The greater Horn of Africa – defined in this report as Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda – represents nearly a quarter of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, and is home to some of the fastest growing economies, but also many areas that face ongoing conflict and instability.
OFGEN Africa, a Nairobi based solar power developer and EPC has commissioned a 338.57 kWp & 0.75MWh off grid solar PV plant to power the UAP Equatorial Tower, the tallest building in Juba.
Thanks to a new private sector collaboration linking Scandinavia to Sub-Saharan Africa, a Norwegian company will be helping the International Organization for Migration harness solar energy to power a significant part of its ongoing joint humanitarian operations in Malakal, South Sudan, by early next year.
This USAID funded project, developed by AECOM International, incorporated a one-of-a-kind containerised PV storage solution by South African-based Sustainable Power Generation (SustainPower).
At least 5,000 residents in and around the South Sudanese capital now have access to clean drinking water after the opening of a U.S.-funded, solar-powered water distribution system in the area.
How solar-powered water systems are helping children in remote communities like Yambio access clean water in health centres, schools and homes.
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has proposed a green pivot for South Sudan, where solar energy could help decouple economic growth from the geopolitics of oil and gas. In a special report, it has identified three opportunities where solar could yield benefits. A donor-led transition is required.
SOLAR23, one of the leading German providers for off-grid and on-grid solar power solutions recently completed in February 2016 a project in South Sudan comprising the turn-key delivery of photovoltaic backup systems and rainwater tanks and the training of local service staff and the customers regional technical team which contributes significantly to the improvement of health care in South Sudan.
The Cambridge University spin-off has partnered with WorldVenture, an international charitable organisation, to deploy the systems in rural villages in the region of Nimule in South Sudan. Eight19 hopes to deploy 1,000 units in the first half of 2012 to the region. South Sudan is the fourth African country in which Eight19 has deployed IndiGo since its launch into Kenya last September.