Africa

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 […]

The Clean Future of Africa Started Today – Hans-Josef Fell, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013 & Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to  Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, Author of German Renewable Energy Sources Act 2000, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013 & Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD. At the end of our […]

ORC-PLUS: Innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco & Enerray’s vision for Africa and the MENA region – Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray. In our talk with Michele we focused on their innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco (shortly described below) as well as on the company strategy in Africa & the MENA […]

Building Four Green Dreams of Wang Chuanfu in the Middle East & Africa – Exclusive talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we present our talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD. Tom shares with us the company’s vision on how BYD is going to build its founder Wang Chuanfu four green dreams in the Middle […]

Kenya’s Private Sector bets on Solar & Cleantech – James Mwangi, Chair Energy and Extractives Sector, KEPSA, Kenya

During During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to James Mwangi, Chair Energy and Extractives Sector, at KEPSA (Kenya Private Sector Alliance), who was very clear that Kenya’s Private Sector is ready to take advantage of solar & […]

Cooperation between Africa and EU towards sustainability – Sergio Mercuri, Italian Ministry for Foreign International Cooperation; Co-Chairman of the EU-Africa Energy Partnership

During During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Ambassador Sergio Mercuri at Directorate General for Global issues at the Italian Ministry for Foreign International Cooperation and Co-Chairman of the EU-Africa Energy Partnership about cooperation between Africa and EU towards sustainability. The […]

“Green Lending” – Top Priority of The European Investment Bank (EIB) in East Africa

During During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Catherine Collin, Head of Regional Representation Eastern & Central Africa European Investment Bank.  Catherine has over 25 years of experience in the banking in`\\dustry with focus on development finance, particularly in […]

Exclusive talk to Paul van Son, CEO at Dii – from utopia to 100% renewables in MENA & Turkey

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative) in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Paul van Son, the man behind the initiative. In 2009 Mr. van Son was appointed CEO of Dii GmbH (Munich), an international industry consortium for facilitating a market for renewable energy in the deserts of MENA. Presently, besides his role as innogy / […]

“Light & Life: Bringing Solar to Schools and their Students Worldwide” with message of Dr Jane Goodall

We are proud to announce SolarPV.TV involvement in “Light & Life: Bringing Solar to Schools and their Students Worldwide” Humanitarian Pilot Project together with Million Solar Stars and SolarFUTURE.today Awarness Campaign under patronage of Professor Alan Heeger, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry 2000 & Professor Muhammad Yunus,  Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006 . Within this Pilot Project we will bring Solar Installation […]

Anticipating 24/7 – Abubakar Yerima at Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission

During the first ever solar event in Nigeria, “Nigus-LTI Solar Investment Summit” we spoke to Abubakar Yerima, Head, Overseas Operations at Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission who explained us on the example of LTI ReEnergy and Nigus Investments their 24/7 anticipating service for foreign investors :-). Abubakar is a flexible investment promotion professional with over 20 […]

Bringing German Heart to Nigeria and ECOWAS countries – Michael Bellmer, LTI ReEnergy

During the first ever solar event in Nigeria, “Nigus-LTI Solar Investment Summit” we spoke to Michael Bellmer, Managing Director at LTI ReEneregy, the company, which consequently is expanding its business in the emerging markets in line with its motto “German Heart and Local Content” LTI ReEnergy in cooperation with Nigus Investments and support of NIPC (Nigerian […]

Solar Future of Nigeria Started Today – HRH Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim, Nigus Investments

During the first ever solar event in Nigeria, “Nigus-LTI Solar Investment Summit” we spoke to HRH Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim, Chairman of Nigus Investments, the company which aims at exploiting the enormous potential for solar business in the country. Prince Malik believes, that Nigeria will become the renewable energy hub for ECOWAS (The Economic Community of […]

EV News Headlines: Launch of the South African Electric Vehicle Industry Association (EVIA)

An electric vehicle revolution is set to hit many car markets around the world within less than 10 years. Bert Witkamp, the secretary-general of the European electric vehicle association, said yesterday that China would by 2030 be producing about 40 million cars, of which between 40 percent to 50 percent would be electric cars. Witkamp said the Chinese […]

Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor in the Sub-Saharan Africa – Cornelius Matthes, CEO at Pawame

Today we present our exclusive talk to Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor in Sub-Saharan Africa, Cornelius Matthes, Founder & CEO of Pawame, a company which is spreading “Pay As You Go” solar solution across Kenya. Why do we think that Cornelius is a Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor? You will learn that from our exclusive talk with him at Intersolar […]

We are on the forefront of the world’s transition! Exclusive talk to Francesco Venturini, CEO at ENEL Green Power

During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Francesco Venturini, President of the organization but also CEO of Enel Green Power, a company which is planning to become the largest green utility in the world. According to Francesco, we […]

Solar in Africa: Nigerian North to get $600m solar power plants

Nigus Investments in cooperation with LTI ReEnergy has concluded plans with the Federal Government to build five solar power plants worth N183bn ($600m) in some North-Eastern states.  According to the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council and the consortium, each of the solar power plants will have capacity to generate 100 megawatts of electricity. Speaking to journalists on the […]

Phanes Group to build 300 MW of solar PV in Nigeria

Dubai-based international solar developer’s 100 MW Sokoto project builds on Nigeria’s recently signed PPA initiative Phanes Group currently working to deploy two additional grid-connected 100 MW projects by 2019 Phanes Group, the international solar energy developer, investment manager and asset manager headquartered in Dubai, has acquired and will co-develop three 100 MW grid-connected solar PV […]

RES4AFRICA Launch Event: Nigeria’s solar market ready to kick-off – Guido Mivis, LTI ReEnergy

During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we spoke to Guido Mivis, Director Africa at LTI ReEnergy who brought us some interesting news from the solar market in Nigeria but also updated us on business opportunities in other African countries.

RES4AFRICA Launch Event: Top Priority for Renewables in Africa? Convincing Decision-Makers! Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General

During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General at RES4AFRICA and the man whose passion & devotion to renewable energies helped this initiative to become a reality. Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa – […]

RES4AFRICA Launch Event: Creating Wealth on the African Continent with Solar & Renewables – CEOs of ENEL Green Power & Enerray

During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Francesco Venturini, Res4Africa President & CEO of ENEL Green Power & Michele Scandellari, CEO Enerray about how this initiative is going to help in creating wealth on the African […]

Best Practice Energy Access Africa released by The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP)

The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) has released a new publication on “Energy Access: Best Practices 2016”. It compiles 24 case studies of projects and programmes on clean energy in Africa, covering a vast portfolio of initiatives in the field of research and capacity building, off-grid and mini-grid PV solar systems in rural areas, small hydro, […]

Solar in South Africa: Eskom signs $500m credit facility with China Development Bank

Eskom and the China Development Bank (CDB) signed an initial $500m million credit facility agreement. The facility will contribute towards Eskom’s current capital expenditure programme. Eskom’s Group Chief Executive Brian Molefe said: “Eskom has been negotiating this and other facilities with China Development Bank for almost a year and the signing of this agreement is […]

Solar in Kenya: Rural public primary schools to get solar power to support the Digital Literacy Programme

Primary schools in rural areas in Kenya, that are not connected to the national power grid will in the next three years benefit from solar powered energy that will facilitate the Digital Literacy Programme. This follows a 725 million shillings capacity building project by the government which targets to train solar energy technicians who will […]