
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Read full the article here at Trade Arabia TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar, has completed three PV power plants for Radiant, Eldosol, and Kesses in Kenya to help promote the local economy and help the locals improve their living standards. These projects are located in the Uasin Gishu County, with a total installed capacity of 155 MW.  Unl...
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Kisumu, Kenya: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a Shareholders’ Agreement with Globology Ltd, committing US$3.8m through its dedicated investment arm, to support the expansion of the company’s Waterbus passenger transport operations on Lake Victoria. Waterbusis the first passenger-focused service to deliver scheduled ferry routes o...
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Read the full article here at Solar Quater Angolan cell phone company Unitel has signed a deal with Chinese tech giant Huawei for the deployment and integration of green power generation systems for its network. The initiative will help Unitel to reduce the use of diesel generators and optimize the sustainability of their services. The Luanda-based mobile company will work with Huawei t...
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ENGIE Energy Access (Africa) signs a partnership with the Ministry of Energy in Gabon to electrify offgrid households across the country through the sales and distribution of high-quality solar home system kits. More than 40,000 households are expected to benefit from this partnership over the next five years, resulting in over 200,000 lives impacted.  As stated by the Minister of ...
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Read the full article here at African Review Bboxx, a next-generation utility, has launched Flexx by Bboxx, a new brand offering entry-level clean energy products to millions of people at the bottom of the energy pyramid Flexx by Bboxx will bring new and reliable products to market that are affordable, accessible, and flexible, getting millions more people onto the energy ladder. As ...
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Much has been made of the employment potential of the energy transition – particularly in the labor-intensive world of solar – but a glance at the vacancies section of the AFSIA website hints at just how transformative photovoltaics could be for youth unemployment across Africa. function get_style () { return "none"; } function end_ () { document.getElementById('fund').style.display...
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Lire toutes les informations ici àGoShop Nous sommes à Mugunga, quartier périphérique de la ville de Goma où l’ONG AECOM venait d’aménager une base avec des bureaux administratifs ainsi que des salles de formations en langue et métiers pour la population locale. GoShop est heureux d’avoir mis en place un système 100% solaire pour l’alimentation de la base en énergie.Voic...
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‘Africa for Africa – Building Energy for the Just Transition’ Following two years of COVID restrictions we are excited that the Africa Energy Forum (aef) is back tofull capacity with the return of the massive exhibition, the four-day multi-streamed agenda focusing onthe private sectors investment needs and business development. In Brussels aef will welcome backover 2,500 industry lea...
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Read the full article here at SegenSolar SegenSolar has big plans for the year ahead. Since our establishment in October 2015, we have grown exponentially, expanding our footprint not only across South Africa but into the SADC markets, too. They recognise the importance of engaging with and promoting renewable energy in Southern Africa. Our current reliance on polluting fossil fuels ...
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LONGi and Empower the largest #solar company in #Sudan, have signed a distribution agreement in #Cairo on the 14th of February 2022. As partners, we are determined to further cement our leading position in Sudan’s distribution market and expand our global operations with Empower’s esteemed reputation as a trustworthy company. We have been committing great efforts into doing our best t...
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Read the full article here at Renewables Now The Tunisian government has given the green light to several solar projects with a combined output of 500 MW and a total investment of TND 1.2 billion (USD 407.9m/EUR 374.9m). The projects were awarded as part of the country's concession system in 2019 to Norwegian renewable power producer Scatec ASA (OSL:SCATC), a consortium of France's Engi...
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The Norwegian renewable investment company, Empower New Energy, with its EPC partner - Gree Solar - started construction of the first phase of a 4,5 MW solar rooftop plant for Smart Paper. This project is Empower´s 4 th solar investment in Egypt and its 6th in Africa. Smart Paper Industries is an Egyptian leading producer of packaging materials for the food industry in the region with a p...
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Read the full article here at Huawei Huawei Digital Power Technologies Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Huawei Digital Power) signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Meinergy Technology Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as Meinergy), the leading PV developer in West Africa. Under the agreement, Huawei Digital Power will provide a complete smart PV & energy storage system ...
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Read the full article here at Nigerian Tribune Bboxx Energy Access Nigeria, last week Friday, signed an Output-Based Fund (OBF) grant agreement with the Rural Electrification Agency Nigeria (REA Nigeria), under the Solar Home Systems (SHS) component of the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). By this signing, thousands of SHS units will be deployed by Bboxx Energy Access Nigeria tow...
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Read the full article here at pv-magazine LONGi signed a distribution agreement with Maryzad, one of the main players in the Egyptian distribution market. The signing ceremony was held at Cairo’s Marriott hotel with the attendance of more than 70 guests. Omar Barrak,Sales Director of North & West Africa along with Ahmad Alkhufash, Regional Sales Manager represented LONGi in the ...
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February 2022
Read the full article here at Afrik21 The government of Niger has announced the results of the pre-qualification process for the design, financing and construction of a 50 MWp solar photovoltaic plant. The facility will be built under the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) "Scaling Solar" program. The race is on for the development, financing and construction of the Gorou Banda sol...
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Read the full article here at Xinhuanet JinkoSolar on Wednesday launched its latest solar photovoltaic panel the Tiger Neo with a capacity of between 410 MW and 620 MW in the Kenyan market in order to boost the electrification rates in the country. Sammy Borothi, business development manager of JinkoSolar-Sub Saharan Africa, said in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, that the Tiger Neo is i...
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Read the full article here at pv-tech LONGi has expanded its Hi-MO 5 product line with a new solar module designed for residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftop applications. With a maximum power output of 415W and an efficiency of 21.25%, the Hi-MO 5m 54c module features PERC gallium-doped p-type half-cut cells. The product has 54 182mm half-cu...
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Read full original article from PV-Tech here Trina Solar has been recognised in a report by Reuters as a top 100 company in the pursuit of achieving a net-zero emission civilisation. The report was based on 10 different categories, including ‘solar and wind’, where Trina received recognition for its innovative solar modules and tracker technology, being the only company listed to in...
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Ready full original article from pv magazine here Dr. Zhang Yingbin, Trina Solar’s head of product strategy and marketing: The bankability index granted by BNEF can be shown to finance institutes when it comes to securing finance for solar projects. In general, it shows the creditability of the product and the company. There are several key points that need to be checked for the ban...
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The race for the highest wattage solar panel started in 2020 and came to an end with JinkoSolar’s Tiger Neo, carrying efficiency up to 22.3%, promising to have 15-20W more wattage than the conventional p-PERC panel of the same size. Unlike other panels whose higher power comes from enlarged sizes, Tiger Neo derives this result simply from increased efficiency. For instance, the power rating...
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Read full original article from Huawei Central here Huawei and Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) obtained the contract to build the largest solar data center in the Middle East and Africa. Also, the first phase of the data center is to be set into use in May this year. According to the Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily, a project team consistin...
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Read full newsletter from Engie Energy Access here Engie Energy Access  optimized our Solar Home System (SHS) portfolio and digital tools and launched their new MySol brand across 9 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. They also signed a major deal for 60 mini-grid sites in Zambia.  In 2022, Engie Energy Access  is aiming to be even more efficient. After already impacting mor...
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Aptech Africa recently completed a residential installation of three solar water heaters in Mbarara, in Western Uganda. Each of these systems were 160L and were used to provide hot water to around 20 people. Aptech Africa uses Soleil Power solar water heaters. These water heaters are unique because they have a flat plat collector: (type of collector we use to convert sunshine to heat). Thi...
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With the global race under way to turn solar and wind resources into the green hydrogen that will help fire the energy transition, Africa is no exception and plans have been laid for Egypt to have its first green hydrogen production facility by November. A project consortium led by Norwegian clean energy company Scatec is planning to install an electrolyzer provided by US fuel cell business Pl...
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The top leaders of the Africa Solar Rooftop Industry gained the prestigious recognition and honor at the ‘Africa Rooftop Solar Congress Awards 2022‘, on 3rd February at 4 pm (SAST). The virtual award ceremony was a platform that focused on celebrating the hard work, dedication, success and achievements of the incredible companies, teams and their leaders who have contributed highly to ...
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UNEP in collaboration with Frankfurt School, announces the recipients of the CCI Programme Call for Proposals. CCI will support three pilot projects in Kenya. We celebrate OFGEN, our members for bagging the opportunity of being recipients of the CCI Programme by the UNEP in conjunction with Frankfurt School. The programme will support OFGEN under type 2 grant funding (Financing vehicle/instrum...
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Dubai, UAE: February 03, 2022: Since the launch of Trina Solar’s 600W+ series, world-renown design institutes and international third-party organizations have evaluated and studied the BOS and LCOE advantages of Vertex modules. Most recently, Black & Veatch, a global independent services provider to solar projects, completed a CAPEX and LCOE assessment, comparing the new generation of u...
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Africa has by far the largest renewable energy resources of any continent but lack of investment is stifling Africa’s renewable energy potential. RenewAfrica.Biz, a leading media company on African renewable energy market intelligence, news and thought leadership has concluded a partnership agreement with the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) to co-organize the Afr...
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January 2022
Nairobi, Kenya: EkoRent Africa (EkoRent), a business supported by PIDG company InfraCo Africa and EEP Africa, has today signed a Solar Charging Project Collaboration Agreement with Strathmore Energy Research Centre through Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre, establishing aframework for setting up Kenya’s first Nopea SolarHub Electric Vehicle Charging Station. EkoRent operates NopeaR...
