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Solar Power Prospects in North Africa's Sahara Desert

"There is significant potential for generating electricity from solar power in the Sahara desert in North Africa for both domestic use and for export to Europe. The successful implementation of projects to harness solar power could improve standa...

China in the African Solar Energy Sector

"Access to reliable and affordable electricity is critical for poverty alleviation and the improvement of livelihoods, including in the areas of education, health, and industrial development in Africa. However, a combination of factors, such as c...

Défiscalisation et Accès à l’énergie Solaire au Burkina Faso / Tax Exemption and Solar Energy Access in Burkina Faso

Tax exemption in theory is a suitable measure to reduce the cost of services. That makes it possible to increase its accessibility, and that could work in the case of solar energy. However, taking into consideration the current market conditions w...

Design and Analysis of a 1 MW Grid-connected Solar PV System in Ghana

This study is being conducted with the aim of developing a standard procedure for the design of large-scale institutional grid-connected solar PV (Photovoltaic) systems using the roofs of buildings and car parks.The study is necessary because Ghan...

Energy Management News Volume 21 No 3

The first article entitled: Local PV modules to play a key role in the REIPPP Round 4 on page 1 discusses the manufacturing of PV Models and in Enertis’ opinion, the future performance of the PV plants operating across South Africa depends on seve...

Solar PV for Enhancing Electricity Access in Kenya: What Policies are Required?

"Modern energy services are crucial to human well-being and to a country’s economic development; and yet globally over 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.6 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95 ...

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 27 No.2

This journal features several articles on renewable energy. On page 1 -A literature review on the potential of renewable electricity sources for mining operations in South Africa – analyzes the potential of renewable electricity sources for mining...

Assessing the Effectiveness of National Solar and Wind Energy Policies in South Africa

"The report assesses the progress made on renewable energy deployment for the solar and wind technologies over the last 12 years in South Africa. First the report assesses the potential contribution solar water heaters (SWHs), concentrating solar ...

Solar Electrification by the Concession Approach in the Rural Eastern Cape: Phase 2: Monitoring Survey November 2003

"The present report focuses on the results of a second visit to households using Solar Home Systems (SHS) in the concession area of Eskom-Shell Ply in the Eastern Cape. It is to be regarded as a follow-up to the report circulated in March 2004, wh...

Energy Modelling for the Electricity Supply Sector A Summary of the SATIM Methodology

"Energy economy environment models such as TIMES are often used to look at opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHG’s). The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed for this purpose and its methodology is documented o...

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 27 No.3

The first article "Promoting energy efficiency in a South African University" is a case study which identifies the challenges facing universities when adopting energy-efficiency. There are also enablers to achieving energy-efficiency targets. "Sco...

Low Carbon Energy and Development in Low-income Countries Policy Lessons from a Study of the Off-grid Photovoltaics Sector in Kenya

"Sustainable energy technologies could contribute significantly to human development and economic growth in low-income countries. Public policy has an important role to play in fostering the markets for these technologies. This briefing summarise...

Innovation Histories Workshop on the Solar Home System Market in Kenya

"This report presents proceedings of an innovation histories workshop on the Solar Home System (SHS) Market in Kenya. The workshop was held on 3 June 2013 at Silver Springs Hotel in Nairobi Kenya. Stakeholders in the SHS market convened to reflect...

Adapting the Innovation Histories Method for A Workshop on Solar Home Systems Uptake in Kenya

"This briefing reflects on the adaptation of the Innovation Histories method for our research project on the uptake of solar home systems (SHSs) in Kenya. It provides an overview of the method itself, how we adapted it to fit with the aims and the...

A Review of the Kenyan Policy Environment for Off-grid Solar PV

Energy has been identified as one of the foundations and enablers of the socio-economic transformation visualized by Kenya in its Vision 2030 development blueprint. However many Kenyans still do not have access to affordable energy which limits so...

Morocco’s Green Energy Opportunity

Morocco’s energy landscape has been changing rapidly over the past decades. Alongside its own population growth, rising access rates to electricity as well as high rates of rural-urban migration and rising living standards, Morocco’s domestic ene...

A Climate for Solar Power: Solutions for Ethiopia’s Energy Poverty

Solar energy is playing an important role in Ethiopia’s rural electrification by providing off-grid energy to households and enterprises across the country. Under the country’s Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), the Government of Ethiopia h...

The Dark Side of Solar: How the Rising Solar Industry Empowers Political Interests that could Impede a Clean Energy Transition

Fossil fuels still supply most of the world’s energy needs. Today, solar power provides just 2 percent of the world’s electricity, and the generation of electricity, in turn, accounts for just a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. To...

Energy Management News Volume 20 No 4

Some of the articles featuring in this issue has the following headlines: Meadow Feeds embarks towards greener pastures with lighting retrofit. International certified energy professionals recognised, City to boost power network efficiency and rel...

Solar Technologies and Forced Draft Cookstoves: Key to Household Contribution towards Low Carbon Development in Kenya

"Lack of access to modern and clean forms of energy in most African countries remains a major challenge in cutting down greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere. The critical role energy plays in facilitating social-economic developme...

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