The off-grid industry is taking hold in Asia and su-Saharan Africa, with Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia leading the way
The good news is that increased investment in clean energies is happening at a time when oil is dirt cheap
The plant is part of a vision to raise renewable energy production to 42% of its total power needs by 2020.
In the past five years, more new renewable energy capacity has been installed worldwide than fossil and nuclear power combined.
Electricity everywhere in Africa in 10 years? No problem says new AfDB chief, we can find $55bn for it
At least 620 million people have no access to power on the continent, including vast populations in South Sudan, Somalia and DR Congo.
Green energy operates by a very different politics and patronage model than conventional sources - and African governments should be prepared
Latest intelligence report on the next decade ignored Africa, but we tell you the next 10 things to watch for
Highlighting possible trends that will shape Africa’s future, and its relationship to the world, over the next fifteen years.
Solar firms plan microgrids for 200,000 Kenya homes, and Djibouti taps volcanic energy to reduce power costs
Just 23% of Kenyans had access to electricity in 2010; while Djibouti plans to become completely reliant on “green energy” by 2020.
To every single African country, the biggest impediment to economic growth is energy - Donald Kaberuka
The continent can save more than $12 billion annually by switching from candles, kerosene lamps and battery-powered flashlights to solar LED
Kingdom expects to build five new solar plants by 2020 with a combined production capacity of 2,000MW at an estimated cost of $9 billion.