Solliance Roll-to-Roll Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells Launch

Industrial Chimera or Evolutionary Leap: Perovskite Solar Cells and Cheap, Ubiquitous Solar Energy

Gains in the energy conversion efficiency of a new class of solar photovoltaic (PV) materials – perovskites – are being made at the fastest pace…
Nairobi - One of Africa’s Fast Urbanizing Cities

Why Africa’s Fast Urbanizing Cities Should Think Solar?

The United Nations (UN) projects that urbanization rates will continue to increase in Africa, reaching 60% by 2050 from a mere 15% in 1960. This…
Solar Equipment trading in Africa

What’s the Current State of Solar Equipment Import Trade in Africa?

One of the fundamental impacts of energy poverty in Africa is the limiting influence on the growth of manufacturing. Manufacturing in several sectors in Africa…
Staff at Kiira Motors evaluate a design for the Kayoola solar bus

Can Software Help Drive Solar Power Competitiveness in Africa?

Cost consideration is a major barrier to solar power adoption in Africa where consumer purchasing power may be several magnitudes lower than that in developed…
d.light Refugee Family Energy Access

How Off-Grid Solar Can Help Stem the Rising Refugee Tide

A defining characteristic of human history and nature, conflict – whether armed or otherwise – continues to destroy human lives, rupture societies and uproot families…
A Mini-Grid Solar Power Installation in Rural Benin City Nigeria

How Solar Power is Taking Development to Rural Africa

The impact of solar power in Africa can be described as transformational. Apart from the promise of powering small and Medium-sized companies in areas with…
Peasants Dry Crops on the Photovoltaic Modules

Don’t Place Crops on Photovoltaic Modules – Education Should Come First Especially in Rural Regions

In recent years, the China government has launched lots of support of policies and considerable subsidies to popularize photovoltaic power generation in rural regions. As…
Gemasolar Solar Thermal Power Plant, Spain by flickr@beyondcoalandgas

A Combination of Photovoltaic & Solar Thermal Technologies Works Better

Generally, solar power generation technology includes photovoltaic power generation technology and solar thermal power generation technology. The former is based on the principle of photovoltaic effect…
Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Could Renewable Energy Solve the Problem of Climate Change?

Climate change is fast letting itself known to citizens worldwide. In India, farmers who have never seen the inside of a school, are scratching their…
Insight: Mobile Pay as You Go Solar in China

[INSIGHT] Could Mobile “Pay as You Go” Solar Succeed in China?

“Pay as you go” solar power systems are cropping up across Sub-Saharan Africa, bringing affordable, reliable, emissions-free electricity to rural communities and creating new business…
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