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 [...]

Prepaid Solar One of the biggest problems in the growth of solar energy is the capital cost which accounts for almost 90% of the total lifetime cost of solar energy. Even small scale solar energy systems which can power a couple of lights with energy storage are out of the reach of poor customers in [...]

Solar Growth Solar demand is expected to surge by 20% in 2013, after a flat 2012 as lower solar panel prices boosts solar adoption in under penetrated parts of the world. Asia will overtake Europe as the biggest market for solar modules with countries like China and Japan become the biggest solar power countries. Europe [...]

Solar Lighting in Africa In the rural areas of Africa, where there is no electricity, solar lights seem to be the perfect solution. Almost 95% of the rural African population depend on Kerosene lamps for their living. They spend a huge amount of money buying such lamps and kerosene oil which is so hazardous and [...]