Research and Development

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Addressing the skills gap in the African landscape

João Duarte speaks about the partnership between Clarion Events, African Utility Week and the Enel Foundation on addressing the skills gap in Africa.
ABB and Porsche

ABB and Porsche team up to drive forward e-mobility

ABB and automobile manufacturer Porsche have announced a new and exclusive partnership to jointly promote e-mobility and install fast charging stations.
MENA region

Success story of the solar industry in the MENA region

2019 was a record-breaking year for global solar installed capacity, which reached an estimated 617.9GW and also realised growth in the MENA region.
Climate Change

Op-Ed: Actions for South Africans to take to fight climate change

The words ‘climate change’ are known by 41% of South Africans, according to a recent August 2019 Afro barometer Survey, writes Nosiphelo Nikani.
energy policies

Shining the spotlight on the success of India’s energy policies

A new report lauds India’s energy policies, highlighting that the South Asian country has avoided 15% of additional energy demand.

Internships open to US students in energy fields

Four internships for US students in the electricity, energy transition and climate mitigation fields are on offer from Enel Foundation and Fulbright Program.
Virtual reality

Virtual reality, a game changer in training power professionals

Thematic Research: Virtual Reality in Power report highlights that virtual reality training could bring new value to the power industry.
wind turbine

Global offshore wind turbine market to realise 22.5% growth

A new report on the global offshore wind turbine market released by Frost & Sullivan anticipates a growth of 22.5% for this sector between 2018 and 2025.
Lithium-Sulphur Battery

New lithium-sulphur battery set to supercharge global markets

The new lithium-sulphur battery has enough power to run a smartphone for five days or enable an EV to drive more than 1,000km without needing to ‘refuel’.

Renewables can change the lives of refugees, states report

Unreliable energy exposes refugees to risks, which renewables can serve to overcome, according to a new report by IRENA and UNHCR.

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