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Africa Looks to Solar for Communities Off the Grid

Above the sacks of seeds and coal, three kerosene lamps gather dust in the tiny shed that Kenyan chicken farmer Bernard calls home. He prefers to use solar energy to light up his evenings, listen to the radio or watch television, after abandoning a diesel generator he said was expensive to maintain and burned fuel

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Africa: AfDb Guarantees $12bn Investment in Electricity Over Five Years

The 8th President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has explained that AfDB would invest $12bn over the next five years in support of accelerated electricity supply in Africa and would leverage between $45 to $50m from the private sector.  He disclosed this at the Africa Day in Marrakech, Morocco on the side-line

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.


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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 —

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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

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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

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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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