Renewables in Africa

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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...

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...
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...

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...
The Africa Large-Scale Solar Projects Tracker

The Africa Large-Scale Solar Projects Tracker

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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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

On the margin of Future Energy Nigeria in November this year, we took some time to discuss with Wärtsilä Managing Director. We asked few...

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...
Jumeme Solar Mini Grids Transforming Lives in Tanzania

Jumeme Solar Mini Grids Transforming Lives in Tanzania

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

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

QUICK SUMMARY Captured below includes: The Trans-formative Solar Experience In SudanThe EconomicsSolar FinancingUnited Nations Development...

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...
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Digitalising Solar Training in Africa – A conversation with Niveshen Govender, SAPVIA COO

Quick Summary We hosted Niveshen Govender, the COO at South African photovoltaic Association who enlightened...
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,...
Pay As You Go_The Basics

Pay-As-You-Go Solar : The Basics

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...

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...
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...

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 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...
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.

Quick Summary Who doesn't love benefits coupled with efficiency in business? Even when it is just to save an...

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...