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Three European Energy Companies Join Forces To Support The African Energy Sector Through The RES4Africa Foundation

Since 2012, the RES4Africa Foundation has promoted the development and use of clean energy across Africa. On 19th March, the foundation announced that three world-leading energy firms joined the foundation to support renewable energy initiatives in the continent. Danish wind systems company Vestas joins two Spanish energy companies, Schneider Electric and EDP Renewables, as the latest addition to the RES4Africa organization.

The trio has been supporting the foundation through renewAfrica. This network brings European firms together to encourage global investors to develop the African energy sector. “It is an honor for us at RES4Africa to welcome EDP Renewables, Schneider Electric, and Vestas as new members of the Foundation,” said RES4Africa president Salvatore Bernabei. Bernabei is also the chief executive officer of the Italian renewable energy firm Enel Green Power.

“The fact that three of the world-leading companies in the renewable energy sector decided to expand their support to all the activities of the Foundation, not only means we are doing a great job, but it also confirms our vision: the European private sector is increasingly willing and ready to support Africa on its path towards a just and sustainable energy transition,” added Bernabei. “From EDP Renewables, we are pleased to join as a member of the RES4Africa Foundation and contribute to boosting the African economy,” said EDPR Europe and Brasil chief operating officer, Duarte Bello.

“As a company that is leading the energy transition, we are willing to support and be part of the path towards the sustainable development of the African continent, through the impulse of green energy,” Bello added. “For our company, social responsibility is a cornerstone of our business model, intending to achieve a more efficient society in the shaping of its sustainability, and this is reflected in our commitment to initiatives such as this one.”

Schneider Electric has offices in several African countries and has been at the forefront of digital energy management and automation services. “The ultimate aim of RES4Africa is to help countries throughout Africa gain access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy. We have an opportunity to help Africa leapfrog the rest of the world when it comes to energy production and distribution,” said Caspar Herzberg, Schneider Electric Middle East, and Africa’s head.

“With access to energy comes more jobs, long-term economic development, and better living conditions for all. By providing a basis for countries to meet their commitments on the Sustainable Development Goals. And we at Schneider Electric are passionate about ensuring this happens,” added Herzberg. Vestas also expressed its excitement about fully supporting Africa’s energy needs.

“As a pioneer in the expansion of wind energy across the African continent, Vestas is proud to become a full member of the RES4Africa Foundation. The proliferation of renewable energy projects in Africa over the next years will be key for the development of the continent,” said Vesta’s head of public affairs for Africa and the Mediterranean, Pedro Huarte-Mendicoa.

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WI-FI in aircraft coming soon via satellites courtesy of OneWeb’s Recovery 2021

Commercial plane passengers will soon start enjoying broadband internet because of OneWeb. The company has a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, which will facilitate the connection. OneWeb announced this news that it would collaborate with SatixFy for them to enable connectivity for those aboard. That is going to work with the growing constellation of OneWeb and also the geostationary satellite networks. These terminals are going to use multi-beam antenna Technologies. Therefore, they will operate at the same time despite being connected to many satellites.

This ability to use multi-satellite, Multi-Beam, and multi-orbit connectivity terminals during flights is essential for SatixFy and its offering. It will enable them to put the capacity from several satellites to get value for their money by receiving services they deserve to get on a flight. That was explained by Yoel Gat, who is the chief executive of SatixFy.

From space to satellites, these sectors are increasingly becoming of great importance to a digital economy. It is crucial to receive data in real-time, including on the airplane, all the time, and from everywhere. It was said by Elodie Viau, who is the ESA’s director in charge of telecommunications and integrated applications. This advancement is a mark of positive steps by OneWeb following a challenging 2020. As a result of the situation, the company faced a liquidity crisis amid the pandemic. The company reduced its staff rapidly by about 85%, which left only 80 members. The company has been blaming the pandemic and the high satellite landing services cost for their financial difficulties and competitions from SpaceX’s Starlink constellation.

There was a Consortium that was under the leadership of Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Global in July 2020. The UK government and Bharti Global agreed to buy OneWeb, and they each committed $500 million. The UK government is OneWeb as a partner during the creation of a UK global navigation satellite system to no longer rely on the EU’s Galileo System.

There was further funding in January this year that raised $400 million. Hughes Network Systems and SoftBank were the sources, and they brought the total of this funding to approximately $1.4 billion. It is enough money to enable OneWeb to find its need to manufacture up to 648 satellites it is planning for its constellation. However, this is not enough to allow them to launch by their target of mid-2022. Mittal had suggested previously that they would require an extra $1 billion for them to hit their target.

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Global Silicon Nitride Crucible Market Size, Share, Value, and Competitive Landscape 2021

Global Silicon Nitride Crucible Market Report 2020 – Market Size, Share, Price, Trend and Forecast is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Silicon Nitride Crucible industry. The key insights of the report:

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* Ortech
* Ceramtec
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* 3M
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