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Solving South Africa’s Energy Crisis

By Steve Hedden Sustained power cuts, caused by under-investment and a shortage of generating capacity, have damaged the South African economy. The response has been a belated thrust towards more power supply, from a combination of coal-fired power plants, oil and gas, wind and solar, and potentially a fleet of new nuclear power stations. Fixing … Continue reading

How Green Energy Will Change Africa

By Christine Mungai In 1977, the average price of generating energy from sunshine was $76.67 a watt. Today, the price has dropped to just $0.60 a watt. It’s a stunning 99.2% drop in 38 years, and solar energy is soon going to reach “grid parity” all over the world – the point where it is cheaper, or at … Continue reading

India’s Solar Energy: Softbank Corp To Team Up With Bharti Enterprises And Foxconn To Invest About $20 Billion

“Japan’s Softbank Corp is to team up with Bharti Enterprises and Taiwan’s Foxconn to invest about $20 billion in solar projects in India as the country steps up efforts to boost the renewable energy sector,” The Times of India reports. “Softbank, which has said it will invest $10 billion in India over time, said on … Continue reading

India: SunEdison To Invest $15 Billion By 2022

“SunEdison* plans to invest $15 billion in India by 2022, a top executive said, as the renewable-energy company seeks to deepen in its foothold in a country where power producers have struggled to meet demand,” MarketWatch reports. “We believe much of the growth in renewable energy in the next 15 years will be from emerging … Continue reading

World’s Cheapest Electricity To Be Produced In Dubai

By Sputnik Dubai has launched an ambitious solar power plant project planning to produce up to 1,000 megawatts of the world’s cheapest electricity by 2030. “Dubai Electricity & Water Authority [DEWA] awarded a contract to build the 200-megawatt plant to a group led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power International. The 1.2 billion dirham ($330 million) generating station will be completed in April 2017,” Bloomberg … Continue reading

Brazil Granted Contracts for 31 New Solar Parks

Last Friday Brazil granted contracts for the construction of 31 solar parks. Amid an energy crisis caused by the worst drought in 8 decades, the country has been fighting to diversify its energy sources. Brazil’s energy regulator accepted 20 year long energy supply contracts with companies that will invest around $1.67bn. The lucky entities will start to … Continue reading

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