Africa

Solar & Cleantech in Africa: Challenges to Overcome – Jesper Hörnberg, Co-Funder of GIVEWATTS

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Jesper Hörnberg, Senior advisor, entrepreneur, business angel & speaker, Co-Funder of GIVEWATTS. Jesper is definitively one of The Solar Pioneers in Africa, and we were truly glad […]

Kenya is paving the path for Solar & Renewables but also for Electric Vehicles, Jeremiah Kiplagat, Director, Institute of Energy Studies & Research at KPLC (Kenya Power & Lighting Company)

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Jeremiah Kiplagat, Director, Institute of Energy Studies & Research at KPLC (Kenya Power & Lighting Company) about his country paving the path for Solar & […]

Towards 100% Renewable Energy in Africa & Worldwide – Exclusive talk to Christine Lins, Executive Secretary at REN21

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Christine Lins, Executive Secretary at REN21 about the organization’s role in achieving 100% Renewable Energy in Africa & Worldwide.  REN21 is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder […]

Five signs that Nigeria is leading sub-Saharan Africa in climate action

Last year was one of optimism for environmentalists and sustainability practitioners all over the world. The mass acceptance of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by national governments, investors and corporations alike finally showed that global and diverse parties were ready to work together to reduce the threat of climate change and promote sustainable development. Undoubtedly, […]

Solar in Africa & Middle East – Everybody needs at little bit more of understanding – Vas Shenoy, CEO at Elf Energy

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Vas Shenoy, CEO at Elf Energy, who gave us an excellent overview on how the real solar business in Africa & Middle East works.

Africa in the Scope of G7 Energy Ministerial & Making Italy Sunny Again! – Exclusive talk to Carlo Calenda, Minister for Economic Development, Italy

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Carlo Calenda, Minister for Economic Development of Italy about the importance of Africa in the G7 Energy Ministerial as well […]

Introduction to The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A)

This video introduces opened in July 2016, The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) is an international organization that supports governments, civil society, businesses and academic institutions to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. BACKGROUND Following the signing-off of the historic agreement on sustainable development during the […]

Nigeria as the future solar and renewable energy hub for ECOWAS – HRH Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim & Michael Bellmer

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to HRH Prince Malik ado Ibrahim, Chairman of Nigus International Investments and Michael Bellmer, Managing Director, LTi ReEnergy; Chairman of H2H Task Force at Solar Business Club. During this exciting discussion we were exploring opportunities for Nigeria […]

SolarPower Summit 2017: No issue with financing of RE projects in Africa – Michael Franz, Team Leader at Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, presents an interview with Michael Franz, Team Leader at Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP),  a African-European platform for promoting renewable energy market development and investment in Africa.  The RECP supports market development in a variety of ways. This includes the provision of critical […]

The Clean Future of Africa Started Today – Hans-Josef Fell, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013 & Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to  Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, Author of German Renewable Energy Sources Act 2000, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013 & Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD. At the end of our […]

ORC-PLUS: Innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco & Enerray’s vision for Africa and the MENA region – Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray. In our talk with Michele we focused on their innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco (shortly described below) as well as on the company strategy in Africa & the MENA […]

Building Four Green Dreams of Wang Chuanfu in the Middle East & Africa – Exclusive talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we present our talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD. Tom shares with us the company’s vision on how BYD is going to build its founder Wang Chuanfu four green dreams in the Middle […]

Kenya’s Private Sector bets on Solar & Cleantech – James Mwangi, Chair Energy and Extractives Sector, KEPSA, Kenya

During During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to James Mwangi, Chair Energy and Extractives Sector, at KEPSA (Kenya Private Sector Alliance), who was very clear that Kenya’s Private Sector is ready to take advantage of solar & […]

Cooperation between Africa and EU towards sustainability – Sergio Mercuri, Italian Ministry for Foreign International Cooperation; Co-Chairman of the EU-Africa Energy Partnership

