Workshop: Making off-grid solar solutions affordable.

Workshop: Making off-grid solar solutions affordable. Date: 19th November 2020  Time: 14.30PM EAT/11.30AM GMT  Despite ambitious 2020 electrification targets, many Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries still have relatively low electricity access, especially in rural areas representing close to 85 percent of the global energy access deficit[1]. Off-grid solar products have been identified as the least-cost solution […]

Lighting Mumbi’s Dream – The Burden of Poor Quality Solar Products

In Africa, the burden of sub-standard quality solar products falls on unsuspecting consumers. They invest their hard earned income into solutions that are meant to improve the quality of life for their families, only to find that the product provides service for a short time. ACE TAF is working with governments, development partners and the […]

Addressing Affordability of Stand Alone Solar Systems

Written by Pauline Githugu, Team Leader ACE TAF As far as universal access to clean energy is concerned, there is no doubt that firstly, there remains a huge number of households in Sub-Sahara Africa that do not have access to clean energy. As of 2018 the number stood at 548 million unelectrified people.[1] This has […]

SDG 7 will not be achieved without greater coordination

Written by Esther Kahinga, Knowledge Manager – ACE TAF SDG 17 on partnerships for the goals could be the goal that will make the greatest contribution to the achievement of all the other 16 goals. The saying ‘there is strength in unity’ means more to us now in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic […]

The case for responsible taxation to ensure affordable access to energy

Written by Mary Githinji,  Kenya Country Manager – ACE TAF In March 2020, the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was published proposing the deletion of VAT exemptions on Off-grid Solar products. Subsequently, ACE TAF provided support to KEREA to advocate against the removal of VAT exemption on solar products. However, despite the concerted efforts by the […]

Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Webinar: East Africa
Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Webinar: East Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa access to electricity in rural areas stands at 25% compared to 75% in urban areas. Up to 595 million people still do not have access to electricity in a season where many people are required to stay at home due to the raging COVID-19 global pandemic. According to GSMA, 50% of these […]

Gender and Social Inclusion Webinar Series

In Sub-Saharan Africa access to electricity in rural areas stands at 25% compared to 75% in urban areas. Up to 595 million people still do not have access to electricity in a season where many people are required to stay at home due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. According to GSMA, 50% of these people […]

Engaging stakeholders at the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo

GOGLA and The World Bank Group’s Lighting Global programme hosted the 2020 edition of the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo on the 18th to the 20th February 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo is the premier meeting of the off-grid solar sector providing a unique platform for knowledge exchange, […]

Disseminating the e-waste Policy Handbook
Disseminating the e-waste Policy Handbook

Wednesday 27th November 2019 – Sofies Group organized a workshop to share information on their ongoing project funded by CDC with M-Kopa and other Electrical and Electronic Equipment producers. The aim of the project is to establish the evidence base and conduct a pilot project to develop an efficient and effective collection and recycling e-waste […]

ACE TAF Launches in Ethiopia

Thursday December 10, 2019 – ACE TAF launched its programme activities in Addis Ababa Ethiopia in an event attended by essential public and private sector stakeholders across the off-grid sector including donor and development partners; government ministries departments, and agencies; ACE TAF partners; industry associations; Micro-Finance Institutions(MFI’s), Banks, and support institutions in the sector. The […]

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