Research and Development

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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