Solar Energy Kits Sales Up 20% YoY In H2/2022
GOGLA Says Off-Grid Solar Helped Avoid 98 Million MT Carbon Emissions In Past Decade
Friday, 05 May 2023
Sale of off-grid solar solutions over the past decade has helped avoid 98 million metric ton (MT) of carbon emissions which is equivalent of taking 26 coal-fired power plants offline for a year, yet to reach Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7, fur.
Global Off-Grid Solar Investment Grew 63% YoY
World Still €23.3 Billion Far From Achieving SDG7 Goal Of Clean Electricity For All, Says GOGLA
Wednesday, 05 Apr 2023
Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) counts global investment in off-grid solar in 2022 to have grown by 63% annually with $746 million, yet the world remains far from the $23.3 billion it needs to achieve the goal of clean, modern electricit.
Call To Partner For Community Solar Mini Grids In SSA
Husk Power Systems Invites Sub-Saharan Africa Governments To Help Scale Up Community Solar Mini Grids For Off-Grid Regions
Friday, 10 Mar 2023
Solar hybrid microgrids operator Husk Power Systems has invited expressions of interest (EOI) from governments in Least Developed Countries (LDC) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to partner with the company to rapidly scale community solar mini grids in o.
Solar For Smart Irrigation
Center for Renewable Energy Services Limited (CRESL) Develops Smart Solar Irrigation System(SirriS) In Project Backed By World Bank Grant
Wednesday, 15 Feb 2023
Bangladesh’s Center for Renewable Energy Services Limited (CRESL) has received The smarter E Award 2022 for Outstanding Projects for its smart solar irrigation system.
New Distributed Renewable Energy For Africa Initiative
World Bank To Mobilize Private Investment In Distributed RE With A New Platform For Africa
Friday, 11 Nov 2022
The World Bank Group has announced the launch of the Distributed Access through Renewable Energy Scale-Up (DARES) Platform to help Africa speed up efforts to achieve universal electrification goal by 2030 and mobilize private investment into distributed renewable energy (DRE) in the continent.
World Bank’s $615 Million For Solar Power
World Bank’s Financing Agreement For Clean Energy Based Rural Electrification In Bangladesh & Yemen
Monday, 04 Jul 2022
The World Bank has approved $515 million in financing to support 150 MW new rooftop solar capacity come onto the grid in Bangladesh through solar metering connections for over 100 customers.
Servotech’s Solar Monitoring & Controlling Device
India’s Servotech Develops ComPort With GIZ Support To Monitor Solar Systems
Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022
Indian technology company Servotech Power Systems Limited (SPSL), with support from Germany’s German Development Agency GIZ, has developed what it terms the ‘first-of-its-kind’ solar performance and monitoring system that can be integrated into.
Off-Grid Solar Raised $457 Million In 2021
GOGLA: Off-Grid Solar Needs Patient Equity To Unleash Full Potential
Monday, 13 Jun 2022
The global off-grid solar sector returned to growth having attracted $457 million worth of investments in 2021 with 44% annual improvement and $130 million more than in 2020, according to the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), taking total.
Bboxx Raises $15 Million From InfraCo Africa
InfraCo Africa Commits $15 Million To Sub-Saharan Africa Focused SHS Company
Monday, 16 May 2022
England headquartered and Africa focused off-grid electric utility Bboxx has raised $15 million from InfraCo Africa to expand its reach to various existing and new markets across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Bboxx & UCL’s Off-Grid Electricity Report
Prioritize Off-Grid Solar In Sub-Saharan Africa For Economic Prosperity
Monday, 27 Sep 2021
Governments and policymakers in Sub-Saharan Africa need to prioritize off-grid solar urgently if they wish to ‘accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic development’, claims a report by Bboxx and University College London (UCL).
BbOXX To Enter Burkina Faso With Off-Grid Solar Technology
British Electricity Utility Bboxx & French Cotton Producer Geocoton Advens To Launch Off-Grid Solar Power Joint Venture For Burkina Faso
Monday, 02 Aug 2021
Off-grid electricity services company Bboxx of Britain is to launch a joint venture (JV) with French cotton producer Geocoton Advens Group to bring clean, reliable and affordable solar energy to 2 million people in Burkina Faso, the duo announced.
