Renewable Energy: Solution for Africa Energy Needs!

Africa Renewable Energy E-News

April, 2017 Edition

This month comes with many highlights from ‘Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building,’ which was held on April 9th in Rome, as part of the side events of the G7 Energy summit; to Rwanda’s first peat-fired power plant in Africa to start feeding 15MW of electricity into the national grid imminently, and 80MW by 2019; as well as a look at Africa’s 5 Biggest Wind Energy Farms.

Other interesting news to note is AU’s appointment of AfDB’s Abou-Zeid as new energy commissioner; the conundrum on IPP’s vs Power Utilities plus a feature on Renewable energy trends to keep an eye on in 2017. These and more have been featured for your ease of reference, not forgetting a segment on 'Opinion Piece' where a number of insights, arguments and personal views on Renewable energy development issues have been showcased.

Last but not the least, is you can now narrow your news search based or filtered according to your preferred African region. That is news from Northern Africa; Eastern Africa; Central Africa; Western Africa; and Southern Africa. These you can easily find in our Regional News Segment.


This features renewable energy developments that are cross-cutting among countries...

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This showcases Renewable energy publications from recognized institutions and organizations.

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