Africa

Bikita Minerals Lithium Mine in Zimbabwe Gets 12MW Solar PV Plus 6MWh Lithium Battery To…

Sinomine Resources Group Co., Ltd. (Sinomine Resources) has been ramping up operations at its lithium mine in Bikita, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe. They have invested more than $200 million towards exploration work, mine expansion, and other strategic projects according to data from the Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency. Some of the investment … [continued]

Plug-in Electric Vehicles in USA Consumed More Electricity than the Whole of Uganda in 2023!

Light-duty vehicles (LDV) in the United States consumed approximately 7,596 GWh of electricity in 2023, almost five times the consumption in 2018 according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration Electric Power Monthly report. The report also adds that U.S. sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have increased in recent years, making … [continued]

Kenya President William Ruto arriving at the Africa Climate Summit after driving himself from State House in an Autopax Air EV Yetu. Image courtesy of Citizen TV on X.

Is There Really “Structural Overcapacity” of EVs & Solar that “the World Cannot Absorb”?

Last week, China’s President, Xi Jinping, was in Paris, France. Again, there were calls for China to address “Structural Overcapacity” that “will lead to Chinese EVs flooding Europe.” The loudest call came from Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, who said “China continues to massively support its … [continued]

The erection of PV panels underway in the employee car park. From left: Nick Chapman, Graham Partington, Reabetsoe Kgoedi, Michael Petrie, Ntsapokazi Ningiza, Albert Brand and Deon Nel. Image courtesy of VWGA.

Volkswagen Group Africa Adds 3 MW Solar PV Carport At Its Kariega Car Factory

Volkswagen Group Africa has reiterated its commitment to using renewable energy. Volkswagen Group Africa says transitioning to renewable energy is more than just a means to avoid the disruptive effects of power outages for Volkswagen Group Africa (VWGA), but rather a conscious step towards reducing the environmental impact of fossil … [continued]