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US Boosts Solar Power Projects In Africa, Highlighting Huge Potential

A number of African nations are to receive a new loan to enhance solar power projects awarded by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The loan is one of the latest financial investments by the US in support of Africa-based development initiatives, aimed at supporting regional entrepreneurs and improving power infrastructure. According to Adnan Amin, the director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency, there is a “huge appetite for investment in renewable energy projects in Africa”, however, African governments still need to ensure reduced risks by implementing regulatory frameworks and incentive schemes.

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First Reserve Acquires Mariah North Wind In First Phase Of 600MW Development

One of the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firms, First Reserve is strongly advancing it’s interests in the clean energy sectors, with this being the first of future wind and solar phases of the $1 billion Mariah Renewable Energy Center. The project will also construct and own a 27 mile, 345 kV transmission line to interconnect with the ERCOT CREZ system and is expected to be operational by the end of 2016. Partners in the project include HSBC, Citigroup and General Electric.

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