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TotalEnergies to produce 1,000MW of solar electricity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | TotalEnergies has launched a plan to produce renewable energy in Uganda with a planned capacity of 1000 megawatts by 2030. Known for producing motor engine petroleum products, TotalEnergies is now planning massive investments into renewable energy sources, starting with solar, then wind and other forms …

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Huawei launches smart solar energy solution for Kenyan households

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Chinese telecom firm Huawei has launched an integrated solar energy solution for Kenyan households amid a quest to promote carbon neutrality in the country. CEO of Huawei Kenya Will Meng said the launch of LUNA 2000, the flagship product of Huawei FusionSolar Residential Smart PV Solution, …

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Kasese remote communities to be connected to solar power next month

    Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in remote areas of Kasese district are to benefit from solar energy thanks to the construction of six solar mini power stations in Kasese and Rubirizi districts to enhance Uganda’s goal of achieving access to universal clean and renewable energy. The power stations …

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New UNBS mandatory solar standards to strain dealers

UNBS is finalizing the development of new mandatory solar standards that provide baseline requirements for quality, durability and truth in advertising to protect consumers of off-grid renewable energy products Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dealers of solar energy products have expressed fear that the new mandatory solar standards for solar products …

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Solar energy capacity to reach 200MW next year

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Xsabo Group says they plan to build another three projects, which will bring the number to five plants with a total installed capacity of 150 MW, worth a total investment of 735 Billion Shillings. The company received funding for the Mubende project worth 63 …

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Ugandan clean energy companies secure funding from German gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Germany government is providing support to Uganda in the fight against environmental degradation and carbon emissions. This follows reports that there was increased destruction of forests since the lockdown was announced in March. There are no updated deforestation figures for the period. But a …

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Pay-as-you-go solar energy reaps rewards in Africa

Pay-as-you-go off-grid solar energy is bringing electricity to millions across Africa. Ian Lewis reports Falling costs and improved sales networks mean that small-scale solar power for households or micro-businesses is taking off across Africa. Crucially, this is fast becoming a self-sustaining sector that can generate its own revenues, and allowing numerous companies of …

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