Donating used Lithium-ion batteries to Africa? Clear rules urgently needed

Source: https://www.oeko.de/en/press/archive-press-releases/press-detail/2022/donating-used-lithium-ion-batteries-to-africa-clear-rules-urgently-needed 20.06.2022   Establish guidelines for battery export The export of used lithium-ion batteries for second-life applications from Europe to Africa must follow clear rules and be better controlled. This is what Researchers and environmentalists from Oeko-Institut (Germany), PAN-Ethiopia (Ethiopia), the Centre for Sustainable Cycles (Ghana), the Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action…

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Resilient Rural Electrification: How much energy is enough?

13/06/2022 Source: https://sun-connect.org/resilient-rural-electrification-how-much-energy-is-enough/ © Stewart Craine The 21st century will see, and is seeing, a decentralization of traditional electricity networks, at the same time as a decarbonizing of power generation to reduce CO2 emissions that are causing potentially catastrophic climate change. At the same time, those who have not been served by 20th century power infrastructure should not…

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Transforming Africa: Just & Equitable Energy Transition

June 3, 2022 Source: https://www.africa.com/transforming-africa-just-equitable-energy-transition/ By Emily Karanja A global transition to lower-carbon energy sources is crucial for our species’ survival given the worsening effects of climate change. With many people increasingly advocating for a rapid shift from an energy system dependent on fossil fuels, questions on how to make this transition arise – one that…

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Time-saving modular PV training courses are back for 2022

FREEN Solar Academy logo, Solar Training in Zimbabwe

GREEN Solar Academy is bringing back the excellent SuperSolarSchool training course content through the second half of 2022, delivered in three progressive, focused courses that are spread over five months. With the challenges of taking a week away from work on one of the most intensive training courses available in Africa, these courses offer more…

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20 African countries with the best electricity access, based on available stats

EMMANUEL ABARA BENSON April 20, 2022 20 African countries with the best electricity access Business Insider Africa presents 20 African countries with the best electricity access. This list is courtesy of Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report, a global dashboard dedicated to registering progress on energy access. electricity access simply entails the percentage of people, within a…

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In South Africa, a grid-connected microgrid is a breakthrough for renewable energy

 JAROSLAW KACZYNSKI  APRIL 2, 2022 The grid linkage of a big solar PV facility and battery system has been approved by the Ekurhuleni Municipality. This is a turning point in South Africa’s renewable energy projects. One of South Africa’s largest microgrids will be formed by a solar PV combined with a lithium-ion battery system. A C&I customer…

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November SuperSolarSchool in Harare

The internationally accredited solar installation training course is now offered in Zimbabwe. The GREENSolar-accredited trainers, Steve (from JVS Projects), and Francis and Dave (from Sunergy), enjoyed holding the first SuperSolarSchool in Harare on the 22-26 November 2021. The participants experienced a broad range of solar technology concepts and theory, along with practical training in the…

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Upcoming SuperSolarSchool training course

November 22-27 2021 Book early for our early-bird discount! The SuperSolarSchool training programme by GREEN Solar Academy combines the Sunrise (Mambakwedza) and Technican’s courses into a five day course to bring participants a comprehensive introduction to advanced solar concepts and technologies. Along with a supportive Alumni network and access to premium suppliers, there’s no better…

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Optimizing Results-Based Financing for Off-Grid Energy: Why Localization Can Provide a Pathway to More Effective Investment

AUDREY DESIDERATO / MARTIJN VEEN Source: https://solarenergy.einnews.com/article_detail/553025067/7z8s_XduvY-a15XW The recent High-level Dialogue on Energy, the first U.N. gathering of world leaders in more than 40 years solely devoted to energy issues, highlighted the urgent need for action to achieve universal access to energy by 2030. With 770 million people lacking access to electricity – 75% of them in sub-Saharan Africa –…

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