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Caterpillar Takes Equity Stake In Africa Microgrid Company Powerhive

Caterpillar Takes Equity Stake In Africa Microgrid Company Powerhive

Part of a $20 million round of Series A VC funding, Caterpillar Ventures is taking an equity stake in Powerhive, a pioneering developer and vendor of smart microgrids that network ...

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MTN, Lumos Global Expect to Empower 1 Million Nigerians with Launch of Mobile Electricity Service

MTN, Lumos Global Expect to Empower 1 Million Nigerians with Launch of Mobile Electricity Service

The advent of off-grid, mobile pay-go household solar energy systems is producing amazing results in a growing range of Sub-Saharan nations. The MTN-Lumos partnership serves as a ...

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Solar Startup Harnesses the Power of the Sun and the Mighty Zambesi

Solar Startup Harnesses the Power of the Sun and the Mighty Zambesi

Construction of the first three of a planned 12 hybrid solar-hydroelectric microgrids highlights the creative, effective ways multilateral Power Africa off-grid energy program ...

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Off-Grid Renewable Energy Bringing Universal Electricity Access to Africa

Off-Grid Renewable Energy Bringing Universal Electricity Access to Africa

Widely available and cheaper than ever, PV solar is spreading rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa as a first generation of local clean energy entrepreneurs taps into support from ...

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Mobile Phone Adoption In Africa Can Provide Tools, Demand, and Lessons for Off-Grid Electrification

Mobile Phone Adoption In Africa Can Provide Tools, Demand, and Lessons for Off-Grid Electrification

Hundreds of millions of phones (and smartphones) have been activated in Africa. But the aspiration of portable and renewable off-Grid solutions for all households still appears ...

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Africa And The Policy Push For Mini-Grid Growth

Africa And The Policy Push For Mini-Grid Growth

In Africa’s quest for power sufficiency, there is a vehicle, a driver and the passengers. With the private sector/investor’s interest being the driver, governments & policies, ...

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The Investment Case for Mini-Grids and Off-Grids in Africa

The Investment Case for Mini-Grids and Off-Grids in Africa

Since the mid-1990s, external finance to Africa’s power sector has averaged only around US$600m per year of public assistance, plus a similar volume of private finance, according ...

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Chijioke Mama – Senior Microgrid and Africa Energy Contributor

Chijioke Mama – Senior Microgrid and Africa Energy Contributor

Chijioke Mama A prolific Business Researcher, Analyst and Advisor; Chijioke Mama has authored extensive analytical works on diverse issues in Africa’s hydrocarbon economies. ...

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03/14 – 03/16, 2016 || CommonWealth Africa Summit || London, U.K.

03/14 – 03/16, 2016 || CommonWealth Africa Summit || London, U.K.

Powering Africa Microgrid Media is proud to be a part of Powering Africa, a high level interactive panel discussion on meeting the energy challenges facing Africa. The panel will ...

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Africa Energy Investment Summit Lines Up High Calibre Speakers and Industry Experts

Africa Energy Investment Summit Lines Up High Calibre Speakers and Industry Experts

With Africa’s exciting growth path and the fact that most Sub Saharan African countries are working on policies to fast track investment in the power sector & renewable energy ...

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