Category archives for: Solar & wind

First wind project harnesses Namibia’s power potential

Diaz Wind Power

From AFRED SHILONGO in Windhoek, Namibia WINDHOEK, (CAJ News) – NAMIBIA’S first clean energy project, set to add an additional 44MW of to the national network, is anticipated to alleviate some of the pressure on the Southern African grid. Developed by Diaz Wind Power, the wind farm will be a major step towards harnessing the […]

The sun shines on Africa

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Dinesh Buldoo, Director, Transmission and Distribution, WSP, Africa Research gestures that by tapping into renewable resources, there would be a 27% reduction in carbon emissions, from 695Mt per year of CO2 to 507Mt per year by 2040, and a reduction in fuel costs due to the reliance on solar (and wind) instead of oil and […]

West Africa Clean Energy Corridor launched at African Utility Week

Africa Utility Week

Staff Reporter CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE West Africa Clean Energy Corridor (WACEC) has been launched in Cape Town with the aim of accelerating the deployment of utility scale renewable energy into the region. The launch was part of the African Utility Week Conference currently underway in the South African city. Renewable energy expert […]

Akon headlines African utility awards nominees

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By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – GLOBAL superstar, Akon, is among the nominees for the African Utility Week Industry Awards to be conferred in Cape Town South Africa later this month. The Senegalese-American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor is nominated for the Outstanding Contribution Award: Power, for his Akon Lighting Africa, […]

Huawei offers African Utility Week platinum boost

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GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – GLOBAL information and telecommunications giant, Huawei, has signed a platinum sponsorship with African Utility Week, the leading conference and trade exhibition for power, energy and water professionals. Additionally, the Chinese technology firm will host its fifth Huawei Power Summit, where the company will demonstrate its industry-leading solutions. This summit will be co-located […]

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