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The Power Africa initiative was launched by Former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2013. The initiative aims at leveraging worldwide partnerships to support economic growth and development by increasing access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable power in sub-Saharan Africa – where over 600 million people, 70% of the population are without electricity.

CrossBoundary Energy, The Rockefeller Foundation Launch Sub-Saharan Africa Mini-Grid Innovation Lab, R&D Fund

CrossBoundary Energy and The Rockefeller Foundation on April 24 launched the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab for Sub-Saharan Africa, an R&D fund that aims to develop...

Renewvia Launches Phase One of Its Africa, Solar-Storage Microgrid Initiative

Last updated: March 27, 2018 @ 04:30 AM PSTA new generation of emissions-free, distributed energy systems are being installed in homes and businesses across...

Improving Off-Grid Solar Power Appeal in Rural Africa

Africa’s low levels of energy access provide a good opportunity for power solution providers and solar power is now proving to be a one...

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...

Mapping the Solar Financing Opportunities and Trends in Africa

Africa has a very enviable solar irradiance, which makes it an attractive region for promoting on grid and off grid solar power projects. In...

C.D. Glin Sworn In as the New President of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF)

WASHINGTON, DC – September 6, 2016 – C.D. Glin was sworn in as the U.S. African Development Foundation’s 9th President on Tuesday, September 6,...

USADF On Verge of Funding 20 New Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge Entrepreneurs

Local mini- and off-grid solar power continues to gain traction in Sub-Saharan Africa as innovative, socially-minded startups leverage the popularity of mobile phones and...

Power Africa is Building Clean Energy, Sustainable Development Pathways Across Sub-Saharan Africa

2016 has been a busy year to date for those participating in U.S. President Barack Obama's Power Africa program. Particularly noteworthy, the U.S. Congress...

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