With environmental devastation and social injustices pushing the planet to the breaking point, a stronger environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings system is needed to ensure investors get the positive impact they're paying for.

‘Know your customers’ is arguably the first rule of marketing. By identifying and segmenting customer groups, companies can target their products and services to the right people, in the right way. This can open-up opportunities for growth, inform product development and improve customer retention.

For my selections, I considered the charging capacity, price, and weight of the units, as well as solar-powered generators I have direct experience using.

Uncap aims to invest in existing businesses in need of capital between 10,000 and 50,000 USD through an equity-based revenue sharing model.

The European Commission and the International Energy Agency are speaking for Africa, rather than using their position as global leaders to ensure that Africa gets to speak up for itself. In doing so, they’re falling into a pattern that’s as frustrating as it is familiar: They’re pontificating about Africa’s energy future without including the voices of African energy leaders.

Traditionally inverters operate in grid-following mode, meaning their output synchronises to the grid’s voltage waveform. ‘Grid-forming’ inverters, however, set their own frequencies, making them capable of providing the grid with ‘virtual inertia.’

For many decades, Africa has suffered from infrastructure challenges, so how come the region is now experiencing a boom in digitization? Well, the truth is that currently Africa benefits from China's tremendous investment in the continent's information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

CrossBoundary Energy has released a report, Measuring Solar Irradiation in Africa: A case for change which shows how the biases in the estimation of solar production in Africa can lead to up to a 20% reduction in savings for African businesses and a 1-2% reduction in the internal rate of return (IRR) for solar developers and investors.

New research, published in Science, identifies five sets of complementary actions to put Africa's electricity sector on track to sharply increase electrification rates and secure long-term access to affordable and cleaner energy.

Cold-chain technology goes hand in hand with the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out. In countries that don’t have a national grid to power conventional refrigerators, solar energy can often be the only viable alternative.

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