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

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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10 Renewable Energy Projects Changing Lives In Africa

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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Africa Far from Sustainable Energy for All, But Showing Signs of Progress

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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Nigeria: Govt urges northern states to utilize solar energy

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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A solar-powered soccer pitch in Lagos also uses players’ footfall to keep the lights on

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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Biogas, Solution To Nigeria’s Energy Problems?

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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Linking Investors to Renewable Energy Opportunities in Emerging Markets Is Key to COP21 Success

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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