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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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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Infraco Africa provides US$15m to Bboxx to accelerate in existing and new markets

AFRICA – InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed an agreement committing to provide US$15 million by way of convertible loan notes to Bboxx, a next generation utility ramping up the provision of clean, reliable, and affordable energy access to underserved communities in Africa. To date, Bboxx has successfully delivered clean energy solutions for over…

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Aptech Africa commissions solar powered water treatment plant in Somaliland

SOMALILAND – Aptech Africa, an EPC company that provides solar and water pumping solutions, has commissioned a solar powered reverse osmosis water treatment plant in Caynabo, Somaliland. This project was funded by UNDP and used a reverse osmosis system supplied by Genius Water. The system has a nominal flow is 6m3/s. The flexotank capacity is 45m3/s which can fill at…

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Renewable energy trader Africa GreenCo raises US$15m in fresh funding to scale operation in Zambia

ZAMBIA – Renewable energy trader Africa GreenCo (GreenCo) has raised US$15.5 million from several investors to expand its business. This financing obtained will mainly allow the development of the activities of its Zambian subsidiary GreenCo Power Services. The funding is from Denmark’s Developing Countries Investment Fund (IFU), the European Union (EU)-funded Electrification Financing Initiative (EDFI ElectriFi), and InfraCo Africa, a…

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SA’s solar industry representative body SAPVIA appoints Dr. Rethabile Melamu as new CEO

SOUTH AFRICA – South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), South Africa’s solar industry representative body, has appointed Dr. Rethabile Melamu as the new CEO. Melamu takes on the role at a crucial time in South Africa’s energy transition with the country set to procure close to 6GW of new solar energy capacity in this decade alone. A Chemical and Environmental…

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Solar system provider Sun King closes US$260m funding round to accelerate rural electrification

AFRICA – Sun King, a solar home systems provider, has closed a US$260 million funding round to expand its operations in Asia and Africa. The funding raised from several investors will help accelerate rural electrification in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. This is one of the largest deals in the solar home systems segment in the world, and in Africa in…

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Totalenergies launches first solarized service station in Tanzania

TANZANIA – TotalEnergies Marketing Tanzania Limited officially launched its new identity and the first solarized service station, TotalEnergies Samora service station. The station makes TotalEnergies the first and only Oil Marketing Company in Tanzania with solarized service stations. To meet the company’s ambition, TotalEnergies Marketing Tanzania Limited launched its first solarized service station in Dar es salaam Tanzania, TotalEnergies Samora…

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IPP Total Eren has been chosen to design, finance and build solar power plant in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – Independent power producer (IPP) Total Eren, the subsidiary of the French oil group TotalEnergies has been chosen by the Mozambican authorities to design, finance and build a solar power plant in the Dondo district of Mozambique. Mozambique’s Energy Regulatory Authority (ARENE) has finally chosen Total Eren to implement the project as a public-private partnership (PPP). The subsidiary of…

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Renewable energy provider Solarcentury Africa closes funding for solar photovoltaic plant

MOZAMBIQUE – The London, UK-based renewable energy provider Solarcentury Africa has closed the financing of a solar photovoltaic plant at the Balama graphite mine in Mozambique. The plant will be combined with a battery power storage system to power Syrah Resources’ facilities. The undisclosed amount of funding is being provided by CrossBoundary Energy (CBE); a financial partner now well known…

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