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On December 21st 2021, The Africa Go Green Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency S.A., SICAV RAIF (“AGG”) signed its second transaction, a USD 5.5 million medium-term senior secured loan with Bboxx Capital Limited (“Bboxx”), a holding company for several next generation utility companies expanding access to clean energy and clean cooking across Africa. Bboxx, a next generati...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 17th, 2022 - TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (SHA:688599), launches Vanguard 1P single-row tracker at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. Vanguard 1P series, fully compatible with ultra-high power modules ranging from 400W to 670W+, further enriches the tracker's application scenarios and u...
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UL Study: Trina Solar Vertex Modules Bring More Value to UAE Projects Offering Lower Initial Investment Cost and Lower CAPEX And LCOE Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 18 th January 2022: Trina Solar, a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, showcased its 2022 product line up and revealed its latest i-TOPCon module with power of 690W+ at the World Future Energy Summit...
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Finergreen is proud to support Eiffel Investment Group in replicating in Africa the successful bridge funding program it already implements in Europe through the fundraising of a US$200 million vehicle.  Considering that more than half of the population of Africa does not have access to electricity, the strategy aims to accelerate the continent’s electrification with the object...
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D’une puissance de 1,5 MWc, associée à 616 kWh de stockage, cette centrale produira jusqu’à 50 % des besoins en énergie de l’ASCENA. Cet évènement s’est déroulé en présence de M. Mohamedou Ould Ahemdou M’Haimid, Ministre de l’équipement et du transport, M. Mohamed Abdellahi Ould Siyam, Ministre de la santé et des affaires sociales, M. Ahmed Sékou KEITA, Secrétaire G...
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The Liberia Inland Storage Facility (LISF) project will build Liberia’s first commercial open-access, storage facility. The project will be situated within the Monrovia Industrial Park, located 10 kilometres from the Freeport of Monrovia, and will provide businesses with approximately 4,600m² of modern warehousing space. Incorporating state-of-the-art inventory management systems, loadi...
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Read full original article from BBC here "You get so excited when you have, like a 'bingo', or a lightbulb idea! Then you get to the nitty-gritty of actualising it." It's the spring of 2021 and engineer, Norah Magero, is talking about the refrigerator she designed after some local dairy farmers asked her to come up with something to help them keep their milk fresh on route to market. ...
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Aptech Africa Sierra Leone, a member of Renewable Energy Association SL, donated a Solar Water Heater system to the Freetown Secondary School for Girls Boarding Home.  The Freetown Secondary School for Girls also known as FSSG and is a secondary school that was established in 1926 in Freetown Sierra Leone. As part of its corporate social responsibility program, the Country Director...
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Trina Solar’s 210mm Vertex Modules Achieve Excellent Test Results in the PVEL Product Qualification Program Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 23rd - At the BloombergNEF Summit held in early December, PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), a world-renowned third-party reliability testing laboratory, shared excellent reliability and performance test results for Trina Solar’s 210mm Vertex modul...
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GoodWe has refreshed its brand in line with the evolution of the global new energy space, emphasizing on collaboration and digitalization. At the core of this new brand identity is GoodWe’s commitment to harnessing smart tech to drive the global energy transition and bring about a more sustainable future for all. GoodWe considers technological innovation a key brand pillar, and so both i...
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Serena Hotels has established itself as one of the world’s leading hospitality brands offering quality accommodation, unique holiday and conference solutions, cultural heritage and adventure tourism.  Problem Mara Serena being completely under off-grid, high cost of diesel fuel, high carbon emission and desire to be eco-friendly saw the management embrace the use of solar as an alte...
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Williamson Tea is a fifth-generation tea farming business committed to growing the highest quality sustainable teas to the benefit of Kenya, its communities, wildlife and environment. Problem Unstable grid and voltage fluctuations resulted in that the tea processing facility running on diesel generators for 6 hours every day. This is costly due to production stoppages and increased reli...
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December 2021
ENGIE PowerCorner, has signed the off-grid electrification license with the Benin Rural Electrification and Energy Management Agency (ABERME), to construct and operate a solar mini-grid in Dohouè, a village in south Benin. The Dohouè mini-grid will be the first built and operated by ENGIE in Benin. It will provide more than 1,500 residents with access to clean, affordable and 24/7 availa...
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When Dennis Stansbury, of Canadian gold miner B2Gold described his company’s solar-plus-storage system at the Fekola mine in Mali as a landmark project, he may not have realized just how prophetic his comment would prove to be. Quoted on the Energy Storage News website in April, senior VP Stansbury said: “This is a landmark project which we expect to pave the way for more sustainable power...
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Trina Solar Unveils Its Integrated 600W+ Modules Delivery Solution Globally Cutting Down CO2 Emission by up to 8% and Raising Transporting Efficiency by 10% Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 7th – The global photovoltaics and smart energy total solutions provider Trina Solar unveiled its 600W+ Vertex Module Integrated Delivery Solution globally, clearing the way for its applic...
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Read full original article from Thisday here ENGIE Energy Access, Nigeria’s leading clean and sustainable energy solutions provider, has announced that it has provided access to renewable energy to more than 40,000 homes and micro, small, and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) thereby impacting the lives of over 200,000 Nigerians who lacked access to power supply in the two years it has be...
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Paris, France: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is pleased to announce the participation of its sister PIDG company, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) alongside the African Development Bank (AfDB), and Proparco as senior lenders to the 34MW Djermaya Solar project in Chad (also including a 4MWh battery system). AfDB previously announced ...
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November 2021
Aptech Africa South Sudan recently commissioned a PV-Diesel hybrid system at the Upper Nile University of Malakal in a UNDP funded project. This hybrid system includes an 82.14 KWp PV roof mounted system and three diesel generators of 300,200 and 30KVA respectively. The system has three 25000TL SMA Tri-power inverters and one Elum-fuel saver controller. The system uses a remote monitoring pla...
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TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (SHA:688599), explains the implementation of innovative solutions to increase tracker system lifecycle reliability and reduce operating and maintenance costs in a webinar "Tracker Development Solutions that Increase Reliability and Reduce Operation and Maintenance Costs " sponsored by the company. The w...
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Aptech Africa’s team in the Central African Republic recently installed 31 sets of double armed street lights in Bossangoa and 16 sets in Mabiki for a project funded by UNDP. Each set installed by Aptech has 2 LED lamps of 60 watts each powered by 2 180W solar panels. The systems use 900 Wh lithium-ion batteries which work 12 hours at night and have the capacity of 5 days of autonomy to ...
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Marriott Grosvenor Hotel, London, UK: The 60MWac Salima Solar project being delivered by JCM Power and PIDG company InfraCo Africa in Malawi, has been recognised as ‘Utility-scale solar project of the year,’ by the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA). The 2021 AFSIA Awards Ceremony was held last night, in person and online, during the ongoing Africa Energy Forum. The AFSIA Awards...
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Read full original article from the New Times here Mobisol, Rwanda’s market leader in Pay-As-You-Go solar industry has changed its corporate name to ENGIE Energy Access Rwanda (EEA Rwanda). However, the products of this off-grid energy distributor will be branded Mysol, replacing the Mobisol brand of lighting, TV and business Solar Home System (SHS) products. In 2020, parent...
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Read full original article from KBC here ENGIE Energy Access Kenya has announced plans to increase access to affordable solar energy solutions to off-grid customers through the Pay-As-You-Go model. The firm which has changed corporate name from ENGIE Mobisol Kenya has said it will avail new solar home system brand, MySol to replace the Mobisol brand of lighting, TV and business SHS prod...
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Schneider Electric, leader de la transformation numérique de la gestion d’énergie et des automatismes, et GreenYellow, acteur international majeur de la production d’énergie solaire décentralisée et l’efficacité énergétique, ont annoncé aujourd’hui un partenariat visant à proposer des programmes d’efficacité énergétique clés en main et entièrement financés aux grande...
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Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and GreenYellow, major international player in decentralized solar power generation and energy efficiency, today announced a partnership to provide turnkey, fully financed energy efficiency programs to large international corporations. The signing of the agreement was officiated by Laurent Batail...
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Read full original article from ESI-Africa here The event was hosted in collaboration with Apex Solar, an official distributor of JinkoSolar based in Botswana. The event was attended by local customers, government representatives and media. The focus of the event was on energy storage systems solutions and solar PV panels, which were also on display during the launch event. “This w...
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Salima Solar plant, Salima District, Malawi: His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, has presided over an inauguration ceremony to mark the addition of 60MWac of additional clean energy to Malawi’s national grid. As Malawi’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic plant, Salima Solar is contributing to the country’s ambition to minimise its carb...
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Since the launch of the 600W+ series, world leading design institutes and well-known third-party organizations have evaluated and studied the LCOE advantage and value of Vertex modules. Recently, Fraunhofer ISE, the world leading solar institution, has completed the assessment of CAPEX and LCOE of new generation of ultra-high power modules 210mm (G12) from Trina Solar and 182mm (M10) series f...
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SAVA, OCTOBER 29 and 30, 2021: As part of the trip by a presidential delegation in the region, the Minister of Energy and Hydrocarbons, Andry Heriniaina Ramaroson, visited the construction sites of hybrid PV and thermal power plants, in Vohémar, Antalaha and Sambava. These plants are being developed, built and will soon be operated by Green Energy Solutions (GES), a subsidiary of the GREENYE...
