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COP26: Donors show support for SEFA with big cash donations

The African Development Bank has welcomed $136 million in additional donor commitments for the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).

Digital equity is critical in an increasingly digital world

One billion individuals are connected to the digital world in some shape or form, though this is what we can call ‘the easy half’. The real work now begins to ensure that the rest of the population, the population that is not always easily accessible also connected.

New solar plant connects to Malawian national grid, wins award

The president of Malawi presided over the inauguration ceremony of the Salima Solar plant, set to add 60MW of clean energy to Malawi’s grid.

Solar power is now more likely to gain funding

With banks and other lenders becoming increasingly likely to fund solar undertakings, solar power may be the alternative energy source to reduce South Africa's reliance on Eskom.

The Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) and its impact 4 years on

The Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) was launched four years ago to address the short-term liquidity risk faced by independent power producers (IPPs) that sell electricity to state owned power utilities across sub-Saharan Africa. Obbie Banda, Underwriter with the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) assess the impact four years on.

Virtualising national T&D grid to promote the energy transition

In efforts to accelerate South Africa's energy transition, Distributed Power Africa (DPA) is working with X (formerly known as Google X), Alphabet’s moonshot factory, to virtualise the country’s electricity grid.

African climate plan needs to be cogniscant of African challenges

How can Africa avert a climate disaster through transitioning to cleaner energy without compromising the continent’s growth and poverty reduction?

Creating a global energy alliance for people and planet

A Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) will be launched today at COP26 to accelerate investment in green energy transitions and renewable power solutions worldwide.

Assessing the impact of ATI’s Regional Liquidity Support Facility

Obbie Banda, underwriter at the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) writes about the lessons learned, digitalisation, COVID-19 impact, and a new structure for Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF).

Partnership shapes energy sector leaders of tomorrow

Sustainabile Energy for All (SEforALL) and the Enel Foundation launched a new partnership aimed at creating the next generation of energy sector leaders in Africa.

Solar freezers for the win at the AfCFTA Caravan prize-giving

The AfCFTA Secretariat announced the winners of the 2021 Caravan Prize, one of which is solar-powered freezer producer Tekizo Africa Limited founded by Purity Gakuoa.

AFSIA recognises innovation in solar energy at 2021 solar awards

Winners in 15 awards categories of the second edition of the AFSIA Solar Awards 2021 were unveiled last week.