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Africa has 40 % of the world’s solar potential but only 1 % of the world’s solar panels

There are currently louder calls from African heads of state that fossil energy resources cannot be dispensed with in the fight against energy...

20.10.2021 , Dr Jack Barrie and Melissa MacEwen

The solar panel’s dark side

A small amount of solar power can change the lives of those living in rural poverty without access to electricity. It provides light, enabling...

Women continue to fetch wood and cook over smoky fires even where there are solar home systems. 

Zimbabwe considers renewable energy a game changer...

The energy access sector has grown rapidly however, during these years of growth, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the sector are yet to be...

SDG7 is achievable in Africa by 2030. This was the most important finding of our recently published report “European Financial Flows on SDG7 to...

The recent High-level Dialogue on Energy, the first U.N. gathering of world leaders in more than 40 years solely devoted to energy issues, highlighted...

The report examines how energy access-related crowdfunding volumes decreased by 25% to $48m in 2020 after five consecutive years of 100% growth...

More private investment. More government support. More mini-grids or less mini-grids. Mesh grids. Combo grids. AgriGrids. Wind turbines, solar...

The Kenyan startups Drop Access and Inno-Neat have won the Startup|Energy Award at the end of the Energy Camp East Africa on 29. September 2021. A...