Articles tagged with: solar energy in Africa

Africa is by far the poorest continent on the planet—28 of the poorest countries in the world are in Africa. Electricity access is a fundamental and critical issue that needs to be addressed for better socioeconomic development, living environments, and social welfare. While the construction of conventional electricity infrastructure, like power grids, is costly and time-consuming, solar technologies, especially off-grid solar, are better options to alleviate electricity poverty. International initiatives like Power Africa, global investment and various associated support like solar education and training are leveraging the power of solar energy in Africa to help boost electricity access and solve related social issues.

Off-Grid Solar Power Facilities Installed to Enhance Electricity Reliability

Why Advances in Off-Grid Energy Are Vital to Ease the Digital Divide Today?

Many of us now live in a community with decent internet connectivity, but many of us do not. To those that don’t, it’s easy to…
Ground Mounted Solar Mini-Grids in Rural Africa

Mini-Grids Can Give Millions Power, but Bureaucracy and Technical Issues Still Stand in the Way

Across Africa and Asia, exciting plans for new mini-solar grid projects are being announced at a rapid pace. However, a surprisingly small percentage of these…
Opening up Namibia’s National Electricity Market to Solar and Renewable Power Producers

Namibia Sets a Foundation for Sustainable Solar, Renewable Energy and Socioeconomic Development

That’s the case in sub-Saharan Africa, where distributed solar power systems hold out the promise of enabling nations to extend sustainable energy access and development…
Calling for More Effective Support for Solar Mini-Grids in Africa from Leading Solar Investors

African Solar Investment and Industry Continues to Grow but Falls Far Short of What’s Needed

The 21st annual Africa Energy Forum took place in Lisbon, Portugal June 11–14, highlighting the risks, rewards, opportunities and challenges African nations and solar and…
Solar Desalination System to “Green” Drought-Stricken Namibia

No Batteries Needed: Can Low-Cost Solar Desalination System “Green” Namibia’s Desert Coast?

Water quality and scarcity is a growing issue the world over, including in Namibia, which has been struggling to cope with a prolonged drought and…
African Children and Solar-Powered Oxygen Interruptions

Saving Lives: Solar Powered Oxygen Systems Reduce Child Mortality

Medical use of oxygen is over 100 years old. Oxygen therapy is used in the treatment of a wide array of diseases ranging from pneumonia…
Solar Magazine’s Curated News Highlights, March 31–April 7, 2019

Solar Magazine’s Curated News Highlights, March 31–April 7 Week

The shift away from coal and towards decentralized solar, wind and renewables continues. News regarding utility solar-storage in Hawaii, retirement of the massive Navajo Generating…
Solar Magazine Weekly Solar Highlights: March 24–31, 2019

Solar Magazine’s Curated News Highlights, March 24–31 Week

Leading U.S. corporations launch corporate Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance; three new utility-scale power plants for Florida; a 2.6-gigawatt solar project launch in Saudi Arabia and…
Solar Panels on a Farm in Mali

The Solar and Renewables-Fueled Utility of the Future May Be Evolving in Sub-Saharan Africa

Though yet to prove itself long-term, smart, off-grid solar-plus-energy storage and mobile money and banking services are shaping up as a potent combination when it…
Solar Magazine Weekly Solar Highlights: Mar. 9–Mar.16 2019

Solar Magazine’s News Highlights, March 9–16 Week

African island solar minigrids, plans to build a solar power facility at a former coal mining site, and the U.S. solar PV market shows resilience…
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