irrigation

Ed’s note: Offgrid but solar-empowered to irrigate agricultural activities

Imagine the increased farming yields in sub-Saharan Africa where everyone has access to powered irrigation, cooling, refrigeration and agro-processing.

Solar minigrids coming to 49 villages in Uganda and Sierra Leone

Off-grid utilities provider Winch Energy has completed the funding for solar minigrid projects in 49 villages across Uganda and Sierra Leone.
182mm modules

20GW of signed contracts prove investment value of 182mm modules

With the beginning of the 14th Five-Years Plan, the PV industry market has continued to heat up, and large-size modules have progressively earned...
solar

AFSIA report dissects why African solar sector is growing

The Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) has released its first annual Africa Solar Outlook. The report is a country-by-country...
PV industry

SONA: Solar PV industry stands ready for action on energy crisis

“The focus now moves to the Energy Minister to rapidly roll out the objectives identified in the SONA," says “The focus now moves to the Energy Minister to rapidly roll out the objectives identified in the SONA," says Nivesh Govender, COO of SAPVIA.
environmental product declaration certificate

UL awards Trina Solar with environmental product declaration certificate

The environmental product declaration certificate discloses products' life cycle environmental impact and helps PV plant owners and investors to identify sustainable products.
Nigerian Universities

Nigerian universities to sport Africa’s largest solar hybrid project

A third of the Rural Electrification Agency’s Energising Education Programme is installed, which aims to light up 37 Nigerian universities and seven teaching hospitals when completed.
JA Solar PV module

US agency recognises JA Solar in its PV Module Index Report...

JA Solar is one of the three module manufacturers to win this recognition where manufacturers selected as a high achiever by RETC have to tick off all the checkboxes, not just the best in one category.
Development Vision 2025

KPLC tender to retrofit diesel minigrids with renewable energy

Kenya electric power distribution company KPLC has released a tender to retrofit 23 diesel minigrid with solar and/or wind power.
Salma Okonkwo - An African Power & Energy Elites personality

Salma Okonkwo – An African Power & Energy Elites personality

Salma Okonkwo is founder and CEO of Blue Power Energy in Ghana. She is featured as a leader in The African Power & Energy Elites 2021.

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