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Zola Electric Announces Expansion into Nigeria

ZOLA Electric, a renewable energy brand in Africa, with 200,000 installations and more than 1,000,000 daily users, has announced plan to bring clean, affordable, reliable 24-hour power to Nigeria. A statement yesterday quoted the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bill Lenihan, to have said...

FEATURE-Russia, China back nuclear as a clean-power fix for Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Feb 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a damp office at Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University, doctoral student Hailu Geremew fantasises about working on the nuclear reactor his country is now pondering building. “Oh that is my dream, my dream, my dream,” said the...

Nigerian’s hope of constant power supply damned as govt increases import duties on solar panels

Nigeria’s plan to produce 30 per cent of its electricity through renewable energy may be stalled as the price of generating solar power has soared, Naija247news understand. Solar energy is the commonest and cheapest form of renewable energy produced by individuals, local and state...

U.S shuts 23,400MW coal-fired power plants between 2017-2018

Lagos — The United States under President Trump’s administration has shut down in total, more than 23,400 megawatts, MW of coal-fired generation between 2017-2018, statistics gathered from a Reuters survey and the U.S. Energy Information Administration, EIA, has shown. According to the data, SweetcrudeReports found...

Scientists create semi-artificial photosynthesis system that creates fuel from water

London: Scientists have developed a semi-artificial photosynthesis system that uses sunlight to produce hydrogen fuel from water. Photosynthesis is the process plants use to convert sunlight into energy. Oxygen is produced as by-product of photosynthesis when the water absorbed by plants is 'split'. It is...

Access Bank, UBA partners France’s AFD to invest €74m in Nigeria’s renewable energy sector

Two Nigerian banks, Access Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA) have partnered with foreign development agency of France, Agence Francais de Development (AFD), to invest C74 million in renewable energy, just as the French Secretary of State to the Minister of Economy and...

ECOWAS to invest $200m in solar to boost electricity

ECOWAS is set to enhance sustainable electricity access through solar in 19 countries in West Africa and the Sahel region to promote development in the region. This is the outcome of a meeting of stakeholders from the energy sector, at a regional workshop to develop...

Nigeria looks to Russia for solar deals to tackle power woes

The Nigerian Government has demonstrated commitment to introduce nuclear power into its energy mix to boost electricity generation in the country. Mr Dmitry Shornikov, an expert and Chief Executive Officer, Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation (ROSATOM), said this in an interview text emailed to the...

EU 2030 renewable energy target decision ‘crunch time’ looms

London ()-- Jun 2018 342 pm EDT/1942 GMT European renewable energy targets for 2030 face a key decision as EU energy ministers meet Monday ahead of the final meeting between council and EU Parliament Wednesday amid momentum towards compromise between their initial "at least" 27%...

US to kick off $1billion 15-nations ECOWAS solar power project in 2019

With financial backing from the U.S. government, solar developer Gigawatt Global Cooperatief UA signed a deal with the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States to build $1 billion of renewable energy projects in the region. The U.S. is supporting the project through its Power...
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