Off-grid solar industry

Off-grid solar industry essential to achieve universal energy access

The off-grid solar industry has grown into a $1.75bn annual market, providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million users, states new report.

“Grand Coalition” to bridge the energy, climate goals gap

Ministers and high-level representatives from COP host countries met at the IEA recently to review ways in which the energy sector can meet climate and other sustainability goals.

New partnership to drive off-grid solar energy enterprises

VentureBuilder and the United States African Development Foundation have announced their partnership to support the development of off-grid solar energy enterprises that can meet the demands of underserved populations in Africa.
energy dark ages

Op-Ed: Is SA’s energy dark ages set to end after SONA...

Dr Sam Duby, TFE Consulting's Africa Director, asks whether the 2020 SONA is the first shaft of light heralding the end of South Africa’s energy dark ages.

Embedded generation standards mark progress for South Africa’s ESI

In this video, our editor shares with you one of the latest trending stories on ESI Africa, which covers a code for embedded generation installation.
rural electrification

Tanzania outpace Nigeria in rural electrification rates

Improved efforts to deploying rural electrification programmes across rural Tanzania has placed the East African country in the top slot in the African continent.
floating solar

Brazil to host floating solar PV at its Batalha hydropower dam

Carrying out the complex floating solar power project for Furnas Centrais Elétricas, Tractebel will develop the plant using 90,900 modules at the hydro dam.
Off-grid Solar

SAPVIA supports Ramaphosa’s direction for the energy sector

SAPVIA Chief Operating Officer, Niveshen Govender, supports the sentiments of the President of South Africa’s 2020 State of the Nation Address.

Students tell all about Open Africa Power 2020 experience

Three students that participated in Enel Foundation's Open Africa Power 2020 programme, give their impression of the programme.
Bid window 5

#SONA2020: Renewable energy sector celebrates pledge to bid window 5

The South African Wind Energy Association, along with the broader renewable energy sector have welcomed the announcement that bid window 5 will open soon.

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