Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More renewable energy capacity for less money

Record power capacity of 161 GW added, for 23% less investment (USD 241.6 billion)

Today REN21 published its Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR), the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy.

ECOWAS meeting to validate the regional directive on gender and energy

From 26 to 28 June 2017, representatives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will meet in Accra, Ghana, at the Kempinski Hotel, to review and deliberate on the draft Directive on gender assessment in energy projects, at a regional workshop organized by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

Access Power launches 2017 Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition with the Support of Power Africa

Submission window opens as African renewable energy projects compete for a share of US$7million

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets and a Power Africa partner, today announced the launch of ACF 2017, the third edition of the highly successful funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa. The official opening of the submissions process was announced today at the Power Africa Annual Partners Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Enhancing Capacities of Utilities in the ECOWAS region

An increasing number of utilities in the ECOWAS region are facing the situation that a growing number of small, medium and utility scale systems with variable renewable energy (vRE) generation from wind or solar PV are either being developed or in the pipeline. Thanks to the declining cost of RE Technologies, especially Solar PV, vRE based power generation is becoming cost competitive when compared to conventional generation and therefore an increasing number of project are being considered in the region.

ECREEE SPEARHEADS ACTIVITIES AT CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 2017

The Clean Energy Summit Africa was held in Accra, Ghana, from 4 – 5 April 2017. Now an annual event, this is the third consecutive time it has been held in Accra, Ghana, with the objective to create a platform for project developers (both small and large) to meet and create new businesses in the clean energy sector.

III German Energy Business Mission to Cabo Verde (Santiago) with the topic “Grid Management and Diversification of Storage in Cabo Verde”

Cabo Verde is highly dependent of primary energy sources, whereas most of the electricity is produced by fossil fuels. High prices of electricity resulting from the costs of imports of fossil fuels have a negative impact on the general economic situation of the archipelago. Consequently, investments in an efficient production of energy from renewable sources should generate positive results and, at the same time, reduce the country’s vulnerability to a price increase of fossil fuels.