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This photo taken on September 26, 2016 in George, South Africa, shows a passenger commercial aicraft taxiing on the airport's runway before take off,  as solar panels are seen in the foreground. 
Africa gets is first solar-powered airport in George, with a plant that converts solar energy into direct current electricity using solar panels. The operation produces up to 750 kilowatts a day and powers 41 percent of the airport, with the aim to convert to 100 percent function by the end of the year.


South Africa Basks in Continent’s First Solar-Powered Airport

At first glance there’s nothing out of the ordinary about the regional airport in George, a town of just 150,000 residents on South Africa’s south coast. In fact though, the small site is Africa’s first “green” airport to be powered by the sun. The control tower, escalators, check-in desks, baggage carousels, restaurants and ATMs —


Ugandan Communities to Get Electricity for Free

In East Africa, Uganda’s State minister for mineral development, Peter Lokeris, has stated that households living within a five-kilometre radius of the Kawanda-Masaka electricity transmission line are to be connected to the national grid free of charge. According to local media the Monitor Lokeris said the project, which is now being launched in Matugga in


Global Clean Energy Deployment Still Low, Says IEA

International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that global clean energy deployment is still overall behind what is required to meet the 2°C goal. It added that the recent progress on electric vehicles, solar PV and wind is promising. The Executive Director, IEA, Dr Fatih Birol, at an international conference in Seoul, South Korea, stressed the



Exploring Alternative Power Sources to Boost Real Sector Growth

 Constrained by the adverse effects of poor electricity supply, stakeholders in the real sector are bracing the odds by exploring alternative power source options to keep their entities afloat and ensure modest returns on their shareholders’ investments. In the Nigerian manufacturing sector, poor electricity supply remains one of the formidable challenges investors are contending with

Companies & Products


NNPC Pledges Improved Gas Supply to Gencos by November

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said there will be an improvement in gas supply to electricity generation companies (Gencos) in the country by the middle of November when repairs on some key gas facilities would have been completed. According to the communiqué read out to journalists at the recent monthly meeting of power

Power Industry Events


Event: #NAEE2016, Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo

The Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo 2016 is biggest renewable energy event in Nigeria. The 6th #NAEE2016 will  take place at the  Shehu Musa Yar ‘ Adua Centre Abuja, from October 19- 21, 2016.  NAEE is continually forging new partnerships to create enabling environment for the industry to grow. NAEE where leaders come to devise winning strategies to

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