Renewables in Africa

How Clean Energy Can Reduce Africa’s Debt?

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? ...

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

Quick Summary In this article, Rachel Sekibo, a Southampton University Student and Tony Tiyou are revisiting the concept...
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

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...
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...

We first met Terje during the Solar Finance Conference in London about 2 years ago and spoke about the fund he was...
Sarah Mulwa - The enlightening walk for Solar Education in the Makgadikgadi Pans (Botswana)

The enlightening walk for Solar Education

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...

The key components of a successful solar project –

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

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

If you're looking for a highly skilled woman in the renewables, Olsasimbo Sojinrin is one of them. She is a recognised TEDx...
Man angry at defectuous Solar PV Module Label

How to inspect visually a solar PV panel?

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

FaCEA:

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...
Lessons from Malawi: Solar Energy Needs Local Leaders

Lessons from Malawi: Solar Energy Needs Local Leaders

Quick Summary After the great first article she wrote for RiA, Rosalind has been spending some valuable time in...

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

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...

How to visually inspect a solar PV panel?

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

Quick Summary How do you survive as a business and keep engaging with your customers? Our marketing expert Oluoch Were...
Patriotism, Philanthropy, Place…and Clean Energy! Welcome to (My)Zambia

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

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,...

How does a Solar Panel work?

  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...

What are the different Solar PV Technologies?

  *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...
Desert to Power Solar PV Programme

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

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 to close the finance gap for commercial and industrial solar in Sub-Saharan Africa

How to close the finance gap

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...
How does a green Mini-grid work?

How does a Green Mini-grid work?

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...

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

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...

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

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...