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 […]

Ethiopia’s leap toward solar energy

Small steps can be much larger than they seem, some steps forward become great leaps. Ethiopia, a vibrantly growing economy attracting many investors, will need alternative sources of energy to sustain production and economic growth. […]

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 […]

Ethiopia aims for 300 MW of solar energy

Ethiopian Electric Power has tapped U.S. company Green Technology Africa to help develop 300 MW of solar power in the country, which is making an aggressive drive to expand electricity capacity from its current 55% […]

Ethiopia to generate 300 MW solar energy

The Ethiopian Electric Power headed by Engineer Azeb Asnake signed on Oct.14 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a US-based company Green Technology Africa Inc. (GTA) to generate 300 megawatts of solar energy.

Ethiopia goes into […]

Solar power to the people: green energy could boost African development

Sub-Saharan Africa’s lack of electricity is hindering development but this can be reversed if countries turn to ambitious, large-scale renewable energy projects, an environmental think tank suggests.

The region – home to 41% of the world’s […]

Renewable energy will power Africa’s ambitious future

It’s time to prove wrong the widely held stereotype about renewable energy only being for rich countries.

As a native of Kenya, I am fortunate to have personal experience of how renewable energy can transform a […]