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World Bank looks to expand Scaling Solar into new sectors and markets

With the start of operations in late May at the 35MW Kahone and 25MW Kael solar PV projects in Senegal, most of the early schemes under the World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar programme are now operating AE 439/17. More are planned around the continent, but the WBG’s International Finance Corporation says it is also looking at ways to replicate the programme for wind energy and mini-grids

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Legal challenges mount up for Karpowership’s South Africa contract

President Cyril Ramaphosa has won plaudits for his public determination to clean up South African governance, as underlined by his suspension of African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule. This clean-up has been supported by governance-focused civil society and media, and independent-minded members of the judiciary, but as African Energy’s South Africa power report pointed out, public confidence remains dangerously low after the ‘state capture’ years – and this negative environment is impacting across the economy.

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