African Review weekly digest - 17th - 21st April

Komencanto commons for ATR 307Here is a brief overview of the week's new on African Review , from 17 - 21 April 2017

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USTDA issues US$860,000 for solar project in Ghana

Solar Plant klThe US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has authorised a grant for over US$860,000 to Buipe Solar to support a viability study for a 20MW PV solar project in Ghana

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Landfill gas in Africa – Why is it not reaching its potential?

SNC00438The utilisation of landfill gas for power generation is well established internationally as a method of generating base-load renewable electricity. Other forms of renewables such as wind and solar struggle to generate consistency due to the intermittency of the energy source wind or the sun's rays. The African continent lags massively behind the thousands of megawatts installed globally, with only a handful of megawatts of power generated from landfill gas across the continent

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Fenix International reaches 100,000 pay-to-own solar customers in Uganda

Installing Panel 2

Fenix International has reached 100,000 customers, twice the amount that they had this time 12 months ago

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Niger renewable projects to benefit from IRENA and ADFD funding

IRENA mapAbu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have announced on 14 January that Niger, along with the Marshall Islands, Seychelles and the Solomon Islands, will recieve US$44.5mn in funding to develop local renewable projects

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