Category Archives: News

SARETEC completes training for the second group of Wind Turbine Technicians

The South Africa Renewable Energy Training Centre (SARETEC), the first renewable energy training centre in Africa, wrapped up 2016 by completing the theoretical and practical training for the second group of wind turbine service technicians (WTST) at the Bellville campus, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). To complete the seven-month programme, the students move to […]

News Flash – The GMG FACILITY KENYA Call For Proposals Will Be Launched on 2nd March, 2017

The official launch of the new £30 million Green Mini-Grid Facility Kenya by AFD/DFID will take place on 2nd March, 2017. The call for proposal is opened to private sector companies, as well as NGOs and local entities engaged in the development of Green Mini-grids (GMGs). Proposals received before 30th April 2017 will be considered […]

Rooftop Solar PV Job Creation Survey

AltGen Consulting, in partnership with SAPVIA, has initiated research into the job creation of the South African rooftop solar PV industry. The quantitative aim is to determine the current job creation statistics, notably the number employed and the education levels, in the solar PV industry, as well as the job intensity (jobs per megawatt) for […]

AltGen Nairobi Office

AltGen Recruitment & Consulting is pleased to announce the official opening of its Nairobi office. Situated in Blixen Court, in the suburb of Karen, the office is conveniently traffic free! A major boon when living in a city that is growing so rapidly that it seems as if all roads are constantly under construction. AltGen […]

World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi

Sean Gibson, the Managing Director of AltGen Recruitment and Consulting, had the privilege of attending the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi recently, and experienced first-hand the expansion of renewable energy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in general. Of particular interest where the Zayed Future Energy prize, […]

AltGen Consulting Secures AFD Project

AltGen was recently appointed to execute the ‘Supervisory Consultant’ role on a £ 30 million support program to leverage private investment into Green Mini-Grids (GMG’s) in Kenya. The expected results of the program are 15 executed GMG projects, funded, and with long term viability that will contribute to the “cost effective, reliable and sustainable power […]

Priscilla Attends Vestas’ Cocktail Reception in Kenya

AltGen Kenya’s Associate Director, Priscilla Gibson, recently attended Vestas’ cocktail reception, an event celebrating the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project and its halfway installation milestone. The event was held in conjunction with the Danish Embassy at the ambassador’s residence in Muthaiga, Nairobi and provided an excellent platform for Priscilla to engage with numerous industry players […]