Small solar home systems bring good quality light and phone-charging to off-grid households and save them money. Yet their upfront costs render them out of reach for the people who would benefit most from [More]
A school bag made from recycled plastic is helping students from impoverished communities in South Africa study at night. As Clementine Logan reports, these bags are integrated with photovoltaic panels and batteries. They charge up [More]
Gliimo CEO Tommy Davies chats residential solar power in Southern Africa with Energy Forecast editor Gregory Simpson.
“Uncovering end-user adoption and use characteristics for solar home systems in sub-Saharan Africa” Ognen Stojanovski – Research Scholar, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University Energy Seminar – May 16, 2016
Mini grids and solar home systems are the solution to providing electricity to rural areas across Africa. Addressing the media in Johannesburg, professional services firm, PWC, says there are 634 million people without electricity on [More]
Africans have been waiting for decades for the mains electricity which the rich world takes for granted. Sub-Saharan Africa’s 910m people consume less electricity each year than the 4.8m people of Alabama. Many more who [More]
I visit the house we used to own in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. I show the solar power installation and go through some of the challenges we faced. * The solar array is 1.5 kW (1500 [More]