Wärtsilä to build Nigeria’s ‘largest’ solar project

Wärtsilä has been awarded the EPC contract for what will be the largest PV project in Nigeria.

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Tanzania demonstrates Africa’s mini-grid opportunity

Solar Media, the publisher of PV Tech, has identified more than 50 potential mini-grid projects in Tanzania ahead of its Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Summit in Dar Es Salaam on 5-6 December.

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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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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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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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Mobisol partners with responsAbility for SPV financing deal

PV company Mobisol announced that it has signed off on an off-balance sheet debt deal with two energy funds managed by responsAbility — a leading asset manager in the field of development investments.

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Zimbabwe utility plans first 300MW of solar

Zimbabwe state-owned power company Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has applied to develop three solar PV plants with the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA).

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US electric cooperative awarded rural solar-plus-storage project in Liberia

A not-for-profit utility cooperative from Texas has been awarded a contract to electrify a community in Liberia with a solar-plus-storage microgrid, to benefit around 400 homes and businesses.

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Sterling & Wilson starts work on 54MW solar project in Zambia

Indian-based solar EPC firm Sterling & Wilson has started construction on a 54MW PV project in Kafue District, Zambia.

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EPS’ Somali microgrid upgrade which helps city hit 90% renewables completed in less than 30 days

French energy storage developer and system integrator Electro Power Systems (EPS) has hailed the speedy execution of a microgrid’s expansion in Somalia, which has just been completed in less than 30 days.

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Redavia commissions Tanzania’s largest PV project

Redavia has commissioned an eight-container solar farm at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in the Chunya district of Tanzania, which it claims to be the largest in the country.

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