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.

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…
d.light Refugee Family Energy Access

How Off-Grid Solar Can Help Stem the Rising Refugee Tide

A defining characteristic of human history and nature, conflict – whether armed or otherwise – continues to destroy human lives, rupture societies and uproot families…
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 with…
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 addition,…
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 the…
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), Liu…
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 Rwanda…
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