During During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Ambassador Sergio Mercuri at Directorate General for Global issues at the Italian Ministry for Foreign International Cooperation and Co-Chairman of the EU-Africa Energy Partnership about cooperation between Africa and EU towards sustainability. The […]

“Green Lending” – Top Priority of The European Investment Bank (EIB) in East Africa

During During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Catherine Collin, Head of Regional Representation Eastern & Central Africa European Investment Bank.  Catherine has over 25 years of experience in the banking in`\\dustry with focus on development finance, particularly in […]

Exclusive talk to Paul van Son, CEO at Dii – from utopia to 100% renewables in MENA & Turkey

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative) in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Paul van Son, the man behind the initiative. In 2009 Mr. van Son was appointed CEO of Dii GmbH (Munich), an international industry consortium for facilitating a market for renewable energy in the deserts of MENA. Presently, besides his role as innogy / […]

“Light & Life: Bringing Solar to Schools and their Students Worldwide” with message of Dr Jane Goodall

We are proud to announce SolarPV.TV involvement in “Light & Life: Bringing Solar to Schools and their Students Worldwide” Humanitarian Pilot Project together with Million Solar Stars and SolarFUTURE.today Awarness Campaign under patronage of Professor Alan Heeger, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry 2000 & Professor Muhammad Yunus,  Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006 . Within this Pilot Project we will bring Solar Installation […]

Anticipating 24/7 – Abubakar Yerima at Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission

During the first ever solar event in Nigeria, “Nigus-LTI Solar Investment Summit” we spoke to Abubakar Yerima, Head, Overseas Operations at Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission who explained us on the example of LTI ReEnergy and Nigus Investments their 24/7 anticipating service for foreign investors :-). Abubakar is a flexible investment promotion professional with over 20 […]

Bringing German Heart to Nigeria and ECOWAS countries – Michael Bellmer, LTI ReEnergy

During the first ever solar event in Nigeria, “Nigus-LTI Solar Investment Summit” we spoke to Michael Bellmer, Managing Director at LTI ReEneregy, the company, which consequently is expanding its business in the emerging markets in line with its motto “German Heart and Local Content” LTI ReEnergy in cooperation with Nigus Investments and support of NIPC (Nigerian […]

Solar Future of Nigeria Started Today – HRH Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim, Nigus Investments

During the first ever solar event in Nigeria, “Nigus-LTI Solar Investment Summit” we spoke to HRH Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim, Chairman of Nigus Investments, the company which aims at exploiting the enormous potential for solar business in the country. Prince Malik believes, that Nigeria will become the renewable energy hub for ECOWAS (The Economic Community of […]

EV News Headlines: Launch of the South African Electric Vehicle Industry Association (EVIA)

An electric vehicle revolution is set to hit many car markets around the world within less than 10 years. Bert Witkamp, the secretary-general of the European electric vehicle association, said yesterday that China would by 2030 be producing about 40 million cars, of which between 40 percent to 50 percent would be electric cars. Witkamp said the Chinese […]

Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor in the Sub-Saharan Africa – Cornelius Matthes, CEO at Pawame

Today we present our exclusive talk to Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor in Sub-Saharan Africa, Cornelius Matthes, Founder & CEO of Pawame, a company which is spreading “Pay As You Go” solar solution across Kenya. Why do we think that Cornelius is a Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor? You will learn that from our exclusive talk with him at Intersolar […]

We are on the forefront of the world’s transition! Exclusive talk to Francesco Venturini, CEO at ENEL Green Power

During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Francesco Venturini, President of the organization but also CEO of Enel Green Power, a company which is planning to become the largest green utility in the world. According to Francesco, we […]

Solar in Africa: Nigerian North to get $600m solar power plants

Nigus Investments in cooperation with LTI ReEnergy has concluded plans with the Federal Government to build five solar power plants worth N183bn ($600m) in some North-Eastern states.  According to the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council and the consortium, each of the solar power plants will have capacity to generate 100 megawatts of electricity. Speaking to journalists on the […]