Renewables

Alstom win Zambia hydropower bid

Alstom_ZambiaAlstom, the global transport infrastructure, power generation and transmission firm, has won a US$26.25 million contract to provide turbines and generators for the 120MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydroelectric project in Zambia

The bid for the power plant to be built on the Kafue River in central Zambia was awarded by Sinohydro Corporation Limited, the Chinese engineering company.

Work on the $250 million project was finally launched by former Zambian president Rupiah Banda in September 2011 after several years of delay, with construction expected to be completed by 2015.

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Vestas sign Kenyan wind turbine deal

Vestas_Kenya_1Wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, has signed a US$756mn agreement to supply equipment to Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited (LTWP) in northern Kenya

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ABB in South African solar deal

ABB, FG Emvelo, CSP plants, renewable, energy, solar, powerHigh-efficiency CSP plants will boost renewables and help diversify energy mix

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Gold nanodots boost solar cell efficiency

A layer of gold nanodots on the surface of indium-tin oxide (ITO) coated glass may improve the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells. A thin gold film can provide improvement in solar cell efficiency

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ABB to build pilot solar power plants in South Africa

Photovoltaic plants, solar, power, Mpumalanga, Lethabo, Carlos, Prone, ABB, africaPhotovoltaic plants to facilitate solar power and support push for renewables in energy mix

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