African Energy Chamber to empower young energy professionals

In order to provide young energy professionals with the tools and experience to become future leaders across the industry, the African Energy Chamber is launching its first Fellowship Programme in 2020. Applications are open throughout October 2019, for a one-year programme that will start in January 2020. In line with its growing international cooperation, the […]

$11 Billion Green-Energy Initiative Takes Shape in South Africa

A plan to establish the world’s largest green-energy financing initiative is being threshed out in South Africa, which needs to reduce its environmental footprint and find innovative ways to fund debt-stricken state power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. The plan being formulated by Meridian Economics, a Cape Town-based think tank, is under consideration by the government. […]

AfDB ‘s Solar Project Aims at Making Africa a Renewable Power House

When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. “It is clear,” he said, “that we are witnessing a global renewable energy revolution.” That revolution is also taking place under […]

Namibia Sets a Foundation for Sustainable Solar, Renewable Energy and Socioeconomic Development

New solar energy markets and industry are emerging worldwide as costs continue to decline, performance improves, supply chains expand, solar-plus-storage systems march towards economic viability and solar power gains credibility in the government and private sectors.  That’s the case in sub-Saharan Africa, where distributed solar power systems hold out the promise of enabling nations to extend […]

The Big 5 – Africa’s fastest growing solar energy markets

Africa has shown great progress in the development of its solar energy markets over the last year. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), last year’s growth was primarily driven by five specific countries: Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia and Ghana. Together they contributed 1,067MW of newly-installed PV capacity in 2018. To dissect this […]

Azelio and Stella Futura set up commercial project in Africa SHARE

Swedish solar energy company Azelio has partnered with sustainable energy solutions company Stella Futura to start a commercial project in Sub-Saharan Africa. Both the companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a small-scale project. The agreement was signed at the Sweden-Sub Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce (SSACC) in Stockholm. It […]

Southern Africa to become global wind energy powerhouse

Southern Africa is moving towards becoming a top global wind energy destination. Enabling factors include an exceptional resource and a growing recognition that wind power can help plug Africa’s energy gap, attract investment, foster economic growth and create jobs. Speaking at the Windaba 2019 conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Gwede Mantashe, the […]

Smart wind turbine curtailments cut wildlife energy losses to 1%

Smart wind turbine curtailments cut wildlife energy losses to 1% Oct 9, 2019 New data-reactive turbine controls can halve the number of curtailments used to protect bats and birds while predictive systems can generate deeper fleet savings, technology developers told New Energy Update. Growing wind capacity is raising the importance of turbine curtailment strategies. As […]