CrossBoundary Group commissions 424KWp solar plant for XFlora Rose Farms in Kenya

KENYA – CrossBoundary Group through its facility  Crossboundary Energy Fund I, has commissioned a 424KWp solar plant for XFlora Rose Farms in Nakuru County, Kenya. The new roof and ground installations will generate 750MWh of reliable, clean energy annually, resulting in approximately 35% reduction in their power cost. With this solar plant installation, XFlora Farm will over the 20 – year life of the plant, avert over 7,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. “Our solar power purchase agreements enable businesses operating in Sub-Sharan Africa to access affordable, clean, reliable power…

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Energy firm GreenCo floats tender for 40MWp solar plant in Zambia

ZAMBIA – Energy provider GreenCo Power Services, a subsidiary of Africa GreenCo Group, is launching the pre-qualification process for the selection of an independent power producer (IPP) that will build a solar photovoltaic power plant with a capacity ranging from 10 to 40 MWp. Interested IPPs have until March 21st, 2021 to apply. This comes after Africa GreenCo’s subsidiary was given the go-ahead by the Zambian authorities to play a major role in Zambia’s electricity sector, along with the state-owned Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO). Unlike ZESCO, which distributes electricity…

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Congo government launches work on hybrid solar power plant

CONGO –  The government of Congo has launched construction works on a hybrid solar power plant in Impfondo, Likouala region. The 3.4MW solar power project will be undertaken by Produits de construction de Brazzaville (Procob), a subsidiary of the Belgian company ABC Contracting. Produits de construction de Brazzaville will implement this project in several phases and the solar part of the installation will cover a fenced area of 11 hectares. Procob will install 11,520 solar panels with a capacity of 6,480 kVa and the installation of the solar power plant…

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Egypt supports DRC to build 10MW solar plant in Eastern Kasai Province

DRC – The Democratic Republic of Congo just signed an agreement with the government of Egypt for the establishment of a 10 MW solar power plant infrastructure in the Central African country. The solar plant will be located in Tshipuka in Eastern Kasai Province. According to World Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo has electrification rate of 19% and increasing access to electricity is one of the priorities of the government and the country is seeking to increase its power by building power plants with the support of its partners. The…

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South Africa’s Asunim and 1-kwh join the 20MWp Juba solar project

SOUTH SUDAN – A consortium of Asunim Solar and I-kWh has joined a solar project under development near Juba, the capital of South Sudan. The two companies will work alongside Elsewedy Electric. In December 2019, the Egyptian company won the contract to build this 20 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant. The 20 MWp solar project under development has two new players, the photovoltaic system supplier Asunim Solar, based in the United Arab Emirates, and the renewable energy solutions consultancy company I-kWh. The Egyptian company was awarded the contract following a…

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Constructions works of DEFISSOL solar power plant kicks off, financed by EU and France

BENIN – The European Commission have announced the launch of the construction of 25 MWp DEFISSOL solar power plant in Benin financed with the support of the European Union (EU) and France. This project aims to facilitate the population’s access to renewable energy at an affordable price. The mayor of the municipality of Pobè, Dinan Simon, handed over a 96-hectare plot of land to the consortium responsible for building the solar power plant, Société béninoise d’énergie électrique (Defissol). The solar plant to be built in the village of Illoulofin in…

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French IPP launches 50MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Mali

MALI – Akuo, a French independent power producer (IPP), has commissioned a 50 Mega Watts (MW) solar photovoltaic power plant in Kita, about 180 km west of Bamako, in the Kayes region of Mali, one of the largest photovoltaic installations in West Africa. This project was implemented in partnership with Pash Global, an investor active in the renewable energy sector. The West African Development Bank, the National Bank for Agricultural Development, the Dutch Development Finance Co., and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund provided funding. “We are delighted to have co-invested…

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