A $10 Billion Renewable Mini-grid Market for Impact Investors to Kick Start in Nigeria

Energy access in Africa is close to my heart. Bringing clean, renewable power to people instead of building coal-fired power stations is absolutely essential if we are going to tackle climate change. Despite great progress in recent years, still every night too much of Africa remains in darkness. But this is about so much more… Read More A $10 Billion Renewable Mini-grid Market for Impact Investors to Kick Start in Nigeria

Biochar Farming for Soil Amendment and Sustainable Energy in Africa

The increasing population of many African countries, the continuous depletion of the soil in African farmlands, food and energy shortage in the continent has necessitated the adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies that can solve these problems. Biochar technology can be used to increase food security and cropland diversity in areas with severely depleted soils, scarce… Read More Biochar Farming for Soil Amendment and Sustainable Energy in Africa

Young Tawanda Chitiyo and his Bio-Refinery Project in Zimbabwe

Tawanda Chitiyo, a young Zimbabwean entrepreneur and a climate change enthusiast is championing the production of clean and sustainable energy from waste in his country Zimbabwe through his renewable energy start-up. The 31 years old from Mutare with no prior experience in project development or management has been able to use his street-horned skills to… Read More Young Tawanda Chitiyo and his Bio-Refinery Project in Zimbabwe

How Entrepreneurs Can Pioneer a Sustainable Electric Car Industry in Africa

While Africa is still struggling to have stable electricity, build crude oil refineries and build Assembling-plants for petrol-powered cars, a Tesla electric car recently made a record 1078 km distance on a single charge. Some people still think Electric cars are the future but the truth is that we are already in the era of… Read More How Entrepreneurs Can Pioneer a Sustainable Electric Car Industry in Africa

Check Out These Five Interesting African Inventions

An electricity grid for the whole village Problem: A total of 1.3 billion people worldwide currently don’t have electricity, according to Yale Environment 360. Getting people in rural areas onto the national grid is proving too difficult and traditional solar panels generate meagre amounts of energy. Solution: Steamaco makes solar and battery micro-grids which can… Read More Check Out These Five Interesting African Inventions