Africa

Akon Lighting Africa

Today, 600 million Africans still don’t have access to electricity, particularly in rural areas. In far too many parts of Africa, night-time economic activities are practically non-existent. Women cannot make productive use of their time to carry out the most basic household tasks. Children who help the women cannot study at night without proper light […]

Powerhive at Kisii county, Kenya – Resilient Energy Infrastructure for Off-Grid Communities

Powerhive provides access to productive, affordable and reliable microgrid electricity for rural homes and businesses around Africa and beyond. This video shows Powerhive customers and solar generation sites in Kisii county, Kenya, where the company got its start. Powerhive’s ability to serve commercial customers in remote areas is a key component of our value proposition, […]

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 […]

ABB inaugurates microgrid in South Africa, boosting renewables and power reliability

Zurich, Switzerland, June 8, 2016 – Innovative solar-diesel solution provides continuity of power supply for ABB’s premises in Johannesburg and helps reduce carbon emissions ABB today commissioned an integrated solar-diesel microgrid installation at its 96,000 square meter Longmeadow facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is a world premiere for the innovative solution with fully grid-connected […]

“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 […]

RES4AFRICA Launch Event: Creating Wealth on the African Continent with Solar & Renewables – CEOs of ENEL Green Power & Enerray

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, Res4Africa President & CEO of ENEL Green Power & Michele Scandellari, CEO Enerray about how this initiative is going to help in creating wealth on the African […]

AKON: My true believe in solar energy!

“My true believe in solar energy – Interviewing AKON, singer and founder of AKON Lighting Africa @COP21 in Paris” During COP21 we had an opportunity to speak to AKON about his AKON Lighting Africa initiative and his believe in solar and clean energies. Akon is an American-Senegalese RnB singer and producer. Brought up in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Innovation is already there in Kenya, we just luck capital access & technical expertise – Lilian Motongori, Kenyan Youth Senator and Women Empowerment Advocate

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to Lilian Motongori, Kenyan Youth Senator and Women Empowerment Advocate. Lilian, an extremely motivated and positive young entrepreneur, speaks about her various projects in she is involved starting from the Kenyan Youth Senate, though off-grid electrification projects, to […]

d.light Comprehensive Pay-As-You-Go Solar Financing Platform Now Available to Global Partners

SAN FRANCISCO and NAIROBI, Kenya, July 4, 2016 – In an effort to expand quality solar home system solutions to the 2.3 billion people worldwide without reliable access to power, d.light is licensing its pay-as-you-go financing technology to partners and distributors around the world. d.light is the market leader in solar lighting and home system solutions in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 / […]

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 […]

Lighting up and Powering Africa: AfDB boosts Eskom’s electricity generation capacity with a USD 1.34 billion jumbo loan

Within the context of the New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and South Africa’s power utility (Eskom) on Wednesday, Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Johannesburg, signed loan facilities for a USD 1.34 billion towards Eskom’s capital expenditure program. Eskom’s 2016-2020 capital expenditure program includes investments in new generation, plant refurbishment, […]

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 […]

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 […]