Zimbabwe’s leading cement supplier to switch to solar energy


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Yesterday, PPC Zimbabwe broke ground on two solar PV plants in Bulawayo and Gwanda in southwestern Zimbabwe. The facilities will have a combined generation capacity of 30 MWac and were awarded to a consortium of the African Transmission Corporation (ATC) and Sinohydro Corporation following a competitive tender. The consortium’s project company, CentraWest, is mandated to […]

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Namibia is poised to become the renewable energy hub of Africa


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by Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia, Office of the President of Namibia for the World Economic Forum Namibia launched its Second Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPPII) in March 2021. The country is on course to develop a green and blue economy as articulated under the economic advancement pillar of the plan. By electrifying key parts […]

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Advens Geocoton and Bboxx join hands to provide electricity to 2m Burkinabé


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While Africa constitutes 17% of the world’s population, it only accounts for 6% of global primary energy consumption, according to 2018 data from the International Energy Agency (IEA). However, the continent is recording an ever-greater demand for energy, to support continued growth for more than two decades, interrupted only by the Covid-19 pandemic. To date, […]

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Why Africa’s energy transition is only happening in South Africa


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In more ways than one, the concept of energy transition makes no sense for African countries. The energy transition model by which fossil fuels were going to be replaced with renewable energy emerged out of developed countries, where low population growth and few incremental energy needs have paved the way for new planning strategies to […]

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