Covid-19 impacts investors’ energy strategies in Africa

A survey by African Business has found that investors in Africa’s energy sector are worried about the fallout from Covid-19 but remain generally confident about the continent’s prospects Over 50% of African energy market participants polled by African Business say that Covid-19 will have an impact on their investment strategy in 2020/2021 (see Fig 1 – to view Figs…

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Close energy poverty gap by empowering women with clean energy

Exclusive interview with Ifeoma N. Malo, who is already an energy pioneer in her own right in Nigeria. “In 2014, 265 young girls in Chibok were kidnapped from their schools during a study period. The reason they were kidnapped with ease and in such high numbers is that they did not have electricity. Energy is…

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Bold vision and solar power, equals water

Last week, we discussed the effects that water has on (almost) every aspect of our lives, including health, economics, agriculture, education, and even gender equality. And as such a basic element of our lives, water also presents one of the greatest challenges Africa faces today. With over 300 hundreds of millions living without access to…

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Op-Ed: Solar to spur continent’s post-pandemic bounce?

By Terje Osmundsen The Coronavirus pandemic has left Africa’s economies bleeding. After 25 years of uninterrupted growth, gross domestic product in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to contract this year, forcing millions into unemployment and poverty. The need for a post-pandemic recovery plan for Africa is becoming ever more urgent. There will be no sustainable growth…

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The elephant in the room: Can the solar industry go circular?

To avert an impending waste crisis, the industry must look at ways to extend the useful life of solar power systems and maximise what can be reused and recycled. Laws and knowledge sharing are essential, experts say. By Tim Ha March 9, 2020 Source: https://www.eco-business.com/news/the-elephant-in-the-room-can-the-solar-industry-go-circular/ Solar power systems are generally said to last about 25 to 30…

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The rise and rise of solar in Togo

09.02.2020. , John van Zuylen Togo is a small country in West Africa that seldom makes the headlines of international news. But when it comes to solar, this country really stands out as amazing example for the promotion of solar as a solution to develop the country and bring cheap and reliable electricity to its population.…

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2019 Year in Review – Installed Solar Capacity by Sunergy

2019 was a successful year, with several varied projects being commissioned throughout the year. New technologies were pioneered within the Zimbabwe market, as well as several community upliftment projects coming to fruition. The table below shows the capacity of the systems we installed across Zimbabwe.

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Africa: The Land of Opportunity for Off-Grid Solar

Consolidation is picking up in Africa’s off-grid renewables market, where big investors like Engie are betting on the electricity consumers of the future.FATIMA SADOUKISEPTEMBER 06, 2019 Africa is by far the largest destination for investment into off-grid energy access. (Credit: BBOXX) Africa is the land of opportunity for investors in decentralized off-grid solar, and two…

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