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Kampala, Uganda: PIDG company InfraCo Africa, together with a consortium including DOB Equity and Mobility 54, has signed an agreement with Zembo, committing over €3 million to support the growth of the company’s electric motorcycle business in Kampala, Uganda. Zembo enables drivers to buy electric motorcycle taxis (“boda boda”) or to pay for them on a lease-to-own basis. The investme...
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The first 546 Verified Emissions Reductions (VERs) are listed in the Gold Standard Impact Registry, representing the CO2 emission reductions achieved by the first batch of solar lights distributed. The project in Zambia is set to distribute652,000 of Namene Solar’s award winning pico-solar lights to rural homes living off-grid. 11.11.21. London - The first carbon credits have been issued...
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Read full original article from the Vanguard here Daystar Power, the leading provider of solar power solutions to West Africa’s industrial manufacturers, announced that it has reached an agreement with SBC to install 10.5MW solar power systems for five of its factories across Nigeria. This will bring SBC’s total installed solar power capacity to 12MW, making it Nigeria’s largest indu...
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JinkoSolar has now officially launched its Next-generation N-type TOPCon module called Tiger Neo refreshing with much higher efficiency and all the features we were anticipating. During the launch event held in Shanghai, the company was currently updating the key performance metric of this new module. On top of the previously reported efficiency changes up to 22.3% and maximum 620watt output ...
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With AFSIA member Inspired Evolution having blazed a trail for the use of solar energy to power telecoms towers, French peer Camusat recently announced a €60 million project to ‘solarise’ its mobile phone masts. Asset management news website Africa Global Funds last month reported, the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI) cash pile set up by the African Development Bank to support small i...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 3rd - Trina Solar has published a white paper on Inverter Matching for Trina Solar’s Vertex Series PV Modules, including 410W, 510W, 550W, 600W and 670W series, the first intelligent inverters matching database in the global photovoltaic industry. The inverters covered in the paper are fully adaptive to all modules in the 210 Vertex series, focusing ...
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function get_style () { return "none"; } function end_ () { document.getElementById('more').style.display = get_style(); } Glasgow, United Kingdom: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and Helios Investment Partners (Helios) are working together to establish a pan-African investment vehicle: Climate, Energy Access and Resilience (CLEAR). CLEAR will...
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Africa has 40 % of the world’s solar potential but only 1 % of the world’s solar panels By Terje Osmundsen* Africa will be high on the agenda when political leaders and climate negotiators meet at COP26early November. No doubt, we will hear strong appeals to put more money on the table to finance clean energy in the south, as well as promises from the rich world to do so. This is im...
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Lis tout l'article originale d' Agence Ecofin ici Le secteur électrique nigérian souffre depuis plusieurs années du mauvais entretien des installations, d’un réseau de transport et distribution déficient et du manque d’investissements. Au Nigeria, le fournisseur de solutions énergétiques solaires BBOXX envisage d’élargir l’accès aux systèmes solaires domestiques (SHS) pr...
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October 2021
Read full original article from Bloomberg here A U.K. company aims to provide off-grid solar power to 20 million people in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, where less than half of the population have access to electricity. London-based Bboxx Ltd. plans to install its pay-as-you-go solar systems in millions of homes over 10 years, according to a statement emailed on We...
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Read full newsletter from Engie Energy Access here One year after the successful integration of our solar home system businesses Fenix International and Mobisol, and mini-grid developer ENGIE PowerCorner, we are delighted to begin sharing updates on how our business is moving forward.   Thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of our team, we can now commemorate ...
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AFSIA, the Africa Solar Industry Association is delighted to announce the nominees for the Africa Solar Industry Awards 2021, a special honor this year to recognize individuals and companies whose efforts have resulted in big achievements and promotion of the industry. There are 48 Nominees across 15 categories and spanning a record number of more than 20 countries. “If there was ever an oun...
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Shanghai, October 20, 2021 – JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company”, or “JinkoSolar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has been granted the carbon footprint verification for its Tiger (163”cell based) and Tiger Pro (182”cell based) series of modules from TUV Rheinland Group,("TUV Rheinland")...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 26th: Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”) has been awarded as bankable by all survey respondents in the 2021 PV Module and Inverter Bankability report issued by BloombergNEF. With this report, Trina Solar is now the only module manufacturer to be rated as bankable for 6 consecutive years by 100% of the in...
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Read full original article from pv magazine here Burundi-based renewable energy company Gigawatt Global Coöperatief U.A. has announced the completion of the country's first large-scale PV plant – a 7.5 MW installation under development since 2015 and for which construction works were announced in 2017. The project was financed by South Africa-based equity investor Inspired Evol...
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, le 20 octobre 2021 - Africa REN, pionnier des énergies renouvelables en Afrique, annonce avoir lancé la construction de la centrale solaire de Kodeni Solar, près de Bobo-Dioulasso, au Burkina Faso. Avec une capacité installée de 38MW, Kodeni Solar sera la plus grande centrale solaire du pays ainsi que le premier partenariat public-privé à atteindre son closing...
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The Standardization of 210mm-Size Modules is expected to be officially released in October by the China Photovoltaic Industry Association. This comes after the agreement between eight world-leading photovoltaic brands, including Trina Solar, Zhonghuan Semiconductor and Risen Energy, that took place last November 2020, to set about promoting the standardization of 210mm silicon wafer modules in the...
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Ready full original article from Afrik21 here Solar kit provider d.light is once again raising funds. This round led by Inspired Evolution has raised $15 million from several investors. As part of its expansion strategy, solar kit provider d.light is raising funds; it’s second since the beginning of the year. This time, the San Francisco-based company (in the United States of America) has ...
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Read full original article from ESI-Africa here JinkoSolar provides high efficient and reliable solar modules to the Lighting Africa programme launched by the World Bank Group for Nigeria. The modules will be deployed in multiple hybrid solar minigrid projects dispersed across Nigeria, to help increase access to affordable, clean and safer lighting for more than 30% of Nigeria’s population...
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SHANGRAO, October 13, 2021 -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has achieved a major technical breakthrough on its N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell. JinkoSolar has set a new world record for the fourth time in a year with the maximum solar convers...
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It’s said that the solar plant located at the golf course, utilized Antaisolar aluminum ground mounting system with concrete foundation, and it had been completed the installation and grid connected. In the early stages of the project, it can be seen that gasoline cans was adopted to shape the concrete, which help to construct a solid foundation. The aluminum mounting structure was delivered ...
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Empower New Energy is proud to announce the commencement of its third solar investment in Egypt. The 498 KWp solar rooftop plant is installed for Cairo Metals – a leading Egyptian aluminium manufacturer that supplies high quality products for construction and housing market across Africa and the Middle East. This new plant will generate more than 850 000 KWh of green electricity annually. Duri...
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New module marks the unstoppable trend of 600W+ Module efficiency to up to 21.6% 13 October, 2021, Dubai, UAE - Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, officially announced the availability of the 670W Vertex module in the Middle East and Africa. The series obtained the IEC certification from the TÜV Rheinland after passing complete reliabili...
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Read full original article from Afrik21 here Investment fund manager Eiffel Investment Group is providing a €3 million bridge loan to ManoCap Energy. The financing will provide solar power to commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in Ghana and Sierra Leone. ManoCap Energy is raising €3 million for its projects in Sierra Leone and Ghana. This is a bridge loan signed with Eiffel Inv...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates: After passing advanced serial load tests for non-uniform snow-load and 20,000 cycles of dynamic mechanical load, Trina Solar's 210mm Vertex 670W module has passed the extreme wind tunnel test. The result further confirms that ultra-high-power modules can maintain their outstanding performance even when subject to extreme weather. Trina Solar, with the third-party au...
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Huawei Global Digital Power Summit 2021 is set to open on October 16 in Dubai with more than 300+ individuals attending the physical event, including executives from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Group42, ACWA Power, du, Uptime Institute and Engie. Huawei to announce joint actions across the energy and ICT industry chain to unlock green energy potential for a low-carbon smart so...
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ManoCap Energy and Eiffel Investment Group announce a €3m bridge loan facility to fund solar projects in Ghana and Sierra Leone ▪ Eiffel Investment Group finances the growth of ManoCap Energy’s commercial and industrial (“C&I”) project portfolio. ▪ Helping businesses in Ghana and Sierra Leone access reliable power, save on energy costs, and reduce their environmental impact. ▪ Eif...
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MIGA guarantee will cover construction, operation, and maintenance of 30 MWp solar energy facility and mobilize private capital to underserved Sahel region. WASHINGTON DC, October 5, 2021 — With one of the lowest electrification rates in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region (20%, as compared with 48% for SSA overall) and a high level of unmet demand, Burkina Faso is striving to address its ene...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates: TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co Ltd (SHA:688599) has obtained the global safety validation, a UL 3703 Certificate, for its dual-row Agile 1P tracker series. The UL 3703 is regarded as a comprehensive and authoritative evaluation standard for solar trackers.  The certificate is issued by Underwriters Laboratories, an ...
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Read full ariginal article fron the Engineering News here JinkoSolar together with New Sahara Ventures empowered the Richaw Solar Farm in Zimbabwe,  by supplying 5MW AC High Efficiency Jinko Monocrystalline Panels with ultra-high performance. The project is estimated to be valued at US$4.5 Million. The community has benefitted from this  project as it has resulted in the creation of 40...
