Africa's geographic and resource challenges offer a unique opportunity to shift the thinking on how to achieve access to electricity for all. By prioritising mini-grid technology, using solar photovoltaic panels and lithium ion batteries, Africa can chart a new path towards universal electrification - one where electricity is generated right where it is needed, writes John Kidenda for The Conversation.
How Solar Power Can Be Made Even More Attractive for Africa
African Arguments, 26 September 2017
The cost of solar power is plummeting, but some challenges remain. Read more »
Sh8 Billion Solar Plan to Light Up Rural Homes
Nation, 10 October 2017
The UK government and a number of impact investors have raised Sh8 billion to fund a solar project that will light a million homes in Kenya and Uganda. Read more »
USAID Announces $6.3 Million in Awards to Bolster Sub-Saharan Africa's Off-Grid Energy Sector
USAID, 25 October 2017
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will advance off-grid energy solutions in sub-Saharan Africa through several new awards announced today at the… Read more »
Uhuru Energy Secures U.S.$51 Million for Solar Project
The Herald, 31 October 2017
Independent Power Producer, Uhuru Energy, has secured $51 million from a Chinese State-owned firm for the first phase of its $300 million solar photovoltaic project. Under the… Read more »
Tobela to Get Solar Electricity Next Year
Botswana Daily News, 30 October 2017
Tobela will be electrified using solar energy and construction will commence next year under Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), Tobela Solar Power and Lesoso Solar Multipurpose… Read more »
Ethiopia to Generate 250MW Solar Energy
Addis Fortune, 8 October 2017
The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has initiated an attempt to generate 250MW of electric power from solar energy. Read more »
Building bridges and repairing roads and replacing aging power plants may not be click bait, and 'regional integration' sounds even more boring. But without those things, Africa's ... Read more »
The launch of a U.S.$1.8 million solar-powered mini-grid on Robben Island - once a prison to the late former President and struggle icon Nelson Mandela - is the first step in ... Read more »
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