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Manufacturing solar panels in East Africa: Rising demand, but challenges remain

'If I told my wife I am going to set up another solar factory somewhere in Africa, she will either divorce me or kill me,' says Haijo Kuper, MD of solar panel maker Solinc.

Power privatisation: Uganda case study

The privatisation and liberalisation of Uganda’s power sector is one of the most complete examples of this type of initiative in Africa.

Getting current: New tech giving more Africans access to electricity

Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens.

Seeing power generation as a business opportunity: African CEOs weigh in

Business leaders – including Tony Elumelu, Adewale Tinubu and John Rice – share their thoughts on the continent's power sector.

GE exec on why Obama’s Power Africa has been slow to take off

'If you look today at the number of megawatts that are actually on the grid directly related to the Power Africa initiative, it is very little.'

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.

Recent Articles

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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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    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.
  5. GreenTower off-grid Inverters&battery Andre Nel 200x240

    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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    Power privatisation: Uganda case study

    19 May, 2016
    The privatisation and liberalisation of Uganda’s power sector is one of the most complete examples of this type of initiative in Africa.
  7. John Rice 200x240

    GE exec on why Obama’s Power Africa has been slow to take off

    19 May, 2016
    'If you look today at the number of megawatts that are actually on the grid directly related to the Power Africa initiative, it is very little.'
  8. Lusaka, Zambia; photo: Mike Rosenberg

    Power privatisation: Zambia case study

    13 May, 2016
    As an early adopter of privatisation, Zambia hasn’t been able to overcome endemic problems.
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    Power privatisation: Nigeria case study

    11 May, 2016
    We continue to look at the recent experiences of five nations in their missions to increase electricity supply. In this instalment of our series on privatisation in Africa we feature Nigeria.
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    Four things to know about Africa’s pay-as-you-go solar energy market

    10 May, 2016
    The pay-as-you-go solar model is giving low-income earners in off-grid locations access to electricity.
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    Power privatisation: Ghana case study

    9 May, 2016
    We look at the recent experiences of five nations in their missions to increase electricity supply as a part of our series on privatisation in Africa. In this instalment we feature Ghana.
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    Power privatisation: Kenya case study

    5 May, 2016
    In our series on privatisation in Africa, we look at the recent experiences of five nations in their missions to increase electricity supply. This week we look at Kenya.
  13. Solinc 200x240

    Manufacturing solar panels in East Africa: Rising demand, but challenges remain

    28 March, 2016
    'If I told my wife I am going to set up another solar factory somewhere in Africa, she will either divorce me or kill me,' says Haijo Kuper, MD of solar panel maker Solinc.
  14. mobisol solar 200x240

    Solar company bringing the ‘modern lifestyle’ to rural Rwanda and Tanzania

    4 March, 2016
    Berlin-based solar company Mobisol has sold 40,000 home solar systems to mostly low-income earners in off-grid locations.
  15. dipou peters 200x240 solar plant george

    Africa’s first solar-powered airport launches in George

    1 March, 2016
    The solar farm is set to supply George Airport with 41% of its energy for the next 25 to 30 years.
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