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Read full original article from pv magazine here JA Solar published data comparing its own modules, based on the 182mm wafer format, with others utilizing the larger 210mm size over a six month period in field testing. The data show that the smaller of the two formats reached an average daily energy yield almost 2% higher. According to JA Solar’s analysis, the higher currents produced by the ...
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September 2021
Read full original article from Developing Telecoms here The Government of Togo and Bboxx, a next generation utility, have announced what is described as the first-ever memorandum of understanding (MoU) to sell smartphones in Togo on a pay-as-you-go basis. The MoU will, the parties claim, improve digital inclusion and the delivery of digital public services through deployment of smartphones ...
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This funding will catalyze the operations of the fintech firm to add features to its platform and start onboarding users in Uganda. Fin-e Innovations, a fintech start-up based in Uganda, has closed pre-seed funding of $300,000 from an undisclosed party in the United States. The company intends to address the glaring financing gap among local energy SMEs in Africa through an innovative platform ...
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Read more via  Aptech Africa is working on a solar system to drive smart climate technology at Njala University. This project includes a 100 KW PV generating plant with a 50 KW inverter capacity and 145 KWh energy storage system in a containerized modular and expandable solution. This system directly benefits Njala University Hospital, the Njala Mokonde community, and Njala University students...
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Dakar, Senegal: Following a successful pilot project, InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a Shareholders’ Agreement and a Loan Agreement with Bonergie Irrigation SAS (Bonergie Irrigation) to continue supporting the scale up of the project. Under the new agreements, InfraCo Africa will hold a large minority shareholding in Bonergie Irrigation...
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JinkoSolar together with New Sahara Ventures empowered the Richaw Solar Farm in Zimbabwe,  by supplying 5MW AC High Efficiency Jinko Monocrystalline Panels with ultra-high performance. The project is estimated to be valued at US$4.5 Million. The community has benefitted from this  project as it has resulted in the creation of 40 rural construction jobs of which 18 are permanent. Since the ins...
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Read original full article from News Trust here Nick Hurd is senior adviser to Bboxx and former UK Minister for International Development and Climate Change & Dr Priti Parikh is associate professor at UCL and co-author of a recent report, “Off-Grid Energy and Economic Prosperity. Evidence on the relationship between off-grid electricity access and local economic well-being in sub-Saha...
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Read original  full article from the Engineering news here Six more solar photovoltaic (PV) projects situated in the Northern Cape and North West provinces have reached commercial operation, infrastructure equity investment management company African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) reported on Wednesday. These projects include the 50 MW De Wildt solar project, the 68 MW B...
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JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, is the leading PV module supplier in Kenya for the third quarter of 2021. By July 2021, Jinko Solar accounted for 25% of the market share (supplying 12.872 MW) and to date has imported 200+ MW in Kenya. This places Jinko Solar at the top ahead of its competitors as the preferred PV Module brand in Kenya. ...
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Welcome to GoodWe South Africa! We are proud to announce the opening of GoodWe’s new office space in Johannesburg, South Africa. There’s no better illustration of GoodWe’s deep commitment to the Sub-Saharan African solar market than the opening of a new GoodWe space that will allow us to serve and support our customers in SA, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Madagascar, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Bo...
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Read full original article from Afrik21 here French energy giant Engie has signed a contract with Release by Scatec, the branch of Norwegian independent power producer (IPP) Scatec, which provides modular solar power generation solutions. The two partners will produce green hydrogen for the Mogalakwena platinum mine in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The first commercial operation of a...
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Proving its Supreme Performance with More Than 10 Years of Outdoor Installation. Dubai, UAE, Sep 7th, 2021 -- TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (SHA:688599), has released the "TrinaTracker Spherical Bearing: Unique three-dimensional long-lasting patented component white paper." The document proves the advantages of the spherical bearing’s ...
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Read original full article from Afrik21 here SparkMeter will digitise the management of green mini-grids in Benin. To carry out this project, the smart metering and grid analysis technology provider is receiving a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). Enabling remote management of green mini-grids. This is the aim of the project that SparkMeter will be implementing in West ...
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August 2021
Appoints Solinc East Africa Ltd as Authorized Distributor Dubai, UAE – August 31, 2021 – Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, is announcing the appointment of Solinc East Africa Ltd in Kenya as an official distributor to supply Trina Solar’s products and solutions in East Africa. The new appointment comes as part of Trina Solar’s commitme...
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Finergreen is pleased to have supported Lidera Green Power (a partnership between Filatex Group and Dera Energy) in the structuring and fundraising of a convertible bridge loan of $6m provided by REPP. Lidera Green Power plans to install a total capacity of 42 MW of solar PV to hybridize three HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil) plants in Madagascar. This fundraising enables Lidera Green Power to finance the ...
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Read full original article from BusinessDay here Daystar Power, a leading provider of hybrid solar power solutions to businesses in West Africa, today announced that it commissioned a 800kWp solar power system for UAC Foods. Installed for UAC’s dairy subsidiary, the solar solution was fully integrated into its existing power setup. UAC Foods, a division of the eponymous NSE-listed conglome...
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Read full original article from the-star.co.ke here   Huawei FusionSolar has introduced an integrated system for residential solar energy solutions during its launch on Friday. With a growing number of homeowners jumping on the solar bandwagon, the home energy storage system dubbed Luna 2000 is a device that stores electricity as chemical energy. The theme of the day at the Nai...
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The Bukamba Water Supply Project which was funded by the Japanese Embassy and constructed by Aptech Africa Ltd was commissioned at Bukamba Boma Ground on May 18th, 2021 by the District Water Officer. The project was completed with funding from the Japanese Embassy under the Assistance for Grass Roots Human Security Projects (GGP). Aptech Africa was contracted for the design, supply, i...
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In partnership with Solar Energy International (SEI), Nextracker initiates 3-year scholarship program to foster female participation in solar industry FREMONT, CALIF. USA, August, 2021 — Nextracker™, the market leader in yield-enhancing PV system technology and solar trackers, and Solar Energy International (SEI), the world’s leading renewable energy technical training provider, today ann...
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Recently, JinkoSolar announced that it has been selected as an “Eco-Leader” by Green Builder® Media for the third time. Green Builder® Media selects Eco-Leaders every year as a way to honor companies who have taken exemplary steps towards sustainability for their business practices. With this year’s theme focused on decarbonization, JinkoSolar was recognized for its extraordinary stride...
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Read full original article from Afrik21 here Swiss company Lindt & Sprüngli AG is financing the installation of 69,000 solar lighting kits in cocoa farmers' households in 50 districts in Ghana. The solar lamps are distributed by Namene Solar. Lindt & Sprüngli AG, the manufacturer of the famous Lindt chocolate brand, is involved in rural development in Ghana. As part of its agricult...
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Read full original article from the Standard here Electricity is one of the largest expenditures for most small firms. This is not only limited to those in energy-intensive ventures such as manufacturing. Fresh power tariffs show that small commercial consumers are charged Sh15.60 per unit. A unit means a kiloWatt hour (kWh). These charges are for the firms whose consumption doesn’t ...
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Read full original article from PV-magazine here LONGi has supplied the Chamalire School in Malawi with 20 solar panels capable of reaching a peak power of 7,200W. Zikomo Africa, an NGO association in existence since 2006, executed the project, as part of its mission to aid development in Africa, particularly Malawi, by providing communities with infrastructure and training. The school is lo...
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Read full original article from Afrique.latribune here Alors que l'Afrique constitue 17% de la population mondiale, elle ne représente que 6% de la consommation globale d'énergie primaire, selon les données de 2018, de l'Agence Internationale de l'Energie (AIE). Pourtant, le continent enregistre une demande toujours plus grande en matière d'énergie, pour accompagner une croissance continue...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 10, 2021 – Trina Solar has formally joined the global Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and signed the Business Ambition for 1.5°C pledge. This once again underlines the company's commitment to helping to limit the rise in the global temperature to 1.5°C through its own actions to reduce emissions. Trina Solar has committed itself to being a global ...
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When the authors of May’s The Sky’s The Limit report named Botswana as the most ‘super-abundant’ renewable energy territory on earth, they can little have imagined how quickly the nation’s solar industry would leap forward. With the International Renewable Energy Agency having estimated the Southern African nation had just 6 MW of grid-connected photovoltaic generation capacity at t...
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  OFGEN, a Nairobi based leading solar power developer recently commissioned a 1.05 MWp Captive Solar PV System at the Nairobi Headquarters of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The state-of-the-art solar system is mounted across the roofs and carport of GSK. The plant offsets daytime load resulting in a 50% self-reliance and saving on operational costs. The latest installation...
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July 2021
  Read full original article from Sun-Connect here Bboxx, a next generation utility, is partnering via a first-of-a-kind joint venture with Geocoton Advens Group as part of Bboxx’s market entry into Burkina Faso. This is the first step in a long-term strategic partnership that will see the two companies in the future expand clean energy into other countries. The Burkina ...
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Read original full article from Africa21 here Electricity access solutions provider MyJouleBox has raised €3 million for its expansion into four countries in West Africa. The funding supports the company's plan to electrify 55,000 households and businesses over the next two years. MyJouleBox’s recent transaction raised €3 million. The funds come from several investors, including EDFI...
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  Dubai, UAE – July 27, 2021 -- Trina Solar's State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science and Technology (SKL) announced that its proprietary Vertex high-efficiency p-type monocrystalline silicon module, based on 66 pcs of 210 mm x 210 mm high-efficiency PERC cells, has achieved a record aperture module efficiency of 23.03% for larger-area industrial silicon p-type modules. This is inde...
