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Solar Mini-grids Set to Play Critical Role in Achieving Universal Electricity Access With Right Policy Support

Mini-grids could play a critical role in providing electricity to rural communities and businesses and in helping to connect the 789 million people worldwide who currently do not have access. … Read More

Infrastructure Fund Africa50 helps Egypt’s Solar Power Sector take off

A 37-square-kilometer solar park so large that it can be seen from space, with over seven million photovoltaic panels, and funding of $4 billion. In Africa? Impossible? Not anymore.Thirty international … Read More

United Kingdom to Support Solar Energy Industry in Uganda

DFID and the United Nations Capital Development Fund partner to enhance the Uganda solar energy industry The British High Commissioner to Uganda, HE Peter West has announced a new partnership … Read More

Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

New IRENA report finds all renewable technologies to be competitive by 2020 New age of renewable energy driven by technology improvements, competitive procurement, and a growing cadre of highly experienced, … Read More

Cepsa Analyzes World Trends and Socio-Economic Models in its 2030 Energy Map

Cepsa Energy Outlook 2030 is a research piece that presents what the energy mix will look like in 2030. The document answers questions such as what countries and technologies will … Read More

Solarplaza and GOGLA Build the Leading Conference Brand for Solar Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Solarplaza and GOGLA have announced the second edition of Unlocking Solar Capital (USC) Africa. After hosting last year’s inaugural edition in Nairobi, Kenya, we’ll be organizing its follow-up in Abidjan, … Read More

Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global Advances 1,000 MW Program Solar Field Program in Burundi

Amid the lush and rolling hills of Mubuga, 100 km outside the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, 2,500 people came yesterday to celebrate the festive ground-breaking for a 7.5 MW solar … Read More

East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations

Made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels, the new 10 megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools and … Read More

IRENA/ADFD Open Fifth Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects

USD 50 million available for scalable, replicable and transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have … Read More