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.

IAEA

IAEA reviews Japan’s water storage proposal for nuclear plant

IAEA welcomes Japan's plan on how to dispose of large amounts of treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
electric vehicles

State of electric vehicles in South Africa: 4 areas to address

Air quality, manufacturing, imports, charging infrastructure and government policy, are the main focal areas for electric vehicles in South Africa.

Work underway to redesign and manufacture COVID-19 reusable masks

ExxonMobil has partnered with the Global Center for Medical Innovation to redesign and manufacture COVID-19 reusable face masks.

Survey reveals cheapest average corporate PPA prices in Europe

Sweden and Spain respectively have the cheapest average corporate PPA prices in Europe for wind and solar electricity, according to BNEF's survey results.
China

China: Solar industry estimated to make full recovery by Q2

The solar industry in China has the potential to reach full capacity by the end of Q2 2020 even as manufacturing was severely disrupted in the first quarter.
COVID-19 FUTURE CITIES

COVID-19 lessons for the future: Data and cooperation are key

"Rather than the vanity projects that some development banks and private financiers have encouraged we need to focus on universal access to basic services."
Eskom MYPD4

Eskom offers its Academy of Learning centre as quarantine site

Eskom has handed its Academy of Learning centre in Johannesburg over to the government to be used as a quarantine site to fight the spread of COVID-19.
west africa

West Africa: World Bank to fund strenghtening of data and statistics

The World Bank has allocated $379 million in International Development Association credits and grants to help strengthen statistical systems in West Africa.
storage

Storage technology is the core enabler of decentralised energy

To effectively manage larger scale of variable renewable energy, storage is and will be one of the core enablers in decarbonised energy system.
nuclear

Successful assembly rehearsal of a nuclear fusion energy R&D plant

ITER is building the world’s largest nuclear fusion energy R&D plant in France and awarded the Tokamak Assembly (TAC2) contract to DYNAMIC last year.

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