News & Announcements

November 2017

Two off grid projects to electrify rural communities in Nigeria

View our article, featured on CNBCAFRICA, regarding our latest partnership with Pan Africa Solar &, OTGC Member, BBOXX. We are collaborating on off-grid projects to help electrify rural communities in Nigeria.
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OTGC is delighted to announce that we have now partnered with The Emerging Market Investor’s Association (EMIA)

EMIA is the world’s first and only not-for-profit Emerging Market organization, dedicated to advancing the industry as a whole and representing the combined interests of investors and investment professionals across asset classes.

OTGC is happy to announce a new partnership with Renewable Energy Association of Zimbabwe (REAZ)

REAZ is a non- governmental and non-profit making organisation. The mandate of REAZ is to facilitate the sustainable development and uptake of Renewable Energy Technologies in Zimbabwe to the benefit of its members, stakeholders and consumers. REAZ was formed in 2014 after the stakeholders identified that there was an increase in demand for energy and power products and services. Also, the market had experienced an increased interest in renewable energy increase in the number of players. REAZ was formed for all the energy stakeholders to speak with one voice.

October 2017

EnergNet's Off the Grid Club partners with PAS BBOXX on a new Nigeria solar project

EnergyNet is committed to championing off-grid solutions, striving to improve energy access throughout the African continent. At this year’s Powering Africa: Nigeria summit, EnergyNet announced a partnership with Pan Africa Solar and BBOXX (PAS BBOXX) on their latest rural electrification project in Nigeria. The project will see the installation of an 80MWp utility scale Photovoltaic Power Plant located in Katsina State.

View the full press release here

Akon Lighting Africa set to electrify Mozambique 

Akon has entered into a US$50-million partnership agreement with the Machel Fidus Association for a rural electrification project in Mozambique part of the "Akon Lighting Africa" initiative.

Read the full article by AllAfrica here

Building Energy launches the first PV power plant in Uganda

Building Energy has announced the inauguration of the Tororo Solar Plant, its first photovoltaic system in Uganda, located at around 10 km from the border with Kenya. With a capacity of 10 MW, Tororo Solar Plant is among the largest in Eastern Africa.

Read the full article by Sun & Wind Energy here

M-KOPA secures US$80 million in commercial debt funding to finance off-grid PV sites

Off-grid solar company M-KOPA Solar has secured US$80 million in committed debt financing, which will be used over the next three years to provide financing for pay-as-you-go PV projects in one million homes in Africa. 

Read the full article by PV Tech here