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25.01.2021 , Yibeltal T. Wassie / Muyiwa S. Adaramol

Constraints and problems facing solar PVs use in rural Ethiopia

While solar power could be a big catalyst for change, counterfeit panels are holding back its rollout. But major problems with product quality and...

It feels like a logical flow to talk about how investing in Africa is different from investing in America. What are some of these differences?

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The energy industry is at the heart of the global post-COVID-19 recovery.

But it faces what has been called 'the energy trilemma'; the conflicting...

08.01.2021 , Andrew Allee, James Sherwood, Falaq Tidjani and Ayodeji Ojo

Electrifying Nigerian Agriculture with Clean Minigrids to Improve Livelihoods

A new Power Africa study finds immediate opportunity to initiate and scale the productive use of energy from Nigerian minigrids by electrifying three...

The question of how the acceptability of renewable energy can be achieved at the community level has been a matter of ongoing discussion. In this...

We don’t need to preach to the choir: given the plethora of data-related projects that donors and development finance institutions (DFIs) have...

22.12.2020 , Eleanor Wagner & Sarah Hambly

SelfChill technology - cooling with solar and ice

Access to refrigeration is essential for farmers to reduce post-harvest losses, scale up and explore new business opportunities. However, some current...

Koolboks is a French tech startup with a focus on serving a Nigerian market. The startup seeks to make cooling affordable and accessible to all, using...

18.12.2020 , Emanuela Barbiroglio

The Revolution Comes in Three Wheels

Cassetex produces a solar-powered battery swapping service for electric three-wheelers in Bangladesh. Out of 68 teams and 3,000 entrepreneurs pitching...

It is widely accepted that the deployment of renewable energy technologies must be scaled up significantly to accelerate the global energy transition....