Sun, wind and water: Africa’s renewable energy set to soar by 2022

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Strong demand is set to give a huge boost to renewable energy growth in Sub-Sahara Africa over the next five years, driving cumulative capacity up more than 70 percent, a senior […]

GE looks to develop renewable energy skills in Ethiopia

General Electric (GE) and the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to “frame an ongoing collaboration” with the aim of “enabling capacity development programs focused on renewable energy.”

In a […]

The potential of utility-scale solar energy power plant in Ethiopia

Mr. Dawit Teshome, Chief Technology Officer of Green Technology Africa Inc. recently published a post on Ethiopian Reporter, one of the largest English Newspaper in Ethiopia.  Below is the post in its entirety.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia […]

Is the sun rising on an African solar revolution?

Is the sun the answer to Africa’s energy problems? Analysts believe solar power could be the world’s largest source of power by 2050.

Deep in northern Kenya, above Napuu Village, there is only the brightest of […]

New Dawn: 3 Ways Solar Energy Is Winning Over Fossil Fuels

We’ve slogged through many years of daily news about the oil industry globally, nationally and locally. We’ve read of myriad deals among corporations and nations eager to acquire wealth by supplying us with the oozy […]

Africa Will Add More Renewable Energy In 2014 Than In The Last 14 Years Combined

Sub-Saharan Africa will add more renewable energy projects in 2014 than it has in the last 14 years, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance.As Bloomberg reports, Africa is expected to add about 1.8 […]

Powering up Africa’s Renewable Energy Revolution

As African Presidents, Prime Ministers, and business leaders arrive in Washington to attend the first US-Africa Summit, one topic that will be paramount in their discussions with President Obama and his Cabinet is: how governments […]

3 Reasons Why Africa Is Going Solar

in many ways, Africa is the final frontier. Although humans originated from Africa, technology is often the last to come to Africa.

In the West, we take light bulbs, refrigerators, and other appliances for granted. […]

Study Identifies Best Energy Generation Options for Africa, Solar Wins

A new article by the Joint Research Center (JRC), the European Union’s in-house scientific service, seems to confirm that the solution to the Africa’s energy problems lies with renewable energy sources. For instance, calculations show […]

Ethiopia Spearheads Green Energy in Africa

From the sky, the 84 glimmering white turbines at Ashegoda wind farm shoot up from the ground like massive spokes, standing out high amid vast expanses of yellow wheat. Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, mostly populated […]