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Figure: Example of Energy Access Explorer’s high-resolution, multi-criteria prioritization analysis. This analysis identifies priority areas which are close to health care and education facilities, far from the power network and where solar and small hydropower potential is significant
Tracking SDG7: Energy Progress report 2022 shows that more than 30 million people in Tanzania (half of the country’s population) are living with no access to basic energy services. Furthermore, the effect of the covid-19 pandemic in recent years has increased the number of people without access.
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A total of 2.2 million people currently lack access to safe drinking water and half of the world’s population lacks access to safely managed sanitation, according to UNICEF. Most of these people live in low- and middle-income countries. Access to water, sanitation and electricity is an income matter. It decreases as income decreases.
Since 2021 Startup|Energy has accompanied and supported a total of 10 startups from 5 countries in their business development. The young entrepreneurs received intensive one-to-one coaching from experienced entrepreneurs and further developed their business idea in Energy Camps lasting several days.
When COP27 opened in Sharm el-Sheikh, it did so against a backdrop of extreme weather events worldwide and scientific data which show that humanity is not doing enough to tackle the climate change crisis and safeguard the future of our planet.
The Product Insights Series is the evolution of our flagship market mappings. It offers insights into the startups driving selected product markets across Africa’s technology ecosystems.
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The World Bank (WB) is launching the Somali Electricity recovery Project (SERP) which will cost 150M USD and its worth mentioning that the money is not coming from WB account. It comes from Multi-partner Fund (MPF) account which is managed by the WB. Countries like EU, Japan and UAE have pledged to support Somalia and paid this 150M.
The “large format” 72 cell nominal 24 V solar module has been a staple of industrial and other off-grid solar system design for several decades. Over much of that time, cell and module sizes have been growing. While these increases historically have been linear and incremental, in recent years they’ve been accelerating.
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Promoting clean cooking and closing the electricity access gap are both chief concerns for the international development and climate communities. But there has been too little appreciation of how each effort can be leveraged to support the other through more integrated planning strategies.


Dr. Harald Schützeichel

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