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Clean energy sector growing in southern and eastern Africa

A new report exploring recent developments in the clean energy market in southern and eastern Africa shows market entry is challenging and requires targeted awareness-raising activities, increased financial inclusion and access to financing.
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Doing business in Africa not a one-size-fits-all proposition

When you move into a new business space when doing business in Africa, you have to learn that corporate culture.

DAUW-PGAF highlights the beginning of demand-side revolution

The demand-side revolution has begun. This was the key message at a fast-paced talk entitled “Building resilient incomes to ensure sustainable business models” on the second day of Digital Africa Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa.

Mali: New solar plant just the beginning

A 50MW solar plant west of Bamako, Mali is now the largest operational plant in West Africa.
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Sierra Leone: Off-grid utility provider wins environmental award

Off-grid utilities provider Winch Energy has won the International Environmental Impact Award at the British Expertise International Awards 2020 for a power project in Sierra Leone.
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Fireside chats: Watch the premiere at the Digital Energy Festival

Be the first to watch our fireside chats with Power for All, Energy Catalyst and Aceleron, which will premiere at the Digital Energy Festival.

Tender: Women economic empowerment via energy for productive uses

ECREEE is calling for submission of concept notes for grant support through the ECOWAS Facility for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access. Deadline 6 November 2020.
Talking points: How to set up shop in Rwanda’s mini-grid market

Talking points: How to set up shop in Rwanda’s mini-grid market

ESI Africa in partnership with Camco Clean Energy, brings you an exclusive interview with Karl Boyce, CEO of Rwanda-based mini-grid developer ARC Power.
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Solar power, in clear view

When the sun doesn’t shine, there is no solar power but that’s not strictly true as witnessed in communities throughout Africa.

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