VINCI Energies wins contract for eight PV plants in Senegal

UK based firm, VINCI Energies has won a €26.9 million contract to build eight PV power plants in Senegal with a combined capacity of 17MW.

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KfW, ATI establish credit facility to spur renewable projects in Africa

The German Development Bank (KfW) and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) have set up a new credit facility instrument built to support renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa that targets small- and mid-scale renewable energy projects (up to 50MW).

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Eni plans to develop 20MW solar project in Ghana

Italian oil and gas company Eni is planning to develop a 20MW PV project in the area of Tamale in the northern region of Ghana.

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First Africa project for Baywa is Zambia solar-plus-storage pilot

German renewables firm BayWa r.e. has commissioned a combined PV and battery system in Zambia’s Chisamba province, to supply irrigation for aquacultural farming.

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BayWa r.e. commissions first PV and battery plant in Africa

German company BayWa r.e. has commissioned a PV plant with a battery system in Zambia.

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Enerray to develop 30MW PV project in Cameroon

Enerray, though the company EB Solaire, is developing a 30MW PV project in Cameroon, with Enerray set to serve as EPC provider for the plant.

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Redavia develops 300kWh of diesel and kerosene-replacing microgrids in Tanzania

Rental solar power company Redavia has commissioned two microgrid PV-plus-storage systems totalling 303kWh of energy storage capacity, both located in the Songwe region in western Tanzania.

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PEG raises US$13.5 million for off-grid home solar in West Africa

Solar finance company PEG Africa has raised US$13.5 million for household solar systems in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, which is expected to reach up to 500,000 people.

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Enel consortium wins 100MW Ethiopia solar tender

A consortium including Enel Green Power, a subsidiary of Italian power giant Enel, and Ethiopian infrastructure company Orchid Business Group has won a 100MW solar tender floated by the utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP).

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ENGIE to acquire Fenix International to spur development in African off-grid solar

ENGIE and Fenix have announced a transaction in which Engie will acquire 100% of Fenix International, an energy generation company offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.

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SolarNow receives US$6 million syndicated off-grid solar financing facility for Uganda projects

Uganda-based off-grid and home PV firm SolarNow has received a US$6 million syndicated off-grid solar financing facility.

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