Mali to build $55m solar array

A solar array worth $55 million (£34.65m) will be built in Mali. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank is investing $15 million (£9.45m) in the project which aims to increase renewable energy supply in the country. The Scatec Segou solar project, is expected to have a capacity of 33MW. It […]

Akon to boost solar skills in Africa

African engineers and entrepreneurs will soon have the skills needed to develop solar power technologies. Senegalese-American singer Akon has launched an academy in Africa which aims to help bring electricity to 600 million people in the continent. The project comes under the ‘Akon Lighting Africa’ initiative and is scheduled to open this summer in Bamako. […]