Solar Panels in South Africa: A Guide for All That Want to Switch to Solar Energy

Solar technology is being adopted in several countries around the world, with the respective national governments encouraging citizens to utilize solar power to run their homes or offices. Indeed, it has come a long way from its humble beginnings. As a resident of South Africa, you may be asking questions regarding the usefulness of solar equipment, the setup process, and the benefits of solar panels for the home.
That’s where this guide comes in – to answer all questions about solar power, how to calculate how many solar panels you’ll need for …

Solar Energy in Africa – Opportunities and Challenges

Africa has so many renewable energy sources like photovoltaic energy to support economic growth and energy security. Solar PV encourages a cost-effective and rapid way to give utility-scale electricity. Solar PV is capable of providing electric power to over 600 million Africans. So, what are the opportunities and challenges of solar energy in Africa?
Africa offers the installation of a solar energy scale of 4.5kWh/kWp/day, the highest in the world. Also, since 2012 the utility-scale generated by solar energy projects in Africa has reduced to 61% lower than USD 1.30 per watt. However, some of the challenges are the high cost of …

Africa Green Grids at Work

Back in January of this year, the UK-Africa Investment Summit had a big emphasis on renewable energy use and construction, with mini-grids being prioritized by many African “pace-setters.” The UK is hosting COP26 in Glasgow in 2021. At the UN Climate Action Summit held last September, it announced a doubling of international climate finance, including £1 billion for the Ayrton Fund renewable energy innovation. Green mini-grids have a significant role to play in Africa’s clean energy transition.
With that said, we hoped that the groundwork laid by the GMGs Africa initiative over the last five years could be …

The Case of Renewables in Africa

Many studies and reports from international agencies on renewable energy and intergovernmental organizations are deliberately tasked with facilitating the collaboration of companies for renewable energy use. These initiatives also include advancing expertise and promoting the use and adoption of sustainable power. That said, it shows that Sub-Saharan Africa could hit the equivalent to 67 percent of its energy needs by the year 2030 with the right policies, legislation, governance, and access to financial markets.
Countries like Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, and Ethiopia, according to the International Renewable Energy …

The Rave of Renewable Farms in Africa

The adverse effects of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa have made thoughts about better agricultural practices more relevant than ever. Over the decades, huge changes in precipitation have caused this region’s countries to become net food distributors, meaning they consume more food than they export. As per the African Development Bank of the AFDB, Africa expended USD64.5 billion on food imports in 2015. This figure is expected to increase to USD110 billion by 2025 if no action is taken. Rice, cattle, soybeans, sugar, and wheat are only a few of the crops that can be grown on the continent.
While Europe remains Africa&#…

Africa Takes the Sustainable Route for Construction

The continent of Africa is rapidly evolving. And as per the African Development Bank, 20 African countries have increased their business regulatory performance since 2005, putting them among the top 50 in the world. The African population is expected to exceed 2.4 billion by 2050, with an expected 350 million people living in cities by 2030.
This rapid pace of change creates both difficulties and incentives. Climate change would bring additional food, health, and resources for economic instability to a continent already struggling with these challenges unless a transition to renewable energy follows development.
The …

When we Talk Solar, the Desert is King

Solar energy is one of the world’s fastest-growing renewable resources, and with nations vying for supremacy in the emerging sector, the top dog is never clear too long. The eight largest solar power facilities on the planet are subjected to profiling for on-power tech.
China and the United States are leading the solar market charge, accounting for two-thirds of global solar power growth.
Throughout the last five years, solar energy potential has risen by roughly 60%, reaching 485.82GW in 2018.
Where, on the other side, are the largest solar power plants?
Based on generation capacity, Power Technology …