Global use of renewable energy to rise by 50 percent as costs fall and demand for Solar PV energy soars

Global use of renewable energy to rise by 50 percent as costs fall and demand for Solar PV energy soars

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GLOBAL – The installation of renewable energy on homes, commercial buildings and industrial facilities is set to take off over the next five years, transforming the way electricity is generated and consumed, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest renewable energy market…

Barry Callebaut inaugurates new solar energy facility in its Ghanaian factory

Barry Callebaut inaugurates new solar energy facility in its Ghanaian factory

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GHANA – Barry Callebaut, a leading international chocolate manufacturer and one of the leading processors of cocoa in Ghana, has officially inaugurated its newly installed solar generation facility in the factory in Tema. The installation of the 504 KWp kilowatt peak (KWp)…

UK, France, Netherlands commit US$350m in support of Africa’s solar energy

UK, France, Netherlands commit US$350m in support of Africa’s solar energy

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AFRICA – France, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom have committed to invest US$350 million in solar energy and electricity storage in Africa, Afrik21 reported in September this year. The strategic investment comes at a time when Africa is relying on renewable…

Solar energy company Daystar Power installs 100th solar power system in Nigeria

Solar energy company Daystar Power installs 100th solar power system in Nigeria

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NIGERIA – Daystar Power, a West African solar energy company, has announced that it has successfully installed its 100th solar power system since the company’s foundation in 2017. This is after it was able to successfully install a solar energy system at…

Nigeria inaugurates Kebbi solar hybrid power plant to increase rural access to electricity

Nigeria inaugurates Kebbi solar hybrid power plant to increase rural access to electricity

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NIGERIA – The Federal Government of Nigeria in September this year inaugurated 98.8KW solar hybrid mini grid power plant at Kare-Dadin Kowa, in Kebbi State. According to a statement from the Rural Electrification Agency, the Kebbi Solar power plant demonstrates the Federal…