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2019 in review: Customer insights for African mini-grid developers

Highlights into the advances in technology and business models that make mini-grids the least-cost route towards electrifying up to half a billion people.

Pan-African businessman completes 100kW solar mini-grid in Zimbabwe

Philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa has completed a 100kW solar power project at Ndolwane in Bulilima district, through his ‘Re-Imagine Rural’ initiative.

Taking stock of microgrid projects on a global scale

The 4,475 microgrid projects deployed during Q2 2019 represent nearly 27GW of planned and installed capacity globally, according to Navigant Research.

Mini-grids offer utilities a win-win solution

The rise of mini grids is helping close the energy access gap as opposed to waiting for main grid extension, which often takes longer due to costs involved.

Global partnership to advance micro-grid technology with automation

Rolls-Royce and ABB will work together on micro-grid technology with advanced automation that seamlessly integrates distributed energy with storage.

Kenya: Unilever Tea to install 600kW solar power plant

Unilever Tea recently signed an agreement with Cross-Boundary Energy for the installation and operation of a 600kW solar power plant at the company’s Kericho tea plantation in Kenya.  The plant is expected to start producing...