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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.

Tanzanian Woman Holds Up a Pay-As-You-Go Solar Device

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...
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...
Adoption of Energy Efficient Appliances Can Save Low-Income Household’s Money

State of Adoption: Energy Efficient Appliances/Practices in Africa

For many African countries, Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are either absent or loosely regulated. Poor legislation and absent will for enforcement, have now...
Africa Solar-Storage Microgrid Initiative

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...
World Bank - Solar Market Predictions

Africa Amidst 2018 Global Solar Market Predictions

GTM Research’s new Global Solar Data Hub projects that, “2018 will be the first-ever triple-digit year for the global solar market, with an anticipated 106...
Solar Achievements in Africa: People Installing Solar Panels

2017 and Recent African Solar Achievements

As the year 2017 draws to an end, it is imperative that Africa should measure its clean energy access achievements, re-evaluate its strategies and...
African Children Study Using Solar Clean Energy

Upscaling Local Solar and Renewables: Keys to Unlocking Universal Energy Access, Sustainable Development

A new study from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) highlights the “revolutionary” role distributed, local solar and other renewable energy...
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....
Tanzanian Mama Cooking Ugali

Solar Power Saving Lives

The continued rollout of renewable energy around the world has the potential to save millions of lives in Third World countries in the coming...
One Belt One Solar Road Perspective

One Belt, One Solar Road: Exporting China’s Solar Strides to Africa

China is sometimes accused of practicing neocolonialism in Africa. However China’s relationship and footprints in Africa have mostly grown in the last few decades...
Solar Panels on a Farm, Mali

In conversation…Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA)

Sam Slaughter, a founding member of the newly formed Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA), tells Power for All that it’s time for the mini-grid sector to...
Strauss Energy Solar Roof Tiles

Strauss Energy’s Solar Roof Tiles Light Up a School, Students’ Lives in Kenya

So-called “building integrated (solar) photovoltaic (BIPV)” energy technology is considered a keystone of distributed solar and renewable energy proponents’ grand vision of economies and...

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