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This simple energy solution for less than $2 a day

Pay-as-you-go, off-grid solutions have been effective in dealing with the challenges of reaching the last mile – a task that is both expensive and logistically challenging.

Rural electrification in Africa: An economic development opportunity?

Decentralised power generation projects – based on renewable energies – could be the key to unlocking this high-potential market.

Clean energy policies becoming more widely adopted across sub-Saharan Africa

The role off-grid electrification solutions play is increasingly recognised by governments.

Ghana power plant a template for Africa investing in Africa, says fund manager

The Kpone independent power plant is anticipated to play an important role in meeting Ghana’s growing electricity demand.

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.

Off-grid solar power booms in Africa

So-called off-grid solar systems have plummeted in price.

Recent Articles

  1. This simple energy solution for less than $2 a day

    16 May, 2017
    Pay-as-you-go, off-grid solutions have been effective in dealing with the challenges of reaching the last mile – a task that is both expensive and logistically challenging.
  2. Rural electrification in Africa: An economic development opportunity?

    30 April, 2017
    Decentralised power generation projects – based on renewable energies – could be the key to unlocking this high-potential market.
  3. Ghana power plant a template for Africa investing in Africa, says fund manager

    4 April, 2017
    The Kpone independent power plant is anticipated to play an important role in meeting Ghana’s growing electricity demand.
  4. Profit-making idea: Battery recycling – a spin-off from the small-scale solar boom

    27 March, 2017
    Small-scale off-grid solar energy is a booming new industry.
  5. Rwandan solar-powered kiosk company wants to create Africa’s biggest wifi network

    10 February, 2017
    Making people that earn less than US$5 a day part of the digital revolution.
  6. Off-grid solar power booms in Africa

    19 December, 2016
    So-called off-grid solar systems have plummeted in price.
  7. Clean energy policies becoming more widely adopted across sub-Saharan Africa

    15 December, 2016
    The role off-grid electrification solutions play is increasingly recognised by governments.
  8. Profit-making idea: Solar really is set to replace conventional power

    1 December, 2016
    And it could happen faster in Africa than anywhere else in the world.
  9. Climate-smart investment opportunities in four African countries

    28 November, 2016
    Highlighting the potential in renewable energy, agriculture and urban infrastructure.
  10. 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.
  11. BioTherm CEO Jasandra Nyker on renewable energy’s changing landscape

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

    26 September, 2016
    The vision of a dam that would light up half of Africa has been shimmering on the horizon for decades.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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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