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Read full original article from PRNewswire here inkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the "Company," or "JinkoSolar") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has been selected as an "Eco-Leader" by Green Builder® Media for the third time. Green Builder® Media selects Eco-Leaders every year as a way to honor companies wh...
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Read full original article here TEMPE, Ariz., July 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) has appointed Anita Marangoly George, a senior executive with almost four decades of diverse global experience in institutional finance and sustainable infrastructure investing, to its board of directors, effective July 15, 2021. Ms. George will serve on First Solar’s Nominating and...
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Read original full article from ASI Africa here Advisory services provider to the renewable energy industry UL announced its acquisition of Clear Sky Analytics’ proprietary software platform and related assets.  The proprietary software platform analyses solar asset performance and provides prescriptive insights. Founded by solar industry veterans Ajay Saproo and John Corson, who will bot...
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JinkoSolar supplies 98MW of High-efficiency modules to Gruptec to empower two solar plants in Kenya. The two projects have a total power of 98 MWp and consist of 290,000+ Jinko solar PV Modules. Grupotec has completed the construction of the Radiant and Eldosol solar parks, near the city of Eldoret (in northwestern Kenya). The plants occupy 600+ acres of land to generate power that would supply en...
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SHANGRAO, China, July 12, 2021 -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the "Company," or "JinkoSolar") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that, after recently setting a test record of 25.25% for large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells, the maximum solar conversion efficiency of its advanced high-efficiency solar modul...
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Caters to the Rapidly Increasing Demand for Solar Energy in South Africa Brings Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation to the Region Dubai, UAE - 13 July, 2021 –  Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a world leading PV and smart energy total solution provider, has announced today that it will launch a distribution facility in South Africa. This comes as a step that further caters to the company’...
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A shareholder agreement has been signed between InfraCo Africa, an investment company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and Rural Village Energy Solutions (RVE.SOL). The agreement covers the continuation of a rural electrification project using stand-alone solar systems in Busia County, Kenya. Kudura Power East Africa (KPEA) will provide electrification to several village...
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GreenYellow supports Senico in its energy transition and signs a new contract to build the largest self-consumption solar power plant in Senegal GreenYellow, a company specialising in energy efficiency solutions, energy services and solar photovoltaic production, is supporting Senico, a major player in the food industry, in its energy transition with a new self-consumption power plant project. ...
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While the C&I and SHS segments have monopolized the African solar headlines over the past few months, June 2021 has seen an unprecedented series of large-scale projects being commissioned, awarded and/or confirmed. Since June 1st 2021, projects totaling 1,879MW have made significant progress in their respective development stage (commissioning, construction, award, financing, tender launch ...
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We are announcing a new grant awarded by KawiSafi Ventures Limited through the KawiSafi Technical Assistance Facility, to ensure energy access to the customers in Kenya and Rwanda who have been the most negatively impacted by the pandemic. At Bboxx, we have a strong history of positively impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in East Africa with access to clean, reliable and ...
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InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Cardano Development (CD), committing up to $1m to the development of a credit enhancement facility in Kenya. The investment is being made through the company’s dedicated investment vehicle which is backed by the UK Government’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development...
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InfraCo Africa and Rural Village Energy Solutions (RVE.SOL) today signed a joint Shareholders Agreement committing a total of $8 million to support the scale up of RVE.SOL’s innovative multi-sector KUDURA Power East Africa (KPEA) business in Kenya. InfraCo Africa will become a 40% shareholder of KPEA. InfraCo Africa’s CEO, Gilles Vaes said, “InfraCo Africa is committed to scaling up mi...
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LAGOS, Nigeria July 6 2021 -- Daystar Power, a leading provider of hybrid solar power solutions to businesses in West Africa, today announced the closing of a $20 million facility from International Finance Corporation (IFC). Following its $38 million series-B fundraise in January, and a $4 million financing for its Ghanaian subsidiary with DEG, Daystar Power has secured $62 million in financing t...
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Read original full article from Engineering News here Telecommunications and power equipment company Dartcom has signed an agreement with solar power equipment manufacturer Longi Solar to distribute its panels in South Africa. The deal will result in Dartcom importing, warehousing and distributing various product ranges of Longi Solar panels in bulk. “This partnership allows Dartcom to...
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Op-ed by Svet Bajlekov, CEO of AMMP Technologies It’s hard to miss the increasingly frequent and ferocious cyber-attacks on our infrastructure. To save me compiling yet another run-down recent of events, here’s the opening of a recent CNN piece on the topic: "A major gas pipeline. Dozens of government agencies. A Florida city's wa...
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June 2021
  Dubai, UAE – June 30 - Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar"), a world leading PV and smart energy total solution provider, launched the TrinaTracker Vanguard 2P Independent Row tracker. The new tracker is fully compatible with ultra-high power modules ranging from 400W to 670W+. Vanguard 2P adopts four key technology advantages: high reliability, increased power generation, low O&M...
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Utilities Middle East speaks to Jaffer Wang, General Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa at JinkoSolar about the company’s business strategy in the region and how its products can help boost access to electric power to millions of people that are not connected to the grid [caption id="attachment_7695" align="alignnone" width="300"] Jaffer Wang, General Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa at JinkoSolar[/caption...
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Solar energy company SustainSolar has completed the supply of its battery energy storage system to the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East London, in the Eastern Cape. The system was supplied to the hospital as part of a joint initiative between electrical equipment supplier Siemens, nonprofit organisation Solidarity Fund and the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, as well as b...
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Recently, JinkoSolar supplied 1MW of high-efficiency PV modules for SGCC first off-grid PV pilot project in Ethiopia. This project is the first off-grid PV project undertaken by SGCC overseas and the first off-grid PV project in East Africa. As the first demonstration project of the World Bank's "Lighting Africa" program, it has extremely important strategic significance and demonstration effect,...
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Currently, JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company” or “JinkoSolar”) (NYSE:JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, announced the completion of an 1.2MWh order for its Energy Storage System with one of the largest power developer in Africa. The project will improve the electricity consumption of local villages and improve the life quality of ...
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On June 3, 2021, the first day of the 2021 SNEC exhibition, JA Solar introduced DeepBlue 3.0 Pro, its new generation of high-efficiency module, which attracted wide attention from participants of the exhibition. The product is a new member of the company’s DeepBlue 3.0 product line following the release of DeepBlue 3.0 Light in March, 2021. DeepBlue 3.0 Pro is an upgrade of DeepBlue 3.0. Th...
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We’re delighted to announce that Genius Watter is the 2nd runner-up at Energy Startup Hub! 🥳 The event, organized by Middle East Energy w/ Green Climate Ventures and supported by Schneider Electric, gathered some of the most innovative solutions within the #offgrid distributed #renewable energy industry. More than 60 applications have been carefully examined by a top-class jury in...
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(AXIAN ) - As part of the promotion of renewable energy and following phase 1’s success, JIRAMA and Green Yellow Madagascar have agreed to further expand the Ambatolampy power plant in order to increase its capacity from 20 to 40MWp as well as providing for a 5MWh of battery. The JIRAMA states that this expansion allows a significant reduction of its production costs within the framework of its...
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In pursuit of building synergies in energy technology, Distributed Power Africa (DPA), an Econet Global company, is partnering with Huawei Technologies to transform African communities through smart batteries and solar. This collaboration will culminate in the offering of the Huawei Smart Energy Fusion product to be used in hybrid solar solutions for the African market. In a statement, DPA s...
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2021 -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the "Company" or "JinkoSolar") (NYSE:JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has been recognized as an "Overall High Achiever" in Renewable Energy Testing Center's ("RETC") 2021 PV Module Index Report for the second consecutive year. JinkoSolar is one of only 5 m...
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The largest agricultural irrigation project using solar energy in Africa is located in Sudan, and it is distributed over dozens of agricultural lands. The total installed solar energy capacity is 11.5 MW and helps to save approximately 8.7 million Liters of fuel annually, and the project relies on high-efficiency solar panels from Jinko Solar....
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At SNEC Shanghai, Peng Jianhua, President of Site Power Facility, Huawei Digital Power Technologies Co., Ltd., released the full series of comprehensive off-grid fuel removal power solution iPowerCube to the global audience. Serving as an inclusive power supply in all scenarios, the solutions provide cost-effective, green, and reliable power for people's livelihood and industrial production in of...
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OFGEN Africa, a Nairobi based solar power developer and EPC has commissioned a 350kW offgrid solar PV plant to power the UAP Equatorial Tower, the tallest building in Juba. The Solar project has been built on the building’s carpark area providing shading to vehicles during the day. Excess energy generated by the PV plant is stored in Tesla Powerpacks minimizing the cost of diesel consumed by...
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XIAMEN, China, June 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Antaisolar, the leading supplier of the whole industry chain in PV mounting system, celebrated its 15th anniversary by launching its latest SPACE solar tracker at SNEC.   Featuring with "Unique, Intelligence, Efficiency, Infinity", this world's longest 1P independent single-axis tracking system can be extremely extended to more than 4 strings, maximu...
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Trina Solar Wins Its Seventh Consecutive “Top Performer” Certified by PVEL for Its High-Reliability Modules Dubai, UAE – June 08, PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), the leading independent PV test laboratory has recently released its latest annual global PV module test results, the 2021 PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report. Trina Solar again placed as a “Top Performer” for outstanding product...
