First solar power and battery minigrid system to be installed at Virunga National Park in Congo

GivePower Foundation’s first minigrid system has been installed at the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which is Africa’s oldest national park and most biologically diverse protected area. Virunga is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.

The project was made possible through a collaboration with Empowered by Light, an organization dedicated to improving lives and the environment through renewable energy technologies. Solar energy will provide new power sources to three sector posts within Virunga, enabling park rangers to utilize essential tools – including security lights, radios and more – for their work protecting the park’s wildlife.

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Photovoltaïca, International Photovoltaic Exhibition & Conference 2016, 2nd Edition

The national strategy of the kingdom of Morocco is based on diversified products that are economically sustainable and socially advantageous.

The kingdom started its integration in a clean model whose power come from the important renewable energy resources that it has. This new strategy is in line with the international changes that are due to the scarcity of classical resources of energy and the increase of the prices of oil and gas.

To satisfy their increasing needs and to deal with the issue of climate change, developed countries prioritized the renewable energies.In addition to their national territories, they are seeking for fields internationally, primarily the solar and wind energies Morocco is now in a position to affirm its opportunities that were explained in its strategy so that it can be positioned as a regional power exporter.

The kingdom of Morocco is determined to seize the opportunities that the green economy offers. Thus, Morocco adopted a clear policy to build its development based on green economy that respects the principles of protection of ecological system and preservation of the environment.

After the success of the first edition, the second edition of Photovoltaïca, International Photovoltaic Exhibition & Conference that will be held on 7th, 8th and 9th of September 2016 in Casablanca confirms its role as a platform for networking where projects related to the renewable energies -that are initiated by the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and its various subsidiaries -will be presented.

Do not miss the opportunity to be part of this revolution in the renewable energy sector … Be at the appointment on the 7th, 8th and 9th of September 2016 at the Office des Changes in Casablanca. Visit the events’s website to learn more.

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Korean Team Develops Semi-transparent Solar Cells with Thermal Mirror Capability

A Korean research team has created semi-transparent perovskite solar cells that demonstrate high-power conversion efficiency and transmit visible light while blocking infrared light, making them great candidates for solar windows.

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Scatec Solar secures 100 MW solar project in Nigeria

Norwegian solar company Scatec Solar announced this week that it has signed an agreement with CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa, and Business Process Solutions Consult Limited (BPS), a Nigerian strategic consulting firm, securing the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Jigawa State, Nigeria. This agreement was announced in connection with Scatec Solar’s second quarter results.

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