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The eight finalists hail from Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda. They are:

BreastIT (Kampala, Uganda) is a portable, artificial...

18.03.2019 , Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, University of Manchester; Joseph Mutale, University of Manchester; Mathaios Panteli, University of Manchester, and Pierluigi Mancarella, University of Manchester

How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and...

Ikea’s innovation lab debuts SolarVille, a blockchain-powered solar microgrid, which points toward the furniture giant’s sustainability ambitions.

Ninety-five percent of utilities executives agree that the risk of electricity consumers going largely off the grid and only using it as occasional...

A push is on to bring electricity to the nearly one billion people who lack it worldwide. But if you build it will they come? Apparently not, as some...

22.01.2019 , Daniel Kuria, Makena Ireri, Lorenza Geronimo

The challenges of field-testing off-grid refrigerators - Learning Paper

The Ideas to Impact programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), is testing whether prizes can stimulate innovative...

Renewable energy is generally viewed as a long-term solution to climate change. It’s no surprise then that a great deal of effort is going into to...

07.01.2019 , Malabo Montpellier Panel

Water-Wise: Smart Irrigation Strategies for Africa

Africa is seeing a surge of interest in irrigation among small-scale farmers as climate change brings more erratic weather. Currently, only 6 percent...

This new publication aims to give guidance to off-grid solar projects on how to address the challenge of hazardous battery waste arising from their...

17.11.2018 , Marco Dorothal, Solarplaza

How Microgrids Will Keep The Lights On

With the recent surge of renewable energy projects, driven by accelerated cost reductions, centralized energy production is becoming less and less...

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