First WATT Renewables wins ‘Renewable Energy Forum 2019’ co-organised by the African Development Bank

The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable energy solutions First WATT Renewables has emerged the winners of the 4th West African Forum for... Read more »

Balancing electricity security with the rise of renewables

As the contributions of solar PV and wind power to electricity systems keep growing around the world, governments and industry are challenged to address the critical work of integrating these variable renewables... Read more »

Africa needs to modernise and decentralise its grid to solve its power distribution problems

By Anastasia WALSH Grid modernisation, specifically the deployment of microgrids in rural areas, provides a promising strategy Electrification is an on-going and foundational investment, and a necessary one to realize all modern-day... Read more »

United Nations General Assembly 2019: No room for coal in Africa’s renewable future —Akinwumi Adesina

Adesina also talked about plans for $20 billion of investments in solar and clean energy that would provide the region’s 250 million people with 10,000 MW of electricity. African Development Bank (AfDB)... Read more »

UK pledges $250m towards Global Energy Storage Programme

The UK pledged £200 million ($250 million) to the Climate Investment Funds’ Global Energy Storage Programme, which in collaboration with the World Bank’s Energy Storage Partnership aims to deliver breakthrough energy storage... Read more »

New private equity fund to invest in sustainable energy in Nigeria

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a $500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF).... Read more »

Amazon makes largest ever electric vehicle purchase

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is betting big on startup Rivian Automotive by placing the largest-ever electric vehicle purchase order in automotive history. The Michigan-based startup will be building and delivering 100,000 electric vans to Amazon... Read more »

Nigeria inaugurates Africa’s largest off-grid solar hybrid power plant

By Oke Peter Nigerian government has inaugurated the largest off-grid solar hybrid power plant in Africa at Bayero University, Kano (BUK) in Kano State. The project was under undertaken by the Energising... Read more »

Mini-Grids are on the charge to electrify rural Africa —Aaron Leopold

This conclusion was met upon the realisation that Africa doesn’t necessarily have a generation problem; rather a transmission and distribution problem across and in between vast areas of land. Despite reaching this... Read more »

Bertrand Piccard at G7 to push ambitious climate action

The explorer and pilot of Solar Impulse has been selected by the French government as one of the representatives of civil society that will address the G7, calling for brave policies that... Read more »