Tag: Africa


Scatec Solar and Norfund will soon sign a power purchase agreement to set up 40 MW solar power project in Mozambique.


More foreign investors are being attracted to the emerging renewable energy markets in Africa. Private equity company Denham Capital and renewable energy company GreenWish Partners have signed an agreement to finance and develop renewable energy projects across Africa. The cumulative Read more…


New plans from the ECOWAS Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) will see a “clean energy corridor” featuring a combined capacity of 2 gigawatts (GW) developed in West Africa. In an interview at the Solar and Off-grid Read more…


Rural school in Tanzania

In regions of the developing world where electrical grids are weak or nonexistent, people often rely on kerosene. In a webinar on Sept. 16, staff from four pay-as-you-go solar companies described how they are building rural sales networks in Africa Read more…


The rise in surface air temperatures in southern Africa over the past two decades may be due to the loss of upper atmospheric ozone over Antarctica, reports a paper published online this week in Nature Geoscience. The findings suggest that Read more…


A giant new hydro project on the Congo River is only the latest in a rush of massive dams being built across Africa. Critics contend small-scale renewable energy projects would be a far more effective way of bringing power to Read more…


Africa, typically a dumping ground for electronic waste from other nations, could produce more e-waste than the European Union by 2017, experts say. Across Africa, a combination of population growth and increased access to mobile phones and other technology will Read more…


Low-income Africans and South Asians will have access to solar power thanks to an initiative called Business Call to Action (Bcta), supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) that encourages private sector efforts to develop inclusive business models that can Read more…


First, the bad news. Although Africa has vast fossil and renewable energy sources, only twenty percent of its population has direct access to electricity and in some rural areas, four out of five people are completely without power. According to Read more…


As solar companies strive to provide consumers with the sun’s renewable energy, they too are doing their part to help those in need. Many U.S. solar companies have reached out to the third world in effort to provide them with Read more…


The developing nations resting on the continent of Africa have become in recent years popular destinations for applying clean technologies, including renewable energy. Because of the excessive cost associated with transporting electricity from power plants, small-scale geothermal, wind, and solar Read more…


Plastic bottles – they are an environmental disaster. They seem to be everywhere and although they have become, alongside plastic bags, much-maligned icons of mindless consumerism, they still are ubiquitous. But some organizations in Africa have decided to


A conference taking place in Abuja, Nigeria, will discuss what African countries need to do to foster the adoption of alternative energy. The event is organized by the


Over the Christmas break, the New York Times published an insightful article about how small scale renewable energy can improve the lives of people who dwell in places such as Africa where it’s common not to be reached by the Read more…

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