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Current approaches to offgrid electricity need to be changed to achieve universal access to electricity

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The PwC report – Electricity beyond the grid: accelerating access to sustainable power for all – says a new approach is needed. PwC report says new renewable off-grid technologies, in combination with innovative business models and mobile payment systems hold the key to rural electrification. New approaches to beyond the grid electrification need to be adapted to achieve the UN …

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Dominovas Energy Launches the First Rubicon™ SOFC Project in South Africa

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Dominovas Energy Corporation (OTCQB: DNRG), an energy solutions company dedicated to delivering clean, efficient, and reliable electricity, announces the launch of the first RUBICON™ SOFC system in Johannesburg, South Africa. Launched in partnership with the South Africa-based Edison Power Group (EPG), the 50kW RUBICON™ system is set for delivery and full implementation within 90 days and will serve as a …

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Schneider Electric signs agreements to open more French South African Schneider Electric Education centres

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Schneider Electric will collaborate with four South African higher learning institutions and the French Ministry of National Education to provide state-of-the-art equipments to train disadvantaged young South Africans in the field of energy. Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, signed agreements with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, College of Cape Town, University of Johannesburg and …

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R5bn solar plant opens in Northern Cape

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By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – The R5 billion Bokpoort concentrated solar plant (CSP) has officially been launched in Groblershoop, Northern Cape. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies welcomed the major investment by ACWA Power, a Saudi Arabian company. “[The] project instils confidence in government’s long term infrastructure roll out, providing energy access, contributing to economic, community and sustainable development,” he said …

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Mozambique at the Heart of Southern African Development as Regional Players Gather

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Gigawatt Mozambique announced this week a $200-million investment into Mozambique’s power sector, alongside several global stakeholders including Standard Bank and the World Bank, amongst many others. The investment will assist in harnessing Mozambique’s natural-gas resources, which will further benefit many of Mozambique’s neighbours in the southern Africa region. This – along with several other projects in the SADC region – …

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Rural Africa’s Solar Energy Success Story

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Seventy percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa lives “off the grid”, with no easy access to electricity. Without a reliable power grid, individuals and families rely on kerosene, candles and batteries to shed light on their studies and all other daily activities. Here, in addition to struggling with inadequate power supplies, over 600 million people are unable to access …

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Scottish Oil and Gas Trade Delegation Visits Nigeria

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A Scottish Oil & Gas delegation is in Nigeria to gain a good understanding of local market conditions and to look for potential local partners. A Scottish Oil & Gas delegation is in Nigeria from 25-28 January 2016. The aim of the visit is to gain a good understanding of local market conditions and to look for potential local partners …

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Akon Joins Governments From South Africa, Mozambique, Egypt and Nigeria to Discuss ‘Energy Access’ at Powering Africa: Summit in Washington D.C. Next Week

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Understanding the level of energy access required across such a diverse continent as Africa remains an on-going challenge for potential investors to determine project bankability. Senegalese musician Akon and his partners Samba Bathily and Thione Niang have launched Akon Lighting Africa, an innovative initiative focusing on beyond the grid investment in Africa. Solektra International will introduce the initiative to delegates …

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USTDA Accepting Proposals for Power Africa Projects

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is expanding its investments in sustainable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa. An implementing agency of the U.S. government’s Power Africa initiative, USTDA invests in project preparation activities designed to generate renewable and gas-fired power, modernize electric grids and increase energy efficiency. The Agency’s programs are available to help African project sponsors prepare bankable clean …

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SA: Department clarifies developments in nuclear build programme

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By –SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – The Department of Energy has moved to clarify reports that government and Cabinet have finalised a decision to implement the nuclear build programme. “The decision to proceed with developing the nuclear new build programme was taken in principle by Cabinet in June 2015, namely that South Africa should proceed with developing a programme for the procurement …

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