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Sub-Saharan Africa

Jakson Green wins repeat order for solar-plus-storage project in West Africa

Jakson Green has secured the order to build 20 MWp solar with 4.8 MWh storage after completing the 50 MWp capacity of the project earlier.

IRENA releases all-Africa dataset of locations for solar, wind

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a dataset with 10,905 sites for PV deployment across Africa, with an estimated total capacity of 4.9 TW.

Sterling and Wilson signs 961 MWp/455 MWh solar storage deal with Nigerian government

Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions has signed an agreement with the Nigerian Government to build solar projects aggregating to 961 MWp along with total battery storage capacity of 455 MWh in Nigeria.

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The long read: Farming the southern sun

Sunfarming is taking the lead when it comes to agriPV project development and investment in Germany. And in South Africa, Sunfarming’s Food and Energy and the Food Education Energy Development (FEED) program has developed two unique concepts through which it can share its agriPV expertise. pv magazine sat down with Sunfarming director of international projects, Edith Brasche, to talk about the company’s South African projects.

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The long read: Putting solar capital to work

Venture capital investment in solar and energy storage companies in sub-Saharan Africa brings with it considerable risk, but also holds the promise of making an outsized impact in delivering clean energy access. KawiSafi Ventures Managing Director Amar Inamdar says that venture capital investment in frontier markets will be a key part of the “capital stack” required to pursue the joint goals of leapfrogging fossil fuel energy development in the continent and lighting up African lives.

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ISA opens global bids for solar cold storage in Africa

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is overseeing bids from prospective contractors to supply, install and commission solar cold storage capacity in Senegal, Sudan, and Seychelles. Bidding is also open for two 2 MT systems in Djibouti.

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Saatvik secures solar module supply order for Mauritius project

Indian PV manufacturer Saatvik Solar will supply 9.3 MW of mono PERC modules to Bharat Heavy Electricals for a PV project in Mauritius. The panels will feature multi-busbar and half-cut cell technology.

Shell to acquire Sprng Energy

Shell has signed the agreement to acquire Solenergi Power, an Actis company owning 100% of Indian developer Sprng Energy. The transaction, valued at $1.55 billion, is expected to close later this year.

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PowerGrid to develop Africa’s first ‘PPP mode’ transmission project in Kenya

The Indian state-owned electric transmission utility company has signed an agreement with infrastructure investor
Africa50 to develop 400kV and 220kV transmission lines in east African country Kenya under a public-private partnership framework.

Gravita Group enhances lead recycling capacity at Africa plant

The Jaipur-headquartered company carries out smelting of lead ore, lead concentrate, lead battery scrap, and aluminum scrap to produce secondary lead metal and aluminum ingots. 

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