Solar mini-grids are not only a viable option for last-mile communities but are also at the heart of economic development and improved healthcare in those areas.
The energy transition is also a roadmap to clean industrialisation and economic independence in Africa. Here is how a comprehensive ‘green deal’ could get the continent there.
To analyse the potential usage and investment needs of installing rooftop solar PV on different structures, the Municipality of Kasese in Uganda received IRENA’s support through the use of SolarCity Simulator.
The initiative is led by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA) with the technical and financial support of the European Union (EU), and is aimed at establishing a long-term continent-wide planning process.
A renewable energy innovation has improved obstetric care to last-mile communities across Zimbabwe, successfully supporting over 180,000 deliveries per year since its introduction.
A new study assesses the long-term energy plans the two regional power pools, known as the Eastern and Southern African Power Pools, and finds the region well-endowed with high quality, cost-effective, but under-utilised wind and solar resources.
Identifying the opportunities for technology innovation and digitalisation to unlock Africa’s energy and economic potential was the theme of a virtual discussion hosted by IRENA and the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI).
IRENA and UNDP’s Africa Centre for Sustainable Development outline why significant investment is needed to transform Africa’s energy system.
As we enter a new decade during which significant carbon emission reductions need to be made, 2019 presents a picture of positive momentum. See 20 reminders of how energy transformation advanced in 2019.
IRENA’s first ever renewable energy matchmaking event took now place in Johannesburg as part of the Africa Investment Forum hosted by the African Development Bank.