Berlin-based solar company Mobisol has sold 40,000 home solar systems to mostly low-income earners in off-grid locations.
The privatisation and liberalisation of Uganda’s power sector is one of the most complete examples of this type of initiative in Africa.
Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens.
Business leaders – including Tony Elumelu, Adewale Tinubu and John Rice – share their thoughts on the continent's power sector.
Six hundred million people currently lack access to reliable grid-connected electricity in sub-Saharan Africa – these companies have solutions.
The pay-as-you-go solar model is giving low-income earners in off-grid locations access to electricity.
Solving energy poverty through an off-grid solar electricity revolution
21 September, 2016Declining solar costs and ubiquity of mobile technology offer a unique opportunity to provide universal energy access.
Seven innovative companies meeting Africa’s renewable energy needs
6 September, 2016Six hundred million people currently lack access to reliable grid-connected electricity in sub-Saharan Africa – these companies have solutions.
Getting current: New tech giving more Africans access to electricity
3 July, 2016Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens.
Why Ethiopia is on track to become Africa’s industrial powerhouse
25 June, 2016Ethiopia seems to be attracting the attention of economists interested in Africa, and for good reason.
Singapore-style urban development in Tanzania
24 June, 2016Singaporean company Hyflux is involved in the development of a new integrated city in Tanzania.
Economic development: Kola Karim says African countries should be more ‘selfish’
13 June, 2016Businessman believes countries should concentrate on developing their own economies before worrying about greater regional integration.
The unique accounting challenges facing the power sector
9 June, 2016Potential IPPs incur significant upfront costs in relation to company structures and incorporation, administration, professional advice and feasibility studies.
Seeing power generation as a business opportunity: African CEOs weigh in
3 June, 2016Business leaders – including Tony Elumelu, Adewale Tinubu and John Rice – share their thoughts on the continent's power sector.
Entrepreneur sees profits in helping businesses reduce electricity costs
27 May, 2016Johan Theron is the inventor of PowerGuard, an innovation born from South Africa's national power cuts.
The innovator who sees opportunity in Africa’s energy woes
25 May, 2016Green Tower offers an off-grid solution that can save around 90% in electricity consumption.
Power privatisation: Uganda case study
19 May, 2016The privatisation and liberalisation of Uganda’s power sector is one of the most complete examples of this type of initiative in Africa.
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.'
Power privatisation: Zambia case study
13 May, 2016As an early adopter of privatisation, Zambia hasn’t been able to overcome endemic problems.
Power privatisation: Nigeria case study
11 May, 2016We 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.