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EDF expands hydrogen business in Europe

Hynamics, EDF’s hydrogen unit, has set up its own subsidiary in Germany. From there, the French group plans to expand its hydrogen generation business across the continent.

Eiffage RMT set to begin work on 25 MW solar plant in Benin

The French company and its partners will build the PV project in Illoulofin, near the city of Pobè.

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Another 100 MW of solar under development in Chad

Two 50 MW solar parks are planned to be built near N’Djamena, the country’s capital. These facilities will sell power to the national utility, SNE, at a price of €0.083/kW.

Solar for trekking

Belgian start-up Sunslice has developed small, portable, high-performance solar panels that can be applied to backpacks and be used as rechargers for smartphones and watches.

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Akuo commissions 50 MW solar plant in Mali

The latest PV installation in West Africa by France’s Akuo features an agricultural and social component on a 5-hectare plot of land next to the project site.

Akuo deploys 44 mobile solar units in Madagascar

Each unit contains 200 pre-assembled and pre-wired photovoltaic panels and can be deployed in 30 minutes.

Solar park built on rough wooden structures in France

French cooperative Céléwatt and engineering company Mécojit are building a new, 250 kW solar park in southwestern France. The solar panels are installed on a raw wood structure, sourced from the surrounding forests, to promote local employment and a regional natural resource.

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Senegal to host 30 MW solar park coupled to 15 MW/45 MWh of storage

The $40 million projects will be the country’s first large scale solar-plus-storage project.

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Voltalia buys 70% stake in four Jordan PV plants

The French renewable energy developer has agreed to acquire a 70% interest in four plants totaling 57 MW. The facilities were built by Voltalia itself between 2015 and 2016.

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South African telecommunications group wants to deploy 175 MW of PV in Africa

Econet wants to build commercial and industrial PV systems across its homeland, Kenya, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. South Africa-based investment firm Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) has made a $20 million equity investment in these projects.

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