Weekly Newsletter - 23/09/2016

Dear <<First Name>>,

Please find below this week's summary of renewable and related energy news for Africa and beyond.
Kind regards,
The REPP Team
West Africa
Ghana: USAID to Support Power Sector Plans - Alternative Energy Africa
Ghana: First locally-manufacture solar kiosk launched - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: IFC partners with DFID to support solar for commercial and industrial sectors - ESI Africa
Nigeria: Solar Initiative Nigeria Lights Up Over 90,000 Households - Alternative Energy Africa
Senegal: OPIC funds 158MW Lekela wind farm - Clean Energy Pipeline
Senegal: IPP Senergy 2 Secures Construction Financing - Alternative Energy Africa
Sierra Leone: USTDA supports solar PV hybrid project - ESI Africa
East Africa
Kenya: OPIC opens Nairobi office (will focus on infrastructure funding in East Africa) - Business Daily Africa
Kenya: Aquion announces off-grid battery and solar project - Aquion Energy
Kenya: Six Kenyan firms sign Power Africa deals to add over 300MW to national grid - Business Daily Africa
Kenya: Plans to Reduce Reliance on Hydropower - Alternative Energy Africa
Southern Africa
Namibia: Erongo Red signs PPA for 3.4MW PV plant - ESI Africa
South Africa: Eskom signs Redstone PPA - CSP Today
South Africa: USTDA awards SolarReserve 200MW grant for urban solar farms initiative - PV Tech
South Africa: Moody's expresses confidence in the ability of the South African renewable energy industry to raise debt - ESI Africa
South Africa: Two more Eastern Cape wind farms begin commercial operations - Engineering News
Zimbabwe: Solar milling plants deal signed - ESI Africa
Africa General / Rest of World
Africa: Standard Bank, OPIC and Wells Fargo sign $300m facility to support power and infrastructure-projects - OPIC
Africa: RnE Partner targets 150MW solar PV pipeline - Clean Energy Pipeline
Africa: USAID confirms more than $1bn in Power Africa commitments finalised – Engineering News

Abu Dhabi: World record low price bid for 350MW for solar plant - PV Magazine
China to install 1.4 GW CSP capacity by 2018 - CSP Today
Dubai: Record-low Middle East CSP price on first project - CSP Today
Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia commission impact studies on 6,000MW Grand Renaissance Dam - Engineering News
Egypt: Cuts solar power feed-in tariffs -
Fossil fuels investment takes nosedive - Climate Network News
India: World’s largest solar PV plant (648MW) completed - PV Tech
Latin America: The case for renewable energy auctions (editorial) - Renewable Energy World
Review: Battery Storage Overview - Renewable Energy World
United Kingdom: First grid scale Tesla Powerpack install in Europe completed - PV Tech

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