Efforts to decarbonise the operations of the world’s largest open pit platinum mine, in South Africa, will see the addition of a mobile plug-and-play solar plant to help power hydrogen production that, in turn, will power the world’s largest fuel cell electric mining haul truck.

An international research team has conducted a techno-economical comparison between lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries for stationary energy storage and has found the former has a lower LCOE and net present cost.

The new venture, totalling €5m across multiple tranches, is set to advance investments in food security, renewable energy, urban development, and manufacturing and production in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Rwanda.

A pioneer in the solar industry supports the startup scene in East Africa as a new member of Startup|Energy: The Chinese manufacturer Sinoware is one of the first companies to develop and produce professional solutions for off-grid regions in Africa and Asia.

Almost 70 per cent of home solar PV in Germany comes with battery energy storage attached. India should not reinvent the wheel; it should make full use and take maximum advantage of such innovations and breakthroughs that have already taken place in other parts of the world.

While solar and wind help countries meet energy security and environmental objectives, their variable nature poses challenges to electricity grids that require utilities to rethink operations.

An energy community is made up of participants who jointly benefit from local clean energy. Energy communities provide clean energy to participants — at costs up to 40% less expensive than traditional utility power — and are especially helpful to people experiencing energy poverty.

A just energy transition within the Global South context doesn’t just mean changing the energy source from brown to green, but often means creating energy access in the first place.

Developing countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, already account for ⅔ of the global population and over the next 20 years, their emissions are set to grow by 5 billion tonnes. Investment would need to increase by 700% until 2030 in these nations for us to have a chance of achieving a net-zero target.

An overlooked niche in the energy trade is keeping high-tech waste out of the trash — and helping to connect millions of people to reliable electricity.

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