#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar, & battery news & analysis site in the world. Support our work today!


Browsing the "Africa solar" Tag

You Can Now Lease An All-Electric Sedan In Ghana For Just $160 Per Month!

July 27th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Driving electric in many African countries is a whole lot cheaper than driving ICE. Ghana, like many other African countries, has a very low motorization rate compared to most parts of the developed world. This presents a huge opportunity for another leapfrog moment where consumers can jump straight into the world of EVs, bypassing the ICE Age. 


EVs & PV — A Match Made In Heaven

June 15th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

We recently looked at how distributed solar systems are enabling electromobility in rural Zimbabwe. Electric motorcycles and three-wheelers will transform rural communities and improve the lives of women and children in these communities


Mobility For Africa Shows How Electric Vehicles Can Transform Lives Where it Matters Most – Part 2

May 13th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Mobility For Africa (MFA) has just completed the first of a two-part pilot phase which we covered here recently. MFA has now started the second phase of the pilot. MFA tested several models which included exploring agricultural produce transport services as well as general taxi services. It also used the pilot to measure the financial viability of the project as well as identifying solutions for different business models


Off-Grid Solar In Kenya

April 27th, 2019 | by David Zarembka

CleanTechnica has had numerous articles on companies and organizations that are supplying off-grid electricity to consumers in Africa. Since I live in western Kenya where many people I know have these systems, this article is to report on these developments from the Kenyan consumer’s point of view


Solar Startups Are Plugging Africa’s Energy Gap

August 23rd, 2018 | by The Beam

Life without electricity can be dangerous and difficult. While Scranton, Pennsylvania earned the moniker “Electric City” in 1880, 90% of rural Americans still lacked power by the 1940s. When the wealthiest nation is just a few decades removed from full electrification, does this make electrifying Africa, where nearly 600 million live without it, the world’s most urgent yet daunting developmental challenge


The Missing Middle: Supplying Sub-Saharan Africa’s Commercial & Industrial Sector With Solar Energy

August 2nd, 2018 | by The Beam

As the cost of producing solar electricity continues to fall, solar projects to supply these businesses are technically and financially viable — however, they are not being implemented. This is because there is a structural finance gap in sub-Saharan Africa that prevents many solar projects from having access to finance and thus being realized. But with such obvious cost benefits, why does this finance gap exist



Back to Top ↑