The Big 5 – Africa’s fastest growing solar energy markets

Africa has shown great progress in the development of its solar energy markets over the last year. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), last year’s growth was primarily driven by five specific countries: Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia and Ghana. Together they contributed 1,067MW of newly-installed PV capacity in 2018 Egypt – one of […]

A solar-powered irrigation pump with pay-as-you-go option

An Israeli-Palestinian non-profit which provides renewable energy and clean water services to off-grid communities has developed a submersible solar magnetic irrigation plunger pump. The Solar Magnetic Plunger Pump (SMPP) is said to be able to deliver 20-30 m3 per day from a pump head 15-45m deep – enough, according to Comet-ME, for small plot irrigation or […]

Off-Grid, Mini-Grid Technologies Critical for Africa

Investing in new off-grid and mini-grid technologies to extend energy access across Africa will be instrumental in helping smallholder farmers to meet rising food demand. Achieving universal energy access with the help of mini and nano solutions is vital to meet rising food demand and transform rural lives in Africa, according to a panel of […]

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