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10 GW Desert to Power PV initiative picks up $150 million in funding

The Green Climate Fund has announced it will provide US$150 million in funding to the Desert to Power initiative – a project led by the African Development Bank and spanning several countries that aims to build 10 GW of PV generation capacity in various projects across the Sahel region to the south of the Sahara Desert.

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Sahel-wide group buying program could drive solar home system supply

A report commissioned by EU lender the EIB has dismissed the role solar mini-grids can play in achieving universal electrification by 2030 and signaled distribution to individual households should be the way forward, including sales to the residents of UN refugee camps in East Africa.

Legendre to build 50 MW solar plant in Mali

The €50 million project is planned to begin commercial operations in 2023.

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Solar dried up in North Africa during 2020

Politicians across the continent will have to decide between their heavily-indebted state utilities or embracing the energy transition, according to one energy analyst.

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Malian gold mine powered by 30 MW/15.4 MWh of solar-plus-storage

The solar-plus-storage facility will reduce heavy fuel oil consumption by 13.1 million liters per year.

Mali greenlights two PV projects totaling 83 MW

A 50 MW project is being planned by French company Legendre Energie and a 33 MW facility is under development by Scatec.

Mali greenlights 93 MW solar park

UAE-based independent power producer Phanes Group and Welink Energy will build a 93 MW solar power plant in the south of the country.

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.

Malian gold mine to be powered by 3.9 MW/2.6 MWh solar-plus-storage plant

The solar-plus-storage facility will be linked to the mine’s existing thermal power plant and is expected to reduce the cost of the kilowatts currently consumed by its operations by $0.04. The project developer is British oil provider Vivo Energy.

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Mali exempts solar from VAT, import duties

The move represents a step forward in the implementation of the National Action Plan for Renewable Energy (Paner), through which the West African nation aims to install 1.42 GW of renewable energy by 2030.

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