Weekly Newsletter - 14/09/2018

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Please find below this week's summary of renewable and related energy news for Africa and beyond.
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West Africa
Nigeria: Government seeks $5.8 billion for the Mambilla hydro project from the Chinese government. The project is set to have a 3GW generation capacity. Green building Africa
Nigeria: Nation launches rural electrification program that aims to install 1 GW of solar capacity. Program will receive support from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa. Alternative Energy Africa

Guinea: Exim bank of China lends $1.4 bn for the construction of 450 MW Souapiti hydropower plant. Alternative Energy Africa
Côte d'Ivoire: Mitsubishi intends to expand its presence in the off-grid subsector, starting with the 
African nation by investing in NEoT Offgrid Africa (NOA), a platform dedicated to the development of renewable energy. Alternative Energy Africa
East Africa
Ethiopia: 375 MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam faces further delays after president cancels contract with state owned Metals and Engineering Corporation. All Africa
Biogas fronted to combat indoor pollution that claims 2.6 million lives each year as new study points to growing demand and feasibility in the East African region. Bioenergy International
Kenya: Mini grid industry gets a boost as infrastructure  partner Egis and investor G7 intend to connect 50,000 rural dwellers by 2020. RVE.SOL

Kenya: WorleyParsons wins the tender to construct the country’s second largest wind farm with a generation capacity of 100 MW. Alternative Energy Africa
Southern Africa
South Africa: 140 MW Kangas wind farm set to begin construction. The wind farm is expected to supply 560,000 MWh of energy to 120,000 homes. ESI Africa
Zambia: Fenix international and MTN give 30,000 households access to electricity using mobile money and solar home systems within a period of nine months. Green building Africa
South Africa: Country’s share of non-hydro renewables set to increase to 30% by 2030 after government’s decision to restructure its energy output. Renewable energy world
Caribbean and Southeast Asia
Singapore: Investment manager Climate Fund Managers invest $50 million equity in commercial and industrial solar specialist Cleantech Solar to support growth from 200 MW to 450 MW capacity.  PV Tech
Taiwan: Government seeks to protect its export of solar cells and modules to India by requesting consultations at the World Trade Organisation. PV Tech

Jamaica: Country sets ambitious target of 100% renewable energy from Hydro, Solar and Wind by 2050. Renewable Energy Caribbean
Africa General / Rest of World
Turkey: EBRD to provide $102 million to support the development of wind and solar projects with a capacity of 327 MW and 85 MW respectively. PV Tech
USA: Despite the new 30% tariff on solar modules, report indicates prices are at the second lowest price point ever recorded. PV Tech
USA: California passes “SB 100” bill into law that mandates 100% renewable energy on the grid by 2045. PV Tech

Seychelles: Country set to receive 5 MW solar and 3.3 MWh battery storage after Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company partners with the Public Utilities Corporation. PV Tech
Disruptive technologies such as electric vehicles, smart grid storage and data centres set to result in a 10.7% compound annual growth rate for lithium ion batteries. ESI Africa
Europe: Despite subsidy free projects, continent expected to make up a quarter of global wind power in five years. Renewable energy world.

Africa: Pay as You Go bubble in Africa may soon burst. Sun Connect news
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