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Acumen closes $70m impact fund for clean energy in Africa

By: Bloomberg     17th April 2019 Jacqueline Novogratz’s impact investing group closed an almost $70-million fund to back companies delivering affordable and renewable energy to mostly poor consumers in East Africa. KawiSafi Ventures seeks to bring clean energy to ten-million people with investments in fast-growing companies... 

Rendeavour Rolls Out 30 MW Solar Strategy in Kenya

15th April 2019 Initial solar plant produces enough power for 8,500 people per year Rendeavour has installed its first solar power plant in Kenya, as part of a 30 MW strategy for Tatu City, the company's new city development in Nairobi.  

Western Cape schools to become solar-powered using solar-leasing funding

By: Schalk Burger     10th April 2019 Solar microleasing marketplace Sun Exchange announced on Wednesday that it would be a key partner in providing solar power for several Western Cape Education Department schools, starting with Protea Heights Academy, in Cape Town. Sun Exchange enables schools and businesses to have solar power... 

Globeleq, Aurora Power Solutions to build PV projects in Zambia

By: Simone Liedtke     8th April 2019 Independent power producer Globeleq and renewable energy company Sola Group’s Aurora Power Solutions have been awarded two 20 MW solar photovoltaic projects, in Zambia. These projects form part of the Get Fit Zambia programme, through which the government aims to procure 200 MW of renewable... 

Globeleq and SOLA partnership awarded 40 MWAC solar projects in Zambia

8th April 2019 Globeleq, and SOLA Group’s Aurora Power Solutions, have been awarded two 20 MWAC solar PV IPP power projects in Zambia. The projects are part of Zambia’s GET FiT Programme, designed to assist the government to provide increased access to low cost, reliable and clean power, and diversifying the... 

IGO to patent Nova downstream process

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd April 2019 Diversified miner Independence Group has lodged a patent application for a new process to produce high quality nickel sulphate from nickel sulphide concentrate. The company is currently undertaking a prefeasibility study on a downstream nickel sulphate operation at its Nova nickel-cobalt... 

SAWEA welcomes High Court’s dismissal of transporters forum’s interdict against Eskom

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th March 2019 The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has welcomed a judgment by the Pretoria High Court, dismissing a case brought by the Coal Transporters Forum (CTF) to interdict Eskom from signing duly procured power purchase agreements (PPAs) with independent power producers (IPPs). CTF had... 

Women encouraged to pursue opportunities in Africa's energy sector

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th March 2019 More than 600-million people in Africa do not have access to electricity and this creates opportunities for more women to get involved in the energy sector, African Women in Energy and Power (AWEaP) South Africa chairperson Bertha Dlamini said during the inaugural women in energy seminar, held... 

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