With demand growing for renewable energy entrepreneurs and for workers in product assembly, sales, marketing, finance and intellectual property, efforts are now underway to provide the talent needed, writes Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Renewable Power Surge in Africa Faces a Shortout - Not Enough Workers
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 30 January 2019
In sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 600 million people still lack access to electricity, off-grid renewable power is seen as one of the fastest ways to get energy where it's… Read more »
Solar photovoltaic panels on sale in the remote village of Zantiebougou, Mali.
Wind Power Production - Licenses Granted to Four Foreign Companies
Tunis Afrique Presse, 10 January 2019
The Ministry of Industry and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises granted licenses to four foreign companies producing electricity from wind with a 120 Megawatt generating capacity… Read more »
Electricity-Hungry Cameroon Boosts Solar Energy in Push for Rural Power
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 28 January 2019
Questions about whether new systems being installed will be maintained, however Adrienne Ngonou's 25-seat restaurant used to open from 8 am to 5 pm, shutting it doors as the sun… Read more »
'Solar Energy to Stir Growth, Create Jobs'
Independent (Kampala), 29 January 2019
Dr. David Alobo is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Xsabo Group and an expert in economics and business. He spoke to The Independent's Julius Businge about his… Read more »
New Solar Farm Expected to Save Seychelles U.S.$1 Million Per Year
Seychelles News Agency, 7 January 2019
Seychelles is expected to save over $1 million annually once the construction of a solar farm on Romainville Island, off the main island of Mahe, is completed later this year, said… Read more »
'Nigeria Needs Solar Energy to Address Its Power Crisis'
Guardian, 9 January 2019
Chioma Agogo is the Lead, Easybuy West Africa, Greenlight Plannet. In this interview with Stanley Opara, she identifies solar as a very important component of Nigeria's energy mix… Read more »
Salma Okonkwo, the head of the UBI Group, a multi-million-dollar oil and gas company, is building Ghana's largest solar farm. It is due to open in March 2019, supplying 100 ... Read more »
Faced with growing losses, farmers in Zomba district have come up with an innovative way to adapt: Solar-powered pumps used to pull up underground water, and newly constructed ... Read more »
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