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Africa Renewable Energy E-News

July, 2017 Edition

Welcome to another edition of Africa Renewable Energy E-News for the renewable energy news, events and other related developments happening in Africa. The just concluded month of July came with various highlights more notably the resurgence of the Japanese Government with over USD $6 Billion worth of funds to African Power projects and its partnership with AfDB, to launch the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative. Another key highlight to note is the Hamburg G20 Focus on Africa which had emphasized on sustainable development in Africa.

Under Regional News in Central Africa we see how Hydro potential makes headway in Angola and Cameroon. In the South African region, Germany has dedicated USD $34.8 million to Zambia to help implement Zambia’s Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFiT)-Strategy, in a bid to accelerate the country’s development of renewables.
In addition to these, Solar Energy advancements have been greatly seen in Burkina Faso. Other than the country’s plan of building a $53m solar plant, the largest in the Sahel region; the country also plans to host its first solar module factory. The PV panel manufacturing facility is being built by local company Faso Energy with the support of the country’s government and Spanish equipment provider Mondragon.

Under East African Regional News, Tanzania has won US$21.7 million from Climate Investment Funds to advance geothermal exploration and transform its energy sector. The project serves as a significant step in advancing the country’s plans to transform its national economy bolstered by an affordable and baseload sustainable energy technology.
Similarly in the region, Kenya has become the first country worldwide to pioneer new geothermal wellhead technology, in its quest to generate more reliable and clean energy. The technique involves tapping steam from wells that are undergoing tests or awaiting connection to permanent plants. The technology not only helps to utilise the investment put into drilling the wells, which would otherwise be lying idle, but also benefits from early generation.

Last but not least, under Women’s Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Energy (WESE), we can see how Maasai Women are bringing Clean Energy to Rural Villages in Kenya and Tanzania: Solar power and clean-burning stoves are saving lives and changing fortunes in the Maasai lands between Kenya and Tanzania. And the clean energy revolution is being led by women.

Find this and many more in this month’s edition of the Africa Renewable Energy E-News!


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