Changing economic fundamentals mean that the goals of ending energy poverty, combating climate change and driving inclusive growth are not just aligned, they have become mutually reinforcing.

Western Australia has announced its third and biggest-yet community battery trial, offering up to 600 solar households access to shared or “virtual” energy storage while at the same time boosting the efficiency and stability of the state’s South West grid.

A group of scientists in Bangladesh has developed a model to determine the optimal cleaning schedule for a PV installation at any location in the globe, requiring only the average insolation and soiling rate for a given site to make the calculation.

Electrical distribution systems for hospitals usually consist of two parts — the nonessential electrical system and the essential electrical system. The essential system is where lives could be lost should the power ever go out.

The AfCFTA envisions to expand intra-African trade and intensify regional integration by successively eliminating tariffs on 90% of product categories. Improved energy trade and energy integration initiatives will boost economic development in Africa by reducing transaction costs and enabling market and economic collaboration, conclusively accelerating investment incentives.

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

There is a disconnect between startup ambitions and market realities. The 10- or 20-yearold African VC thesis predicated on a growing, young, tech-savvy, middle class has yet to be proven.

The Covid pandemic, and now finally, the vaccination push across the world against the disease has put the spotlight firmly on the role distributed solar products, particularly Solar refrigeration could play.

Presuming money income to be a universal yardstick of wellbeing, this poverty measure has been challenged on various grounds. Many have become obsessed with such ranking, instead of the underlying socio-economic processes and actual progress.

The specificity of challenges facing Black people shows two things: first, that there is a need for support that focuses on Black people. And second, that this support should be designed to fit these entrepreneurs’ local contexts and specific circumstances, rather than adopting universal templates.

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