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Olusola Lawson, Joint-MD at African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) in Nigeria spoke with ESI Africa in an exclusive interview. During the four-question conversation, he addressed financing Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery and the factors hindering renewable energy market growth. Olusola Lawson was appointed Co-Managing Director of AIIM in August 2020 and has more than 16 years of co...
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LONGi has consolidated its leading role in R&D innovation in the global PV industry by setting new cell efficiency records for N- and P-type TOPcon and HJT. The company announced in April its record of 25.09% for N-Type TOPCon solar cell efficiency and, one month later, testing at the Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH) in Hamelin, Germany, has confirmed that the conversion efficiency o...
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  SHANGRAO, May 31, 2021 -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that the maximum solar conversion efficiency of its large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells reached 25.25%, setting a new world record for large-size contact-passivated solar cells...
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May 2021
Mid-February this year, SustainSolar expanded its footprint electrifying health services by adding yet another hospital project to its portfolio, this time in its home country of South Africa – a first for the company. SustainSolar delivered a solar PV and battery backup solution to a joint initiative to build a modular treatment facility at the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East London. ...
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While the global economy crawls slowly out of the pandemic-induced recession, energy users across Africa are at risk of paying a heavy price. As governments have been piling up debt to finance rescue-packages, the IMF warns of a looming debt crisis. In sub-Saharan Africa in particular, public debt in 2020 increased to its highest level in 20 years. Rising oil prices lay an additional toll on m...
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InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and Solvéo Energie,  have signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Electricité  de Guinée (EDG); marking a significant milestone for the pioneering Khoumagueli Solar IPP project. The PPA follows on from the signing of a Concession Agreement for the project in February 2019. The 40MWac Khoumagueli Solar ...
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Dubai, UAE – May 24 - Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar”), the world-leading PV and smart energy loT total solution provider, has obtained IEC certification for its dual-row one in portrait (1P) tracker “Agile 1P” from the Certification Entity for Renewable Energy (“CERE”), a Europe-leading independent testing, simulation, certification and inspection body. The IEC certification...
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UL, a global safety science leader and one of the world’s top advisors on the development, evaluation and optimization of renewable energy projects, today announced the acquisition of solar analytics company Clear Sky Analytics’ proprietary software platform and related assets. Clear Sky Analytics co-founders Ajay Saproo and John Corson will also join UL. Clear Sky Analytics specializes...
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  Dubai, UAE – May 09 - Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar"), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, announced the official worldwide launch of the TrinaTracker Agile 1P Dual Row. Agile 1P tracker is fully compatible with ultra-high power modules ranging from 400W to 670W+. The Agile series is a new member to the TrinaTracker family after the Vanguard series launc...
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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and UL have joined forces to develop Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus software. NREL has committed to adding new features to SolarAPP+ until March 2023. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Underwriters Laboratories, a U.S. nonprofit standards development organi...
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April 2021
Solar energy provider PowerGen Renewable Energy is commissioning mini-grids in four communities in Sierra Leone. With a total capacity of 150 kWp, the solar systems were installed in partnership with InfraCo Africa, a finance company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). The solar mini-grids recently commissioned by solar energy provider PowerGen Renewable Energy are located...
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With Chinese manufacturers having warned they will pass on escalating component costs, and shipping expenses soaring since last summer, the rising price of solar is forcing some installers to redraft quotes, pv magazine has discovered. Solar companies have been put on notice by the big Chinese panel manufacturers, With Chinese solar giant JinkoSolar having warned customers about rising PV ...
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Italian start-up Genius Watter has developed a solar desalination solution that is claimed to be particularly suitable for remote areas with no connection to grid electricity. The system is able to produce up to 1,000 cubic meters of potable water per day at an opex of €0.20 per cubic meter. Italian start-up Genius Watter has developed a desalination solution that is powered exclusively by ...
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SHANGRAO, China, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has won the 7th All Quality Matters Award for Green Module Efficiency at the Solar Congress 2021 held by TÜV Rheinland. This award recognizes the high-efficiency perfor...
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Announces appointment of Solar Power Etal as new distributor in Nigeria Dubai, UAE – April 28 – Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, is announcing the signing of an official distributor agreement with Solar Power Etal to supply Trina Solar’s products and solutions in Nigeria. The new appointment comes as part of Trina Solar’s commitment to...
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(Ecofin Agency) - The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it is considering providing $20 million to Nigerian off-grid power service provider, Daybreak Power Solutions, a subsidiary of Daystar Power Group. The investment is still undergoing regulatory approval by the IFC, according to a statement from the organization. When approved, the funds will be used as part of a $...
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Huawei has launched its Next-Generation Mini Grid “iPowerCube-S” solution to provide reliable, green and affordable power supply for people’s livelihoods and production activities in areas without main power connection or unstable power supply. This iPowerCube-S is a distributed power solution that integrates solar, grid, diesel generator and battery storage. It features one-stop delive...
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Avec 2,6 milliards d’euros investis dans l’électricité propre, la licorne française affirme son modèle indépendant et innovant. Pas moins de cinq de ses activités ont reçu le label Solar Impulse. L’histoire commence en 2003. Eric Scotto, chargé du développement stratégique dans plusieurs entreprises des technologies de l’information, et Patrice Lucas, ingénieur de forma...
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‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar has reported total PV module shipments of 24.53GW in 2020, setting a new industry shipment record and leapfrogging rivals to become the largest PV manufacturer in the world for the first time. LONGi Solar’s external PV module sales in 2020 were 23.96GW, a year-on-year increase of 223.98%, while shipments to in-house PV projects made up...
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In an official statement dated April 19, AREN the Autoridade Reguladora de Energia in Mozambique, has announced the 5 prequalified bidders for the 30MW/40MWp solar IPP to be developed in Dondo. The 5 prequalified bidders are: Akuo Energy and Globeleq Africa Holdings EDF Renouvelables Enel Green Power Scatec T461837705...
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Off-grid solar energy will reduce GHG emissions, create jobs, and increase economic opportunities in underserved communities in Rwanda, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, has issued guarantees of up to US$37.1 million to a fund (AIIF3) managed by African Infrastructures Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s largest infrastructure-...
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Reporting Operating Revenue of US$4.263 billion (RMB 29.418 Billion), 26.14% More  Than 2019 Achieving Net Income Attributable to Shareholders of US $178 Million (RMB 1.229 Billion) Company’s Total Module Capacity Reached 22GW Module Shipments Reached 15.915GW, Ranking Third in The World Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 21 -Trina Solar Co Ltd. (SH: 688599), the world's leadi...
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LONGi Solar, said to be the world’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) technology company, is partnering with Durban-based solar PV panel manufacturer, ARTsolar, to meet the requirements of the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement (RMIPPP) programme, and beyond. LONGi, a Tier 1 solar PV manufacturer listed on the Shanghai stock exchange,...
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Increased understanding of reoccurring weather events, such as sand, dust and hailstorms, is critical to driving future project efficiencies and extending photovoltaic (PV) module lifetimes, according to UL, the global safety science leader and one of the world’s top advisors on the development, evaluation and optimization of renewable energy projects. This, coupled with deeper knowledge of extr...
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At present, the distribution market PV demand is increasing year by year. According to IHS, the CAGR for the distribution market of PV modules in 2020-2024 will reach 9.81%. JinkoSolar launched Tiger Pro 54p high-efficiency module based on the characteristics of the global residential rooftop market and customer preferences, after completing survey for PV module needs of the regional DG customers ...
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JinkoSolar announced it has joined the United Nations (U.N.) Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Under the U.N. Global Compact, signatories are encouraged to align their operations and strategies with key principles. “We are proud to be a signatory company of UNGC. At JinkoSolar, we have a culture of equality, transparency, accountability,” said Mr. Xi...
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French renewable power producer and developer Akuo increased its energy sales by 12% year-over-year in 2020 on the back of new plant commissioning in 2019 and 2020. Energy sales rose to EUR 288 million (USD 344.6m) after growing 22% in 2019. The company said on Wednesday that 2020 pro-forma revenues, restated for the biomass business which is now accounted for in assets held for sale, expend...
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Trina Solar, the world's leading global PV and smart energy total solutions provider released, the total volume of the orders for its distributed products Vertex 500W and Vertex S 405W has surpassed 2GW, which have spread their footprints all over the world with high reliability and power generation efficiency. In addition, the first batch of the Vertex S modules have arrived in Europe recently ...
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UL is on a shared mission with our customers and stakeholders to work for a safer, more secure and sustainable world. We are a Signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, upholding the Ten Principles of Responsible Business, and we are committed to progressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We apply our human, brand and financial capital toward positive actions that benefit our plan...
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Plan International Sénégal en collaboration avec les agences des énergies renouvelables et électrification rurale du Sénégal, Mali et Niger, a travers le programme DESFERS (Développement Economique et Social des Femmes à travers les Energies Renouvelables au Sahel (Sénégal, Mali Et Niger), sollicite des offres de la part de soumissionnaires éligibles et répondant aux qualifications req...
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Are you a Minigrid Developer looking for a sustainable business model? If so, probably you are looking into productive use of energy as an anchor load to reach your financial sustainability. This is where we can help each other. Together, we can co-develop and enhance the projects’ profitability, through our Innovative Water Purification Technology. Genius Watter is an Italian based company s...
