Chinese firm unveils solar technologies
A Chinese firm, Shenzhen Lemi Technology, has unveiled various solar technologies that it plans to supply to the Ethiopian market.
PPP approves six solar projects worthUSD 800 mil
The newly formed Public Private Partnership (PPP) Board has approved six solar energy projects at a cost of USD 798 million with capacitytogenerate some 750 megawatt of electricity.
IFC to invest on 500MW solar power
Amid budgetary support, the World Bank Group (WBG) has approved a commitment of USD 1.2 billion to Ethiopia this week, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the private sector arm of the WB – said that it is working on a solar power program that will help generate 500 megawatt of electricity in the country.
EnDev, Irish Aid hands over solar systems
Energizing Development (EnDev) program in partnership with Irish Aid has handed over 25 solar power systems which will benefit 125,000 people in the Southern and Tigray Regional States.
HelloSolar, BelCash to introduce solar home system
With Ethiopia moving to a strategy which helps embrace the wisdom of solar energy within the country and play catch-up to successes achieved in neighboring nations such as Kenya and Rwanda; HelloSolar in partnership with BelCash – the mobile banking platform system – is set to introduce a pay-as-you-go system for the nation’s off-grid population with affordable solar home system.
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At the helm for a mere six month after replacing the long-time commissioner, Fitsum Arega; the recently promoted commissioner of an institution that has become an important government agency in charge of luring foreign investment and changing the narrative of the nation, Belachew Mekuria (PhD) has cited family obligations as a reason for his resignation.