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REA Off-Grid Solar (OGS) Publicity and Information Dissemination Strategy in Zambia
Zambia Launches the Off-Grid Solar Publicity and Information Dissemination Strategy
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Zambia enjoys an average of seven hours of sunlight per day presenting a huge opportunity to deploy solar for electrification...
Addressing Importation Bottlenecks to Improve Access to Solar in Ethiopia
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H.E Dr Frehiwot Woldehanna announced that solar components, most agriculture productive use appliances, and selected solar-powered healthcare equipment will get...
Kenya the Trailblazer: Responsible Taxation and Universal Access to Energy
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The journey of Kenya’s success with off-grid solar can be traced to 2004 when the East Africa Community identified energy...
Energy for agricultural processing to create 190,000 jobs in Ethiopia
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Solar irrigation in horticultural production can unlock $1.2billion in annual value by 2025. This value is realized from the 300%...
For local manufacturing to create jobs in Africa, governments need to look beyond standard incentives
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In March 2020, the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa brought with it a difficult time for businesses and...
June 2021 Bulletin: Foreword
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The Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility (ACE TAF) is delighted to feature in this quarter’s bulletin the SAS Catalogue...
RESPONSIBLE TAXATION: TO EXEMPT or not to EXEMPT
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Should all products regardless of their quality benefit from the tax exemptions? Over the years we have seen governments across...
Standards adoption: A critical first step
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The challenge of poor-quality products continues to threaten growth as more consumers embrace off-grid solutions. A 2017 Lighting Global study...
Effective coordination: the role of task forces
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The role of task forces as a mechanism for coordination in the off-grid sector cannot be understated. Often government officials...
Imposition of VAT on solar products defeats the intended purpose
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The Finance Act, 2014 amended Item 45 of the Part I of the First Schedule to the VAT Act, 2013...
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