Africa

Solar in Africa: ENEL steps into Ethiopian solar market with 100 MW solar PV project worth 120 million US dollars in Metehara

 A consortium led by Enel Green Power has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 100 MW solar project in Metehara The consortium will be investing approximately 120 million US dollars in the project Ethiopia has all the potential to become a key market for Enel’s strategy in Africa due to its plentiful renewable […]

RES4AFRICA Programme Launch in Ethiopia: Championing Africa in brining investments to the continent – H.E. Dr Mebrahtu Meles, Ethiopian State Minister for Industry

Today in our exclusive talks from Addis Ababa from RES4AFRICA Program Launch in Ethiopia, the most powerful event ever for renewables in the country, we speak to H.E. Dr Mebrahtu Meles, Ethiopian State Minister for Industry. Thanks to our friends at RES4AFRICA, ENEL Green Power & Enerray (that recently launched its off-grid JV Plug the Sun) we had an opportunity to […]

Plugging the sun with the solar & hybrid off-grid solutions – Luca Piffer, Global Sales Director at Plug the Sun, Enerray Group

Today in our exclusive talks from Addis Ababa from RES4AFRICA Program Launch in Ethiopia, the most powerful event ever for renewables in the country, we speak to Luca Piffer, Global Sales Director at Plug the Sun, Enerray Group. Thanks to our friends at RES4AFRICA, ENEL Green Power & Enerray (that recently launched its off-grid JV Plug the Sun) we had […]

Making Ethiopia Renewable Energy Mama of Africa – H.E. Dr Gemedo Dalle, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Today in our exclusive talks from Addis Ababa from RES4AFRICA Program Launch in Ethiopia, the most powerful event ever for renewables in the country, we speak to H.E. Dr Gemedo Dalle, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. Thanks to our friends at RES4AFRICA, ENEL Green Power & Enerray (that recently launched its off-grid JV Plug the Sun) we had […]

Solar in South Africa: Abengoa’s Xina Solar One, the third solar thermal plant in the country is practically completed

Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in SA. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic through technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the […]

Innovation is already there in Kenya, we just luck capital access & technical expertise – Lilian Motongori, Kenyan Youth Senator and Women Empowerment Advocate

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to Lilian Motongori, Kenyan Youth Senator and Women Empowerment Advocate. Lilian, an extremely motivated and positive young entrepreneur, speaks about her various projects in she is involved starting from the Kenyan Youth Senate, though off-grid electrification projects, to […]

Opportunities for solar & smart energy solutions in Algeria – Mohamed Hammoud, Managing Director at MILLTECH

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy. In this interview we speak to  Mohamed Hammoud, Managing Director at MILLTECH who updates us on the current opportunities for solar & smart energy solutions in his homeland, Algeria. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy […]

H.E. Dr Mebrahtu Meles, Ethiopian State Minister for Industry: Powering 100 million of Ethiopians to Secure Double Digit Growth of “Water Mama of Africa”

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to Mebrahtu Meles, Ethiopian State Minister for Industry. Ethiopia, the country with the second largest population in Africa (almost 100 million people) and recognized as “Water Mama of Africa” is looking forward towards powering its continuous double digit growing […]

$1 billion Israeli renewable energy commitment to Africa

$20m agreement for Liberia’s first solar field is first deal following a memorandum of understanding signed between Israel and ECOWAS. Jerusalem-based renewable-energy developer Energiya Global will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green power projects across 15 West African countries as part of a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this week between Israel […]

RES4MED = Don’t impose but propose… Roberto Vigotti, the man behind a success story of RES4MED

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to the man behind the organization, who just five years ago together with Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel started shaped on a sheet of paper a successful story of the organization.  Today, RES4MED & associated RES4AFRICA is a leading […]

Helping solar & renewable energy growth in Africa with RES4MED – Michele Scandellari, CEO at SECI Energy & Enerray

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to Michele Scandellari, CEO at SECI Energy & Enerray.  Michele, who is a member of the Steering Committee of RES4MED, explained us how the organization activities in helping solar & renewable energy growth in practice & what is […]

Making RES4MED “Bambino del Mondo” – Antonello Cammisecra, CEO at Enel Green Power & President of RES4MED

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to the new President of RES4MED, Antonello Cammisecra, who has also been recently appointed as the new CEO of Enel Green Power.  Born in Naples (Italy) in 1970, Antonio Cammisecra graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the University of […]

Solar & Cleantech in Africa: Challenges to Overcome – Jesper Hörnberg, Co-Funder of GIVEWATTS

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Jesper Hörnberg, Senior advisor, entrepreneur, business angel & speaker, Co-Funder of GIVEWATTS. Jesper is definitively one of The Solar Pioneers in Africa, and we were truly glad […]

Kenya is paving the path for Solar & Renewables but also for Electric Vehicles, Jeremiah Kiplagat, Director, Institute of Energy Studies & Research at KPLC (Kenya Power & Lighting Company)

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Jeremiah Kiplagat, Director, Institute of Energy Studies & Research at KPLC (Kenya Power & Lighting Company) about his country paving the path for Solar & […]

Towards 100% Renewable Energy in Africa & Worldwide – Exclusive talk to Christine Lins, Executive Secretary at REN21

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Christine Lins, Executive Secretary at REN21 about the organization’s role in achieving 100% Renewable Energy in Africa & Worldwide.  REN21 is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder […]

Five signs that Nigeria is leading sub-Saharan Africa in climate action

Last year was one of optimism for environmentalists and sustainability practitioners all over the world. The mass acceptance of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by national governments, investors and corporations alike finally showed that global and diverse parties were ready to work together to reduce the threat of climate change and promote sustainable development. Undoubtedly, […]

Solar in Africa & Middle East – Everybody needs at little bit more of understanding – Vas Shenoy, CEO at Elf Energy

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Vas Shenoy, CEO at Elf Energy, who gave us an excellent overview on how the real solar business in Africa & Middle East works.

Africa in the Scope of G7 Energy Ministerial & Making Italy Sunny Again! – Exclusive talk to Carlo Calenda, Minister for Economic Development, Italy

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Carlo Calenda, Minister for Economic Development of Italy about the importance of Africa in the G7 Energy Ministerial as well […]

Introduction to The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A)

This video introduces opened in July 2016, The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) is an international organization that supports governments, civil society, businesses and academic institutions to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. BACKGROUND Following the signing-off of the historic agreement on sustainable development during the […]

Nigeria as the future solar and renewable energy hub for ECOWAS – HRH Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim & Michael Bellmer

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to HRH Prince Malik ado Ibrahim, Chairman of Nigus International Investments and Michael Bellmer, Managing Director, LTi ReEnergy; Chairman of H2H Task Force at Solar Business Club. During this exciting discussion we were exploring opportunities for Nigeria […]

SolarPower Summit 2017: No issue with financing of RE projects in Africa – Michael Franz, Team Leader at Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, presents an interview with Michael Franz, Team Leader at Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP),  a African-European platform for promoting renewable energy market development and investment in Africa.  The RECP supports market development in a variety of ways. This includes the provision of critical […]