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Clean energy can lift African GDP

solar energy Africa

The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs using indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030. “Africa holds some of the best renewable energy resources in the world in the form of biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind,” Adnan Z. Amin, the IRENA Director-General recently said. “This, combined with the precipitous drop […]

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October 17th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,WORLD | Read More »

Traffic cops in Kinshasa? No, they now have solar-powered robocops!

solar-powered robocop

In Kinshasa, the teeming capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where drivers often flout traffic rules, five chunky, arm-waving robots equipped with cameras, lights and solar panels have been set up to watch over the roads. According to South China Morning Post, the solar-powered aluminium robots are huge, towering over the jammed streets, as […]

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March 6th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,WORLD | Read More »

Samsung gives a Solar Powered Internet School to learners in Mpumalanga

Solar Powered Internet School

Samsung Electronics South Africa has delivered a Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) to the Chief SW Nhlapho Secondary School in Dundonald, Mpumalanga. The executive mayor of Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality, B.P. Shiba, attended the handover ceremony, along with the Department of Education’s acting district director, P.P. Magagula. Head of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics South […]

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March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,WORLD | Read More »

Solarcentury will construct the biggest solar carport in Africa at Garden City, Nairobi

solar carport

Solarcentury (London, UK) will build the biggest solar PV carport at a car park at Garden City Mall, that is sittuated on 32-acre retail park, residential area and office development Nairobi’s Thika Superhighway. Solar energy harvested by the 858 kWp PV system will go to the retail tenants. “We are incredibly proud to be bringing […]

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October 1st, 2014 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,WORLD | Read More »

Green energy the new source of power for villages?

Clean energy in villages

Villages could be powered with Cheap solar, wind or hydroelectricity There are quite a few countries where energy infrastructure is not doing great. As a fallow-up, 1.4 billion people can’t enjoy the benefits of electric power. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa, just 8% of the population in villages are connected to electricity. All that could […]

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August 13th, 2014 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,WORLD | Read More »

CG is going to embrace a complete presence in Dubai

A new regional office opend in Dubai

CG , the previous Pauwels and Crompton Greaves unit of Avantha Group, will comercialize electrical products and solutions in the Middle East and Africa. Avantha Group Company CG has launched a fully-fledged office in the free trade zone of Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO). The new regional office will promote and distribute the full CG contribution […]

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October 14th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,Asia,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Scatec Solar in charge of South Africa’s first solar independent power project connected to the grid

First independent renewable project was conected to the grid

Scatec Solar, an European PV professional, connected a 75 MW solar plant to South Africa’s grid with three months in advance of the deadline. This connection is the first green energy independent power procurement program (REIPPPP) in the country. The PV system is situated in Kalkbut in South Africa’s Northern Cape region. The project will […]

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September 11th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,Energy Market,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

A boom in PV is predicted for Middle East and North Africa

The latest report regarding the examination of green energy in the Middle East and North Africa region shows that “PV is experiencing rapid growth due to its tremendous potential and continuously decreasing technology costs,” with a current pipeline of 2.3 GW. The report was written by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Renewable Energy […]

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August 9th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Solar ORC systems providing hot water and electricity in Africa seted up by STG International

Electricity isn’t really an energy source that can be yet be taken for granted in certain isolated parts of Africa where more often than not, a regular supply is considered a luxury. STG International, an MIT non-profit has come up with a feasible way to power up clinics and schools in such parts of Africa […]

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August 16th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Solar Thermal,WORLD | Read More »

Solar energy powers telecommunication infrastructure

IHS Africa powers telecommunication infrastructure with solar energy. IHS Africa is one of the biggest telecommunications infrastructure of Africa. The company has recently unveiled the largest solar-powered cell site in Africa. This is an attempt to reduce diesel consumption at least 40% to 50%. Only in West Africa, HIS Africa have 4,000 generator powered cellular […]

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May 4th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa | Read More »


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