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Israeli women — and tech — connect African villages to water, electricity

Israeli women — and tech — connect African villages to water, electricity | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
In places with no electrical power, and thus no means for refrigerating medicine or food, or for turning on the lights in schools, Ya’ari’s organization turned to the solar panels that are a ubiquitous feature of Israeli rooftops. These new sources of power also allow villagers to recharge cellular phones without traveling outside their villages to find a working plug, expanding their access to communications and the Internet, the TV report showed. Computers designed to be powered by solar power are being used as educational tools.
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Africa Far from Sustainable Energy for All, But Showing Signs of Progress

Africa Far from Sustainable Energy for All, But Showing Signs of Progress | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
The UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 7) that aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, modern and sustainable energy for all by 2030. At Africa Energy Indaba 2016, the World Bank shared the most recent evidence of Africa’s progress towards SDG7.
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A solar-powered soccer pitch in Lagos also uses players’ footfall to keep the lights on

A solar-powered soccer pitch in Lagos also uses players’ footfall to keep the lights on | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
Africa is already waking up to the possibilities that renewable energy provides, the African Union has pledged a $20 billion investment over the next decade. In East Africa, pay-as-you-go solar energy services are already proving a mainstream success. In West Africa, things are still at an early experimental stage. One such experiment is a solar-powered football pitch...
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Linking Investors to Renewable Energy Opportunities in Emerging Markets Is Key to COP21 Success

Linking Investors to Renewable Energy Opportunities in Emerging Markets Is Key to COP21 Success | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
Some of the ingredients for catalyzing clean, renewable energy investments in Asia, Africa and other emerging markets have their own unique nomenclature
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Linking Investors to Renewable Energy Opportunities in Emerging Markets Is Key to COP21 Success

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Africa Could Lead World on Green Energy

Africa Could Lead World on Green Energy | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
World Energy Outlook 2015 predicts Africa could be the first to power economic growth with renewable energy.
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Solar Energy to Take Off in the Middle East and North Africa, Increasing Oil Exports

Solar Energy to Take Off in the Middle East and North Africa, Increasing Oil Exports | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
Oil has been the foundation of many Middle East and North African economies, but leaders of these countries are now looking to solar for their next energy revolution.
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Solar Energy to Take Off in the Middle East and North Africa, Increasing Oil Exports

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Off Grid Solar Key To Lighting Up Africa

Off Grid Solar Key To Lighting Up Africa | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
Of all the people around the world without access to electricity, nearly 50% live in Africa and most of those are in rural areas.
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Off Grid Solar Key To Lighting Up Africa

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Hurd: Ethiopia agreement will help us transform Africa’s solar market - Press releases - GOV.UK

Hurd: Ethiopia agreement will help us transform Africa’s solar market - Press releases - GOV.UK | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
International Development Minister Nick Hurd has met leaders from across Africa to discuss the UK’s Energy Africa campaign.
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Transforming Africa's solar market

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African Renewable Energy Gains Attention

African Renewable Energy Gains Attention | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
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African Renewable Energy Gains Attention - Just 0.3 percent of the sunlight that shines on the Sahara and Middle East deserts could supply all of Europe’s energy needs

 

The potential for renewable energy development in Africa is experiencing an increase in attention lately as investors and world leaders seek a new clean energy frontie


The continent could become a gold mine for renewable energy due to abundant solar and wind resources. But roadblocks to clean energy worldwide are amplified throughout the troubled regions of Africa - financial resources are thin and infrastructure is often unreliable.
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Africa Renewable Energy Initiative to build 10,000 MW of renewables in Africa by 2020

Africa Renewable Energy Initiative to build 10,000 MW of renewables in Africa by 2020 | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
The project received $10 billion in backing, aiming to reach its goal by 2020.
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Bank chief calls for ‘innovative financing’ to boost Africa’s energy sector

Bank chief calls for ‘innovative financing’ to boost Africa’s energy sector | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched an initiative to “coordinate innovative financing” activities by public and private investors that target the development of Africa’s energy sector

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Africa: Wind and Sun Can Power End to Africa's Energy Poverty

Africa: Wind and Sun Can Power End to Africa's Energy Poverty | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
Opinion - Nearly two decades into the 21st century, energy poverty continues to cripple Africa's social and economic development. More than half of the population lacks access to electricity, and businesses that could create jobs are hampered by frequent blackouts.
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$46m boost for renewable energy in Africa, Caribbean

$46m boost for renewable energy in Africa, Caribbean | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
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$46m boost for renewable energy in Africa, Caribbean

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10 Renewable Energy Projects Changing Lives In Africa

10 Renewable Energy Projects Changing Lives In Africa | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
In many African countries a majority of the population do not have access to electricity and only rely on charcoal and wood, which are major environmental pollutants.

