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Winch Energy raises $100m to expand off-grid solar across Africa

Solar off-grid developer Winch Energy has secured $100m of investment to fund its African expansion plans. The company’s business model aims to develop projects quickly and at sufficient scale to make them commercially viable, writes Marc Howard

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Global boost needed to make Africa energy supply more sustainable

Efforts to mitigate climate change, while electricity supply industries, transport networks and other big consumers of energy are put on a more sustainable, less carbon-intense footing, will rise sharply up the global agenda in 2021, ahead of the next big round of climate talks to be held on 1-12 November in Glasgow. This is likely to involve a rush into green bonds, new project financing and other instruments that could significantly increase the pace of Africa’s shift into a more sustainable energy future.

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