Hareon Solar board backs Moroccan JV

Chinese solar manufacturer Hareon Solar has approved a joint venture that could see it working upstream and downstream in Morocco.

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South African five-point plan to build 1.5GW of PV every year

A five-point Plan has been devised by The South African Photovoltaics Industry Association (SAPIA) to support development starting, with a target of building 1.5GW of PV annually.

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African Development Bank to provide US$265 million loan to 800MW Moroccan solar project

In conjunction with its New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank has committed US$324 million in loan support for a pair of renewable projects in Africa, setting aside US$265 million for an 800MW PV and CSP hybrid project in Morocco.

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Apis Partners awards Greenlight Planet with US$60 million in funding

Private equity asset manager Apis Partners and its partners will provide US$60 million in funding for Greenlight Planet — a provider of off-grid solar products and financing to underserved rural populations across Africa and Asia.

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Solarcentury and the chocolate factory; company to build 2.35MWp of solar in Nigeria

Solarcentury is constructing a 2.35MWp solar project for a Tulip Cocoa Processing (TPC) chocolate factory in Nigeria, North East of Lagos.

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African safari lodges increase uptake of solar-plus-storage

African safari lodges are increasingly taking up solar and storage options, not only to minimise environmental impacts of diesel generators, but also to improve power supply reliability, which can affect customer reviews for these holiday lodges.

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Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency joins global summit in Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency (REA) will give the keynote address to around 200 public and private sector attendees at PV Tech’s Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Summit in Dar Es Salaam next week.

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CES completes 20MW PV project in Egypt

Egyptian and UAE-based EPC company Complete Energy Solutions (CES) has commissioned a 20MW PV project in Toshka, Egypt.

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Clarity needed as Mugabe’s end makes possibilities for Zimbabwe’s solar market.

Robert Mugabe’s “resignation” after 37 years in power creates political uncertainty and possibility for Zimbabwe’s solar market.

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The Sun Exchange: Bitcoin is the answer to Africa’s solar finance headaches

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can overcome Africa’s relative lack of financial infrastructure and unlock its solar potential, according to the CEO and founder of The Sun Exchange.

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The global nature of solar adoption highlighted in new BNEF report

Solar PV (photovoltaics) penetration in emerging markets is rapidly expanding as system costs continue to fall, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) annual ‘Climatescope’ survey.

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