According to the World Bank, less than 30 percent of people living on the continent have access to electricity and the ones who have, don’t have it regularly due to chronic power shortages after years of underinvestment and mismanagement
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Nigeria: Govt urges northern states to utilize solar energy

Nigeria: Govt urges northern states to utilize solar energy | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
14 February 2016, Lagos — The Federal Government has charged northern states’ governments to embark on the deployment of solar technology in order to meet the region’s energy needs. The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Hon. Mustapha Shehuri, gave the charge when the Deputy Governor of Jigawa, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, visited him […]
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This article talk about that the Federal Government of Uganda urged to the northern states to use solar energy, which lacked gas and adequate water source for generation of electricity, supplying the region’s energy needs by a sustainable way, using one of the most abundant natural source at that region: the sunshine, a very great idea!
But in the otherhand I feel that the article was not very well written, mainly because the amount of evidences and information are very small, leaving the article lifeless. Another point that I think they should improve is putting negative aspects having a solar energy system and compare to positives to see the cost benefit caring about things such as the cost, effectiveness, practicality, and maintenance, what could do the text very best..

 
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Biogas, Solution To Nigeria’s Energy Problems?

Biogas, Solution To Nigeria’s Energy Problems? | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it

A Professor of Applied
Microbiology, Confidence K. Wachukwu says the solution to Nigeria’s teething unreliable energy supply is Biogas, a waste product which is abundant in the country.
Professor Wachukwu, who stated this midweek in his inaugural lecture at Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), hinted that all it would take to have enough Biogas was the political will to turn the available waste in the country to energy

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Africa Renewable Energy Initiative works towards 10,000 MW of clean power by 2020

Africa Renewable Energy Initiative works towards 10,000 MW of clean power by 2020 | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative is a collaborative project that aims to install 10,000 MW of clean power across the continent by 2020
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Africa Renewable Energy Initiative works towards 10,000 MW of clean power by 2020

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Africa's 'Light Bulb Moment' and its Lead Role in the Global Renewable Energy Transformation

Africa's 'Light Bulb Moment' and its Lead Role in the Global Renewable Energy Transformation | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
Africa's 900 million people use less energy than Spain's 47 million. In sub-Saharan Africa, 621 million people have no electricity whatsoever. Each year, 600,000 Africans -- half of them children -...
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Even US Republicans agree with Obama on this: Africa needs electricity

Even US Republicans agree with Obama on this: Africa needs electricity | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
Bipartisan support for a bill is increasingly rare in the waning days of the Obama presidency. But last week both Democrats and Republicans signed off on the Electrify Africa Act, which Barack Obama signed into law on Feb. 10. The act gives legal oomph to Obama's key Africa initiative, Power Africa, a $7 billion project run by the US Agency for International Development. Its goal is to...
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Even US Republicans agree with Obama on this: Africa needs electricity

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AU Commission calls for Co-ordination in Africas Energy

AU Commission calls for Co-ordination in Africas Energy | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
Africa is endowed with vast renewable energy resources but many remained untapped because of of related cost, lack of technologies to extract them and poor cor-ordination at regional and continental levels.
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AU Commission calls for Co-ordination in Africas Energy

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Powering a better future

Powering a better future | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it

In the quest for a better future for the planet and everyone on it, the world needs widely-available energy that is reliable, affordable and does not produce carbon.

One great source that fits this brief is wind power – it’s green and effective, and the cheapest of all electricity sources. However, in recent years many communities have stuck their noses up at wind farms, calling them noisy eyesores that take up a lot of space. An innovative way to navigate this problem is to place wind turbines beside motorways, where people don’t live and where the structures don’t spoil the landscape.

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Powering a better future

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Africa plans renewable energy drive that could make continent world's cleanest

Africa plans renewable energy drive that could make continent world's cleanest | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
Regional leaders get behind initiative to accelerate solar, hydro, wind and geothermal energy production, to reduce reliance on coal and cut emissions
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Africa plans renewable energy drive that could make continent world's cleanest

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Green jobs boom: meet the frontline of the new solar economy

Green jobs boom: meet the frontline of the new solar economy | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
The growth in renewable energy is fuelling new jobs in Asia and Africa. Meet three beneficiaries of the new green economy
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Green jobs boom: meet the frontline of the new solar economy

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Africa's new breed of solar energy entrepreneurs - BBC News

Africa's new breed of solar energy entrepreneurs - BBC News | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
Economic growth and quality of life in Africa are being held back by lack of power - which is where a new breed of solar-powered start-up comes in
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Africa's new bread of solar energy entrepreneurs

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South Africa's Developing Solar Energy Landscape

South Africa's Developing Solar Energy Landscape | Renewable Energy Africa | Scoop.it
Hartmut Winkler, University of Johannesburg

Until a few years ago solar panels were a rare sight in South Africa, largely limited to the roofs of a few affluent households. This is changing rapidl...
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