Sunergy News

Time-saving modular PV training courses are back for 2022

May 12, 2022

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…

November SuperSolarSchool in Harare

December 6, 2021

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…

Upcoming SuperSolarSchool training course

October 21, 2021

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…

Lockdown’s done, SuperSolarSchool’s begun

September 13, 2021

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…

Sunrise Course Training Resumed After Lockdown

September 29, 2020

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.…

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…

ZERA Registered Installer and Trainer

December 17, 2018

Powering a brighter future. Registered with ZERA Zimbabwe as a Solar Installer and Trainer. Call us on +263 (24) 2333213 or email info@sunergy.co.zw to find out more.

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Time-saving modular PV training courses are back for 2022

May 12, 2022

GREEN Solar Academy is bringing back the excellent SuperSolarSchool training course content through the second half of 2022, delivered in…

November SuperSolarSchool in Harare

December 6, 2021

The internationally accredited solar installation training course is now offered in Zimbabwe. The GREENSolar-accredited trainers, Steve (from JVS Projects), and…

Upcoming SuperSolarSchool training course

October 21, 2021

November 22-27 2021 Book early for our early-bird discount! The SuperSolarSchool training programme by GREEN Solar Academy combines the Sunrise…

Lockdown’s done, SuperSolarSchool’s begun

September 13, 2021

Our first post-Covid SuperSolarSchool took place from 23 to 27 August 2021. The group was smaller than usual, only 7…

Sunrise Course Training Resumed After Lockdown

September 29, 2020

After very challenging economic circumstances and a disrupted 2020 due to COVID-19, Sunergy with their training partner, JVS Project, resumed…

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…

ZERA Registered Installer and Trainer

December 17, 2018

Powering a brighter future. Registered with ZERA Zimbabwe as a Solar Installer and Trainer. Call us on +263 (24) 2333213…

Solar Industry News

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

June 24, 2022

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…

Resilient Rural Electrification: How much energy is enough?

June 21, 2022

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…

Transforming Africa: Just & Equitable Energy Transition

June 17, 2022

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…

Time-saving modular PV training courses are back for 2022

May 12, 2022

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…

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

April 4, 2022

 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…

Africa can adopt renewable energy on a massive scale and save billions along the way

March 24, 2022

© Kenneth Engblom Africa’s energy future at a crossroad When it comes to building the future of energy in Africa, the decisions facing the continent’s leaders today are nothing less than of historical importance. More than anything else, energy systems are the very fabric of business and society. Countries across Africa want to make good…

November SuperSolarSchool in Harare

December 6, 2021

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…

Upcoming SuperSolarSchool training course

October 21, 2021

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…

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

October 20, 2021

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 –…

Two solar panels on a tailor’s roof tell the story of how Jharkhand is adopting renewable energy

September 22, 2021

In the coal-dependent state, uptake of solar power has been slow and decentralised, driven by people like Reyajudin Ansari. Karishma Mehrotra Aug 28, 2021 · 11:30 am Every other day, Reyajudin Ansari clambers up the narrow, dark staircase of his one-bedroom brick home to the terrace, where he wipes off the layers of soot deposited…

Lockdown’s done, SuperSolarSchool’s begun

September 13, 2021

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…

Report: Universal Access to Sustainable Energy Will Remain Elusive Without Addressing Inequalities

June 16, 2021

Sustainable solutions must target African countries left behind in quest for global energy access Source: https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2021/06/07/report-universal-access-to-sustainable-energy-will-remain-elusive-without-addressing-inequalities WASHINGTON, June 7, 2021 — During the last decade, a greater share of the global population gained access to electricity than ever before, but the number of people without electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa actually increased. Unless efforts are scaled up significantly…

Refrigerators and Water Pumps have reached a critical crossroads

June 11, 2021

Here’s what the off-grid solar sector should do next By Jenny Corry Smith, Senior Manager at CLASP, and Riley Macdonald, Associate at CLASP, Co-Secretariat to Efficiency for Access Source: https://medium.com/efficiency-for-access/refrigerators-and-water-pumps-have-reached-a-critical-crossroads-heres-what-the-off-grid-solar-8103d0b3350e This blog is the second in a four-part series featuring key findings from Efficiency for Access’ 2021 Solar Appliance Technology Briefs. This series provides a synthesis of cross-cutting…

Protecting women and girls during the global recession: Solar-powered appliances enable distance learning and enhance health outcomes

January 25, 2021

Visit source: https://www.gogla.org/about-us/blogs/protecting-women-and-girls-during-the-global-recession-solar-powered-appliances JAN 15, 2021 Guest blog by Sam Grant and Hannah Blair While disrupting the daily lives of billions, the impacts of COVID-19 are felt the hardest by the world’s most vulnerable people. This series, developed by the Efficiency for Access Coalition, explores the implications of the pandemic on off-grid communities in sub-Saharan Africa…

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

January 18, 2021

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…

Solar plus storage better than grid connection for remote households

November 2, 2020

The Western Australian government has praised the use of solar and batteries to provide power to remote households and businesses, after Western Power replaced costly 230km of costly grid connections with stand-alone power systems that slashed costs and improved reliability. The deployment of 52 stand alone power systems by Western Power has now been completed,…

Sunrise Course Training Resumed After Lockdown

September 29, 2020

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.…

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…