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.

global warming

Global warming widens economic inequality between countries

Research by the Stanford University has found that climate change is responsible for furthering the divide between wealthy and non-wealthy nations.
Distributed renewable energy

China obtains grant to scale-up distributed renewable energy

The World Bank has approved a grant worth $7.3 million from the GEF to promote the scale-up of distributed renewable energy in China.
energy storage market

EU to commission first gigafactory for battery storage systems

Europe’s first gigafactory for battery storage systems is being put into operation in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany. 
Nxuba wind farm

Wind Atlas for South Africa launched

The Acting Director-General of the Department of Energy has launched the Wind Atlas for South Africa High-Resolution Wind Resource Map, which for the first time covers all nine provinces of South Africa.

What does progress in Africa look like?

The African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference has a longstanding reputation of producing innovative, topical and high-level content, and opportunity for...
low carbon service delivery

How to achieve low carbon service delivery

By Anton Cartwright, Economist, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa The number of people living...

Power for All: “Energy sector should promote renewables”

POWER FOR ALL INTERVIEW with CEO Kristina Skierka: "The energy sector must step beyond its limited circles and communicate in a more powerful way the benefits of renewable energy in achieving economic and social development"

IoT survey reveals the importance of cybersecurity

The results of a new study conducted to understand consumer concerns around IoT security and data privacy have been released.

Webinar recording: Battery Storage: Africa’s energy metals market and supply chain

Register for this webinar that will look at the latest innovations in battery storage technologies and solutions to address the challenges in developing a sustainable battery storage ‘cradle-to-grave’ market
telecom operators

Reseller partnership delivers agility to telecom operators across Africa

Nexign announced a strategic reseller partnership with Dubai-based system integrator and solutions specialist NETS International.

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