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River of Bacteria: a South African Study Pinpoints What's Polluting the Water

River of Bacteria: a South African Study Pinpoints What's Polluting the Water - Green Building Africa

Opinion In 2010, the United Nations recognised access to clean water and sanitation as a fundamental human right. However, over 4.1 billion people around the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, still do not have access to this human right. Clean and safe water is necessary for basic life functions — for drinking, forRead More

River of Bacteria: a South African Study Pinpoints What's Polluting the Water

River of Bacteria: a South African Study Pinpoints What's Polluting the Water - Green Building Africa

Opinion In 2010, the United Nations recognised access to clean water and sanitation as a fundamental human right. However, over 4.1 billion people around the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, still do not have access to this human right. Clean and safe water is necessary for basic life functions — for drinking, forRead More

Rwanda: Ignite Power Solar ‘Extreme Affordability Plan’ Gains Traction

Rwanda: Ignite Power Solar ‘Extreme Affordability Plan’ Gains Traction - Green Building Africa

Ignite Power’s program, launched in early 2020, reportedly broke affordability records after it enabled families living in remote Rwandan villages to purchase solar home systems for less than US$1 (Rwf 860) each per month. Gil Karie, head of marketing at Ignite told pv magazine that since launching the program, the company has been able toRead More

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Mentorship Key for Career Women in Energy - Green Building Africa

Mentoring plays an important role for women in the energy sector who wish to advance their careers. A mentorship though should be intentional and set with clear goals and timelines from the beginning, to have the greatest chance of success. This all-important rule about mentorship formed a big part of the discussion that makes upRead More

Africa’s Installed Capacity of Renewable Energy Set to Climb to 51 GW in 2025

Africa’s Installed Capacity of Renewable Energy Set to Climb to 51 GW in 2025 - Green Building Africa

Africa’s installed capacity of renewable energy, which stood at 12.6 gigawatt (GW) in 2019, is set for consecutive years of growth, a Rystad Energy analysis shows. The continent’s capacity is forecast to reach 16.8 GW in 2020, add another 5.5 GW in 2021, and further climb to 51.2 GW in 2025, led by growth inRead More

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Organic Solar PV Technolgies Need Higher Efficiency and Lower Cost - Green Building Africa

An international research team from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and the Dresden University of Technology in Germany has investigated possible current and future applications for organic solar technologies and has concluded that organic PV devices may leave the enclosure of the BIPV and portable electronics business and also be adoptedRead More

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South Africa Pushes Ahead With 2500MW of Nuclear Power - Green Building Africa

South Africa’s energy regulator, NERSA, received Section 34 determinations from Minister of DMRE for the procurement of 2 500MW new generation capacity from nuclear. This is in line with Decision 8 of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for the country. The determined capacity will reach commercial operation in the time horizon beyond 2030. TheRead More

Multi-Million Rand Investment in South African Biomass Industry

Multi-Million Rand Investment in South African Biomass Industry - Green Building Africa

Six companies, specialised in biomass valorisation, have teamed up to develop new business initiatives in South Africa using solid (woody) biomass. The companies have formed a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Dutch government, Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Embassy of the Netherlands in South Africa. Emiel Hanekamp “Beneficiation of biomass residues holds a major potentialRead More

IFC & ABE Partner to Fund Solar Irrigation System for Egyptian Farmers

IFC & ABE Partner to Fund Solar Irrigation System for Egyptian Farmers - Green Building Africa

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Agricultural bank of Egypt (ABE) announced last week Thursday that they will partner to help Egyptian farmers access financing to purchase solar irrigation systems, reducing their reliance on diesel-powered generators and boosting their productivity. Using solar power for water pumping could potentially save farmers an estimated LE 14 billion ($875 million)Read More

Bigger Solar Panels Yes, But Are They Better…?

Bigger Solar Panels Yes, But Are They Better…? - Green Building Africa

For Tier-1 module manufacturers, the switch to larger formats has clear benefits in terms of cost structure – with the adaptation of equipment, they can produce a 600 W module in the same time it takes to produce a 400 W one, effectively increasing their production capacity. The move may also serve to increaseRead More

Abengoa and Bushveld Energy Partner in Solar/Vanadium Redox Battery Hybrid for Mine in South Africa

Abengoa and Bushveld Energy Partner in Solar/Vanadium Redox Battery Hybrid for Mine in South Africa - Green Building Africa

Abengoa Spanish tech solutions company has been selected to construct a hybrid microgrid power plant by the leading vanadium energy storage solutions provider in the African market, Bushveld Energy. The company will be responsible for the engineering, supply and construction of a plant integrated by an energy storage system using Flow Batteries (VRFB BESS), withRead More

50MW KITA Solar PV Plant Begins Commissioning in Mali with Value Add for Locals

50MW KITA Solar PV Plant Begins Commissioning in Mali with Value Add for Locals - Green Building Africa

Akua Group has started commissioning of the 50 MW Kita solar plant in Mali. The plant is located about 180 km west of Bamako in the Kayes Region, is now the largest operational solar PV plant in West Africa. This plant covers the electricity needs of 120,000 Malian homes and will reduce CO2 emissions byRead More

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Drilling Firms Shortlisted for Corbetti Geothermal Project in Ethiopia - Green Building Africa

Geothermal developer Corbetti Geothermal PLC just released the results of the Pre-Qualification round for the provision of drilling services and material for 26 geothermal wells in the Corbetti caldera in Ethiopia. The companies participating the ongoing tender represent some of the strongest drilling companies in the world and the result shows strong international interest inRead More

Talis M54 Kitchen Mixers Enhance the Pleasure of Making a Meal

Talis M54 Kitchen Mixers Enhance the Pleasure of Making a Meal - Green Building Africa

Cooking is more than just a necessity. It brings passion into the kitchen and can be a valuable outlet for creative culinary experiments. It is a place for impressing guests and expressing love by providing sustenance for the people who matter the most in your life. And the hansgroheTalis M54 kitchen mixers enhance the pleasureRead More

Zimbabwe Announces 39 Solar PV projects Totaling - Green Building Africa

Ghana: Long-term Assessment of PV Panel Degradation Under Hot, Humid Tropical Climates - Green Building Africa

Scientists at Hungary’s Szent István University and the Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands, have conducted a 12-year assessment of solar module degradation rates at an off-grid solar power generator located in Koforidua, in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The main goal of the research was to measure the levels of PV moduleRead More

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African Countries Agree to Enhance Cooperation on Geothermal Development - Green Building Africa

More than 500 experts, governments, civil society, academia and the private sector representatives from Africa and other regions agreed on the agenda of regional cooperation and accelerating geothermal development in Africa, as the Eighth African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGEO C8) concluded on 6 November. Participants recognized the need for capacity development for geothermal practitioners to ensureRead More