Renewable Power Generation Cost Drops Considerably

After years of steady cost decline for solar and wind technologies, renewable power is becoming an increasingly competitive way to meet new generation needs.

According to the report Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017, by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the cost of onshore wind power generation dropped 23% and 73% concerning to the electricity generated by PV systems since 2010. Furthermore it is projected that the cost of solar power will reduce 50% until 2020.

ECREEE and POWERCHINA to boost sustainable energy in West Africa

January 10th, 2018 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the field of sustainable energy development in the ECOWAS region.

Mahama Kappiah distinguished with the Green Future Leadership Award

Mauritius – December 6th, 2017: The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), once more positions itself as a leading regional agency for sustainable energy promotion in Africa as its Executive Director, Mr. Mahama Kappiah, is distinguished with the Green Future Leadership Award at the 7th Africa Leadership Award.

Burkina Faso launches Sahel region's largest solar power plant

West Africa's biggest solar power plant goes onstream on Wednesday as Burkina Faso, one of the world's poorest countries, inaugurates a novel scheme to boost renewables and cut energy dependence on its neighbours.

The 55-hectare (135-acre) plant at Zagtouli on the outskirts of the capital Ouagadougou will be able to churn out 33 megawatts -- enough to power tens of thousands of homes.