Africa Management 

Call for Solar Mini-Grid EPC Company in Somalia – Green Building Africa

The developer selected will have to harness the solar resource potential of the three camps, estimate required energy demand and investigate land options for the mini-grids. The off-grid installations should be designed for easy expansion and integration into the national grid, Mercy Corps said, and the closing date for the submission of proposals is on Wednesday. The three camps host refugees from Somalia. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, estimates 14,951 refugees lived at the Kebribeyah camp in February, with 12,120 at Aw Barre and 11,994 at Sheder. Ethiopia’s…

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Energy Financial Services Utilities 

Russia lends Egypt $25 billion for Dabaa nuclear power plant

CAIRO– Atomstroyexport, a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation, or Rosatom, announced Feb. 17 that 3 Egyptian business were granted a tender offer for constructing the first phase of Egypt’s Dabaa nuclear reactor. The 3 Egyptian business, completing amongst 10 others, are Petrojet, Hassan Allam and the Arab Specialists. The Egyptian federal government intends to start negotiations within the next couple of days with the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority to acquire approval to start carrying out the Dabaa nuclear plant project. The plant will be built in…

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Energy Mining Utilities 

Africa must choose renewables over coal

AFRICAN heads of State and government recently convened at the annual African Union (AU) summit, and issues related to the continent’s economic growth and development were at the centre of their discussions. But leaders also must ensure that their growth agenda is linked to the global challenge of urgent action on climate change. This is particularly critical for Africa, which is disproportionately vulnerable to the effects of global warming: more frequent and severe tropical storms, droughts and floods, all of which have devastated African communities and economies in recent years.…

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Energy Startups 

Sierra Leone start-up tackling power problems with hybrid option

Sierra Leonean start-up Light Salone Innovation is providing rural neighborhoods with access to economical renewable resource systems built utilizing recycled products. Released in September 2018 after its team fulfilled at a United Nations Advancement Program (UNDP) youth development competitors, Light Salone designs and fabricates small-scale sustainable hybrid energy plants that integrate solar and wind. Its item, which it calls Sowind Technology, consists of a plastic lantern, little scale hydro generator, solar book, and charging telecentres, and is built using recycled products to provide the most inexpensive and most sustainable electrical…

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