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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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Jaguar Land Rover Joins Growing Ranks of Multinationals Bringing Sustainable Energy to Off-Grid Africans

Jaguar Land Rover Joins Growing Ranks of Multinationals Bringing Sustainable Energy to Off-Grid Africans

Jaguar Land Rover on June 5 launched “Lighting Up Lives,” a sustainable, clean energy initiative carried out in a collaboration with ClimateCare that aims to bring safe and clean ...

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India’s Juice Power Moves Forward with Solar Microgrids Program

India’s Juice Power Moves Forward with Solar Microgrids Program

Italy's TerniEnergia is to build the first of Juice Power's planned three smart grid-connected solar-storage microgrids, which will be located at commercial and industrial sites ...

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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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