A 500MW solar power plant is set to be constructed in Uganda by Chinese company, China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC). The US $500m project will be constructed in two phases. China Gezhouba International Company, a subsidiary of state-owned firm China Gezhouba Group Corporation, which is itself a member company of CEEC, will be the exclusive EPC contractor of the PV system.Read more
The first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project to generate renewable energy from shared resources in Africa came closer to reality today following the signature of a key agreement to enable preparatory works to commence.Read more
During the 2019 edition of Future Energy Nigeria (FEN) in Lagos in November, the event launched an RE Pitch Session for renewable energy entrepreneurs to connect bankable projects with potential investors and advisors from banks, DFIs and the private equity sector.Read more
The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy. At the moment, the best options for producing low-carbon energy on a large scale are wind and solar power. But despite improvements over the last few years to both their performance and cost, a significant problem remains: the wind doesn’t always blow, and the sun doesn’t always shine.Read more
Africa is both the world’s least electrified continent and the most vulnerable to climate change.
And as the continent with the world’s fastest-growing population, the decisions that African politicians make to boost power supplies could have an impact both locally and globally.
The French company Total is investing $4 million to supply half of its filling stations in Zimbabwe from small solar power plants. The project will enable the oil company to become more independent from the Zimbabwean power grid.Read more
Carbon capture technology has been garnering more and more attention as one way to solve the world’s human-made emissions problem, but costs remain an obstacle. But another technology might help: turning CO2 back into fuel.Read more
Virtually all the world’s demand for electricity to run transport and to heat and cool homes and offices, as well as to provide the power demanded by industry, could be met by renewable energy by mid-century.Read more
Scientists have worked out a way to generate energy from nothing but the air around us, and not by using wind turbines.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from humidity and moisture present in the air across the globe. They say the new technology could change the face of renewable energy with the potential to put the brakes on climate change by burning fewer fossil fuels.Read more
The development of next-generation solar power technology that has the potential to be used as a flexible ‘skin’ over hard surfaces has moved a step closer, thanks to a significant breakthrough at The University of Queensland.Read more