Research and Development

ESI Africa is a provider of daily electricity news. We cover African and international generation, transmission and distribution, and R&D stories.

energy storage

Who runs the global utility-scale energy storage systems market?

Globally, only 10 countries are predicted will account for 80% of the global market for utility-scale energy storage systems market between 2019 and 2028.

Bankable green mini-grids for businesses in rural Kenya

Exclusive interview with Rita Nkatha Laibuta, Supervision Consultant: Green Mini-Grids, Kenya Programme, DFID/EU/AFD on targeting over 25,000 connections.
Amazon rainforest

South African tree, a backup for the Amazon rainforest

A South African tree called the Spekboom, which translates to “Bacon Tree” has the potential to reduce CO2 amid the tragedy facing the Amazon rainforest.
video

Is your sector a climate change contributor?

Studies by institutions such as the UN reveal that several sectors are contributing to the impact of climate change.
crypto-economy

Women are critical to the future of the crypto-economy

Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, supports the important role that women are playing in the crypto-economy.
smart technology

Evaluating the benefits of adopting smart technology in key industries

Siemens and Frost & Sullivan have put together a comprehensive report evaluating the benefits of adopting smart technology in key industries in Africa.
digital map

First regional digital map for renewables infrastructure

Technology firm Ecopia has signed a funding partnership deal with Sustainable Development Technology Canada to create sub-Saharan Africa’s digital map.
tech

Invisible crisis of water quality limits global economic growth by one-third

The World Bank says the world faces an invisible water quality crisis that is eliminating one-third of potential economic growth in heavily polluted areas.
Wits

Castrol unveils Wind Academy to address skills gap

Castrol has launched a wind academy to address critical skills shortages in the wind sector through a multi-channel training programme for O&M technicians.
Amazon Rainforest

Intentional or natural: Viewpoint behind fires in Amazon rainforest

When environmentalists at Norvergence were curating this research, or even now when you are reading it, the Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate.

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