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Sub-Saharan Africa

Investment opportunities in Africa’s clean energy transition 

Leaders from over 15 African countries will meet with U.S. stakeholders to discuss how to ensure the continued, equitable growth of renewable energy projects in each country.

Solar microgrids, tractors among semifinalists in sustainable electricity for Africa contest

The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation announced 20 semifinalist recipients for a prize in green energy, with $20,000 in initial awards and the potential for five teams to compete for a $1 million grand prize.

USDA provides funding to solar-powered agricultural dehydrator

JUA Technologies has developed PV-powered crop dehydration products that don’t require electricity, oil and gas fuel.

Emerging market distributed renewable energy platform raises $5 million

Odyssey Energy Solutions is an investment and asset management platform for distributed solar projects in Africa and Asia.

Sunrise brief: Georgia Power RFP seeks 1 GW of renewables

Also on the rise: Canadian Solar wins 52 MW project with Colombia Ministry of Energy, and a Solar co-op launches in the Twin Cities.

How PV performs close to radio, TV antennas

Researchers in Kenya have analyzed the performance of an off-grid PV system located near an isotropic antenna as an emitting source.


Clean energy requires metals and minerals: Can the U.S. compete?

More mining capacity will be needed to meet demand for metals and minerals for clean energy resources, and the U.S. is behind in the race, says a university researcher.

San Francisco company aims to boost solar access across Africa

A new partnership will involve selling ZOLA’s Infinity systems into nine sub-Saharan countries.

VC funding in solar 2020: perovskites, silicon and utility-scale foundations, plus lots of software

Here’s a list of solar firms that VCs funded during this pandemic year.

Another week, another wave of solar PPAs

Unsubsidized solar keeps moving forward in Germany, the US, Egypt, the Philippines, and South Africa.


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