Sub-Saharan Africa

GET FiT scheme launched in Zambia after successful run in Uganda

Through a partnership between German investment bank, KfW and the Zambian Ministry of energy, the GET FiT scheme has entered its first round, with a tender of up to 100 MW.

India’s Sterling and Wilson to build 54.3 MW solar plant in Zambia

The PV plant will be the nation’s largest once complete, and will be implemented under the International Finance Corporation’s Scaling Solar program.

Solar tender launched for up to 40 MW in Malawi

The 40 MW project is part of a 70 MW solar plan launched by local utility, Escom in February to reduce chronic power shortages.

BBOXX and Bamboo create finance platform BEAM for off-grid sector

Bamboo and BBOXX launch pioneering platform aimed at providing developmental infrastructure for off-grid energy services.

ECREEE launches scheme to create qualified solar workforce in West Africa

The scheme is being implemented with the support of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the German development agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

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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.

French Development Agency issues tender for Benin’s first solar park

The 25 MW project is being financially supported by the European Union and the AFD with €60 million.

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Soventix: “We are tired of depending on politics” – Interview

Interview: Soventix has been focusing on PV projects in developing countries for years. The German solar company is now building 11 hybrid plants for a Nigerian bank. Soventix CEO, Thorsten Preugschas explains in an interview with pv magazine what the particular challenges of such projects are and why investments are planned in Nigeria.

Swaziland launches tender for second solar park

The Swaziland Water Services Corporation is currently selecting consultants to conduct a feasibility study for a 10 MW solar power project.

Burkina Faso announces plan to build eight solar parks totaling 100 MW

All of the eight projects, planned for seven different regions, will be awarded a declaration of public utility. The new facilities are expected to improve the country’s power supply, which still relies heavily on fossil fuels and imports.