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Investec: Off-grid solar could be as transformational for Africa as mobile phones

Investec Asset Management's Mark Jennings shares why the firm just acquired a ‘significant shareholding’ in Mobisol.

Climate-smart investment opportunities in four African countries

Highlighting the potential in renewable energy, agriculture and urban infrastructure.

East Africa: Rural, off-grid consumers can now watch TV

M-KOPA has unveiled a 16-inch, solar-powered digital flat-screen TV, targeted at low-income consumers residing in off-grid areas.

Inga dream again deferred

The vision of a dam that would light up half of Africa has been shimmering on the horizon for decades.

Seven innovative companies meeting Africa’s renewable energy needs

Six hundred million people currently lack access to reliable grid-connected electricity in sub-Saharan Africa – these companies have solutions.

Four things to know about Africa’s pay-as-you-go solar energy market

The pay-as-you-go solar model is giving low-income earners in off-grid locations access to electricity.

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    Climate-smart investment opportunities in four African countries

    28 November, 2016
    Highlighting the potential in renewable energy, agriculture and urban infrastructure.
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    Investec: Off-grid solar could be as transformational for Africa as mobile phones

    6 October, 2016
    Investec Asset Management's Mark Jennings shares why the firm just acquired a ‘significant shareholding’ in Mobisol.
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    BioTherm CEO Jasandra Nyker on renewable energy’s changing landscape

    5 October, 2016
    Speaking at the recent US-Africa Business Forum in New York.
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    Inga dream again deferred

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    The vision of a dam that would light up half of Africa has been shimmering on the horizon for decades.
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    Solving energy poverty through an off-grid solar electricity revolution

    21 September, 2016
    Declining solar costs and ubiquity of mobile technology offer a unique opportunity to provide universal energy access.
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    Seven innovative companies meeting Africa’s renewable energy needs

    6 September, 2016
    Six hundred million people currently lack access to reliable grid-connected electricity in sub-Saharan Africa – these companies have solutions.
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    Getting current: New tech giving more Africans access to electricity

    3 July, 2016
    Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens.
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    Why Ethiopia is on track to become Africa’s industrial powerhouse

    25 June, 2016
    Ethiopia seems to be attracting the attention of economists interested in Africa, and for good reason.
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    Singapore-style urban development in Tanzania

    24 June, 2016
    Singaporean company Hyflux is involved in the development of a new integrated city in Tanzania.
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    Economic development: Kola Karim says African countries should be more ‘selfish’

    13 June, 2016
    Businessman believes countries should concentrate on developing their own economies before worrying about greater regional integration.
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    The unique accounting challenges facing the power sector

    9 June, 2016
    Potential IPPs incur significant upfront costs in relation to company structures and incorporation, administration, professional advice and feasibility studies.
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    Seeing power generation as a business opportunity: African CEOs weigh in

    3 June, 2016
    Business leaders – including Tony Elumelu, Adewale Tinubu and John Rice – share their thoughts on the continent's power sector.
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    Entrepreneur sees profits in helping businesses reduce electricity costs

    27 May, 2016
    Johan Theron is the inventor of PowerGuard, an innovation born from South Africa's national power cuts.
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    The innovator who sees opportunity in Africa’s energy woes

    25 May, 2016
    Green Tower offers an off-grid solution that can save around 90% in electricity consumption.
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