Category archives for: Solar & wind

Nigeria energy sector positioned to defy economic slump

Kankiya solar power plant in Katsina State.

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE current economic problems should not deter investments into Nigeria’s energy sector. That is according to an expert ahead of a key summit, Future Energy Nigeria, set for Lagos on November 7-8. “I’m excited about Nigeria’s energy future, Nigeria is the future,” said Ade Yesufu, […]

Uganda the next energy investment destination

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From EDGAR BATTE in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – UGANDA’S immense power potential and enormous energy investment opportunities will be in focus when stakeholders and decision makers meet for the inaugural ‘Future Energy Uganda’ in a fortnight. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has endorsed the summit set for September 12-13 in the capital Kampala. […]

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 […]

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