ETHIOPIA

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The Ethiopian Solar Energy Foundation has electrified the Rural Primary Hospital in Maji with a 33.6 kWp solar system.

Maji is an old and small town...

25.01.2021 , Yibeltal T. Wassie / Muyiwa S. Adaramol

Constraints and problems facing solar PVs use in rural Ethiopia

While solar power could be a big catalyst for change, counterfeit panels are holding back its rollout. But major problems with product quality and...

From ex-prostitutes making jewellery out of bullet casing to drones delivering blood, rising numbers of businesses with a mission to help address...

In 2017 alone, poor rains and the residual effects of past extreme weather events forced millions of Ethiopians to rely on food assistance, according...
Selling solar products through the informal sector is not just financially attractive in places like Ethiopia—it’s also the key to reaching the...
Nervousness in the Ethiopian solar sector: an Israeli NGO is planning to distribute a total of 16 million solar lanterns to rural households at a...

01.02.2016 , The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), GOGLA, Practical Action and SolarAid

Accelerating access to electricity in Africa with off-grid solar

These reports present evidence of the impact of solar household systems, reviews the market in the region and 13 selected countries in sub-Saharan...
ArsoAmba is a village located 230 km far from Addis Ababa in North Shoa Zone, Amhara Regional State. It has an estimated population of 5000 people....
In this study, we have investigated the practice of an international network of companies and organizations which are engaged in the diffusion of...
Ethiopian startup AhadooTec is set to launch an educational mobile app to make study materials more accessible and to serve as a personalised learning...

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According to the plan endorsed by the World Bank, hybrid solar mini-grids will be deployed for rural...

The main objective is to join efforts in supporting empowerment and participation of women and young...

Aside from the grid projects different local and foreign investors are developing off grid solar PV...

The project aims to electrify 25 rural towns across the country, which is expected to benefit about...

That’s the conclusion of a study published in the journal Energy for Sustainable Development that...

Located in Bokolomayo village, Somalia state, the southernmost part of Ethiopia, the project...

The Ethiopian Energy Authority has drafted a directive to govern off-grid electricity generation and...

The Ethiopian government has prioritised universal access to electricity and aims to reach 100%...

An off-grid has just been commissioned in the locality of Qurile, Somali Region, in eastern...

The U.S.-based Mercy Corps has opened a call for expressions of interest in the installation of...

Research organisation, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), has launched a new report that shows how...

The points mentioned include questioning the need of different requirements for solar products...