500MW solar power plant to be constructed in Uganda

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.

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Renewable market in Nigeria: It’s time to pitch in!

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.

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How heat can be used to store renewable energy

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.

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Africa grapples with clean energy conundrum

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.

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ZIMBABWE: Total invests $4 million to equip 50% of fuel stations with solar energy

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.

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Two Innovations That Could Make CO2 Fuel A Reality

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.

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Renewable Energy Could Power the World by 2050

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.

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SCIENTISTS HAVE WORKED OUT HOW TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY FROM THIN AIR

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.

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A new world record for the conversion of solar energy to electricity using quantum dots

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.

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