July 20th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
One of the world's most respected and oldest solar companies, Solarcentury, will partner with the European Union and United Nations Development Programme to build two solar-powered mini-grids in Eritrea, in East Africa.
March 2nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
70% of people living in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to a conventional electrical grid. Even if they did, the service is often interrupted by a variety of factors. Now, Community Energy Social Enterprises Limited, a Nigerian company, and Renewvia Energy Corporation, an American firm, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide solar power to 25 communities across Nigeria using local microgrids
December 6th, 2016 | by Saurabh
Indian Railways is planning to set up around 5 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity across the country in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The capacity addition will be a mix of rooftop and ground-mounted projects
March 2nd, 2013 | by Giles Parkinson
This article was originally published on RenewEconomy. Addressing climate change is seen as the greatest challenge of our time – [&hellip
February 17th, 2012 | by Andrew
ToughSolar, backed by a UN initiative, aims to offer some 33 million Africans access to clean, renewable solar PV systems. The program's success would help fight poverty, reduce health risks and environmental degradation and literally empower rural Africans in ways beyond access to clean, renewable electricity
November 3rd, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen
The UN's annual human development report stated that women in politics
September 3rd, 2011 | by Andrew
With climate change, food and energy security prominent and increasingly urgent concerns in East Africa, Kenya and the regional African Rift Geothermal Development Facility are working to accelerate development of the region's vast geothermal energy resources, which are estimated to range between 7GW and 10GW in Kenya alone. Nineteen companies just submitted bids to Kenya's Geothermal Development Co. to develop eight 100MW geothermal power plants in the country's northwest. The government anticipates that geothermal power will supply 30% of the country's 15,000MW in additional generation capacity over the next 20 years.