Primary School Children in Kenya Holding Solar Lights

December Caps a Bright, Busy Year for Off-Grid Solar in Sub-Saharan Africa

Smart, off-grid solar energy power generation and distribution continues to gain traction across Sub-Saharan Africa, attracting interest from national and multilateral development agencies, international investors,…
Relationships Between Solar PV Technical Risks and Bankability

A Lender’s Perspective on Solar PV Technical Risks and Bankability

For a solar PV lender, the core challenge in ensuring the profitability of a PV investment lies in making correct assumptions at the planning phase…
Solar PV Quality Conerns in Africa

Solar PV Quality Concerns in Africa

The need for a strong quality control, assurance and standards regime across the PV value chain in Africa is getting more critical. The associated costs…
Monitoring Electricity Meter During Duck Curve Periods

US Grid Operators, Utilities Getting to Know their “Duck Curves”

A phenomenon first observed in California around 2013, electricity supply-demand “duck curves” are emerging on grid systems elsewhere in the US. Utility grid customers across…
Sahara Desert Solarification Process

Solarification of Deserts: the Case of Africa’s Sahara

From the pacific coastlines of the Atacama Desert to the sandy dunes of the Sahara; harvesting the abundant irradiance of the world’s deserts has become…
Energy Consumption and Bitcoin Price Fluctuates

Will Energy Consumption Bring the Bitcoin-Blockchain Gravy Train to a Grinding Halt?

Last edited: January 29, 2018 @ 10:47 PM PST Along with the skyrocketing value and gyrations in exchange prices of Bitcoin and other, popular digital…
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…
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