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3 July 2013

Vestas inks 93MW turbine order for South African wind farm

Swedish turbine manufacturer Vestas has confirmed a 93MW order for the Tsitsikamma community wind farm in South Africa.

1 July 2013

Desertec split as Foundation walks from Dii due to ‘irresolvable disputes’

Non-profit group Desertec Foundation, which aims to power Europe with solar panels located in North Africa’s deserts, said today it would end its involvement with Dii, which was set up to deliver the major infrastructure project.

27 June 2013

Obama, ADFB to spearhead infrastructure investment in Africa

US President Barack Obama will meet with African Development Bank president Donald Kaberuka in Tanzania to discuss an initiative focused on fostering economic growth and development in the country through reliable and sustainable power.

26 June 2013

‘Enormous’ growth in need for water, wastewater disinfection treatment systemsp

There is an enormous need for disinfection in water and wastewater treatment processes as rapid industrialisation continues to point towards more extensive water reuse, research group Frost & Sullivan said.

25 June 2013

Geothermal Power Tanzania to invest $350m to drill steam fields

Geothermal Power Tanzania intends to invest as much as $350m to drill steam fields in the south of the country, building its first geothermal plants generating up to 140MW by 2018.

19 June 2013

Denham seeds Endeavor Energy with $100m to develop African power projects

Energy-focused global private equity firm Denham Capital has launched Endeavor Energy with a seed commitment of $100m to focus on projects across Africa.

14 June 2013

Nordex brought in to Cennergi’s South Africa projects

European wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has secured its third major contract in South Africa by Cennergi, the joint venture between Tata Power and Exxaro.

14 June 2013

Tata, Exxaro JV secures $700m for duo of South Africa wind farms

Cennergi, a joint venture between South African coal producer Exxaro Resources and Indian conglomerate Tata Power, has secured $700m in financing for two wind farms.

12 June 2013

Green employees look to join diversified energy groups to mitigate riskp

High-profile redundancies from sector specialists such as Vestas means even employees dedicated to furthering their career in the green sector are looking to join more diversified businesses.

5 June 2013

Wasabi Energy likely to choose Singapore for IPO of Asian unitp

Global cleantech developer Wasabi Energy told NewNet it is likely to list its Asian unit in Singapore before the end of the year, with the target of the offering to be determined by its project pipeline.

5 June 2013

Tata Power reaches financial close on 153MW South Africa wind farm

Indian power utility Tata Power has achieved financial close on its 135MW Amakhala wind project in South Africa and has a further 95MW farm nearing completion.

4 June 2013

Aveng Group acquires controlling interest in EESTech Africa

Engineering, manufacturing and construction group Aveng has acquired a controlling interest in EESTech Africa, a subsidiary of OTC-listed clean energy technology company EESTech.

3 June 2013

Ormat Technologies sells stake in Nicaragua geothermal project

Geothermal developer Ormat Technologies has sold its stake in the Momotombo Power Company, which operates a power plant in Nicaragua for $7.5m.

31 May 2013

Electrawinds, IFC InfraVentures jointly develop Kenyan wind

Luzembourg-based renewable energy company Electrawinds along with IFC InfraVentures will co-operate on the 90MW Mpeketoni wind project in Lamu County in south-east Kenya.

31 May 2013

Google backs South African solar project

Google has made its first renewable energy investment in Africa, backing the $260m Jasper solar energy project.

31 May 2013

Gamesa ventures into Kenya with 13.6MW wind turbine deal

Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is venturing into a new market with an order for 13.6MW of turbines to power developer Kengen.

30 May 2013

World Bank calls for doubling of green power investmentsp

A further $800bn of investment may be needed to ensure global energy supplies and the transition to a low carbon power mix – double the figure currently spent - according to a new report by the World Bank, with vice president Rachel Kyte stressing the bank must continue to increase its investment rate.

30 May 2013

SMA Solar Technology to set up South African production

SMA Solar Technology is to set up an inverter production facility and to strengthen its existing sales and service structures in South Africa.

29 May 2013

African Development Bank mulls launch of infrastructure fund

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is in talks over the launch of a large-scale infrastructure fund that will support economic growth on the continent.

29 May 2013

FuturaGene to provide crop yield-enhancing technology with Danforth

FuturaGene will test its yield-enhancing technology on staple crops grown by farmers in Asia, Africa, and Brazil, in an agreement with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

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