Solar Power

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Global South should be leading solar geoengineering R&D

Despite developing countries contributing nearly 0.1 per cent of the global emissions to climate change, they suffer more than 90 per cent of the global impacts because of their inability to adapt to climate change, according to the Global Climate Change Regime report published in 2013.   As countries grapple

Pay-as-you-go solar energy for Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland

BBOXX, a UK based solar energy company, is partnering with DC Go, a company that provides off-grid electricity, to provide off-grid electricity in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. The companies say they will mainly be targeting townships in the Southern Afrikan countries where they believe millions of residents use dangerous

Egypt’s new solar power plant set to launch training for scientists

The first training programme in the field of solar power for researchers from Africa and the Middle East is set to launch next September.   The programme, offered by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt, will take place at the Multipurpose Applications by Thermodynamic Solar (MATS) plant. The

Local business innovation is equipping off-grid households with electricity

If the old adage is true and necessity is the mother of invention, then ingenuity must surely be the father. Globally, 1.2 billion people live without access to electricity. To overcome the decades-old challenges that developing regions face, solutions must not only address today’s needs but also create

One of Afrika's biggest solar power projects in Namibia secures funding

One of the biggest solar power PV plants in Sub-Saharan Afrika, by <a href=:http://alten-energy.com/developing/other-projects-in-africa/" target="_blank">ALTEN Africa, has just secured financing. The solar plant which will be located in the area around Marietta in Namibia, secured and finalized the

Using QR payment technology for pay-as-you-go solar power in Uganda

Kenya's M-KOPA has announced that it will be piloting Mastercard's QR payment technology in Uganda for its pay-as-you-go solar program. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Span. M-KOPA provides affordable pay-you-go solar power to homes in East Afrika. So far, as of January 2018, the company

Rwanda's ARED Is Creating Employment With Its Solar Powered Kiosks For Micro-Entrepreneurs

Most Afrikans don't have access to electricity. Although the specific number of how many don't have access to electricity is debatable, it is clear that majority of Afrikans are left in the dark when it comes to constant and reliable electricity supply. This electricity supply issue has a severe impact