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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.

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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