Weekly Newsletter - 27/05/2016

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
Algeria commissions 9MW solar PV plant - Alternative Energy Africa
EU affrms intention to partner with Algerian energy sector - ESI Africa

Home Energy Africa gets $705,000 grant from US Trade and Development Agency in Ghana - ESI Africa
Saudi bidders selected as preferred bidders in Morocco's competitive tender at $0.06/kWh - PVTech
Inga 3 hydro power plant to proceed without EIA in DRC - ESI Africa
Senergy, solar PV power project, secures investment from Proparco for $38m - ESI Africa
East Africa
Biomass identified by IRENA as ideal renewable energy technology for Africa - Inter Press News Agency
SolarNow awarded $2m loan facility in Uganda making solar affordable - Alternative Energy Africa
UK and Kenya sign MoU deepening their committment to renewable energy - Alternative Energy Africa
Bids submitted for competitive tendering to undergo monitoring in Tanzania - ESI Africa
KenGen to start construction of a 140MW geothermal power plant in 2016 - ESI Africa
Tanzania to invest $19bn per year in energy projects by 2025 - Engineering News
Rwanda demonstrates how to reduce energy deficit - The Conversation
Southern Africa
Enertronica acquires 6MW solar PV plant in Namibia under 25 year PPA - PVTech
SADC region to commission 3GW of new power to the South African Power Pool - AllAfrica
Zimbabwe: Honde Hydro Power Consolidated seeks to raise $5m to build 2MW hydroplant - ESI Africa
Zambia to host annual AfDB meeting, to plan increased installed capacity to 10GW by 2020 - ESI Africa
1.1MWp rooftop solar installation to commence on top of a South African casino - ESI Africa
Studies, indicate wind power potential comparable with solar in South Africa - Engineering News
Challenges in oil industry causes GE to look at renewable energy - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
Solar, geothermal and micro-hydro projects won "Energy to Lead" - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
Opportunity for utilities to monetise on leasing scheme of telco's networks in Africa - ESI Africa

51MW solar park built on Japan's golf course - PVTech
Netherlands reached 1.5GW of solar PV in 2015 - PVTech
MoU signed between SCHMID group and IDRO in Iran to establish manufacturing PV plant - PVTech
Argentina auction drives $2bn in investments in 1GW installed capacity - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
Fluidic Energy extends discharge duration on lithium-ion batteries - Fortune
Thin-film PV technology, manufactured by Singulus, secured for $123m - PVTech
Total and SunPower to supply the Metro of Chile using a 100MWac solar PV plant - PVTech
Increase of feed-in tariff in Queenslnd, Australia, due to increases in wholesale energy costs - PVTech
US residential solar installer, Vivint Solar, closes tax equity investment fund of $75m - PVTech
Canadian Solar refinances 40MW of UK solar PV plants for $53m - PVTech
Ormat signs $36m in contracts for geothermal project in New Zealand - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
PwC report recognises off-grid technologies and new business models as future for Africa - ESI Africa
IRENA report identifies the renewable energy industry as job creation hub - ESI Africa
India to duplicate small-scale solar and wind programme in rural areas - PVTech
Saudi Arabia to look into shifting away from fossil fuels to solar PV - CSP Today
European 588MW wind farm to begin construction after investment of $3.8bn - Bloombery New Finance
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