Renewable Energy


Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe

Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe

Eltek announced a contract with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide complete photo voltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe.
Eltek will provide full delivery, installation, service and monitoring of the solar systems which use Eltek’s breakthrough Rectiverter technology as a key component. The Rectiverter combines the functions of a rectifier and an inverter. [...]

Investment summit to open Africa to global opportunities, organisers say

Investment summit to open Africa to global opportunities, organisers say

Today, The Global Africa Investment Summit (TGAIS) will begin in Kigali, with an aim of creating linkages for international investors on the African continent. This is the first time the summit is taking place in Africa since its inception in 2014, with previous editions being held in London. The New Times’ Collins Mwai spoke to [...]

OPIC leads $5M funding in solar lantern firm Greenlight Planet

OPIC leads $5M funding in solar lantern firm Greenlight Planet

Last year, it raised $10 million led by Fidelity Growth Partners India.
US-based Greenlight Planet Inc, a designer and distributor of solar LED home lights, has raised $5 million in its third round of funding led by Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), according to a press release.
Previously, the company that distributes solar energy products for off-grid [...]

Opinion: Renewable energy a win-win African investment opportunity

Opinion: Renewable energy a win-win African investment opportunity

This article is based on an interview with Chris Antonopoulos, CEO of Lekela Power, that took place at The Global African Investment Summit on 2 December 2015 in London, United Kingdom. Lekela is a majority investor in large renewable energy projects, with an exclusive focus on Africa.
The renewable energy sector is gaining traction in many African [...]