Somali solar

India: Solar industry to benefit from COVID-19 lockdown

The Central Electricity Authority reports a significant increase in solar generation with about 130%, 128%, and 118% in March, April, and May, respectively.
sudan

Ed’s note: Profiling Sudan: From oil giant to silent solar power...

Vulnerability to desertification and climate change has driven the need for Sudan to scale up solar photovoltaic projects in the coming years.
Solar Lab

Sudan’s first ‘Solar Lab’ to provide quality-assured technology

The core function of the Solar Lab is to ensure the quality and longevity of imported solar systems and to support Sudan’s solar revolution.
access to energy and water

$43m grant to strengthen access to energy and water in The...

The grant comes at an important moment in the reform process underway that looks to address the many challenges around access to energy and water.
Distributed energy. Solar power

Solar Power Africa Trade Show and Conference postponed to November 2021

In light of ongoing developments around COVID-19, Messe Frankfurt SA in consultation with industry has taken the decision to postpone the inaugural event.
Sierra Leone power

Battery rental project delivers affordable energy in Sierra Leone

The collaboration has produced pay-per-charge smart battery packs to address the lack of grid electricity in the country.
zimbabwe tender solar

Solar mini-grids are vital to achieving universal electrification

Mini-grids could play a critical role in providing electricity to rural communities and businesses and in helping to connect the 789 million people worldwide who currently do not have access.
World Bank

ArcelorMittal South Africa calls on IPPs for Solar PV installation

ArcelorMittal South Africa is inviting IPPs to participate in a request for information process for the supply and management of several PV power plants at its operations.
microgrids

Utilities to increase micro-grid capacity by nearly five times by 2029

Global utilities are expected to increase their micro-grid capacity by 19% per annum between 2020 and 2029, according to Guidehouse Insights.
specialised transformers

Op-Ed: Solar to spur continent’s post-pandemic bounce?

Installing solar PV on-site, rooftop or ground-mounted, can reduce the electricity costs for the users with 30-60% on their daytime consumption.

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