Morocco seeks to expand International Cooperation on renewable energy

MOROCCO – The government of Morocco aims to further strengthen international cooperation in renewable energy, announced Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development Leila Benali. Benali said that the kingdom seeks to establish more cooperation with countries and international bodies to attract foreign investments and transfer technology, particularly in the energy field. The minister made her remarks at the 26th…

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Egypt signs MoU with Energy 3 to produce biofuel, graphene from waste

EGYPT – The Egyptian Ministry of the Environment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Energy3 International (E3i) to convert solid waste into biofuel, hydrogen, and graphene for industries in Fayoum. The governorate of Fayoum in Egypt is once again at the heart of a solid waste recovery project, after the inauguration in January 2022 of four biogas production…

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Lafarge Egypt signs US$93M solar energy deal with Lumika Renewables

EGYPT – Lafarge Egypt, part of cement giant Holcim Ltd, has signed a US$93 million deal with Lumika Renewables to offtake electricity from a solar park. Lumika Renewables is a joint venture of South Africa-based industrial group Reunert and A.P. Moller Capital. The joint business was created in 2021 to develop a portfolio of cost-efficient, renewable energy solutions for commercial…

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Saft wins contract to store electricity for the Boundiali solar power plant

CÔTE D’IVOIRE – Saft, a subsidiary of the French group TotalEnergies, has won a contract from French industrial engineering company Eiffage Energie Systèmes to deliver a 10MW energy storage system (ESS) for the Boundiali solar PV power plant. The 37.5MWp plant is owned and operated by CI-Energies (Côte d’Ivoire Energies) and is located in Boundiali, a city of about 40,000…

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JinkoSolar signs agreement to distribute its ESS products to Must Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative PV module manufacturers in the world, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Must Zimbabwe. Must Zimbabwe is one of the biggest distributors of photovoltaic modules, inverters, batteries and energy storage system in Zimbabwe distribution market. According to the agreement, JinkoSolar will supply over 100MWh of its…

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Rural Electrification Agency plans 10,000 mini-grids for Nigeria’s rural farmers

NIGERIA – The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is set to deploy about 10,000 mini-grid solutions to power rural farmers by the year 2030 as part of efforts to boost food production in the country. The scheme, Energizing Agriculture Programme is being supported by Rocky Mountain Institute and the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet. In addition, it is expected…

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Afreximbank signs MoU with APPO to create energy bank in Africa

AFRICA – Pan-African multilateral trade finance institution, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) for the creation of a multi-billion-dollar energy bank. Aimed at scaling up private sector investment in African oil and gas projects, the bank will provide critical financing for new and existing oil and gas…

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SolarWorld Africa partners manufacturer of solar cells Meyer Burger Technology

SOUTH AFRICA – SolarWorld Africa, an importer and distributor of solar products, has partnered with European manufacturer of solar cells and modules Meyer Burger Technology, to bring renewable energy solutions to Southern Africa. Switzerland-headquartered Meyer Burger is primarily known for its production facilities in the photovoltaic industry. The company develops and produces systems with which solar cells can be manufactured…

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French Development Agency loans US$104.78M to Moroccan Water Company

MOROCCO – The French Development Agency (AFD) has agreed to provide MAD1.05 billion (US$104.78 million) loan to Morocco’s RADEEM and RADEETA through two separate agreements. The two agreements intend to facilitate access to sanitation and drinking water services for more than 1.8 million people living in the autonomous water companies’ utility territories. These territories include: Radeej (El Jadida), Radeel (Larache),…

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