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In Uganda, many solar installations in rural areas are carried out by freelancers. These usually have little knowledge of solar technology and are therefore unable to provide customers with professional information.
Solar panels on the back of a Fulani trader's bike encountered during Associate Professor Paul Munro's fieldwork. Photo: Supplied
The burgeoning solar sector has a responsibility to consider the afterlives of its products, says an expert from UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture.
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There is an exam question that parliamentarians all over the world must answer: What are you doing to ensure that local energy resources in the developing world enable the population to access energy for creating jobs and food security so that instability is avoided?
René Salmon, 46, from Beacon Valley, leads the all-women solar panel manufacturing facility at Ener-G-Africa’s (EGA) based in Ndabeni.
Grandmothers, mothers and daughters are proud to be assembling solar panels and being pioneers in threading cells together, which convert energy from the sun into electricity.
The call for a green revolution is no longer a distant echo; it’s the resounding demand of the present. Much like an artisan weaver poised before a complex loom, the world faces the task of crafting a grand tapestry of sustainability.
A range of real and perceived risks affecting projects in Africa, as well as higher borrowing costs following the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine, mean there is a limited pool of affordable capital that energy developers in Africa can tap.
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Africa could turn its growing population into an economic powerhouse, but it requires huge infrastructure investment, writes Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group.


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