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UK’s renewable energy developer TuNur plans to set up $1.5bn solar plant in Tunisia

UK’s renewable energy developer TuNur plans to invest $1.5 billion in building an export-oriented solar power plant in Tunisia with a capacity of 500 megawatts, the North African country’s state-run news agency announced Tuesday. Daniel Rich, the CEO of the British company made the announcement as he met with Tunisia’s Minister of Economy and Planning

AfDB, Zimbabwe Discuss Private Sector-Led Energy Reforms

Senior officials from the African Development Bank (AfDB) met with government and business representatives from Zimbabwe to discuss the southern African country’s renewable energy sector as well as the role the private sector will play in driving new project developments. During the three-day official visit, AfDB officials Dr Kevin Kariuki, Vice President for Power, Energy,

Total Eren and Chariot strike deal to supply green energy to Zambian mines

aris-based Total Eren – in which supermajor TotalEnergies has a 30% stake – has teamed up with London-listed Chariot to develop a significant solar and wind farm in Zambia, that when on stream will power major copper and gold mines The renewables project aims to provide green energy to the copper mining operations of First

Expanding solar home systems for universal energy access in Kenya

Headquarted in Canada and Nairobi, Solar Panda designs, manufactures and distributes pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar home systems (SHS) to low-income communities in Kenya. Launched in 2017, the company has expanded to more than 200,000 homes through 37 branches in Kenya, making it one of the fastest-growing companies in the sector. Using the Oikocredit and EDFI ElectriFi

Africa’s priorities for sustainable development

Energy Enhancing the efficient use of energy resources Of the 1.4 billion people worldwide without access to energy, 40 per cent are in sub-Saharan Africa. The continent’s energy development lags behind the growth of its population and socio-economic needs, according to a NEPAD report. Africa, with 13 per cent of the world’s population, produces 7