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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.
Renewable energy’s role in rebuilding our economy
The world has seen significant progress being made toward lowering the cost of solar and wind generation, with new low and zero-carbon generation solutions being deployed every day.
Improved battery technology vital to renewables market
According to a report by the International Energy Agency, renewable energy will make up almost half of sub-Saharan Africa’s power generation growth by 2040. The uptake is largely because of improved technology, greater regulations promoting access and massive reductions in cost.
Redefining the solar power market in Africa
Solar power capacity and energy generation has seen a rapid increase over the last decade, becoming the fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. Thanks to technological advances, a sharp decline in costs, improved policies and growing concerns over climate change, renewable energy has been placed front and center on both the public and private agendas.