The state-owned Electricity Generation Company of Malawi (EGENCO) has called for expressions of interest for installation of a 10MW solar PV project at Nanjoka in Salima that can later be scaled to 20MW.
World Vision and Panasonic Corporation have launched an Off-grid Solutions Project in Narok County, Kenya, which will see Panasonic bring solar powered electricity to an area of Narok County that is not connected to the national power grid.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has forecasted global solar demand in 2019 could increase by as little as 15% in 2019, reaching 125GW of new installations, up from preliminary forecasted and revised figures of 109GW for 2018.
Remote mines, cement factories and shopping malls are a major catalyst for commercial and industrial (C&I) PV in Africa. A new survey from consultancy THEnergy aims to capture the progress so far and the scale of the opportunity to come. The firm's managing director Dr Thomas Hillig explains more, including how you can help assist the work.
The distributed renewable energy (DRE) sector, necessary in a world with millions of people without power, is being held back by a chronic shortage of skilled workers. Indeed, Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) has just 16,000 people working in renewable energy in a region with 600 million un-electrified people, according to the founders of a new campaign aiming to fill this skills gap.