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Kenya the Trailblazer: Responsible Taxation and Universal Access to Energy
The journey of Kenya’s success with off-grid solar can be traced to 2004 when the East Africa Community identified energy as a key enabler for development and provided tax exemptions...
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Energy for agricultural processing to create 190,000 jobs in Ethiopia
Solar irrigation in horticultural production can unlock $1.2billion in annual value by 2025. This value is realized from the 300% increase in production and the resulting 130,000 jobs created.  In...
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For local manufacturing to create jobs in Africa, governments need to look beyond standard incentives
In March 2020, the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa brought with it a difficult time for businesses and consumers relying on imported goods. The lockdowns intensified the need...
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June 2021 Bulletin: Foreword
The Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility (ACE TAF) is delighted to feature in this quarter’s bulletin the SAS Catalogue of all knowledge products developed.   Over the last two years...
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RESPONSIBLE TAXATION: TO EXEMPT or not to EXEMPT
Should all products regardless of their quality benefit from the tax exemptions? Over the years we have seen governments across the continent provide fiscal incentives to scale off-grid solutions and...
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Standards adoption: A critical first step
The challenge of poor-quality products continues to threaten growth as more consumers embrace off-grid solutions. A 2017 Lighting Global study assessed 17 of the top-selling non-quality verified products in five...
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