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Tanzania: Kurasini Lined Up for Major Export Processing Zone Authority Hub

 Establishment of the Kurasini Trade and Logistic Centre at Shimo la Udongo area takes off with the Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) announcing it is now looking for a developer to manage the project.   The autonomous government agency is seeking a competent partner, preferably from the private sector, with whom to develop its 248,000sq metres of land located within Kurasini ward, Temeke district, all according to plans to be.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Scaling Africa’s solar infrastructure

 The power generators are essential for both home and businesses in cities across the continent, even in the economic hubs of Lagos, Nigeria, and Nairobi, Kenya. Almost two-thirds of Africa’s 1.2bn population lack access to electricity and, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB), annual power consumption in sub-Saharan Africa per capita is 181 kilowatt hours (kWh), compared with 6,500 kWh in Europe and more than double that.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Maasai Women Bring Clean Energy to Rural Villages in Kenya, Tanzania

 Beatrice Marpe is a women’s leader in the remote village of Tokoishi, about 100 kilometers south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The job of a Maasai women’s leader is usually to help solve marital issues, but Marpe, 55, has taken on a new role: solar ambassador.   Being a solar power advocate is about more than renewable energy for Marpe; it’s personal. Her husband died 11 years ago after being killed by.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

To-the-point: 674-kW solar plant starts work at Tanzania gold mine

 German solar equipment rental company Redavia GmbH has put on stream a 674-kW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Tanzania for gold producer Shanta Gold Ltd (LON:SHG).   The eight-container solar power facility is located at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in southwestern Tanzania's Chunya district, Redavia said in a press statement on Wednesday. The gold producer, whose main activities are in Tanzania, in 2014 deployed a one-container.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Redavia provides gold mine in Tanzania with more solar power

 The company has increased the mine’s PV power generation capacity to 674 kW with the supply of another solar container.   Germany-based off-grid specialist Redavia GmbH announced that it has supplied another solar container for its off-grid PV project at the mining site of the Tanzanian gold producer Shanta Gold. Including this new addition, the installation has now reached 674 kW of capacity and consists of eight solar.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Kibo reports accelerated progress at Mbeya

 The Tanzania-focused mineral exploration and development company, along with the Tanzania Electric Supply Company, received official instruction by the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals to prepare a final memorandum of understanding that will govern the further development of the MCPP and the power purchase agreement (PPA).   “We are very pleased with progress on the MCPP over the past six weeks and particularly.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Hydropower supporting mini-grid development in Tanzania

 The 5MW Tulila Hydroelectric Plant in the Ruvuma region of Tanzania is helping to reduce dependence on diesel generators and providing valuable power to local rural communities. The plant is run by the Benedictine Sisters of St Agnes, who already operate a smaller plant, Lupilo (400kW), on the Ruvuma River.   Based on this experience, and thanks to a favourable regulatory framework for small, private renewable energy projects in.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Tanzanian geothermal plans win climate funds investment

 The finance from Climate Investment Funds (CIF) will develop the Ngozi geothermal steam field in southwestern Tanzania and “ultimately showcase the technology’s broader potential in the country’s energy transformation”, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said.   The project is funded under CIF’s Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP). Tanzania will receive $5m as loan and $16.73m in grant resources.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

AfDB grants Tanzania to develop Ngozi geothermal steam field

 Tanzania received the fund through the bank’s Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Scaling-up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP). Under the programme, the country will receive a US$5mn loan and US$16.73mn grant from the AfDB to mitigate the high-risk nature of geothermal prospection and field development.   Tanzania has achieved significant economic and social progress for the past 20 years to be classified as one of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Redavia provides gold mine in Tanzania with more solar power

 Germany-based off-grid specialist Redavia GmbH announced that it has supplied another solar container for its off-grid PV project at the mining site of the Tanzanian gold producer Shanta Gold. Including this new addition, the installation has now reached 674 kW of capacity and consists of eight solar containers. The first “container solar plant” was deployed in 2014, the company said.   “We could already see.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Maasai Women Bring Clean Energy to Rural Villages in Kenya, Tanzania

 Beatrice Marpe is a women’s leader in the remote village of Tokoishi, about 100 kilometers south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The job of a Maasai women’s leader is usually to help solve marital issues, but Marpe, 55, has taken on a new role: solar ambassador.   Being a solar power advocate is about more than renewable energy for Marpe; it’s personal. Her husband died 11 years ago after being killed by.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

S/Africa to explore business prospects in Kenya, Tanzania

 A South African trade delegation will next week embark on an “outward selling and investment” mission to Kenya and Tanzania aimed at increasing trade and investment opportunities between the country and the two East African states, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has said.Some 27 local companies in the agro-processing, automotive, infrastructure, built environment, mining and capital equipment, chemicals, plastics and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017



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