The United Kingdom after Brexit faces a challenge in boosting economic growth and has to look for newer pastures apart from Europe where it can generate economic and trade growth. Africa is one of the fastest-growing regions with 8 out of the 15 fastest growing economies located in the continent. Given that the per capita […]

Lumos which is a Dutch company operating in the off-grid solar space in Nigeria plans to substantially scale up its presence in the Western African country. Nigeria like many of the other African states has a huge energy access issue with a large section of its population having no access to electricity as there is […]

Village Micro Grids Village micro grids are becoming the next fast growing area for solar energy in Asian and African countries. The sharp crash in solar panel prices in recent years has made solar energy affordable in a number of places. It is now competitive with fossil fuel generated power in rural areas in non-power […]

Middle East & Africa close to 12 GW My article last week said that the Asia-Pacific region is all set to be the world champions in solar in the second half of 2014. According to a research by NPD Solarbuzz, Asia Pacific will account 60% of the total PV demand in H2 2014, with China […]

3 Solar Farms in Zimbabwe African countries have been aggressively looking to build solar power capacity to solve their large energy deficit. South Africa had kick-started the process with very successful renewable energy auctions and other countries such as Ghana have continued the process. Chinese solar panel producers have been aggressively looking to expand into […]

Solar Markets Africa Africa is the new solar frontier for many large solar investors, given the huge energy demand and lack of capital. The country has very low levels of electricity penetration and many countries do not have fossil fuels to generate power. On the other hand, the continent has abundant amount of solar radiation […]