The Public Option: How Smart Tariff Subsidies Can Boost Minigrids and Solve Africa’s Rural Energy Access Dilemma

When it comes to operating private minigrids, the overarching expectation is that such projects need to be commercial in order to attract the long-term private infrastructure capital they need to grow. However, many African governments are unwilling to allow cost-reflective pricing regimes, which is a critical piece in the bankability puzzle. While government actions to…

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Sunrise Course Training Resumed After Lockdown

After very challenging economic circumstances and a disrupted 2020 due to COVID-19, Sunergy with their training partner, JVS Project, resumed their Sunrise (Mambakweda) PV Off-grid course with renewed drive and determination. Participants, eager to improve their foundational knowledge of Solar and PV systems, joined with us to successfully complete our first training course this year.…

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SADC creates centre for renewable energy to stimulate rural electrification

DAR ES SALAAM, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) said on Tuesday it has established a centre for renewable energy to coordinate and support rural electrification within 16 member states of the regional bloc. Kudakwashe Ndhlukula, the executive director of the SADC centre for renewable energy, based in Namibia, told a…

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How farmers are harnessing solar power and smart techniques to work the land

KEY POINTS Harnessing and cultivating nature is important around the world.  Even relatively small things, such as the creation of a pond, can play an important role when it comes to maintaining biodiversity.  Farming is a tough business where success depends on a range of factors, including the weather. Hard frosts and flooding can be…

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