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 10th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
Access to reliable electricity is essential for improving human livelihoods and is a prerequisite for economic development. Yet hundreds of millions of people lack access to a stable supply. While access to electricity is essential, the sector is also the leading driver of greenhouse gas emissions globally
February 24th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Council is expanding its off-grid solar initiative in sub-Saharan Africa and backing its commitment with $50 million in seed money. Some countries think greatness comes from building walls, while others believe it is better to build bridges.
February 20th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
Electrification is a key step to creating low-carbon cities. Replacing fossil fuel-powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces with electric alternatives reduces emissions and creates a host of other benefits. But not all cities are equally suitable for electrification. In some cases, electrification is impractical or can actually increase greenhouse gas emissions
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
March 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The European Investment Bank announced on Monday $25 million in financing intended to strengthen energy access in Africa with the use of off-grid solar systems, in conjunction with d.light design, a global leader in off-grid solar power products.
August 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A team at Germany's TUM has designed and built an electric car especially for the unpaved roads of Africa. Local production is planned.
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.
February 17th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The need to unlock affordable and clean energy across Africa remains a major concern, with vast renewable energy resources available but untapped, and millions without electricity. A World Energy Council meeting to be held next week intends to address ways to best unlock the investment necessary to develop a clean and widespread energy infrastructure in Africa.
February 16th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A number of developing countries have been identified as leaders in sustainable energy, according to a new analysis by the World Bank, but there is nevertheless still tremendous room for improvement across the globe, and especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, which currently ranks as the least electrified continent on the planet.
July 6th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
Chinese companies are becoming increasingly important in the sub-Saharan Africa power sector, according to a new report from the International [&hellip
June 10th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
A new OECD report has found outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by [&hellip
November 25th, 2015 | by Joshua S Hill
A new plan created by the World Bank is aiming to fast-track the climate resilience and low-carbon development in Sub-Saharan [&hellip
March 5th, 2015 | by Joshua S Hill
Ernst & Young has released its quarterly Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index report, and it’s good news for emerging regions [&hellip
October 14th, 2014 | by Joshua S Hill
“A better functioning energy sector is vital to ensuring that the citizens of sub-Saharan Africa can fulfil their aspirations. The [&hellip
August 14th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert
The United Nations Environment Programme released a report yesterday that responds to a 2013 report on the potentially crippling costs [&hellip
May 14th, 2014 | by Silvio Marcacci
3,000 megawatts of new Nigeria solar power will boost the country's clean energy economy. Could it also be a model to help end Africa's energy poverty
November 12th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown
Two US companies — Global Trade & Development Consulting and Energy Ventures — have been awarded a contract to construct [&hellip
February 11th, 2013 | by Chelsea
A £1 million working capital loan from Barclays is providing the funding for British solar technology company Azuri to bring [&hellip
July 25th, 2012 | by Chelsea
Clean water is hard to come by, but a solar-enhanced bag has combined portability and potability. The Solar Bag, [&hellip
June 21st, 2012 | by Andrew
As the UN Rio+20 conference on sustainable development opened, the US international development bank announced it is investing in renewable energy and energy infrastructure funds focused on financing projects across Latin America, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.