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

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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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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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Lockdown’s done, SuperSolarSchool’s begun

Our first post-Covid SuperSolarSchool took place from 23 to 27 August 2021. The group was smaller than usual, only 7 people were able to attend on these dates, but as business slowly gets back to normal, so will the number of participants. Our attendees were extremely understanding of the unavoidable postponements to the course caused…

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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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