The EV manufacturer with big solar ambitions has finally leveraged its expertise in power electronics technology and launched a solar inverter.

Clean energy accounted for the next biggest share of funding activity with solar startups leading by attracting significant funding across East and West Africa in particular as governments and private investors encourage solutions to the continent’s electricity shortage challenges.

The African Union has secured 270 million vaccine doses for distribution across the continent. Even if enough vaccines are secured, there is an enormous logistical challenge: how to transport temperature-sensitive vaccines to places without reliable electricity and refrigeration.

The pandemic, which forced learning institutions to close and kept some 1.2 billion students worldwide out of the classroom, has worsened a pre-existing problem.

From the FIT programs across Europe, we learn that government action to support renewable energy can lead to significant cost reduction and scale if well-implemented.

According to Jean-Guy Afrika, the Chief Regional Funds Coordinator at the AfDB, the pace of ratification by the African Union (AU) has been unprecedented in its history. Out of the 55 AU member states, 54 signed and 34 have ratified the agreement.

Researchers led by Oxford University have put together a comprehensive forecast of energy developments across the African continent up to 2030. Based on this, the authors warn of the need for the public and private sectors to change to tack to avoid a missed opportunity for renewable energy.

A new generation of tech uses heat from the sun to provide clean, salt-free water.

Emerging technology ecosystems face a chicken and egg problem. In order to attract investments, an ecosystem needs to have exits (the profitable sale of investments) but in order to have exits, an eco-system needs to attract investments. And investors in Africa need a slightly different approach from their Silicon Valley peers.

KYA Software to Better Harness the Sun's Energy.

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