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He’s Turning Lights On in War Torn Rural Somalia, One Panel...

The sun rises and sets in rural Jowhar, Somalia, the same way it does in Phoenix. In order to make sure both places get the most out of it, Guled Wiliq has to start with the basics. “People don’t believe you can make electricity from the...

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Local flair transforms clean energy funding in Somalia

Despite areas in Somalia having high solar potential, the country’s electricity access rate stands at around 16%, according to analysis by the AfDB in 2015. To uncover the harsh reality for Somalians, Albert Mbaka, energy researcher at the Centre...

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Power OffGrid: Innovating the Energy Market in Somalia

Allowing people to access the energy grid could be crucial for Africa’s development. Unfortunately, due to its vast extension in some areas of the continent being connected to the grid is either very complicated or quite expensive. For the most...

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Op-ed: Why African biogas entrepreneurs don’t get support

A research paper by Pravesh et al entitled Waste to energy through biogas to improve energy security and to transform Africa’s energy landscape, highlights the enormous opportunities by the energy sector to address waste management...

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Guuleed Wiliq Wiliq: Fikrad ganacsi ayuu ku iftiimiyay miyiga Soomaaliya, habka...

[caption id="attachment_410" align="alignnone" width="800"] Dadka qaar ayaa xoolahooda ku baddalanaya adeegga korontada[/caption] Guuleed Maxamuud Axmed wuxuu soo hindisay fikrad ganacsi oo uu ku caawinayo dadka xoolaleyda iyo beeraleyda ah,...

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Africa Embraces an $8 Billion Solar Market For Going Off-Grid

From Kenya and Tanzania to Nigeria and Ivory Coast, off-grid African communities are embracing solar energy. Desperate times call for desperate measures. So Tanzania, where 80 percent of the population has no reliable access to electricity, is...

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