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 […]

Sustainable Solar Webinar Series: Coordination and Keeping the Momentum in Off-Grid Electrification

Off-grid electrification has rapidly evolved over the last decade and contributed to universal access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Consequently, it has potential to contribute to the achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially for people living in rural off-grid areas. Sub-Saharan Africa currently has 575 million people without access to electricity. Projections […]

Sustainable Solar Webinar Series: Powering Agriculture and Re-localization of Food Supply Chains in Africa

Few countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are food secure. Yet, the last two years have been marked by alternating seasons of drought and floods. The situation in the Horn of Africa region has been exacerbated by a locust invasion. The Covid-19 pandemic has also caused disruptions in the supply of seeds, fertilizer and other farm […]

Sustainable Solar Webinar Series: Building Resilience and Recovering Better: Could SAS be the Answer?

In Sub-Saharan Africa, at least 160 million people are currently benefiting from off-grid solutions including mini-grids and solar home systems. Due to advances in solar technology, falling prices and the ease of deploying these systems, many governments are now mainstreaming them into their national electrification plans. Off-grid systems also remain the least-cost solution to electrify […]

Part 1: Can the Bangladesh IDCOL model be used to finance solar home systems in Africa?

Part 1: Can the Bangladesh IDCOL model be used to finance solar home systems in Africa? The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the entire world and changed life as we had known it before. It is a defining moment for Africa, and we need to make good use of this opportunity especially in terms of increasing […]

Programme Launch at the Africa Energy Market Place (AEMP) to support Off-grid solutions

The Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility (ACE-TAF) launched its programme in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 25-26 June, at the 3rd Round of the Africa Energy Market Place (AEMP). The AEMP is an African Development Bank’s energy sector platform involving country governments, private sector and development partners to review and fast-track priority transactions capable of […]

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