Solar Finance Solutions Africa to bridge funding gap for solar and energy storage projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

Solarplaza’s Africa-featuring event series returns for the sixth time to help Africa get one step closer to viable generation and consumption of sustainable energies.

Project manager for the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), Ina de Visser, recently said in an interview with global events organizer  Solarplaza, that project developers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) states are confronted by profound difficulty in financing commercial and industrial projects, whereas lenders in the region claim that they fail to source bankable projects.

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Doubling renewables can save up to USD 4.2 trillion annually by 2030, IRENA says

Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 can save up to USD 4.2 trillion annually by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Savings would be up to 15 times higher than costs, thanks to avoided expenditures on air pollution and climate change.

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BMW to launch pilot solar-powered EV charging stations in South Africa

BMW South Africa announced that will launch a pilot project to test the use of solar power technology for electric vehicle charging stations.

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South Africa Launches R5 Billion Concentrated Solar Power Plant

A 50 MW concentrated solar power plant, built by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power-led consortium, was officially inaugurated on Monday in Bokpoort near Upington, the Northern Cape region of South Africa.

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SunLink and RER Energy Group Build Iowa’s Largest Community Solar Project

More than 1,200 Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) customers have invested in a new 1.5 MW dc community solar project near Prairie Lakes Park in Cedar Falls, Iowa, now completed by SunLink Corporation and RER Energy Group.

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