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2020 – Issue 4

What caught the Ed's eye in Issue 4-2020 of ESI Africa?

ESI Africa Edition 4 2020

In the last issue for 2020, ESI Africa offers you a look into trending topics including grid modernisation, the global transformer market, and why renewable energy boards need a technical person. While our cover...
sustainable businessRoof space is not wasted thanks to the solar panels in Zanzibar. Source: Verde Hotels

Taking notes from a greening sustainable business

Smart cities and municipalities can learn much from the integrated green principles and practices undertaken through an eco-friendly business model.
water desalination

Water security from desalination: A story of technology innovation

While not all water desalination plants produce at the same efficiency levels, there are some incredibly positive examples of new technology.
report on global wind energy market

Is the SA municipal model still relevant?

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the relevance of municipal services in supporting economic growth in South Africa.
renewable energy boards

Why renewable energy boards need a technical person

Generally, the majority of renewable energy asset boards are commercially and legally very knowledgeable, but they lack technical experience.

The big question: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on economic growth

The Big Question we asked the experts is: What interventions should be implemented to mitigate the pandemic's impact on economic growth and enhance resilience to future shocks?
trade finance

Financial close: The moment of empowerment

Financial close is a lender’s and an infrastructure project’s moment of truth, explains Roland Janssens, director at Ninety One, which manages the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund.
Is grid modernisation success hidden in data analytics?

Is grid modernisation success hidden in data analytics?

Big data analytics continues to be a top deployment priority for businesses as its use will help them remain competitive while accelerating innovation.
electric vehicle charging power levels

Trends in EV charging power levels

Electric vehicles are considered the most feasible way to achieve clean transportation. But what are the trends in EV charging power levels?
generation mix

Forecast to 2040: In search of the ideal generation mix

Currently, the energy generation mix is undiversified, added to this, the demand for power in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to more than triple by 2040.
virtual reality lighting

Virtual reality influencing public lighting designs

The use of immersive virtual reality as a tool for lighting design is a topic that is drawing great interest in the scientific community.

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