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ADFD and IRENA Announce Funding by ADFD of USD 44.5 million in Four Developing Countries including Niger

Four renewable energy projects in developing countries (Marshall Islands, Niger, Seychelles and Solomon Islands) have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to receive USD 44.5 million in funding. ADFD’s funding will support a diverse set of projects including a hybrid micro-grid project employing solar PV and advanced lithium-ion batteries, a hydropower project, integrated wind and solar, and a combination project consisting of micro-grid and solar home kits. The announcement of this fourth round of funding by the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility was made on January 14th at the Seventh Session of the IRENA Assembly.

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7,6 MW of three RE Projects in Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde and Senegal

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced on January, 2016, USD 46 million in concessional loans for four renewable energy projects in the three ECOWAS Member States and Antigua and Barbuda. The loans will fund a solar project in Burkina Faso, a solar and wind project in Cabo Verde and a solar project in Senegal. The three projects will result in 7,6 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity and represent a mix of renewable energy sources, are all innovative, potentially replicable or scalable, and will improve energy access.
 

 

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The Community Energy Service of Bambadinca starts the testing phase

The project aims at providing the village of Bambadinca (region of Bafata, Guinea-Bissau) with a modern, reliable and accessible electricity service from renewable energy sources. In Bambadinca, NGO TESE sem fronteiras, is implementing this innovative project; "Bambadinca Sta Claro", where 6500 persons will receive energy from a large solar PV system, covering 15,000 m2, that will be producing 270 kW electric power. The electricity benefits both women and children, households, schools and local businesses. About 120 pilot customers started testing on15th November 2014 the Community Energy Service of Bambadinca (SCEB).

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ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report

REN21 in cooperation with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has just released a new report: The ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report. The report provides a regional perspective on the renewable energy and energy efficiency market and industry development in West Africa. It enables policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions with regards to the diffusion of renewable energy. The 92-page report covers recent developments, current status, and key trends; by design, it does not provide analysis or forecast.

The production of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report was supported by ECOWAS, UNIDO under the GEF Strategic Program for West Africa, The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and the Austrian Development Agency. (ADA). Over 50 experts and reviewers from across the ECOWAS region and elsewhere contributed to the report’s content.

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Africa Energy Outlook IEA Publication 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa' s energy sector can be improved to unlock a better life for its citizens.  This report, which has been produced and published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in October 2014, describes one of the most poorly understood parts of the global energy system, offers an authoritative study of its future prospects - broken down by fuel, sector and sub-region - and shows how investment in the sub-Saharan energy sector can stimulate rapid economic and social development across the region.

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Liberia receives $50m renewable-energy funding endorsement

The AfDB backed Liberia for this investment, which would be used to bolster the country’s intention of reaching a 35% electrification rate by 2030, as opposed to the current rate of 2%. The plan is designed to help increase energy access through off-grid electricity schemes based on small hydro, solar PV, biomass, and hybrid systems.

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Installation of 340 kW PV micro-grid in a rural area of Guinea Bissau

In Bambadinca, Bafata region in Guinea Bissau, the rural community will benefit of electricity supply through a micro-grid of 340 kW PV, a storage capacity of 69.000 Ah and a diesel genset back-up of 290 kVA.

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Power Plant

Kauur- Hybrid PV diesel

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Mini-grid- Carriçal- São Nicolau (PV-Genset)

Global Environmental Facility project (GEF CaboVerde project)

Year of commissioning: 2015

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Monte Trigo PV-Genset

Year of commissioning: 2012

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Document

Africa Energy Outlook

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Review of Strategies and Technologies for Demand-Side Management on Isolated Mini-Grids

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Hybrid power systems based on renewable energies: a suitable and cost-competitive solution for rural electrification

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Solar-diesel Hybrid Options for the Peruvian Amazon. Lessons Learned from Padre Cocha.

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Technical and Economic Assessment of Off-grid, Mini-grid and Grid Electrification Technologies

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15 years of field experience with the "Daily Energy Allowance" concept as the basis for load control and guide for social behavior in rural micro grids

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Implementation of a PV rural micro grid in the island of Santo Antão (Cape Verde) with an individual energy allowance scheme for demand control

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World-wide overview of design and simulation tools for hybrid PV systems

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Stakeholder

VALDAS & COMPANY LTD

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FRES (Foundation Rural Energy Services)

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