LG Electronics (LG) has launched its aggressive Zero Carbon 2030 initiative, committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions from its global operations within 12 years. In line with its larger sustainable business strategy, LG will look to reduce carbon emissions from its global operations by 50 per cent, compared to a...
Amidst the backdrop of rapidly escalating electricity prices and the unexpected implementation of load shedding, a number of factors have converged to reframe discussions around the value proposition of commercial rooftop solar energy adoption. "In the past, the decision was rooted in the environmental impact of this technology," states Yoann...
PEG Africa, a pay-as-you-go solar company based in West Africa, has recently raised $5 million from ElectriFI in order to continue its expansion in existing markets. PEG Africa finances and deploys solar energy to SMEs and households in West Africa. PEG Africa, via its PAYG financial model, allows customers...
Electric utility company, ENGIE has announced that it has expanded its decentralised energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, off-grid solar solutions company. It's reported that Mobisol has operations in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya and has installed more than 150,000 solar home systems, providing energy to over 750,000...
Engineering and Industrial Software company AVEVA announced, on 26 August 2019, a partnership with Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company Worley. Worley will use AVEVA's Enterprise Resource Management solution as its preferred materials management platform. The company will combine its Engineering, Procurement and Construction expertise with AVEVA's industrial software knowledge...
Kenya's Solar Freeze and Illuminum Greenhouses are the winners in Cisco's Problem Solver Challenge. Solar Freeze was the first runner up, winning $75,000, and Illuminum Greenhouses was the second runner up, winning $25,000. Both projects are from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The Solar Freeze project provides...
Russia and Rwanda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. It was signed on Wednesday, 5 October 2018 in Moscow by Alexey Likhachov, director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, and Claver Gatete, Rwandan minister of infrastructure. Alexey Likhachov, director...
Assmang has announced that it has deployed a solution that was proposed, designed and deployed by Infrasol, Datacentrix' infrastructure design and deployment business unit at its Khumani Iron Ore Mine in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The mobile data centre solution will provide Khumani with greater agility, as the solution can...
SAP has partnered with GTZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit) GmbH, acting on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development to support Ghana in meeting the global standard for transparency in the oil and mining industries as set by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)....
The countdown has commenced until the inaugural CIO Mining Africa summit (www.ciominingafrica.com) hosted by EnerGlobe Ltd. This exciting event will convene on the 21st to 22nd May 2015 at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, in Johannesburg. This summit specifically targets the African Mining industry aiming to improve the recognition of...
South African miners operates some of the world's deepest and most dangerous mines. According to the Department of Minerals Resources, 22 miners died while on duty this year, while 2017 recorded the highest rate of fatalities in a decade, with 88 people killed. Technology continues to be a powerful ally...
At the XON-NEC Summit, which was held at Sun City in South Africa, IT News Africa interviewed Roger Lin: Director for Product Management at NEC Energy Solutions. During the interview, Lin outlined the features and benefits of the company's latest Grid Storage Energy Solutions as well as how alternative Grid...
On Friday 10 November in Port Louis, Mauritius, the Republic of Mauritius launched a US$191 million renewable energy project supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project aims to reduce fossil fuel imports and accelerate the nation’s shift to a low-carbon...
Renewable energy company MeshPower has launched a solar mini-grid in Gitaraga village, Bugesera District in Eastern Rwanda. The 4 Kw AC/DC mini-grid will provide clean energy access to 196 households and 15 businesses, nine of which are operated by women. This will not only improve the standard of living in...
Solar Mining Services, a new dynamic entrant to the explosives and explosive related services for the Mining and Quarry Sectors, announced the appointment of two key positions. Donald Motloung has been appointed as the new Business Development Executive for SADC and Zoltan Bottyan, as the new Sales Executive. “Solar Mining...
Cornelia Richter, Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), concluded a five-day visit to Kenya where she met with Deputy President William Ruto and other high-ranking government officials to discuss expanding successful rural development investments to include stronger links between public and private sector. “With more than 75 per...
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