d.light raises over US$22.5 million to expand PayGo business into new off-grid solar markets

d.light, a solar solutions provider for communities without access to reliable power, has secured US$22.5 million in new financing to grow its PayGo business into additional off-grid territories.

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Flow battery firm ViZn to target Africa market

Flow battery manufacturer ViZn Energy Systems will target the African market after forming a partnership with EPC firm Jabil Inala.

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Democratic Republic of Congo gets its first solar-plus-storage minigrid with Tesla batteries

Not-for-profit GivePower Foundation, created by US firm SolarCity, has installed the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) first minigrid using solar and battery storage at Virunga National Park.

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Canadian firms secure PPA for 80 MW solar project in Nigeria

Canadian energy company Nova Scotia Power Development Limited (NSPDL) has partnered with CDIL, a fellow Canadian renewable energy company with projects focused in Africa, for an 80MW ground-mount solar project in Nigeria.

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Rwanda villagers’ water pumps to be powered by Tesvolt’s off-grid storage

German storage manufacturer Tesvolt has been awarded a project to power water pumps in Rwanda with 2.68MWh of battery storage linked to a utility-scale solar system.

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Solarcentury and London Distillers to deliver East Africa’s largest rooftop solar project

UK solar energy giant Solarcentury has teamed up with London Distillers to ensure that its building in Athi River, Kenya, will soon house the largest rooftop solar project in East Africa.

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AES takes Advancion utility-scale energy storage to Europe, Asia and Africa

US-based Storage provider AES Energy Storage has made significant expansions away from established markets into relatively untapped regions across the globe.

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COP21: Renewables-plus-storage can help developing world decarbonise, faces challenges

Renewables with energy storage can help build low carbon energy networks in the developing world – but the twin technologies still face competition from natural gas while they gradually mature, according to an electric power systems maker and integrator.

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24/7 solar-plus-pumped storage plant could join Chile’s rapidly growing renewable efforts

Chilean authorities have received plans for an ambitious 600MW PV plant project which could be connected to a 300MW pumped hydro energy storage plant, from developer Valhalla Energy.

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