Africa

News and feature articles on microgrids in Africa including RFP's, policies and players impacting the region.
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United Nations Development Program Advances Zimbabwe Minigrid Initiative

March 22, 2024
Five potential minigrid sites have been identified as part of the United Nations Development Program’s $1.5 million Energy Offer Project.

Propane Is a Sustainable Choice for Growing Microgrid Need

July 2, 2024
Construction professionals rely on propane’s lower emissions and enhanced resiliency
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RePower Initiative Brings Microgrids to Off-Grid Communities in Africa

Feb. 29, 2024
The European Union funded program aims to bring renewable electricity to 20,000 off-grid customers in Madagascar, Niger, Senegal and Ghana by 2027.
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Nepal Seeks Consultants for Power System Expansion, Minigrid Development

Feb. 23, 2024
The Nepal Electricity Authority is looking for consultants to aid in the expansion of the country’s electric grid, including the development of hybrid minigrids to power remote...
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Mauritania Minigrid Project Gets $15.8 Million Investment

Nov. 21, 2023
The African Development Bank grant funds will be used to build seven minigrids and bolster economic development in rural parts of the country.
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Nearly 75% of Nigeria's rural population lacks access to grid power. (Source: Kelsey M Weber / Shutterstock.com)

New Agreement Promises to Accelerate Rural Minigrid Development in Nigeria

Oct. 20, 2023
One of the least electrified countries in the world, Nigeria has over 100 minigrids in operation, but there’s still a long way to go.
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Minigrid and Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Power Plant to Increase Electricity Access in Nigeria

Oct. 18, 2023
Two new renewable electricity projects promise reliable power to bring clean energy to underserved communities in Nigeria.
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Figure 1: An aerial photo the Mbogo Valley Tea Factory with the roof top PV array driving its newly installed DC Microgrid. The Microgrid helps the factory stay in operation even when it loses grid power. The photo also shows a few of the 10,288 outgrower tea fields in the area whose livelihoods are supported by the tea factory.

Case study: How a DC microgrid helps over 10,000 Kenyan tea growers bring their product to market

Oct. 31, 2022
Alencon’s String Power Optimizer and Transmitters (SPOTs) connect solar to battery energy storage in a DC microgrid that supports the operations of the Mbogo Valley Tea Factory...
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Solar minigrids bring water to Ethiopian farms

Oct. 12, 2022
In a new pilot project, the DREAM initiative has launched nine solar minigrid powered large scale irrigation systems in Ethiopia.