Renewables

Solar power systems for Ethiopia

German development agency GTZ is installing 15,000 solar energy systems per month in Ethiopia, where only less than one per cent of the rural population uses solar power because of inadequate investment in the sector.

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Green Energy for Kenya

At the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit last December, Kenya was named as one of the developing countries that can become a leader in renewable energy generation.

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More wind power for SA

windmill_1aRenewable energy in South Africa is gathering momentum, with the announcement of a new 300MW wind farm under development near the agricultural region of Caledon in the southern Western Cape province.

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Mapping the wind

Wind_Atlas_SA_hovedbillede.ashxSouth Africa is the 30th place in the world to have a detailed map of the country’s wind resources thanks to Risø DTU, Denmark's National laboratory for Sustainable Energy. The map shows the best locations for wind turbines and is a prerequisite for funding wind farms.

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The biomass potential in Uganda

The Ugandan government says the country has vast renewable energy resources for energy production and biomass alone can produce an estimated 1, 650 megawatts of electricity if exploited.

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