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Experts say solar power has huge potential in Africa and is more cost-effective than connecting to a national electricity grid. In Kenya, housing developers are being encouraged to fit buildings with solar panels. It's part of efforts to promote clean energy -- while simultaneously reducing electricity costs. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
An innovative solar power system in Uganda is providing hundreds of rural households with access to clean-renewable energy on credit. With only a quarter of the population connected to the grid, there's been a huge demand for affordable alternative energy solutions.
http://climaterealityproject.org M-KOPA Solar is the global leader of “pay-as-you-go” energy for off-grid customers. Since 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 200,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day. It uses mobile phone technology to allow customers to make micro payments for their solar panels. The company is now providing affordable clean energy to a nation in which 75% of the population lacks access to reliable grid-based electricity.
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For a long time, erratic weather patterns have plagued the productivity of Somali farmers. Today, however, farmers in the Horn of Africa state are using several different means to cushion themselves from the elements. As CCTV's Mohammed Hirmoge reports, that includes harnessing the power of the sun.
http://climaterealityproject.org OOLU, which means “trust” in Wolof, is a pioneering company providing off-grid solar power to homes and villages in Senegal. The company also trains local women to install, operate, and repair the solar panels.
BASF met up with solar industry specialists in South Africa. They shared their views on the state of the international solar power industry and what can be done to make solar power a sustainable, economical energy solution for the future. These are their Outside Insights. BASF. We Create Chemistry. http://www.wecreatechemistry.com
Caribbean Island St. Eustatius becomes independent from fossil fuel. SMA Sunbelt Energy has installed a solar hybrid system that allows the diesel generators to be shut down during the day time. ----- SMA Solar Technology AG - www.sma-solar.com SMA Corporate Blog - en.SMA-Sunny.com SMA on Facebook - www.facebook.com/SMAInternational SMA on Twitter - www.twitter.com/SMAsolar Contact - SocialMedia@SMA.de SMA Solar Technology AG is a global leader in the development, production and sales of PV inverters and, as an energy management group, offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures.
In Ketumbeine, Tanzania, ENGIE installed a solar mini-grid Power Corner to bring electricity to the village. The initiative Power Corner must allow rural Africa, not connected to the network, to access to electricity through smart micro-grids.
A team of graduate students from Stellenbosch Universitys Sustainability Institute set out to turn a temporary shack into a model of sustainability using solar power, economical insulation and thermal controls. Join project pioneer Andreas Keller and AllAfrica on an exclusive tour of the iShack experiment in South Africas Enkanini settlement.
One of the largest solar powered malls in South Africa. Acsion laying down the foundations for a sustainable future.
In South Africa, the government hopes solar power could be the answer to the country's energy crisis.
http://www.ashden.org/winners/Steamaco15 Lake Victoria’s fishing villages and other rural communities in Kenya are benefiting from clean light and power for the first time, thanks to renewable energy micro-grids. Using the natural energy of the sun, they work like mini power stations for each village, supplying enough energy to run small businesses, as well as power TVs, radios and bright lights in the home. Solar power in East Africa is not new, but what’s exciting about SteamaCo is the technology behind it: the micro-grids use an innovative cloud-based remote metering and payments system that monitors energy use, lets people pay for power using their mobile phones, and quickly troubleshoots any problems. With around 80% of Kenyans lacking access to mains electricity, SteamaCo is helpin...
Support us on Patreon: http://bit.ly/2tdla40 All of our solar power videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp1Rm233y0B8lH5r8UJsbVuckBwR7sa00 Our videos from the very beginning: http://bit.ly/PLFLdayone We’ve been living off grid with solar power for over a year now and while we are grateful to have the ability to turn sunshine into power, we want to share OUR reality of what having solar power has been like. This isn’t everyone’s experience, but it’s our experience since we’re trying to tip-toe into solar and trying to make do with what we have. All we really want to share is that with some systems, it’s a constant job to make sure things are running properly and when there’s a problem, it’s not always immediately obvious what the problem is. ENJOY THIS VIDEO? SUPPORT US WITHOUT...
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Off grid solar solutions provider D.Light has launched a new solar home system. The company is targeting people who live off the power grid. The company says the products will enable locals to not only light homes, but also charge phones and watch digital TV channels on solar TV sets. The company plans to spread its wings beyond the East African region. Despite plenty of sunshine, many African countries still rely on hydro-electric energy for their day to day needs. Solar energy penetration remains dismal. Kenya though is diversifying its energy sources to geothermal and wind. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Engineers at Uganda's Kiira Motors have unveiled Africa's first solar powered bus. Known as " Kayoola," the bus uses two batteries that can be charged using solar panels fitted on the vehicle's roof. It can travel a distance of up to 80 kilometres and can complete a trip to the country's international airport in Entebbe and back to Kampala when fully charged. The prototype was built by over 60 staff, 12 engineers and artisans. Africa's first #solar powered electric bus https://t.co… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/03/28/uganda-unveils-africa-s-first-solar-bus Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is av...