Niger

Uranium provider GoviEx goes solar

The Canadian company is planning to build a 20 MW hybrid diesel-solar power plant at the Madaouela mining site near Arlit, in northern central Niger. The project will be developed by Canadian independent power producer Windiga Energy.

IRENA sees 20 GW potential for solar in West Africa by 2030

According to the agency, a mimimum of 8 GW of solar will be deployed across the 15 countries that comprise the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) by the end of the next decade. Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire will lead the future growth of PV in the region.

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Niger commissions first solar park

The 7 MW solar facility will sell power to local state-owned utility Nigelec. The project was developed with the support of the Indian government.

Niger streamlines 20 MW solar project at diesel-fueled thermal plant

The solar plant has been declared a project of strategic interest to fast-track construction. It will be located at the 100 MW Gorou Banda thermal power station commissioned 18 months ago.

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Niger tenders 22 MW solar-diesel hybrid project

The project will consist of a 13 MW solar facility, three 2 MW diesel power generators, and a 5 MWh storage system.

Niger gets its first solar container

Africa GreenTec, alongside the German Investment and Development Company (DEG) and the International Climate Initiative, have installed a solar-plus-storage container in the Tahoua region.

International Solar Alliance is now an international legal body

The international solar alliance framework agreement receives 15 ratifications, as the Republic of Guinea becomes the 15th country to do so. The founding ceremony of ISA is scheduled for December 08, 2017 in Greater Noida, India.

World Bank finances Niger’s off-grid solar initiative with $50 million

The funds, provided by the International Development Association (IDA), will finance a project aimed at increasing access to electricity in rural and semi-urban areas of the Republic of Niger.

PV, micro-grids win the bulk of IRENA funding for developing countries

The fourth round of a joint project facility between Irena and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development that finances renewable energy projects in developing countries has been announced. Solar PV and micro-grid technologies attract the main bulk of funding.

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