Egyptian Gold Mine To Get 36 MW Solar & Battery Storage
Germany’s Juwi To Use Bifacial Solar Modules For World’s ‘Largest’ Off-Grid Hybrid Project For Mining Industry, With 36 MW Solar PV+7.5 MW Energy Storage System For Egyptian Sukari Gold Mine Of Centamin
Wednesday, 05 May 2021
German renewable energy company juwi group has bagged a contract to equip a gold mine in Egypt with what it says will be the world’s ‘largest’ off-grid hybrid project for the mining industry.
France’s EDF Group Invests In Solar Startups In Kenya
French Energy Behemoth EDF Group Acquires Stakes In Distributed Solar Startup Econet Energy, Kenya & Off-Grid Utility Bboxx, Kenya
Thursday, 25 Feb 2021
EDF Group has made 2 major investments in the Kenyan energy market by announcing stake acquisitions in solar startups, saying this strengthens its position in the Kenyan market and quickens its pace of development in Africa.
Efforts To Promote Solar Hybrid Mini Grids In Nigeria
Around 1,800 Households, MSMEs & Public Facilities In Nigeria To Access Clean Energy Through Solar Hybrid Mini Grids Under Nigeria Electrification Project After Rural Electrification Agency Roped In 2 Developers
Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020
Having executed PBG agreements with 2 developers (in the picture) for solar hybrid mini grid projects in Nigeria, the REA said it is still accepting applications from other mini grid developers to close the energy gap in the country.
Off grid Solar Tender Launched In Nigeria
Nigeria Ministry Of Power Seeking Experienced & Competent Bidders To Set Up Off Grid & Mini Grid Solar Power Capacity Across Country
Monday, 24 Aug 2020
The Nigerian government has invited bidders for off-grid and minigrid solar power capacity development under a solicitation process.
Tonga Working On 1st Off-Grid Solar Plant
Financed By ADB & Governments Of Tonga, Australia, EU, Global Environment Facility and the Second Danish Cooperation Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Rural Areas, Tonga Breaks Ground On 1st Off-Grid Solar Plant
Thursday, 25 Jul 2019
The Pacific Island of Tonga has broken ground on its first off-grid solar power plant and distribution network for the country’s most remote island of Niuatoputapu.
MNRE Allows Grid Connection For Off-Grid Solar
Off-Grid Solar PV Systems Installed Under India’s Off-Grid & Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme To Be Grid Connected To Ensure Optimal Utilization of Assets: MNRE
Thursday, 16 May 2019
As per MNRE, installed off-grid solar PV capacity of the country till March 31, 2019 was 915.61 MW.
Solar Home Systems Program In Afghanistan
Under Lighting Afghanistan Program, IFC Launches Pay-As-You-Go Solar Home Systems Pilot Project For Afghan Provinces Of Kandahar & Nangarhar; D.Light To Provide Solar Arrays & Batteries For Project
Friday, 22 Feb 2019
The PAYG solar home system initiative for Afghanistan is part of IFC’s Lighting Afghanistan program in collaboration with d.Light, Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) and the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA).
Off-Grid Solar Key To Kenya’s Electrification
World Bank Helps Kenya Develop National Electrification Strategy Targeting Universal Access To All Citizens By 2022; Off-Grid Solar Finds Prominent Mention In Roadmap
Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018
Through KNES, developed with help from the World Bank, Kenya wants to encourage private sector support for off-grid solutions for Kenyan homes, businesses and community service centres in remote parts of the country.
US Firm Wins PV Consultancy Contract in Benin
Jacobs Engineering Group Secures Program Management Consultancy Contract For Four Solar PV Projects In Africa’s Benin Under Benin Power Compact That Aims For 45 MW PV Capacity
Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018
US based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., has won a 4-year program management consultancy contract to implement Benin Power Compact, that entails engineering, project and construction management for 4 solar PV plants in the African nation of Benin.
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