Africa

2014.10.24

African solar energy could power UK homes by 2018

22 October 2014 A new project could provide clean energy to more than 2.5 million homes, creating double the energy of UK’s nuclear energy output.   TuNur is a 2GW solar export project in the Tunisian Sahara that will be connected to the European electricity grid via a dedicated cable.   The project aims to produce almost twice as much energy as any of the UK’s current nuclear power plan...

2014.10.02

Package units revolutionise ammonia refrigeration

09 October 2014 The new ammonia package refrigeration unit is to revolutionise industrial refrigeration.   With a footprint of only 700 x 1800mm, the PAM package has a refrigeration capacity of 8...

2014.10.15

Rwanda On Right Path in Protection of Ozone Layer

By Philippe Mwema Bahati The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the earth from the harmful portion of the sun rays, thus helping preserve life on the planet. Ozone layer destruction can le...

2014.10.01

Mauritius breaks record with the largest diesel/photovoltaic

06/10/2014 One of the world’s largest diesel/photovoltaic hybrid systems is to be installed in a supermarket in the city of Flacq, Mauritius.   Dhybrid Power System was chosen for what could be t...

2014.10.01

Africa’s first concentrating solar cooling system

30/09/2014 Mobile telecommunications company MTN has launched Africa’s first Concentrating Solar Cooling System in its Head office in Johannesburg. The system uses a technology called Linear Fresnel Concentrating Solar Power.   The system consists of 242 solar receivers supplied by German manufacturer Schott and covering 484 m2. These track the sun to generate pressurised hot water at 180°C. ...

2014.09.21

Nigeria Starts HC Refrigerant Production

As part of the HCFC phase out plan, Nigeria has started production of hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funding from the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol. Once completed, Nigeria will be the only country in West Africa producing HC refrigerants and plans to promote and export the gases within the r...

2014.08.08

Hisense Accelerates African Market Penetration

With the production base in South Africa, Hisense is expanding its business to African markets in Madagascar, Ghana and Seychelles.   Hisense’s South African branch, which is also its headquarters in Africa, set up its export division in March to export products to neighboring countries. The production plant at the Atlantis Industrial Park, Cape Town, South Africa, launched in June 2013, is p...

2014.08.08

Nigeria starts HC refrigerant production and export to West

07 August 2014 In an interview with News Agency Nigeria (NAN) on 4 August, Mr Abdul-Kazeem Bayero, Acting Director, Pollution and Environmental Health Department at the Ministry of Environment announc...

2014.06.21

Sierra Leone News: SL Brewery unveil CO2 and Cooling Plants

26 June 2014 As Breweries worldwide are experiencing increasing energy cost associated with production, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited yesterday unveiled a CO2 and a Cooling Plant that will address such...

2014.06.18

African technicians express intention to move to European-st

23 June 2014 Workshop in Rwanda demonstrates both competence of expert technicians and their desire to move to a more structured competence system, in light of moves away from HCFCs and towards lower-GWP refrigerants   Refrigeration groups in a number of African countries have signalled their intention to move to certification of refrigeration technicians, along the lines of European schemes....

2014.06.10

UNEP Meets with African Nations RAC Business Owners to Talk

Jun 16, 2014 RWANDA: Businesses and refrigeration and air-conditioning experts from 28 African countries are meeting in Kigali, Rwanda until Friday to discuss adopting alternative hydrocarbon refriger...

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