Janus Capital doubles investment in Highview Power for clean energy storage

AFRICA – Janus Capital, the subsidiary of Janus Continental Group (JCG), ), a conglomerate with businesses in the Energy, Hospitality and Real Estate has confirmed an additional investment of over US$14 million in Highview Power, a developer of liquid air long-duration energy storage plants based on its proprietary cryogenic energy storage technology The storage system provider will use the funding for expansion in the Great Lakes region and elsewhere in Africa. In a fundraising round that saw Highview Power raise US$70 million in February 2021, Janus Capital contributed US$13 million…

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Huawei launches home energy storage system in Kenya

KENYA – Global technology giant Huawei has launched a new home energy storage solution in Kenya. With a growing number of homeowners jumping on the solar bandwagon, the home energy storage system dubbed Luna 2000 is a device that stores electricity as chemical energy. Speaking during the launch of the new solution, Huawei CEO Will Meng said the company is keen on investing in solar energy research and development. “We pride ourselves for working towards reducing our carbon footprint and for accelerating carbon neutrality in the countries we operate in,” Zhengfei said.…

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Solar manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding completes 1.2MWh order for its Energy Storage System

AFRICA – JinkoSolar Holding Ltd, world largest solar manufacturer, has announced the completion of 1.2MWh order for its Energy Storage System with one of the largest power developers in Africa. The project will improve the electricity consumption of local villages and improve the life quality of the residents. The client is one of the most influential multi-technology companies in West Africa and has cooperated plenty of new energy projects with World Bank, local government and others. The new solution includes batteries, a power conditioning system (PCS), DC modular, switch cabinets…

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