Companies will utilize Power Africa funding to provide off-grid solar electricity solutions to 288 healthcare facilities across the nine countries represented.

Solar-driven electrification has important implications for food production and access to water for farmers and herders alike who have only known erratic rainfall, spells of floods and drought and creeping desertification.

Between 2012 and 2019, donors committed US$1.6 billion to help scale the minigrid sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, just 13% (US$208 million) of that capital has been deployed, according to a recent Sustainable Energy for All report.

Hand washing is one of the best frontline defenses against the virus that causes Covid-19. Yet three billion people – almost half of the world’s population – lack access to basic hand-washing facilities.

This wastewater treatment is powered solely by solar energy and is remotely operated and managed via a mobile application and Internet interface. The technology is currently being piloted in two Bedouin communities in Israel.

Africa’s power sector is in the process of radical transition. New capacity from diverse sources is being added to meet forecasts of rising demand, while the falling cost of renewable power offers the chance of bringing electricity access to those without and reduce costly fuel imports.

Africa’s policymakers are becoming increasingly engaged in the implementation of measures to tackle global warming.

Let’s look at some of the newest research on home energy storage to see what’s happening in the field and what’s likely to emerge in this area of clean consumer tech in the near future.

What used to be seen as, at best, an adjunct to large-scale thermal and hydro-based national grid supply is now being recognised as a major weapon in the drive to provide electricity access to all Africans.

An independent private equity fund management Metier, through its most recent Sustainable Capital Fund, has made a substantial investment into Broadreach Energy, in support of C&I renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa.

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