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The total capacity of this ground project is 6MW, which is comprised of several projects ranging from 1to 2MW  and installed in Diego, Tamatave, Majunga and other places. Due to the frequent cyclone season, the maximum wind speed is higher than 60m/s. Madagascar has a tropical rainforest climate, with lots of rain, flat but muddy land. Antai Solar adopted concrete foundation with aluminum mountin...
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Recently, JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the "Company" or "JinkoSolar") (NYSE:JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, announced the completion of an order for its Energy Storage System with one of the largest distributors in Africa. This client has a stable business cooperation with JinkoSolar for PV modules and by signing Jinko ESS order, the clien...
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March 2021
SHANGRAO, China, March 29, 2921 – JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd (the “Company” or “JinkoSolar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has launched a new series of ultra-efficient Tiger Pro modules with higher power capacity targeted for distributed generation market. The new module is based on the Tiger Pro 1...
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Green Energy Solutions (GES), a Joint Venture between JOVENA, the energy branch of Axian Group, which is a leading infrastructure group in Madagascar, and GREENYELLOW, an energy management company offering turnkey services in energy efficiency and solar projects entered into an agreement with Colas Madagascar for the construction of a mobile hybrid power plant for Ambokatra quarry. 1 As per the...
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Empower New Energy´s first solar energy project investment in Egypt has now been commissioned and is generating electricity for one of the country´s leading aluminium manufacturers, Intercairo Ltd. The project, a 495 kWp solar power plant, is installed at the factory´s roof top in Cairo´s industrial area. The power plant will enable the factory to cut CO2 emissions and energy costs substantial...
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With the rapid development of PV capacity in Africa, the proportion of bifacial modules in the African market is also gradually increasing. The solar tracking system solves the obstruction of power generation which is happened on using bifacial modules on the fixed mounting system. The switch to larger modules and the combination of bifacial modules +trackers have been exciting trends in th...
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Bboxx Rwanda has secured a $3 million investment loan to expand solar electrification as countries seek to diversify energy supply and reduce dependence on energy sources that produce greenhouse gas emissions. What will it take to drive investment in renewable energy? Bboxx Rwanda Managing Director, Justus Mucyo joins CNBC Africa for more. Original Article Here...
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The module makers eventually cannot bear the cost pressure anymore which is transmitted from the upstream sector as material shortages continues to ascend. This is reflected in the actions of almost all industry giants like JinkoSolar, Longi, JA, which reversed their price cut policy and raise their bid quotation, others have already notified their customers of the price hike. The reason beh...
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DNV GL report on Trina Solar Vertex 210mm Modules’ advantages with fixed tilt underlines value in both BOS and LCOE    The internationally authoritative third-party organization DNV GL began the third round of assessment of the BOS cost and LCOE of Trina Solar’s 210mm Vertex modules. The assessment took place in Aomori prefecture, Japan. In the assessment, the BOS cost and LCOE were ...
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There is no denying the fact that due to overpopulation and technological advancement, energy demand is growing exponentially with every passing day. It is not an issue with a country or two, but it has become a global phenomenon. This overpopulation has burdened conventional energy resources like coal, natural gas, and petroleum, leading to the approaching depletion of these fuels and environm...
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DNV GL’s Technical Report: Reducing LCOE by 3.72%, Trina Solar Pioneers in Better System Value by 210 Vertex Modules Conjoining Single-Axis 2 portrait installation (2P) Tracker  DNV GL, the international leading design institutes and the well-known third-party organization, just reported the value of Trina Solar’s 600W+ Vertex Bifacial Dual-Glass Module with Single-Axis 2 portrait installa...
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Many solar installers and MG developers have a habit of opting for low power modules, sometimes less than 350Wp. But recent technology innovation now makes it possible to use panels of 450Wp and above, and generate significant savings on the overall project. In this Showcase, you will learn about finding the right balance between Quantity and Quality. Topics addressed include: th...
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Lilongwe, Malawi: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), and its project partner, JCM Power (JCM), have announced their commitment to finance construction of the 20MWAC Golomoti Solar project with a 5MW/10MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS). Golomoti Solar will be the first commercial-scale solar photovoltaic plant in Malawi to include a BE...
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The world's leading photovoltaic inverter brands have announced the market launch of inverters and trackers compatible with the 210 Ultra High-Power Modules, significantly promoting smooth chain collaboration in the industry and the reduction of Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), thus accelerating the pace of entering grid parity era.   The inverter companies approving compatibility with ...
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February 2021
EDF has become a shareholder in Bboxx Kenya to provide access to clean, reliable and affordable energy to over two million Kenyans with Bboxx’s solar home systems by 2025. EDF has taken a 23% stake in Bboxx Kenya and will bring its commercial resources and its experience from developing off-grid solutions in several African countries. EDF’s investment in Bboxx’s Kenya operations will a...
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SHANGRAO, February 18, 2021 – JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE:JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that the Company and its subsidiaries have signed a solar glass procurement contract with Flat Glass Group Co. Ltd. (“Flat Glass”), securing approximately 338 million square meters of rolled glas...
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Trina Solar today announced that its Vertex 660W+ solar power modules have received IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 certification for their performance and safety from TÜV Rheinland. This series generates power of 675W with a conversion efficiency of 21.7%. It is the world's first IEC certification for 660W+ modules issued by a highly authoritative international certifying body. It is also another major ...
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Sterling & Wilson Solar has signed an order worth USD 127.5 million (Rs 930 crore) in the Kom Ombo region of Egypt. The order has been received from Saudi Arabia's leading renewable energy company and is scheduled to be commissioned by Q1 2022. Sterling and Wilson Solar has already executed five projects of over 322 MWp in Benban Solar Park in Egypt. read original article here...
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With the beginning of the “14th Five-Years Plan”, the PV industry market has continued to heat up, and large-size modules have progressively earned growing popularity in PV market. According to the industry expectation, by the end of 2021, the production capacity of 182mm modules may exceed 100GW and the most mature product capacity planning will match the demand of global market. There are o...
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West Africa hybrid solar power solutions provider Daystar Power plans to raise about $100m within the next three years to satisfy existing client demand. “The market size and funding gap is huge, and our role in bridging this gap will involve us continuously raising funds,” Olaedo Osoka, Daystar’s CEO for Ghana, tells The Africa Report. The funding will mostly be debt, and the ...
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Trina Solar promotes product transparency through the UL and EPDItaly Mutual Recognition Programme to meet global sustainability requirements. UL, the global safety science leader, is pleased to announce that Trina Solar received UL’s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certifications for its photovoltaic (PV) products, promoting transparency on their environmental impact. An EPD...
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Bboxx, a next generation utility, is partnering with Trafigura, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies, to accelerate progress on meeting United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 (UN SDG 7) – clean energy for all – in Africa. Bboxx manufactures, distributes and finances decentralised solar powered systems in developing countries, operating across Africa an...
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Trina Solar Co., Ltd. ("Trina Solar") received IEC62817 Certification for its TrinaTracker Vanguard Series verified by the Certification Entity for Renewable Energies ("CERE"), a Europe-leading independent testing, simulation, certification and inspection body. TrinaTracker has a worldwide reputation of delivering high quality and reliable solutions that are designed to provide the best leveliz...
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January 2021
Namibia’s first Gold Standard-certified project will finance UK-designed solar lights to serve every household without grid access across the entire country. LONDON, UK. Jan 28th, 2021: Namene Solar today announced their latest carbon offsetting project in Namibia, certified by Gold Standard. It’s the first project in Namibia to receive the certification. It will see climate finance subsid...
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Trina Solar Co., Ltd. ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has released the TrinaTracker Intelligent Tracking Technology White Paper on SuperTrack. According to the white paper, the SuperTrack algorithm has three distinctive technical features - including both smart tracking and backtracking technologies, “Broadcast + Polling” commu...
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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company” or "JinkoSolar") (NYSE:JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has won the prestigious PV Magazine Award 2020 in the Module category for its Tiger monofacial module. PV Magazine assembles expert juries and representatives from the global solar world every year and the PV Magazi...
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With its advantages in increasing energy yield and decreasing LCOE, bifacial double-glass module has become the mainstream product used in large-scale ground-mounted PV power plants. Leading the industry in the development and application of bifacial double-glass modules, JA Solar began mass production of the PERC bifacial double-glass modules in 2017. Since then, it has supplied modules for a num...
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Recently, JinkoSolar Announced that after JinkoSolar N-type TOPCon Mono Cell conversion efficiency broke the record, the company’s latest developed N-type mono modules have been tested by the authoritative third-party organization TÜV Rheinland. As a matter of fact, Jinko N-Type panels hit a record-high conversion efficiency of 23.01%, breaking the previous world record of 22.39% set by JinkoSo...
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Trina Solar Co., Ltd. ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has recently obtained dual “Environmental Product Declaration” (EPD) certifications from UL, the global independent safety science certification institute, and EPDItaly, which is the first UL and EPDItaly mutually recognized EPD in photovoltaic industry, proving the Company’s...
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The investment will allow West Africa’s fastest growing C&I solar provider to accelerate its regional expansion. LAGOS, Nigeria Jan 12 2020 -- Daystar Power, a leading provider of hybrid solar power solutions to businesses in West Africa, today announced a Series B investment of $38 million. The round was led by the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), the Danish development fi...
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InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), and Global Logistics Services(GLS) have signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Liberian contractor, BMC Group, to enable construction to commence on the Liberia Inland Storage Facility (LISF) project. InfraCo Africa will be the majority shareholder in the project which will develop Liberia...
