Researchers in India have developed a new method to operate a solar-plus-storage system in a stable manner under varying operating conditions. They claim that their novel technique enables the regulation of the DC link voltage and is able to compensate reactive power while supplying active power to a local load in grid-connected operation.

This easily deployable, chemical-free approach might be best in countries that lack battery-recycling rules, the researchers said.

Lance Haines, chief technology officer – Microgrids, at Schneider Electric speaks on microgrids and modernizing the grid — and how the two are intrinsically connected.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) must put in place a directive excluding the financing of fossil fuels, and publish it without delay on its website. This is the subject of an open letter from environmental civil society organisations to AfDB President Akinwunmi Adesina.

The report investigates the various phases of the photovoltaics markets for 16 African countries as well as their individual regulatory conditions and potential for photovoltaic installations.

Only a tiny percentage of international donor cash is going to projects, and it’s especially bad in Africa.

20 organisations have been awarded a total of £2.9 million in funding for innovative, solar-powered appliance technology projects that will help to level the playing field whilst addressing the climate emergency.

The AEIS is a continental energy information system designed by AFREC to host and process energy datasets of all available energy sources, which are produced, supplied, consumed, imported and exported by all 55 African Union Member States.

Travel restrictions imposed by countries in response to the coronavirus pandemic have contribution to a slowdown in investment in rural electrification projects.

While there is funding available that is aimed specifically at women-led businesses, not enough is done to publicise their efforts or how to access them.

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