Category: Africa

Africa’s Forbes 30 Under 30: Patrick Ngowi, Helvtic Solar Founder

Africa’s Forbes 30 Under 30: Patrick Ngowi, Helvtic Solar Founder

  For a 28 year-old Tanzanian who has built an $8 million (revenues) solar energy company, Ngowi has a remarkable story.  He is the CEO ofHelvetic Solar Contractors – a Tanzanian company that supplies, installs and maintains solar systems throughout the northern circuit of Tanzania. The company sells everything solar from photovoltaic (a.k.a. “solar”) panels and water heaters to battery banks, generators […]

Endangered Smiling Baby Elephant

Endangered Smiling Baby Elephant

  The photo above has received thousands of up votes on Reddit, generating comments like, “I haz grass,” and, “The world needs more elephants.” The African elephant is the 3rd largest animal walking the Earth. Their herds wander through 37 countries in Africa. They are easily recognized by their trunks, used for communication and handling objects, as well as their […]

Africa’s Largest Solar Farm in Ghana

Africa’s Largest Solar Farm in Ghana

  Blue Energy, the renewable energy firm that installed panels for the successful Westmill Solar Co-operative, has announced plans to build Africa’s largest solar farm. The 155 megawatt (MW) park is set to be located in Ghana and will reportedly cost some $400m (£248m). But upon completion in 2015, the country’s electricity capacity will have increased by 6% as a […]

Africa’s 1st Ethanol Cooking Fuel Plant

Africa’s 1st Ethanol Cooking Fuel Plant

  Africa’s first bio-ethanol cooking fuel plant opened in central Mozambique.  Africa’s rapidly emerging middle class are hampered by a lack of choice when it comes to household energy. Over 80% of Africa’s 400 million city-dwellers still rely on charcoal – dirty, environmentally destructive, and a major cause of indoor and outdoor pollution. The price of charcoal has tripled in […]

Solar Street Lighting: Is your town next?

Solar Street Lighting: Is your town next?

  Will your neighborhood be next? A revolutionary way of lighting our streets is by solar street lights. The system of solar street light consists of solar module, LED light source, storage battery and all intelligent controller. The intelligent controller controls the operation of solar street lights by microcomputer control, light control, time control, manual control integration with double output. […]

Desertec EU-MENA

Desertec EU-MENA

  A network of scientists from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EU-MENA) developed the globally implementable DESERTEC Concept for the Mediterranean region. A long-term objective is to meet a considerable part of electricity demand in MENA countries and to cover about 15 percent of Europe’s energy demand with clean power from deserts by 2050. The idea of the […]