Biogas

Tackling health and environmental challenges through Clean Cooking Fuels

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Quick Summary This article is setting up the case for clean cooking policy to tackle indoor air pollution and especially the use of biogas digesters....
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Investing in Renewables and Flexible Gas is Key for Decarbonisation, says Wartsila VP

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Quick Summary In this thrilling podcast interview, we spoke to Kenneth Engblom. In the rich conversation we had, we cover multiple topics of great importance...

AGRIVOLTAICS: SUSTAINABILITY IN AGRICULTURE

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QUICK SUMMARY Agrivoltaics functionalityExample Agrivoltaics in large scaleWhy you should consider Agrivoltaics Article Introduction The thought that solar panels can only be mounted on the roof top of...

How Businesses Can Prepare For The Sustainable Energy World?

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Quick summary This article is talking about how businesses could prepare to embrace sustainability and make it a success for them. The main point covers by...
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3 WAYS TO RAISE MONEY FOR PROJECT DEVELOPERS!

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QUICK SUMMARY Fund raising for projectA place for everyone at RiAWhat we can do for you ARTICLE How do you fund your project? This is a topic...

African Energy Trends & Financing with THEUNS EHLERS from ABSA

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Happy and Prosperous New year! It is a pleasure doing business with you. Thank you for all the trust and work on us, we are...

Tackling Africa Energy Trends with Shirley Webber from ABSA

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This year at Africa Energy Forum 2021, I caught up with a key figure of ABSA, the South African Bank: Shirley Webber, the Head...

WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD FOR SAKPATA MOTORS? The Final Chapter – with Olou...

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Podcast Tony: Olu, we had two very interesting parts. In the first part, we discover a little more about you, your journey from Benin to...

Sakpata Motors Developing Electric Bikes in West Africa. Conversations with Olou Kucoi – Part...

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QUICK SUMMARY Conversion of ICE bikes to electric bikesThe name SAKPATAMission and Vision of SAKPATA MotorsEntrepreneurial experience Podcast Tony: Welcome back we are very pleased to have...
Olou

“Olou, the Ivy League man working to increase the quality of life through Electric...

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QUICK SUMMARY Tony sat with Olou Koucoi, the Founder and Managing Director of Sakpata Motors, a West African company locally manufacturing electric bikes in Benin....
HOW TO BECOME A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: 5 STEPS

HOW TO BECOME A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS:5 STEPS

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QUICK SUMMARY We call onto every living being on earth to take arms for the ongoing climate change battle and the one ahead. The goal...
Climate Change

Building Africa’s Army of Solar Developers, to Help Create Resilience Against Climate Change

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Quick Summary Article Over the last couple of months, there have been significant events that raised valid questions around the impact of shifting weather patterns and...
MADAGASCAR AND MAYOTTE

Mayotte and Madagascar Islands and Renewable Energy, Part 3

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QUICK SUMMARY When I think about Madagascar what comes in mind is the animal movie animation comedy of 2005. Speaking of comedies, make sure to...
off grid living

Living Off the Grid: What it means and How to begin

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QUICK SUMMARY What does it mean to live off the grid? And how can one get started? Here are the main takeaways: living off the grid            ...

Seychelles and Renewable Energy: African Islands Chapter Two

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QUICK SUMMARY Seychelles BackgroundWalk towards RenewablesThe Goal ARTICLE Seychelles Background The Seychelles Islands are an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean on the eastern side of...

Mauritius Island and Renewable Energy Generation: Chapter 1

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QUICK SUMMARY What to expect: The Energy backgroundMauritius Renewable Energy Agency (MARENA)The Green Energy Scheme for cooperatives Introduction In the context of Africa, when the energy portfolio...

The Circular Economy eliminates Waste and drives Business – Prashaen Reddy, Partner at Kearney

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QUICK SUMMARY After our first interview, we've caught up again with Prashaen Reddy, Partner at Kearney, to discuss about the circular economy concept and the...
Green hydrogen in Africa

Green Hydrogen: A Quick Look at Africa

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QUICK SUMMARY Green Hydrogen (GH) Production and CostsWhy AfricaGH in South Africa and MoroccoProduction ChallengesVerdict ARTICLE To understand Hydrogen, we should probably go back to our high...
Electric Vehicle charging

Electric Vehicles: What is the Future?

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Quick Summary Electric vehicle salesWhat's driving the EV market?Oil and electricity demandWhy EV'sEV's in developing nations Article What are the odds of you driving an Electric vehicle...
Youths for Renewables

Renewables in Africa: A Youth Centered Approach

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Quick Summary Happy New Year! Since the year is at its youthful stage, we at Renewables in Africa recognize the role of the youth in...
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Is Energy Storage the Silver Bullet to Africa Power Challenges? – A Chat with...

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Quick Summary The Sola Group HistoryWhy Storage is Important for AfricaEnergy Storage TechnologiesEnergy Storage CostsAdvice for countries on Regulation Listen to the Interview HERE Article RiA: Hallo! I’ve...

Power in Sierra Leone: Seizing the Mini-grids opportunity to achieve SDG7

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Quick Summary Even as we celebrate the life of the Greatest of All Times, the legendary footballer Diego Maradona, we took a look at the...

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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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...
Renewables should lead the charge for Africa post-Covid recovery, says Principal at Kearney

Renewables should lead the charge for Africa post-Covid recovery, says Principal at Kearney

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Quick Summary We may have been in lockdown but RiA has kept busy all along. Engaging with industry leaders and capture valuable insights to help...
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...

Co-benefits: 4 reasons why renewables improve life in South Africa

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Quick summary Which co-benefits go along with the transition to renewable energies in South Africa? Renewable energies can create up to 145.000 jobs.Renewable energies can bring economic...
Transforming the Future: The Renewable Energy Challenge

Transforming the Future: The Renewable Energy Challenge

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Quick summary: How can Africa’s renewable energy leaders transform the future? 1. There’s a global leadership crisis: Renewable energy leaders have skills and vision that Africa and...
Is South Africa Ready For Electric Vehicles?

Is South Africa ready for the Electric Vehicles Disruption?

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Quick summary This article is discussing about the readiness of South Africa to welcome Electric Vehicles into the Automotive park. Main points raised are below: Lack...

Poor people are rich enough for reliable electricity

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Credit: Image by Michelle Maria from Pixabay Get out A couple of months ago, I was in Wales charging tablet, listening to podcasts working...
AI renewable energy Africa

6 unexpected AI applications in renewable energy

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After last week’s article on Green Bond and the funding gap, we want to explore Artificial Intelligence (AI)! There isn’t a day that goes...

What is the place of Science for Africa and SDGs? – An Interview with...

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Quick Summary: In this interview, RiA has been asking H.E Prof Ameenah Gurib-Fakim about: The place of Science in the sustainability agendaThe global anti-sentiment against ScienceInitiatives...
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What can Cabo Verde do to achieve 100% electricity from Renewables? Tips from Costa...

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Almost 600km off the Senegalese coast you will find Cabo Verde or Cape Verde, a paradisiac small island, which aims to generate 100% of...
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,...

Africa’s Increasing Investment in Sustainable Construction

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Quick Summary RiA-ders, in line with a previous article promoting sustainable cities,  RiA article today is exploring investment in Sustainable Construction. Here are the key...
Renewables in Africa

How do you Sustain Your City? – First, we #STRUT – Part I

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This week, entrepreneur Chiedozie Dinobi shares his life's work, Sustain Your City. Every RiA'der should take note on how to sustain their city after...