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African countries should focus on building smaller infrastructure projects that require less financing.
During a session at the recent World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Cape Town, experts discussed the latest developments in addressing the continent’s energy infrastructure constraints.
One Degree Solar’s BrightBox system powers lights, smartphones, tablets, and radios.
How we made it in Africa talks energy with KenGen’s outgoing managing director Eddy Njoroge.
Africa’s power sector is facing many challenges, mainly due to insufficient generation capacity, which has limited electricity supply, resulting in low access.
American conglomerate General Electric says it will invest US$1 billion in Nigeria, promising to more than triple the country’s electrical output over the next 10 years.
How we made it in Africa talks to Stephen Mullennix, senior vice president of US-based renewable energy firm SolarReserve.
How we made it in Africa talks to Powertech Africa CEO Ronnie Krüger about why the company decided to consolidate its various divisions into one offering.
It is estimated that seven million South Africans live in shacks in the country’s many “squatter camps” located around all major cities.
Pim de Ridder is the entrepreneur behind Izzy Projects, a business that develops and operates wind turbine projects to power tea factories in Kenya.
“Passion is the main trait an entrepreneur should have because when the chips are down it is the only trait that will fuel your hope.”
“If you want a stable cash flow over several years then an energy project is worth investing in.”
“Many multinationals for a long time assumed that the people at the base of the pyramid cannot be served and that they are not a viable market.”
Mining companies’ concerns over electricity supply in South Africa are fuelling a drive towards self-sufficiency, with some mines on the point of investing in their own power generation facilities.
Germany-based Siemens has received its first wind turbine orders in Africa, marking the multinational’s entry into the continent’s wind market.