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    Global Market Insights has issued a new whitepaper analysing the top eight trends shaping the global solar pv market in 2019. The research firm says a total of 34GW of global PV installations will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019 alone, exceeding the current quarterly installation record of 28GW set in the final quarter of 2018. Learn ...

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    A consortium led by Engie has won a bidding process in Brazil to acquire the country's largest natural gas transmission firm Transportadora Associada de Gás S.A. (TAG). Engie and its partners are acquiring a 90% stake in TAG for $8.6 billion. Engie alone will own 49.3% stake in TAG. TAG assets consists of 4,500 kilometers of gas pipelines, which...

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    The increased use of renewable energy, combined with intensified electrification, could prove decisive for the world to meet key climate goals by 2050. This is according to a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which highlights that immediately deployable, cost-effective options for countries could fulfil climate commitme...

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    Is hydropower a viable option to support mining operations’ energy needs? Whether pumped hydroelectric, run-of-river, or small hydropower systems there is a growing need to use Africa’s vast hydro potential to boost the reliability of power in remote areas, and specifically for the mining industry. The potential is there, however, it’s not witho...

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    Amazon has announced that it will purchase wind power generated by three wind farms in Ireland, Sweden and the US as part of its long-term goal to power all Amazon Web Services global infrastructure with renewable energy. According to e-commerce firm, these projects will deliver wind-generated energy that will total over 229MW of power, with an ...

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    The market outlook for global wind energy is estimated at 300GW of new capacity being added by 2025. Take a look at what is behind this anticipated growth by watching the video on ESI Africa here. To watch more videos click here.

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    We look at the world’s top utility companies and how they have invested in the top technologies or business cases in the energy transition. Based purely on market value, the majority of the world’s biggest utility companies are based in the US and Europe. Highest ranked is US utility Duke Energy, with a customer base of 7.7 million electric and ...

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    With over 22 years in the energy sector, the East African Community Secretariat’s senior industrial engineer was mentored by some of the industry’s key engineers. Now as a mentor to young professionals herself, Eng Jennifer A. Gache née Nyambala is actively engaged in driving market development. This article first appeared in ESI-Africa Edition ...

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    Drought, polar vortices, storms of unprecedented ferocity, flooding - you name it and in one part or another of the globe, it would appear that weather of an extreme nature is battering the planet. Whether you subscribe to the concept of climate change or not, the fact that weather appears to be more volatile than ever before is without question...

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    The development of new power plants is often impeded by the availability and suitability of land. This hindrance has encouraged the development of new techniques, which can be observed in the growing popularity of floating solar PV (floatovoltaic) plant deployment. This article first appeared in ESI-Africa Edition 1, 2019. The full article was p...