Seed Funding and Digitalisation of Africa Distributed Energy Market: A conversation with AMMP co-Founders...

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Quick Summary From the early stages of your organization, Point Nine, a listed investor is ready to walk with you especially for potentially scalable businesses....
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Discovering Allsola, the New Solar all in one device, with Kenya Green Supply Co-Founders

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Quick Summary We were pleased to converse with the Co-Founders of the Kenya Green Supply Limited who shared a lot about their organization. The article...
The Solar Path made perfect for Investors: Why you should back us? CEO at We-tility

The Solar Path made perfect for Investors: Why you should back us? CEO at...

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Quick Summary After a short break, we continued our discourse with Vincent Maposa, the CEO at Wetility. The second part of Wetility interview highlights the...

The Solar Path made perfect for customers: Heart to heart with Vincent Maposa, CEO...

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QUICK SUMMARY Even as we are optimistic about the flattening of the covid-19 curve while maintaining social distancing, we continued to reached out to top...
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Digitalising Solar Training in Africa – A conversation with Niveshen Govender, SAPVIA COO

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Quick Summary We hosted Niveshen Govender, the COO at South African photovoltaic Association who enlightened us on the following: Journey to SAPVIARole and...
Jumeme Solar Mini Grids Transforming Lives in Tanzania

Jumeme Solar Mini Grids Transforming Lives in Tanzania

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Quick Summary We were delighted to have a tête-à-tête with Leo Schiefermuller, Co-founder and Director of Jumeme, who shared wisdom on the solar industry. Knowledgeable...
How "Going Solar" Boosted Farm Productivity by 50% in Sudan

How “Going Solar” Boosted Farm Productivity by 50% in Sudan?

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QUICK SUMMARY Captured below includes: The Trans-formative Solar Experience In SudanThe EconomicsSolar FinancingUnited Nations Development Program opportunityChallenges and key takeaways ARTICLE In Sudan’s arid Northern State, part of...
BRING (BACK) POWER TO AFRICA: WHY GOING SOLAR IS YOUR BUSINESS’S BEST DECISION

BRING (BACK) POWER TO AFRICA: WHY GOING SOLAR IS YOUR BUSINESS’S BEST DECISION.

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Quick Summary Who doesn't love benefits coupled with efficiency in business? Even when it is just to save an extra coin especially during this COVID-19...
Lessons from Malawi: Solar Energy Needs Local Leaders

Lessons from Malawi: Solar Energy Needs Local Leaders

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Quick Summary After the great first article she wrote for RiA, Rosalind has been spending some valuable time in Malawi earlier this year and she...
How can Digital Marketing help Solar businesses boost sales in Covid-19 time?

How can Digital Marketing help Solar businesses boost sales in Covid-19 time?

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Quick Summary How do you survive as a business and keep engaging with your customers? Our marketing expert Oluoch Were has been looking at solar business in...
100% Renewables baseload strategy is possible, says Wale Yusuff, Wärtsilä MD in Nigeria

100% Renewables baseload strategy is possible, says Wale Yusuff, Wärtsilä MD in Nigeria

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On the margin of Future Energy Nigeria in November this year, we took some time to discuss with Wärtsilä Managing Director. We asked few questions about: His...
TEDx speaker and Solar Sister manager, Olasimbo tells her wins and challenges

TEDx speaker and Solar Sister manager, Olasimbo tells her wins and challenges

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If you're looking for a highly skilled woman in the renewables, Olsasimbo Sojinrin is one of them. She is a recognised TEDx Speaker and...
Scoring BIG! Ex-Man U Star Quinton Fortune advocates for more Solar in Africa

Scoring BIG! Ex-Man U Star Quinton Fortune advocates for more Solar in Africa

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RiA is presenting here the last interview we conducted at the AEF 2019. After Samaila Zubairu from AFC, Ricardo Machado from Aenergy, Romain Py from  AIIM, Grant Henderson and...
Catching up with Terje, the prolific EMPOWER CEO who is funding Small and Medium-scale Solar in Africa.

Catching up with Terje, the prolific EMPOWER CEO who is funding Small and Medium-scale...

