Stiftung Solarenergie – Solar Energy-Foundation Ethiopia and GREEN LAMP collaborated on the sustainability of installed Solar Suit cases for Health Centers in Ethiopia. Over 240 Solar Suit cases are installed in different parts of the country.
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.
Despite a wide interest from the European private sector to invest in renewable energy, the volume of financial flows to Sub Saharan Africa remains negligible. Why is that?
The report compares Ethiopia’s market to that of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, and outlines the long-term reforms that are needed for decentralised renewable development and short-term actions that can be rapidly implemented to introduce new dynamism in the country’s energy ecosystem.
Over 85 percent of the population is using fuel and other nonrenewable energy sources especially for cooking purposes while 90 percent of the thermal energy efficiency of the traditional cooking system is wasted.
Recently, the Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa Foundation (RES4Africa) and Ethiopian Women in Energy (EWiEn) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join efforts in supporting the empowerment and participation of women and young people in the continent’s clean energy sector.