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.

economic growth

East Africa’s economic growth projection for 2020 down to 1.2% from...

Economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed East Africa’s economic growth projection for 2020 down to 1.2%.
battery storage

New nano-engineering process could overcome storage density challenges

Have researchers at Sydney University of Technology solved the need for demand of large-scale, high-density, and cost-efficient stationary energy storage?
cold chain

Rwandan cold chain centre of excellence steps up cooling strategy

A new African Centre of Excellence for sustainable cooling and the cold chain in Kigali will help reduce food waste, boost profits and create jobs.

Report: transition from coal to clean energy is within reach

Replacing the entire global coal fleet with clean energy can be done at a net savings to society as early as 2022, states to a new report.

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.

1,000 cleantech solution companies sought by international label

GreenCape is the South African contact point to assist local cleantech companies to apply to join the Solar Impulse Foundation 1,000 Efficient Solutions Label portfolio.

IEA: Critical need for acceleration in clean energy innovation

The IEA highlights that without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, net zero emissions targets will not be achievable.
water crisis

One WASH Programme improves well-being of communities in Ethiopia

The One WASH National Programme under which Ethiopia runs its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene National Programme, is improving the well-being of communities.

Schneider Electric supports education programmes amid COVID-19

The Schneider Electric Foundation launched Tomorrow Rising Fund to support recovery and resiliency through education and training programmes.

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