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'Investors should do more than just invest'

'Investors should do more than just invest'

AFRICA: Chris Antonopoulos, CEO of renewable energy developer and investor, Lekela Power, believes investors should play a more hands-on role in local communities around renewable energy projects.

Tanzanian project gets environmental approval

Tanzanian project gets environmental approval

TANZANIA: Australian developer Windlab has received environmental approval for what could be the country's first wind farm.

Mainstream finances 250MW South Africa sites

Mainstream finances 250MW South Africa sites

SOUTH AFRICA: Developer Mainstream Renewable Power has reached the financial close on two wind projects in South Africa totaling 250MW, as the nation's wind industry begins its recovery.

South Africa to auction 1.8GW later this year

South Africa to auction 1.8GW later this year

SOUTH AFRICA: The country plans to auction about 1.8GW of renewable energy projects later this year, energy ministry Jeff Radebe has announced.

Lake Turkana limbo extended to September

Lake Turkana limbo extended to September

KENYA: Nearly a year after Africa's largest wind farm was due to start transmitting power to Kenya's grid, the 310MW Lake Turkana project remains unconnected.

Strong interest for 300MW in Lebanon

Strong interest for 300MW in Lebanon

LEBANON: The ministry of energy and water has received 42 expressions of interest (EOIs) to develop up to 300MW of wind power.