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…

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…

Only 6% of Africa’s farmlands is irrigated; changing it will massively impact the entire continent

November 18, 2019

By Yariv Cohen Published : September 03, 2019 | Updated : September 03, 2019 Imagine a professional basketball player wearing sneakers only 6 per cent of the time. Or an international banking chain, with only 6 per cent of the branches having a safe. Strange, right? Although these are absurd, hard-to-imagine scenarios, this is precisely the…

Market Research on Productive Use Leveraging Solar Energy (PULSE)

October 22, 2019

September 23, 2019 An Emerging Market for Off-Grid Solar’s Newest Frontier: PULSE Ongoing innovation in technology and distribution models continues to be a hallmark of the off-grid solar sector. Having already led to hundreds of millions of people benefitting from off grid solar products ranging from lanterns to solar home systems (SHS), products are now developing…