New deal underway: AfDB launches $500 million facility for energy inclusion

Great news out of Abidjan: the Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) just approved a $100 million financing package to seed the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a $500 million pan-African renewable energy access debt fund. READ MORE

Credits: Nizam Bijli Credits: Nizam Bijli

Nizam Bijli joins Business Call to Action with a commitment to reach 1 million off-grid rural beneficiaries in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan, December 12, 2016 – Solar energy provider Nizam Bijli has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to reach 1 million off-grid rural beneficiaries in Pakistan with affordable solar energy solutions, access to financial services and health insurance by 2020. In addition, the company commits to support 25,000 micro-entrepreneur distributors (including 2,500 women), and train 500 technical support staff. READ MORE

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BENOO Teste sa première agence énergie au Togo

Le projet de Benoo devient réalité ! Depuis quelques jours, le village de Djekloué (préfecture du Haho) dispose d’une agence énergie produisant de l’électricité grâce à un système photovoltaïque. READ MORE

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RECP offers trade mission for Solar Energy and Small Hydro Power in Rwanda and Uganda

The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) will hold its first trade mission to Rwanda and Uganda from March 1st – March 8th, 2017. READ MORE

Third Generation Photovoltaics for Universal Access

Madrid, Spain, 15 November 2016 - The ACCIONA Microenergia foundation, together with experts from Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Spain, went to Salta (Argentina) to debate about the option of the third generation photovoltaics for the universal access to energy, in a workshop held by Energetica, Alimentaris foundation and SolRural, with the collaboration of the World Bank and the ESMAP programme. READ MORE

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Women and Sustainable Energy, Stakeholder consultation

The Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) is inviting you to a stakeholder consultation meeting to be organised in Brussels on December 7th (pm)- 8th, 2016, in view of launching a Call for proposals on 'Women and Sustainable Energy'. READ MORE

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Le financement des énergies renouvelables à Madagascar mis en vedette

Antananarivo, 10 novembre 2016 - Dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre de la Nouvelle Politique de l’Energie (NPE), le Ministère chargé de l’Energie a lancé le défi d’accélérer l’accès à l’électricité de la population pour soutenir et appuyer les initiatives READ MORE

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Africa Rural Electrification to Power-Up this Month at 3rd Africa Mini Grids Summit 2016 in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 7 November 2016 - The 3rd Africa Mini Grids Summit 2016 will convene this month on November 28-29 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. READ MORE