Customer education: The unlikely key to unlocking Africa’s C&I solar sector

Alongside finance and political considerations, customer education has been identified as a key driver of Africa’s emerging commercial and industrial (C&I) solar sector, according to market experts.

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GreenWish to install 200MW of new solar in Nigeria

GreenWish Partners, a renewable energy developer dedicated to African renewables, will invest US$280 million to build 200MW worth of solar PV plants in Nigeria.

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India’s NTPC invites bids for 750MW of solar in Karnataka

India’s largest utility NTPC has invited bids for the development of 750MW of solar capacity at the Pavagada Solar Park in the southern state of Karnataka.

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Indian solar developers not pricing risks fully

Indian solar developers have been more aggressive than their international counterparts in solar tenders and their risk pricing appears to have been inadequate, according to a new report from consultancy firm Bridge to India.

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Zambia to tender 150MW-250MW in ‘Scaling Solar’ Round 2

Zambian State-run firm the Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC) has invited expressions of interest for 150MW-250MW of solar PV capacity in Round 2 of the ‘Scaling Solar’ programme.

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Africa can’t afford to wait for energy investment, claims Kofi Annan report

Africa cannot wait for the development of electricity infrastructure and should exploit more quickly deployable solutions such as solar PV, according to a report by Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel.

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£180 million electricity reserve scheme ‘left unused’

A £180 million reserve power scheme established by National Grid ended without once being used, the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has claimed.

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£180 million electricity reserve scheme ‘left unused’

A £180 million reserve power scheme established by National Grid ended without once being used, the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has claimed.

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France awards 500MW large-scale solar, launches major self-consumption and ‘innovation’ tenders

France has awarded contracts to 79 projects in the first 500MW tender of its 3GW large-scale programme, as well as announcing tender programmes for 450MW of self-consumption renewable energy systems and 210MW of ‘solar innovations’ including solar roads.

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Mali’s first PV project opens the door for solar to ‘flourish’ in West Africa

West Africa’s Mail is to build its first ever solar PV project with a little help from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

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Azuri PayGo Solar Sales surpass 100,000

Off-grid solar company Azuri Technologies announced Tuesday that it has reached the mark of 100,000 sales of its PayGo solar home systems in sub-saharan Africa.

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