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After a slow year for electrification, 2020 ends with a full workshop and promising pipeline for SustainSolar, greatly supported by innovative mini-grid asset leasing offering. The contraction of the global economy paired with far-reaching travel restrictions during most of 2020 did not only slow down many industrial sectors but also had a significant impact on the implementation of rural elect...
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Recently, JinkoSolar has achieved a record large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell conversion efficiency of 24.90%, independently confirmed by the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH), Germany.   JinkoSolar has invested huge resources in R&D. JinkoSolar’s experts in fields of silicon wafers, cells and photovoltaic modules focus on technological innova...
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As it expands its presence in Africa, LONGi has announced the appointment of Maryzad, a Saudi-Egyptian company founded in 2012, as a new major distributor and partner, leveraging its strengths in the field of solar, alternative and renewable energy. Water requirements in Egypt have grown over recent years due to an increase in population, improving living standards and agricultural expansion, a...
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Trina Solar has recently built three Vertex Super Factories in Yiwu, Zhejiang, as well as Suqian and Yancheng in Jiangsu, China. By the end of 2020, Trina Solar witnessed its 210mm-module production capacity exceeding 22GW, and will further shoot over 50GW in 2021 across the globe. The development of the 210mm industry chain has matured, where most customers recognize and accept the related produ...
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December 2020
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, is announcing that it is leading a joint initiative to promote the standardization of 210mm size silicon wafer, modules in the photovoltaic industry. Trina Solar is hopeful that this technical standard will be actively adopted by the industry, enabling it to develop and mak...
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With its top-notch research and development of ultra-high-efficiency modules, Trina Solar has once again led the industry into the 600W+ era, with a variety of high-power, high-efficiency, high-yield and highly reliable products. Drawing attention from across the industry, Trina Solar’s innovative “low voltage, high string power ” design concept has certainly proven to be the best Levelized ...
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Bboxx, a next-generation utility, and EDF, a global leader in low-carbon energies, are expanding access to solar-powered irrigation systems for thousands of farmers in Togo. As part of the partnership, the Togo Government is providing a 50% subsidy to halve the cost of solar-powered farming and irrigation systems for 5,000 farmers. This is alongside tax exemptions on import duties and VAT on...
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Large portions of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population lack connectivity to the electric grid. Furthermore, businesses and consumers with connectivity to the grid continue to face constant power outages that affect their livelihoods. It is estimated that over 50 million back-up generators are in use in Sub-Saharan Africa, by businesses alone. Daystar Power is a Nigerian company that offers hybri...
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GRS Energy is about to commission the Greefspan II photovoltaic solar power plant. Located near the town of Douglas, in the Northern Cape Province in South Africa, the solar power plant has a capacity of 63.2 MWp. GRS Energy implemented this project in partnership with the Spanish group TSK and the South African company Umbono Energy Partners. “We have reached the preliminary and final stage ...
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Though Amazon.com is staying mum for now on details of its planned “utility-scale” renewable energy project in South Africa, it has emerged that it will source the power from a giant solar farm to be built in the Northern Cape. The project, which has already been approved by energy regulator Nersa, is being led by local solar energy experts The SOLA Group. It will supply 28GWh of solar powe...
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The contraction of the global economy paired with far-reaching travel restrictions during most of 2020 did not only slow down many industrial sectors but also had a significant impact on the implementation of rural electrification projects in developing economies. After some slow-moving months, SustainSolar, a South African provider of off-grid solar power generation solutions, finishes this chall...
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This month we are thrilled to introduce you to Albert Wen of Huawei. Huawei is a global leaders in smart PV solutions which harness more than 30 years of expertise in digital information technology and has been the largest inverter supplier globally for the last 5 years. ...
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SHANGRAO, December 1, 2020 – JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE:JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it is the sole PV company given the highest AAA rating for credit quality in the Chinese market. This highest rating is the recognition of market quality credit management capabilities and levels...
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Following the withdrawal of Mahindra Susten from the Kom Ombo solar project, Saudi Arabian Independent Power Producer (IPP) Acwa Power has finally chosen Sterling and Wilson to build the 200 MWp facility. This is one of the consequences of the Covid-19, which continues to claim victims around the world. In Egypt, the pandemic has slowed down the implementation of the Kom Ombo solar photovolta...
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African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has raised an additional $80m (€65m) for its third mid-market infrastructure investment fund. The African Infrastructure Investment Fund 3 (AIIF3) fund, which announced a $320m fundraise in July last year, has now received the additional capital, to continue its strategy of investing in the power, transport, digital infrastructure and midstr...
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Namene Solar today announced the certification of a new project in Zambia that unlocks the carbon value of a solar light to offer customers truly affordable, high-quality solar lighting for the first time. The lights will reach over 1.5 million people living in rural households, with no access to electricity, and will be financed by the sale of carbon credits. Namene Solar will distribute their...
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Rensource, a leading West African renewable energy services provider, announced today its entrance into the provision of Commercial & Industrial (C&I) solar with a project in partnership with the Norwegian impact investment company, Empower New Energy, to deploy a 700 KWp solar photo-voltaic plant to Nigeria´s largest egg producer, Premium Poultry Farms. The power plant, ground-mounted on...
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November 2020
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, today announced the renewal of its global brand for tracker business, as well as integrate and upgrade its business system and channels, so as to make full use of and strengthen Trina Solar's brand influence and bring better service and more added value to global customers....
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On November 12.2020, the “Customer Value Focused, Advanced PV Technology for Better LCOE-182mm Module and System Technology” Conference, co-sponsored by JinkoSolar, JA Solar and Longi Green Energy, was successfully held in Shanghai. During the conference, solar inverter and tracker manufactures, power design institutes, EPC enterprises and third-party certification institutions issued a compre...
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Solar solutions provider Bboxx has secured a $4 million loan from the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF), a debt fund managed by Lion’s Head Global Partners (LHGP) to accelerate energy access in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The loan will enable the company to accelerate operations in the across Kivu, Ituri and Tshopo provinces with ambitions to exp...
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FRANKFURT, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / November 10, 2020 / Emerging Energy Corp. AG ('EEC'), a German-based private equity firm focused on partnering with energy companies that are pursuing compelling opportunities in creating growth in the African energy sector, has acquired a strategic stake in Sustainable Power Generation (Pty) Ltd. ('SPG Group'), a South African clean energy company operating acros...
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 Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (688599) today released its third-quarter reports for 2020, revealing that first-half momentum has held up, with revenues and profits both rising steadily. In the first three quarters, the company reported total realized income of RMB 19.93 billion, a year-on-year increase of 18.66%, with third-quarter realized income accounting for RMB 7.38 billion. Shareholders enjoyed a ...
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Next generation utility Bboxx has announced the appointment of former UK Minister and MP Nick Hurd as a senior adviser, as the company gears up towards the next phase of its growth journey. As part of this new senior role, Hurd will advise the company on projects involving political and multilateral engagement with key stakeholders and overseas governments. Commenting on his appointment, Hur...
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Universal solution for residential and commercial applications, the Vertex S boasts ultra-high performance despite its small size profile Trina Solar, a leading global PV and smart energy solution provider, announced the launch of Vertex S, the latest in their high-efficiency PV module series for residential and commercial rooftop applications. The new series features innovative Vertex technolo...
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Mid-September 2020, OnePower Lesotho (1PWR), a mini-grid developer working in Lesotho with the mission to bring electricity to underserved communities, was announced as one of the winners of Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid initiative to electrify primary healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa with off-grid solar PV solutions. SustainSolar, a Cape Town based manufacturer of containerised, rap...
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October 2020
The winners of the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) Solar Awards 2020 were unveiled during first-of-its kind online event --------- The inaugural AFSIA Solar Awards, organized in partnership with the Africa Energy Forum (aef), have culminated in a grand show streamed online on October 29. During this ceremony, the winners of the 15 categories were unveiled and celebrated. More t...
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Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, announced recently that the Vertex 600W and 550W series of glass-backsheet and dual-glass modules passed the TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Module IEC standard serial test and obtained two certificates, IEC 61215 and IEC 61730. The Vertex series became the first 600W+ high-pow...
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African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) through its IDEAS Managed Fund has invested in Phakwe Group to become the 90%-owner of Witkop Solar Park, a 30MW solar PV facility located in the Limpopo province, South Africa. African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) through its IDEAS Managed Fund has invested in Phakwe Group to become the 90%-owner of Witkop Solar Park, a 30MW solar ...
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Trina Solar announces that total sales of its ultra-high power modules, the Vertex Series, have reached 1GW worldwide, including nearly 200MW in Europe as well as from three other major regions, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Latin America. In February of this year, Trina Solar released the Vertex 500W series ultra-high power modules to the world. Within just five months, the power output of the...
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Trina Solar announces that its mass production of Vertex 550W ultra-high-power modules in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, has begun with the opening of a new manufacturing plant. The new Vertex factory was completed in 2020. It is equipped with advanced equipment and industrial facilities, and highly automated and intelligent operating systems. The mass production of the 550W module is a milestone...
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By Sola Lawson Joint managing director at African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) in Lagos --- Nigeria’s chronic power shortages have been a defining feature of the country’s path to sustainable economic development. As an oil-producing net importer of petroleum products, this makes the lack of investment in Nigeria’s own domestic energy infrastructure even more sta...
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September 2020
Trina Solar Co., Ltd announced that the company's Vertex 600W/550W series ultra-high power mod