Designed for off-the-grid communities, the WaterLight works by creating a chemical reaction between ocean water and magnesium.

The Startup|Energy initiative for the promotion of East African start-ups in the field of decentralised renewable energy supply has received another supporting member with SolarAid. The importance of the initiative is also shown by the fact that a total of 46 local start-ups have applied for Energy Camp East Africa! Five participants will now be selected from these applicants.

Sendea UG enables SMEs to provide sustainable off-grid solutions for Ugandan households, small businesses, farmers, and institutions, create sustainable local jobs and close the gap of the ‘missing middle’ in Uganda’s solar sector. Such a cooperative of local solar SMEs is the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa and its people cannot wait for governments and companies to agree on the design, pricing, and financing of energy projects with a long development time. African countries need energy now.

In a conservative country wracked by hunger and poverty amid a devastating war that has destroyed most infrastructure, 36-year-old Iman Hadi and her burqa-clad colleagues are achieving what many would have thought unthinkable.

Analysis quantifies a dramatic price drop that parallels similar improvements in solar and wind energy, and shows further steep declines could be possible.

The Africa’s Business Heroes from 2020 exemplify the phenomenal entrepreneurial talent from across the continent and are redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur.

The grantees are Nigeria’s ScholarX, Zambia’s WidEnergy, Ethiopia’s Africa 118, Uganda’s Ensibuuko, and Zimbabwe’s Zonful Energy.

Peter Fabricius examines three areas where Africa could take advantage of other technological innovations to leapfrog its deficits in other areas.

Ensuring health facilities have an affordable and reliable power supply is critical to ensure consistent, good-quality healthcare. Because of fuel costs and frequent shortages, resorting to diesel generators is often not enough, and can lead to deadly power cuts.

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