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Africa's first foot-powered football field

Africa’s first foot-powered football field

Senegalese-American singer and philanthropist Akon has partnered with a British clean-tech startup in a remarkable renewable energy project in Lagos, Nigeria: a soccer venue powered by football players' energy. The possibilities stretch to powering whole villages.

SAIREC: the importance of renewable energy

The first International Renewable Energy Conference was held on African soil in Cape Town from 4 to 7 October. It was agreed that Africa could make use of its abundant natural resources to create sustainable energy. South Africa's progress in the field was also highlighted. Delegates declared they would upscale and mainstream renewables to achieve a global energy transition.

Maasai women lead solar revolution in Kenya

Rural communities in Kenya are benefitting from a solar power drive by Green Energy Africa. Maasai women buy the equipment from the organisation, sell it for a small profit, and are empowered to install it themselves.

SA renewables drive draws investors

South Africa on track for more solar power

With a total installed capacity of 82.5MW, the Pulida solar power plant near Kimberley will be able to generate more than 150 gigawatt hours per year once fully operational - or about the annual energy consumption of nearly 50 000 households. It is Enel's second plant in South Africa.
Robben Island to turn to solar power

Robben Island to turn to solar power

The World Heritage site will be retrofitted for solar power in the pilot phase of the Department of Tourism's Tourism Incentive Programme. In time, solar power will be installed in the country's botanical gardens, South African National Parks and world heritage sites.

EcoBoxx helps micro entrepreneurs

amandla-project---thumbCommunity Chest searches for ways to help people get out of the poverty trap. Its EcoBoxx Entrepreneur Kit and Amandla! project do just this. Rather than simply handing out charity, they allow people to earn their own livings and so contribute to the economy.

Nigerian student builds solar car from scrap

The thing with solar-powered cars is that you can only drive them during the day. It's a problem solved by Nigerian student Segun Oyeyiola, who added a wind turbine to his Beetle. Now he can drive all night, too.

Electrify Africa: bringing light to the dark continent

Half-a-billion people in Africa have no access to a reliable electricity supply and must use expensive and unhealthy alternatives, like diesel generators. With its Power Africa initiative, the US and its partners plan to change this. It is perhaps the largest of several projects on the go.

Samsung’s solar solutions

Samsung recently delivered its first solar-powered digital village, bringing affordable healthcare, education and internet access to the Malibongwe Ridge community.

Joburg acts to beat climate change

The fifth C40 Cities Mayors Summit will take place in Johannesburg this month. It's a good time to look at the measures the city is taking to combat the effects of changing weather patterns. It is among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in South Africa, but it is working to rebalance this legacy.

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