Communiqués de presse
Gigawatt Global’s 7.5MW solar plant in Burundi to become first grid-connected project supported by REPP to begin full construction.
Call for funding applications to support women-owned and/or managed renewable energy projects in Africa is aiming to help create equal opportunities for women in the continent’s rapidly expanding renewable energy sector.
REPP-hosted event will bring together key industry stakeholders to provide applied learning and support to help prepare developers for their next stages of growth.
Leading investors “strongly encourage” donors to provide more effective support for mini-grids in Africa
Diverse group of investors with over $2.0 billion under management say well-designed Results-Based Financing (RBF) for mini-grids will accelerate access to electricity for 600 million people in Africa, and unlock significant private capital.
Pilot project to build mini-grids in Rwanda under way after receiving financial backing from UK-government funded REPP
Initial phase of work expected to pave way for up to 220 mini-grids in the East African country, reaching up to 150,000 people currently living without any access to clean energy.
UK-government funded REPP and EC-sponsored ElectriFI have provided US$2.2m and US$3m initial loans respectively to catalyse rollout of clean energy access to some of the country’s remotest communities.
Mises à jour de la société
REPP’s RFP was specifically seeking applications for funding for projects that are either majority-owned or led by women, or whose focus is to promote the economic empowerment of women. The call was met with an overwhelming response from project developers from across West, East and Southern Africa.
Surveys to assess the suitability of over 900 church-owned properties in Ghana for rooftop solar panels will commence after REPP agreed to provide a US$290,000 development loan.
Renewable Energy Performance Platform leads €2.5m Series A2 funding round for Cameroon’s leading energy access provider
Investment to support solar home systems company upOwa’s growth and expansion, providing more solar-based power solutions for Cameroonians with no alternative access to electricity.
REPP commits US$2m in equity financing to support African micro-utility’s plans to connect one million more people to reliable electricity by 2024.
Read event organiser Laura Lahti’s summary of REPP’s recent webinar looking at how to ensure women have a full and active role in renewable energy project stakeholder consultations.
More than 34,000 people are set to gain first-time access to clean, grid-quality energy after a landmark deal was agreed to provide long-term finance for solar PV mini-grids in Tanzania.