Apis Partners invest $60 MM in Greenlight Planet for Off-Grid Solar Financing Business

London-based private equity fund manager Apis Partners and other investors announced on November 05 disbursement of $60 MM in new funding to Greenlight Planet, the leading provider of off-grid solar products and solar financing for underserved populations around the world.

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Nuera Solar and Solar Village Project partnership to bring solar power systems to communities in Africa, India and Polynesia

Nuera Solar announced this week a partnership with the Solar Village Project, a non-profit organization that delivers light and power to communities in Africa, India, and Polynesia. The partnership is part of the Nuera Gives Initiative, and with the partnership Nuera Solar will provide a solar power system to the Solar Village Project for each solar system that the company installs.
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Senegal to host West Africa’s No.1 B2B Green Power event

The West Africa Power Summit 2017 hosted by Vale Media Group, the Sub-Saharan African B2B events company, will provide a platform to address some key challenges of investments for green energy power initiatives, developing new green power infrastructure, integrating green power assets to ageing grid infrastructure and regional power pooling.

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East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations

Dubai-based power project developer Access Power announced today the inauguration of the solar power plant in Soroti made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels. The new 10-megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools and businesses in the area.

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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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