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The Hydrogen Stream: Zimbabwe to develop first utility-scale plant

HDF and ZETDC have signed Zimbabwe’s first utility-scale green hydrogen power plant, with 178 GWh of expected annual electricity production. Rystad Energy, meanwhile, says Africa’s total electrolyzer pipeline has hit 114 GW.


The Hydrogen Stream: Lhyfe, Centrica to develop offshore green hydrogen

Lhyfe has revealed plans to jointly develop offshore renewable green hydrogen with Centrica in the United Kingdom. Separately, the Paris-listed hydrogen producer said it has also acquired a stake in Finland’s Flexens.


New model estimates PV potential for water pumping in Africa

An international team has developed a numerical model that calculates how much groundwater can be pumped by PV systems of different sizes across the entire African continent. The results show that larger PV systems do not always pump the highest volume of water.

Africa-focused solar fund raises $92.7 million

Rgreen Invest and Echosys Invest have raised €87.5 million ($92.7 million) through the Afrigreen Debt Impact Fund. They said they will use the money to finance on-grid and off-grid solar projects for small- and medium-sized commercial and industrial customers in Africa.

Algeria’s Sonelgaz launches 2 GW solar tender

Algeria’s state-owned utility, Sonelgaz, is seeking proposals to build 15 solar plants in 11 locations. The projects will range in size from 80 MW to 220 MW.


Developers accelerating construction of large-scale solar across Africa

The Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) has identified the top five solar markets in Africa. Its latest report also looks at the most notable large-scale projects across the continent.


Utility-scale PV and string inverter market trends

In this pv magazine Webinar, we’ll hear about utility-scale PV market developments in Europe and accompanying technology trends. String inverter market changes and the changing equation for LCOE will be brought into the spotlight.

Lithium iron phosphate battery for rooftop solar off-grid applications

Zola Electric’s new lithium iron phosphate battery system charges from solar and the grid and can power AC and DC appliances. It has a nominal voltage of 12.8 V and a nominal capacity of 50 Ah.


Integration of EV charging stations and renewable energy resources

A new research paper proposes an optimal planning technique to identify the locations and sizes of electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations with controlled charging and hybrid wind and PV systems in a multi-microgrid.


PV-powered seawater desalination for afforestation carbon capture

Finnish researchers have proposed the use of solar, wind, and storage to provide desalinated seawater to restore forests. Their model predicts that an additional 10.7 TW of PV would be needed to actually do this by 2100, leading to a cumulative carbon dioxide sequestration potential of 730 gigatons.


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