1112, 2017

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 […]

1906, 2017

Ethiopia: Regional powerhouse

On a rainy afternoon in Addis Ababa’s old Italian district, a flash and a loud bang from the top of an electricity pylon sends pedestrians running in all directions. “Lousy Indian-made transformers,” mutters one passerby, […]

1906, 2017

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 […]

1501, 2016

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 […]

2403, 2015

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. […]

703, 2015

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 […]

203, 2015

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 […]

3010, 2014

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% […]

2710, 2014

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 […]

1609, 2014

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 […]