Posts tagged as IFC

Energy storage trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  A market research report by ESMAP (Energy Management Assistance Program) of IFC (International Finance Corporation) – a World Bank Group Energy Storage technologies are emerging as a major disruptor of the traditional approach to centralised power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as a key enabler of a new flexible approach to distributed generation, […]

Energy storage trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  Energy storage is a crucial tool for enabling the effective integration of renewable energy and unlocking the benefits of local generation and a clean, resilient energy supply. The technology continues to prove its value to grid operators around the world who must manage the variable generation of solar and wind energy. However, the development […]

Toward universal energy access: Designing a new household electrification strategy for SA

  Over the past two decades, South Africa has achieved a significant level of electrification: 76% of all households now have access to largely grid-connected power, up from 34% in 1994. Despite successes, the country’s Department of Energy (DoE) and its delivery partners face several barriers to electrifying the remaining backlog of 3,4-million households. In […]

Launch of African ICT infrastructure fund

  African investment management firm, Convergence Partners has launched the Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), said to be the only infrastructure fund that is dedicated purely to the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in Africa. With a first close of $145-million, it is one of the largest African based infrastructure funds, notwithstanding its […]

Meeting Chinese LED industry

China is the source of most off-grid lighting products available worldwide today. As such, the Chinese industry is one the main market players and was  key participant to the Lighting Africa 2010 conference scheduled for May 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. In order to strengthen its collaboration with Chinese manufacturers and distributors, Lighting Africa visited Beijing, […]

Off-grid lighting conference

Lighting Africa 2010 business conference and trade fair is scheduled for 18 to 20 May 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. Billed as a one-stop shop on off-grid lighting markets, technologies and products, this event is the second global Lighting Africa conference. The first, held in Accra, Ghana, in May 2008 brought together over 400 participants. Lighting […]

$3-million for fuel cell project in South Africa

The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, has awarded a $3-million grant to IST Holdings and Plug Power, who will install 400 fuel cells in remote locations and cities of South Africa over the next three years. The fuel cells will provide a reliable source of electricity and will […]

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