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Messe Frankfurt partners with SAPVIA to deliver Solar Power Africa 2022
South Africa’s leading position in driving the continent’s transition to renewable energy has been confirmed with the launch of the first ever Solar Power Africa Trade Show. Organised by Messe Frankfurt, and in partnership with the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), Solar Power Africa 2022 is the first event of its kind dedicated solely to Solar Power and Energy storage and is expected to attract over 100 exhibitors operating in this dynamic market.
Solar Power Africa Trade Show and Conference postponed to 16-18 February 2022
In light of ongoing developments around Covid-19 in South Africa, and after close discussions with event partners, associations and exhibitors in the renewable energy sector, Messe Frankfurt South Africa has taken the decision to postpone the inaugural Solar Power Africa event to 16-18 February 2022.
Improving electricity penetration in Africa
Data from the World Bank has shown that with approximately 57% of the Southern African regional population live in rural areas. Less than 5% of this population has access to electricity. It is the lack of electricity that has been noted by the United Nations as one of the major reasons holding back socio-economic development in countries.
Tackling Africa’s energy crisis
With many African countries struggling to keep up with the energy consumption demands of its citizens, the argument for a move away from unreliable coal-fired power stations has never been greater. This has left many African countries scrambling to adopt more integrated energy supply and demand systems across the board, with smart technologies, partnering with Independent Power Producers (IPPs), rigorous planning and holistic decision-making.