A new report released by International Energy Agency (IEA), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), World Bank and World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the world is not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 for energy by 2030.
As the population grows, adding more people to the job market, who will employ them in Africa, where there is already high unemployment?
Water scarcity is threatening food security and other, plant-related ecosystem services. Renewable energy production provides a sustainable strategy to replace fossil fuel and, by this, mitigate climate change. However, common forms of renewable energy production such as photovoltaics in open space directly compete with agriculture.
Kenyan startup DropAccess, founded in 2018 by electrical engineers Norah Magero and James Mulatya, has developed a special solution for cooling and transporting vaccines and medicines: a portable solar refrigerator called the “VacciBox”.
Around the world, nearly 800 million people, or about ten percent of the world’s population, still live without electricity. Despite everyone’s efforts, the challenges of connecting the “hardest-to-reach” to basic energy can feel like a matter of moving mountains – sometimes quite literally.
The Renewable Energy for Agriculture Project (RE4A) started in May 2021 and will finish in June 2023. The project has supported Modern Farming Technologies, a local social enterprise in Malawi, to establish a business that enables solar powered pumping and chilling.
Standalone PV battery systems have great potential to power the one billion people worldwide who lack access to electricity. Due to remoteness and poverty, durable and inexpensive systems are required for a broad range of applications.
In previous years, Africa’s tech ecosystem was awash with venture capital but that has changed in the last six months. Owing to the funding downturn, founders are beginning to embrace debt financing. Techcabal has released its new report “The State of Tech in Africa Q1/2023” with interesting insights on the investor landscape in and for Africa.
A disclosure by the Kenya Power revealed that it requires an estimated 2.22 million litres of diesel to run its 30 off-grid power stations a month, or 26.64 million litres a year.
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