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2019 Year in Review – Installed Solar Capacity by Sunergy

February 3, 2020

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.

Karanda Mission Hospital

October 24, 2019

Sunergy (Pvt) Ltd., in partnership with local and international donors and technical partners, embarked on providing solar power to one of Zimbabwe’s primary referral and elective surgery hospitals. The equipment required was sourced through a combination of donations and other funds which were funded and continue to be tracked transparently through the maxx|BlockchainHub. Donors receive…

2019 Year in Review – Installed Solar Capacity by Sunergy

February 3, 2020

2019 was a successful year, with several varied projects being commissioned throughout the year. New technologies were pioneered within the…

Karanda Mission Hospital

October 24, 2019

Sunergy (Pvt) Ltd., in partnership with local and international donors and technical partners, embarked on providing solar power to one…

Solar Industry News

SADC creates centre for renewable energy to stimulate rural electrification

September 3, 2020

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…

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

August 24, 2020

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…

Covid-19 impacts investors’ energy strategies in Africa

August 21, 2020

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…

Close energy poverty gap by empowering women with clean energy

July 22, 2020

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…

Bold vision and solar power, equals water

July 8, 2020

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…

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

June 22, 2020

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…

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

March 12, 2020

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…

The rise and rise of solar in Togo

February 27, 2020

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.…

Solar Water Pumps Have Been Around Since the 1970s: Here’s Why They Haven’t Scaled

February 3, 2020

In the two months since buying her solar water pump, Mama Vero’s small farm in Morogoro, Tanzania has gone from being a parched stretch of earth with withering plants to a blooming crop of hot chilies ready for the market in the capital, Dar-es-Salaam. The rains were late this season, and without her solar water…

Africa: The Land of Opportunity for Off-Grid Solar

December 3, 2019

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…

SADC creates centre for renewable energy to stimulate rural electrification

September 3, 2020

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…

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

August 24, 2020

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…

Covid-19 impacts investors’ energy strategies in Africa

August 21, 2020

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…

Close energy poverty gap by empowering women with clean energy

July 22, 2020

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…

Bold vision and solar power, equals water

July 8, 2020

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…

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

June 22, 2020

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…

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

March 12, 2020

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…

The rise and rise of solar in Togo

February 27, 2020

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.…

Solar Water Pumps Have Been Around Since the 1970s: Here’s Why They Haven’t Scaled

February 3, 2020

In the two months since buying her solar water pump, Mama Vero’s small farm in Morogoro, Tanzania has gone from being a parched stretch of earth with withering plants to a blooming crop of hot chilies ready for the market in the capital, Dar-es-Salaam. The rains were late this season, and without her solar water…

Africa: The Land of Opportunity for Off-Grid Solar

December 3, 2019

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…