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News and feature articles on microgrids in Africa including RFP's, policies and players impacting the region.
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Mauritania Minigrid Project Gets $15.8 Million Investment
Nov. 21, 2023
The African Development Bank grant funds will be used to build seven minigrids and bolster economic development in rural parts of the country.
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Designing Microgrids: Evaluating Parameters for Reliable, Cost-Effective and Optimized Power Solutions
Dec. 7, 2023
Shawn Dalke electrical engineer at Mesa Solutions discusses load profiles and power sources for microgrids.
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New Agreement Promises to Accelerate Rural Minigrid Development in Nigeria
Oct. 20, 2023
One of the least electrified countries in the world, Nigeria has over 100 minigrids in operation, but there’s still a long way to go.
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Minigrid and Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Power Plant to Increase Electricity Access in Nigeria
Oct. 18, 2023
Two new renewable electricity projects promise reliable power to bring clean energy to underserved communities in Nigeria.
Case study: How a DC microgrid helps over 10,000 Kenyan tea growers bring their product to market
Oct. 31, 2022
Alencon’s String Power Optimizer and Transmitters (SPOTs) connect solar to battery energy storage in a DC microgrid that supports the operations of the Mbogo Valley Tea Factory...
Solar minigrids bring water to Ethiopian farms
Oct. 12, 2022
In a new pilot project, the DREAM initiative has launched nine solar minigrid powered large scale irrigation systems in Ethiopia.
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Solar microgrids to electrify 80 new communities in India
Sept. 19, 2022
Husk Power Systems will begin electrifying 80 new communities in India with solar microgrids thanks to $6 million in debt financing from EDFI ElectriFI.
African Mini Grid
Ghana to make more than $85 million investment in minigrids and stand-alone solar
June 10, 2022
Ghana will develop 35 minigrids and stand-alone photovoltaic solar systems, an $85.88 million investment, under agreements with the African Development Fund and the government...
Sierra Leone solar microgrid seeks investors
March 31, 2022
Solar Tyme seeks funding for a 200-KW solar microgrid, a 50-KW solar system power plant in Kumala and Liro, Sierra Leone.
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