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We first met Terje during the Solar Finance Conference in London about 2 years ago and spoke about the fund he was planning on...

Are tenders the answer for fast Solar deployment? DLA Piper Partners Duo enlightens us

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At the AEF 2019, as part of insightful discussions we had with leaders of the industry (Samaila Zubairu from AFC, Ricardo Machado from Aenergy, Romain Py from...

On-Grid vs Off-Grid: What is the difference?

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Quick Summary In this article, Rachel Sekibo, a Southampton University Student and Tony Tiyou are revisiting the concept of On-grid vs Off-grid in simple...
Patriotism, Philanthropy, Place…and Clean Energy! Welcome to (My)Zambia

Patriotism, Philanthropy, Place…and Clean Energy! Welcome to (My)Zambia!

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Quick summary In this article, RiA with the help of our partner, MyZambia MyAfrica are discussing the  latest development of the Solar industry in Zambia,...
The Africa Large-Scale Solar Projects Tracker

The Africa Large-Scale Solar Projects Tracker

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Quick Summary: In this article, RiA is proud to present the Africa Large-Scale Solar Projects Tracker. Find below the main talking points: Drawing up inventory ...
Desert to Power Solar PV Programme

Long Live “Desert to Power”, the new King of Solar

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Quick Summary: In this article, RiA is introducing AfDB Desert to Power Solar PV programme. Find below the main talking points: What is Desert to...
How does a green Mini-grid work?

How does a Green Mini-grid work?

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Quick Summary: In this article, we are talking about Green Mini-grids in Africa. Find below the main talking points: What is a mini-grid? What are...
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From outsider to insider, Ugandan free-thinker Lucia breaks the (green)code! Summary Faces of Clean Energy Africa - After the fantastic Chib, this week, Entrepreneur and Managing...
Pay As You Go_The Basics

Pay-As-You-Go Solar : The Basics

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RiA-ders! Jackie is a shining example in the Off-Grid solar industry's talents. Her first article was so popular that she has been invited back to...
Sarah Mulwa - The enlightening walk for Solar Education in the Makgadikgadi Pans (Botswana)

The enlightening walk for Solar Education

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in the Makgadikgadi Pans (Botswana) Quick summary: Sarah Mulwa tells us about her brave initiative to encourage and support hundreds of scholars in rural Botswana in...
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How Clean Energy Can Reduce Africa’s Debt?

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Quick Summary In this article, the author, Jackie, is exploring how Clean Energy could solve Africa'a debt problem: Why Is Africa in Debt? Why Renewables? ...
How to close the finance gap for commercial and industrial solar in Sub-Saharan Africa

How to close the finance gap

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for C&I solar in Sub-Saharan Africa (A Fintech solution)? Quick summary  How to close the finance gap for Commercial and Industrial solar market? Here are the...
Man angry at defectuous Solar PV Module Label

How to inspect visually a solar PV panel?

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- Part 2: Which Label Defect can make you MAD? *Mhoroi!   **Ko, vemakore! *** Makadini zvenyu?   As always it is a pleasure to come back to...

How to visually inspect a solar PV panel?

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- Part 1: Standards and Failure Classifications * Dumela Mma, Dumela Rra! Would you buy your company car (or to some extent your personal car) on...

What are the different Solar PV Technologies?

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  *Jambo, habari? Currently on the market in many countries across Africa, they are a number of solar panels that are on sale from different manufacturers. They...

How does a Solar Panel work?

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  Tadiyass* All, how are we doing? Hope you are enjoying expanding your technical knowledge in Renewable Energy, especially in Solar. In this post, I would...

The key components of a successful solar project – Part 4:

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What are the right financing approach and supportive regulatory framework? Muraho* Everyone! After reviewing the first 2 components (Good & Robust Design and Effective Implementation) of a...

The key components of a successful solar project –

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Part 3 – How to ensure an Effective Project Implementation? Jaam nguen fanane Everyone! Nanguen def*? After refreshing our mind on the concept of Energy and presenting...

The key components of a successful solar project – Part 2:

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How to get a good and robust design? Ek’aro* Everyone! Now that we have a better understanding of the concept of energy and power, we...