The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), represented by Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Stephens, and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) represented by the Secretary General, Ms Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations.
For more than a year, nurse Lindiwe Magongo has seen to the needs of 600 patients per week at her small clinic near the capital of eSwatini, the nation formerly known as Swaziland.
The Energy Regulatory Authority of the Kingdom of Eswatini has launched a call for tenders for the production of 40 MW of solar energy by 2020 and 40 MW of electricity from biomass by 2021, local media reported.
The firms plan to apply their model to both rural and urban environments in the region, particularly informal settlements or ‘townships’ where many residents use dangerous illegal grid connections to power their homes.
Since 2012, Panasonic Corporation has been working on the 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project: Through this project, the company has donated a total of approximately 81,000 units to 19 countries so far. In Africa, about 15,000 units have been donated already to 10 countries through international organizations and NGOs. This donation to three African countries now makes the total of donated lanterns approximately 83,000 units to 22 countries, and among them, about 16,000 units have been delivered to 13 African countries.