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.

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 and…
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 move…
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 societies…
Pico Solar Lights in Africa

Pico-Scale Solar for Pico-Rural Growth in Africa

For the so called Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in developing countries, energy needs can be quite simple. In predominantly rural communities, household power needs…
Tesvolt is a specialist in commercial storage systems

Solar-Storage Mini-Grid Makes an Impact at Africa’s Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Water, energy and food – the three are inextricably intertwined and increasingly challenging to access or provide on a basis that’s sustainable economically, environmentally and…
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…
Turcamhall in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Power & Energy Cameroon 2017 to be Held Between March 21 – 24, 2018

Last updated: Thursday, August 3, 2017 The 1st Cameroon International Power, Energy and Equipments Congress and Exhibition, to be held at TurcamHall, the first Trade…
Africa and India Power Poverty

Africa, Indian Governments Aim to Leverage Solar PV, Mini-Grids in Joint Bid to Eradicate Energy Poverty

Last edited: July 14, 2017 @ 04:05 PM PST A confluence of key driving factors has unleashed a growing wave of off-grid solar PV and…
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…
Obama at an MKOPA Solar Display Stand in Kenya

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 of…
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