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30MW Tanzania solar project wins Access Powers US$7 million ACF competition

 A 30MW solar PV project in Tanzania is one of the winners of Access Power’s US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF).   All three winners were announced at this year’s Africa Energy Forum (AEF). Whilst solar dominated the winner’s shortlist with three out of the five finalists being solar projects, it was the 30MW Kondoa PV project that secured financing, alongside the 48MW Winneba wind project in Ghana and Rwanda’s 9.7MW Rukarara hydro.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania: Solar Power Now Reigns Supreme in Rural Areas

  Solar power revolution is happening in Tanzania with a new study indicating that more than half (65 per cent) of rural households that have access to electricity use solar.   The Energy Access Situation Report 2016 released earlier this week by the National Bureau of Statistics and the Rural Energy Agency shows that grid electricity is the second largest source of power in rural areas with 34.5 per cent of households connected.   "The results show that solar.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Solar power dominates rural Tanzania, says report

 The report, released earlier this week by the National Bureau of Statistics and the Rural Energy Agency shows that grid electricity is the second largest source of power in rural areas with 34.5% of households connected, while solar is leading by nearly 65%.    "The results show that solar power is the dominant electricity source in rural areas as 64.8% of the rural households were using electricity generated from solar power. Private entity and individual.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Mobisol acquires Lumeter to expand off-grid solar pay-as-you-go solution

 Mobisol, has acquired Lumeter, one of the largest providers of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) software for the off-grid solar industry. The acquisition creates strong synergies between Lumeter and Mobisol’s software for pay-as-you-go services. The combined company creates an unrivaled player with strong pricing power, expertise in the metering sector for stand-alone solar systems and mini-grid solutions.  Furthermore, it has the ability to deliver PAYG functionalities for.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania: Sun power to treat water for 200,000 refugees

 Over 200,000 Burundian refugees in the Eastern African nation of Tanzania will soon benefit from a mega solar-powered water treatment facility as part of global efforts to improve sanitation in refugee camps.   After nearly a decade of war and political unrest, there are some 110,00-238,000 refugees from neighboring Burundi in Tanzania, according to aid agencies.   The solar initiative, co-funded by Christian NGO Water Mission and the Danish-based Poul Due Jensen.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania: Kinyerezi II to Be Completed By December - Project Leader

 By December this year, the ambitious Kinyerezi II power project will be providing about 30 to 240 megawatts of electricity to the national grid in attempts to further expand the country's power generation capacity.   The revelation was made over the weekend in Dar es Salaam by the project manager Steven Manda, when he addressed the press on the progress of the project.   He said every month, the Kinyerezi Phase II power plant would have capacity to generate at.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania presses on with hydroelectric dam on vast game reserve

 Plans to build a huge hydroelectric dam in the heart of one of Africa’s largest remaining wild areas have dismayed conservationists who fear that the plans will cause irreversible damage to the Selous game reserve in Tanzania.   After many years of delays and false starts, last week the president of Tanzania, John Magufuli, announced that he would be going ahead with the Stiegler’s Gorge dam on the Rufiji river. Magufuli, nicknamed “the Bulldozer”,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania: Premier Stresses Govt's Power Generation Expansion Commitment

 Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has expressed government keenness to expand the county's power generation capacity by strengthening implementation of various energy projects.   The Premier said that the country is currently implementing various projects to improve power supply and upon its completion, the nation will have reliable and affordable power that guarantees operations of many factories.   Speaking in Dar es Salaam during his tour of Kinyerezi II power.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Solar power to treat water for 200 thousand refugees in Tanzania

 SolarWorld Americas Inc is providing 1.2 megawatts of high-performance solar panels to power the world's largest solar-powered, safe-water treatment project. The project's systems will serve more than 250,000 Congolese and Burundian people living in three refugee settlements in Western Tanzania.   The project is proceeding under the management of Water Mission and the funding of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (Grundfos Foundation). Water Mission is an engineering.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Solar Energy Powers Clean Water, Business Opportunities For Refugees In Tanzania

  Sadick Thenest remembers how his 8-year-old daughter had a narrow brush with death two years ago, when she contracted cholera after drinking contaminated water.   "She was so gaunt, weak and had terrible diarrhoea," said the refugee from Burundi. "A slight delay in rushing her to hospital would have meant something else - but with God's grace she survived."   The father of four, aged 35, is among thousands of refugees grappling with frequent.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania: Tanesco Pleads for Kinyerezi Fund

 Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) has pleaded with the government to release funds on time for the implementation of Kinyererzi I gas-powered power project whose construction is behind schedule.   Tanesco Director General Dr Tito Mwinuka said only $59 million (Sh132 billion) out of $189 million (Sh422 billion), which is needed for the implementation of the extension of the project has been released so far.   Kinyerezi I and Kinyerezi II are both.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania plans to import 400 Megawatt of electricity from Ethiopia

 Tanzania plans to import 400 megawatts (MW) of electricity from Ethiopia to power its industrial drive, Tanzanian President John Magufuli said.   Despite reserves of over 57 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas, Tanzania faces chronic power shortages due its reliance on hydro-power dams in a drought-prone region, for about a third of its' 1,570 MW of installed capacity.   Magufuli said at a joint news conference with visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017



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