June 8th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai
EV conversions around the world have traditionally been taken up as a hobby by EV enthusiasts or by small boutique garages restoring classic cars. But we are starting to see more firms in Africa looking at EV conversions on a commercial scale. e-Car Namibia is looking at jumpstarting the Namibian EV commercial conversion market.
April 21st, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai
Stellenbosch-based MellowVans seeks to help firms across the globe in this space in their quest to unlock operational efficiencies and cost savings by providing them with low cost and emission-free transport. MellowVans develops, manufactures, and leases electric three-wheeler cargo vans that appear to hit the sweet spot of the delivery vehicle market
April 7th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai
Namibian e-bike startup ebikes4africa has been on a steady growth path over the past 5 years. The business model rightly focused on customer segments characterized by a high utilization rate of vehicles. The startup targeted entrepreneurs in the food vending industry, pharmacies that regularly make delivery runs, and those entrepreneurs using bikes as taxis. They also found off takers in the wildlife protection industry and more prominently in the tourism industry where e-fatbike tours offer an eco-tourism experience
June 1st, 2019 | by David Zarembka
Hydropower has great attractions for Africa. First like coal, nuclear, hydropower, and geothermal are base load power. Except for South Africa, which is highly dependent on coal and its two nuclear power plants, there are no other nuclear power plants in Africa and very few coal plants. So along with geothermal power in Kenya, hydropower is the main source of baseload power
May 21st, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
A new study from German Solar Association and the Becquerel Institute has concluded that with the right policies and support, Africa could be adding as much as 29 gigawatts (GW) of new annual solar capacity in 2030.
April 5th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The concentration of global solar demand has contracted to the point where the world's top four markets --- China, the US, India, and Japan --- are expected to account for 73% of a global total of 85 gigawatts in 2017.