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Leveraging Partnerships to Increase Access to Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two out of three sub-Sarahan Africans — 600 million people — lack access to electricity, forcing them to spend significant amounts of their income on costly and unhealthy forms of energy, like diesel to run factory generators and smoky and scarce wood for indoor fires for cooking.
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Could Florida´s Ocean Currents Become a Future Power Source?

Swedish marine energy technology company Minesto, developer of innovative tidal and ocean current power plant Deep Green, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Florida Atlantic University. The purpose is to examine the technical, environmental and economic feasibility to install demonstration and commercial power plants in the Florida current....
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Swedish Solar Energy Expert Midsummer Reaches New Efficiency Record for CIGS Solar Cells

Midsummer, a leading supplier of production lines for cost effective manufacturing of flexible thin film CIGS solar cells, announces that it has increased the efficiency of its solar cells from 15 per cent to 16.2 per cent aperture area of ​​the full 156×156 mm solar cell. This increased energy efficiency further strengthens the business case and attractiveness of thin film CIGS solar cells....
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Coal Set to Play a Major Role in Future Power Generation

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum intends raising electricity generation capacity by 5,000MW from the current 1,660MW by 2016. Out of the 5,000MW, coal and natural gas will play the biggest role as they were expected to contribute 3,000MW. The programme will be the largest single initiative to solve energy problems in the country and will play a significant role in helping the Government achieve a 10 percent annual economic growth as envisaged in the Vision 2030. The programme was the subject of discussion during the Energy Day 2013Conference that took place on September 9, 2013 at KICC, Nairobi. It was attended by energy sector stakeholders including development partners, industry players and public officials. The keynote address was delivered by the Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Enterprise Development Mr. Adan Mohamed on behalf of President Uhuru Kenyatta....
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