Winch Energy to raise US$2.12m for electrification via green mini grids in Africa

AFRICA – Off grid energy developer and technology integrator Winch Energy has launched a crowdfunding event with the aim of raising US$2.12m for rural electrification in Africa over the next two years. The British company has a solid reputation for its electrification projects in East and West Africa and wants to accelerate the deployment of its electricity access solutions in sub-Saharan Africa. The company has already received funding from Itochu Europe PLC, a subsidiary of Itochu Corporation, a Japanese-based trading company and the new fundraising will finance the deployment of…

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PowerGen Renewable Energy commissions mini-grids in Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONE – Solar energy provider PowerGen Renewable Energy is commissioning mini-grids in four communities in Sierra Leone. With a total capacity of 150 kWp, the solar systems were installed in partnership with InfraCo Africa, a finance company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). The solar mini grids recently commissioned by solar energy provider PowerGen Renewable Energy are located in Baoma Koya, Sumbuya, Gorahun and Gegbwema. These installations consist of solar panels, inverters and battery storage systems and are capable of delivering a total of 150 kWp. PowerGen has…

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