Electricité de France acquires 23% stake in Bboxx Kenya, rolls out solar home systems

KENYA – French multinational electric utility company Electricité de France (EDF) has bought  a 23% stake in Bboxx Kenya, the subsidiary of solar home systems provider Bboxx. This investment will bring electricity to 2 million Kenyans living in rural areas by 2025. Electricité de France (EDF) is increasingly investing in decentralised electricity access systems in Africa south of the Sahara.  According to its parent company, based in London (UK), EDF’s investment will enable it to extend its services in rural Kenya. Kenya is Bboxx’s largest market in Africa with, to…

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75MWp Waterloo solar power project goes live in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The 75MWp Waterloo photovoltaic solar power plant in South Africa is now operational. The solar power facility was built by the South African subsidiary of juwi Renewable Energies on behalf of a consortium of African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM, a member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments) through its IDEAS fund, Reatile Solar Power (RF) (Pty), Phakwe Solar (RF) (Pty), AREP (African Rainbow Energy and Power) and Cicada Community Trust. The local engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor has installed 261,360 solar panels on a 171-hectare site near…

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Morocco launches new US$163m windfarm to boost renewable energy utilization

MOROCCO – Morocco has launched the construction of the US$163 million Taza wind farm to boost renewable energy utilization in the country. According to a statement by Morocco World News the launch “follows the finalization of various agreements and contracts with Moroccan public entities, stakeholders ‘ONEE and MASEN’ and the establishment of financing provided by international banks.” The wind farm will be constructed through a partnership between France’s EDF Renewable Energies (EDF-EN), Japanese trading house Mitsui, the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN), and Morocco’s National Office of Drinking Water…

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