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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.

A Mini-Grid Solar Power Installation in Rural Benin City Nigeria

How Solar Power is Taking Development to Rural Africa

The impact of solar power in Africa can be described as transformational. Apart from the promise of powering small and Medium-sized companies in areas...
Solar-Powered Data Centre in Dutse

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...
Solar Classroom in a Box

Have You Heard of a Solar Classroom in a Box?

Aleutia, a manufacturer of low-cost desktops and servers that has taking computers to every part of the world on its mind, wanted the do...
50-MW Photovoltaic Power Plant Project in Kenya Signed

50MW Photovoltaic Power Plant Project in Kenya-Largest in East Africa

On September 29, Mr. Charles Keter (cabinet secretary of Kenya's Ministry of Energy and Petroleum), Liu Changlin (vice governor of Jiangxi Province in China),...
BBOXX in Rwanda

Investors Plow $20MM into BBOXX – an African Off-Grid Solar/Distributed Energy Start-Up

A rather impressive group of clean energy investment companies recently made a $20 million venture capital (VC) investment in BBOXX, a start-up based in...
C.D. Glin - the New President of the U.S. African Development Foundation

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

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 Incubator 2016

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 Meets in Washington D.C.

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...
Solar Panels in Kenya - Lake Turkana Wind Power project in Northern Kenya

Solar Panels in Kenya Help Boost Sustainable Economic Development

Nowadays, more and more solar panels in Kenya appear in front of the public. On August 1, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and French Foreign...

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