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The Big 5 - Africa’s fastest growing solar energy markets

The Big 5 - Africa’s fastest growing solar energy markets

Africa has shown great progress in the development of its solar energy markets over the last year. The continent has experienced a growth of over 1.8 GW of new solar installations, with 1.4 GW coming from photovoltaic (PV) installations, which was a significant jump from the 786 MW that was brought online in 2017. According to IRENA, last year’s growth was mainly driven by five specific countries: Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia and Ghana. The aim of this report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the key facts and figures related to these solar PV markets.

Phanes Group’s Solar Incubator returns in search of promising sub-Saharan Africa solar projects

Phanes Group’s Solar Incubator returns in search of promising sub-Saharan Africa solar projects

Phanes Group, an international end-to-end solar provider headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is once again on the hunt for promising solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to support in sub-Saharan Africa, as the company relaunches its Solar Incubator program. Now in its third consecutive year, the competition continues towards its goal of electrifying more communities for a sustainable future.

Le Solaire Africain de demain : Les 50 principaux projets d’énergie solaire photovoltaïque annoncés dans le continent

Le Solaire Africain de demain : Les 50 principaux projets d’énergie solaire photovoltaïque annoncés dans le continent

Le besoin d’énergie et l’abondance de soleil sont deux arguments de poids en faveur du développement de l’énergie solaire photovoltaïque en Afrique. Notre liste des 50 principaux projets en cours de développement s’inscrit dans le cadre de nos prochains événements organisés au Nigeria (The Solar Future Nigeria, 25 et 26 avril 2017) et en Côté d’Ivoire (Unlocking Solar Capital Africa, 24 et 25 octobre 2017 à Abidjan).

Off-grid Solar PV business models (EEP Guest Post)

Off-grid Solar PV business models (EEP Guest Post)

The Energy & Environment Partnership programme (EEP) is a challenge fund active in southern and east Africa. Since 2010, EEP has assisted over 200 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the region with grant funding during their early stages of development and implementation.

The up-and-coming African solar: Top 50 announced African solar PV projects

The up-and-coming African solar: Top 50 announced African solar PV projects

Our list of Top 50 projects under development comes in preparation for the two-day event in Nigeria during the 25-26 of April. The Solar Future Nigeria concentrates all major stakeholders in the country and addresses all forms of solar applications ranging from utility scale to pico solar.

How Nigeria is expanding its solar footprints

How Nigeria is expanding its solar footprints

The tone of the conversation around utility-scale solar power in Nigeria is changing. Complicated conditions around fossil-based grid generation have provided the needed motivation for the Nigerian government and the private sector to further explore clean-tech power sources such as solar power.

Investor Q&A with Michael Gera, EAV Africa

Investor Q&A with Michael Gera, EAV Africa

In our latest investor Q&A, GOGLA speaks with Michael Gera of Energy Access Ventures Africa. With a team that has substantial investment and operating experience, EAV bring a hands-on approach with their portfolio companies. Michael brings EAV’s portfolio companies several years of venture investing along with operating experience – most of it on the ground in Africa.

Top 50 African solar PV projects under development

Top 50 African solar PV projects under development

In preparation for Unlocking Solar Capital Africa, Solarplaza has created an overview of the largest plants under development on the African continent, including a Top 10 of projects under construction and a a Top 40 of announced plants.

Top 50 Operational Solar PV Plants in Africa

Top 50 Operational Solar PV Plants in Africa

The top 10 largest solar PV plants in Africa reflects the progress and scale of the various African solar markets, with South Africa and Algeria taking leading positions.

Opportunities for solar in Africa

Opportunities for solar in Africa

Solar PV is playing a key role in expanding electricity access throughout Africa, as momentum increases to develop large-scale projects and mini-grid systems, in line with the proliferation of off-grid lighting solutions in rural communities.